Take a moment to reminisce on some of your best nights. Correct us if we’re wrong, but if we had to guess, alcohol was involved at one point or another.
Alcohol definitely loosens things up and gets the party going, but if you’re at a bar, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it without the bartenders. They’re the ones who mix up all of the magic.
Today, December 4th, is National Bartender Appreciation Day. That being the case, we thought it would only be appropriate to educate you on how to treat your bartender with the utmost respect that he or she deserves.
Let us raise a glass to the people who make the party what it is, and promise to truly appreciate them no matter what happens (or how tipsy we’re feeling).
In general, when someone is serving you something, try to always use common courtesy and treat them the way you’d like to be treated.
Read on to learn 12 things you should never say to a bartender.
It is your birthday? That’s great! We hope that friends, family, and kind strangers around you will buy you free drinks so the bartender doesn’t have to. In reality, it’s never “free.” If the bartender gives you a drink and you don’t pay for it, someone else is, whether it’s them or the owner.
Chances are, if you’re ordering drinks at a bar, in that moment, a healthy lifestyle isn’t the first thing on your mind. If you want to be healthy and drink fewer calories, order a gin and tonic or a vodka soda. Try to know the drinks before you ask for a healthier option.
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Cheap, strong, and tasty? Does that even exist? Maybe a nice glass of delicious everclear?
If you request a drink like this, you’re basically asking the bartender to do something impossible.
We don’t want to burst your bubble, but the person making your drink has to do it because it’s his or her job. Maybe by the end of the night, you actually become friends with them, and that’s great! But until then, keep the phrase “buddy” out of the conversation.
Want to know what they really like to make? Money. It’s as simple as that, so don’t forget to tip your bartender.