Monthly Archives: June 2013

How to get a tip from a foreigner.

Foreigners. I’m not the first person behind a bar to make the observation that people from outside of America often forget the custom of the tip. They approach the bar and stare at you with a childlike look of confusion. … Continue reading

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Bar and restaurant regulars, please don’t break the rules.

The Regulars. To constitute, you have to frequent a bar so often that you become enveloped in the lives of the people in it. You have to know things about the staff, like their names and if they’re married. You … Continue reading

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Never tell the bartender “Surprise me.”

  If you don’t know what you want to drink, please don’t tell me to “surprise you”. I don’t know what you like drinking, I’m not you. I know what I like and it’s probably not the same thing that … Continue reading

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