Bars are places where you get to see human behavior. It brings the best or the worst out of people, but for every place, there are some etiquettes, you have some general rules that need to be followed. If you want your experience to be a good one and want to maintain the discipline of the place, then these rules are to be followed in letter and spirit.
Don’t be a bad tipper:
This is the most important thing in a bar. However, it’s not easy to figure out how much you have to tip, but that doesn’t mean you will be a bad tipper. If you are on a heavy tab, you have to make sure that you tip well. It keeps the bartender happy and helps you build a reputation.
Don’t wave money to get a bartender’s attention
This thing is not done by many but some people do that. This is a bad way to behave in a Bar or any place and not to mention that it won’t make your services faster. If you are humble and disciplined, you will get your things much faster than waving your money. So keep that in mind.
Forget about hitting on the bartender
This is a common occurrence. Sometimes in life, you have had a crush on your bartender, and going about is no crime, but there are rules. You can start by striking up a conversation instead of Barkeeping. If she/he is busy, you can do it some other time or if he/she isn’t responding, the best you can do is move on.
Don’t order cocktails in a beer bar (or beer in a cocktail bar)
There are certain kinds of bars and you have to make sure that you are in the right one. If you order Martini in the wrong kind of bar, it will not taste better. It’s best t order cocktails in a cocktail bar and Beer in a Beer Bar. Certain places will offer you both. It is best to know about the place you are going so that you can decide accordingly.
Don’t make the bartender pick your drink for you
The menus are tiresome, but don’t let the bartender decide for you. This decision has to be yours. You can start by giving information like Sweet Vs Dry, or Fruity Vs Boozy to the Bartender so that he can guide you in choosing the drink. This decision has to be taken by you, however, you can take the help of the bartender.
Don’t order a bourbon drink in a tequila bar or a tequila drink in a bourbon bar
These days many places specialize in only one type of liquor. So make sure that you are in the right place and if you order the right drink in the wrong place, you won’t like it. You can take a look at the menu and if it specializes in a particular type of liquor, you can decide.
Don’t create a mess:
Bartenders don’t like it. So even if you have a spill, offer to clean it up. It won’t happen that you are asked to clean, but that will be a gesture to boost your goodwill.
If you are going to a bar, keep it cool and maintain the discipline. It will make sure that you have a nice experience and you are served well.