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Whether you're in a pub or a club, you'll be the life of the party, bar none, thanks to this Howcast video series on bar life and the art of drinking.
You Will Need
- No expectations
- A smile on your face
- Basic common courtesy
- And some money
Never ask for a freebie
Never ask for a freebie. It doesn’t work, and since most bartenders have good memories, you’ll always be known as the cheapskate.
Be polite. Not bothering to say 'please' and 'thank you' drastically decreases your chances of a free drink.
Be fun & engaging
When ordering, be fun and engaging. If you’re memorable (in a positive way!), chances are your wit will be rewarded.
Compliment your bartender
Compliment your bartender. Flattery works!
Don't expect a freebie
Don’t behave like you’re expecting a freebie. Always have your money in hand, ready to pay.
Tip generously. Bartenders remember the biggest—and the smallest—tips. You take care of him, and he’ll take care of you.