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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
- Neighborhood watering hole
- Good attitude
- Good joke or bit of trivia (optional)
Smile & wait patiently
Approach the bar, smile, and—most importantly—wait patiently for the bartender to approach.
Be polite. The bartender is a server, not a servant.
If he isn’t busy, make some conversation. Avoid lengthy philosophical treatises in favor of a funny story from your workday or a recap of a great book you just read.
Be upbeat. Contrary to popular belief, pouring out your troubles to the person pouring your pint is not always appropriate.
Don't be a pest
If the bartender is busy, don’t be a pest or chatter incessantly while he or she is trying to turn out drinks. Keep in mind that the server is at work.
The quickest way into a bartender’s good graces is a generous tip!
Invite him out
To seal the deal, ask him or her to join you and your friends for a nightcap…at another bar, of course.