12 Ways to Get a Bartender’s Attention
Good manners get you better service.
Old-school bartenders sometimes played confidant to the lonely-hearts, a therapist for those with relationship dilemmas, and an old friend to the regulars.
Bartenders can make you feel special by recalling your drink, your name, and how rotten your boss is.
A smart bartender possesses and practices basic social skills . Usually a win-win relationship for both bartender and customer.
Then, you have those customers who treat the mixologist as a mere servant. Why?Bartenders (and servers) remember faces, attitudes, and poor tippers.
12 Ways to Get a Bartender’s Attention:
- Don’t snap your fingers at your bartender.
- Tip. Especially if you had all kinds of special requests or have hung out in the same chair for hours.
- Many bartenders have the police on speed-dial.
- If you are cut-off, don’t argue. (See #3)
- Don’t hit-on your bartender. Don’t read into their friendliness.
- If they get your drink wrong, don’t make a scene; ask for replacement.
- Don’t offer to buy the next round and then disappear when the bill arrives.
- Say, “please” and “thank you.”
- If you spilled someone’s drink, offer to buy them another.
- Don’t shush people because you want to take a call. Take it outside.
- Don’t get in the bartender’s face; you’ve just been figuratively placed at the back of the line.
- If you notice something illegal or threatening, report it to the bartender.
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Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, Social Skills and Civility Presenter, Media Source, and author of “Don’t Burp in the Boardroom.”
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