For our Bartenders

This post is dedicated to all the bartenders & servers out  in the land of Homoapolis (and beyond).  Thank you for taking care of us

When most people think of Craigslist, we don't think of using it as an etiquette guide...

A newly viral post from the "best of" Craigslist isn't a missed connection or an amazing deal on a "gently-used" desk... it is an explanation of how to act at a bar...from a bartender.   

We've gone through the list (full list HERE) and listed out some of our favorite etiquette lessons

-Say "make it strong!" or "put a lot of liquor in it"  Oh, you're one of the rare drinkers that like their drink strong! When you say this, you're assuming I make weak drinks (which is insulting) and you're assuming that I'll stiffen this one up for my new best buddy, you. This is the best way to get a weak drink. 

-Under no circumstances should you ever whine to a bartender when asked to see your ID. Our jobs depend on them, and when we spot a fake/expired ID, don't argue; we've seen and heard it all a million times before, and it will get you absolutely nowhere. If you "don't have one" or "forgot it," forget it; you don't belong out on the town in the first place. That's the law, plain and simple. If we don't have the law, the terrorists win. You don't want the terrorists to win, do you? Bring your ID.

-Yell out the bartender's first name.   There's something deeply psychologically disturbing about hearing your name called out, turning around and seeing a complete stranger. That's one of the reasons strippers use stage names. Bartender's do too. Mine is Pixie.

-tip heavy right off the bat, and you're the first person we aim for every time you come up to the bar. Did you get that? Go back and read it again. The word will spread to the other bartenders and you'll be treated like a prince. It will pay off in better drinks and the occasional free one.

-Be patient.  All you really need to do to get waited on is make eye contact. We see you, and we'll get to you before the guy right next to you waving money and whistling. Remember, this isn't insulin we're passing out here. If you really need the drink that bad, you've got a problem to address, Jack. The meek shall inherit the bar.

Click HERE and read the full list. 

Minnesota is known as  the land of "Minnesota Nice."  We're going to take these etiquette lessons to heart & help make our brothers and sisters in the service industry have a better time at work.     
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