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post #751 of 754
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

You gotta tip big to get them free drinks, though. The short term investment pays off in the long run. Everyone wins except the bar owner.

I'm not sure I see logic in this. You tip big to get something free... meaning you just overpaid for a free drink? In the long run, exactly how does this pay off for you?

On a side note, I've always felt that knowing bartenders was not a healthy sign.
post #752 of 754
You establish yourself as a regular, a friendly person, and a good tipper, then you start to get free drinks. Now you are getting free drinks every time you come in (probably one out of 3 or 4 rounds). You should still tip generously, but you're coming out ahead.

Let's say I buy 3 $6 beers. If I paid full price, I'd tip $3, for a total of $21. If the bartender buys me a round, I'd tip a few bucks extra ($5), for a total of $17. I saved $4. Now multiply that out by how much you actually buy and the number of people you're with, plus add in some comped food. You're tipping more than the normal person, but the total is still a lot less than if you'd paid for everything you consumed.

I've only ever been a regular at one place, and it's because my wife and I came in the same day every week for their all night happy hour. We only went there once a week, but since we developed a relationship with the bartender, we got treated really well. You don't have to go out every night.
post #753 of 754
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

You establish yourself as a regular, a friendly person, and a good tipper, then you start to get free drinks. Now you are getting free drinks every time you come in (probably one out of 3 or 4 rounds). You should still tip generously, but you're coming out ahead.

Let's say I buy 3 $6 beers. If I paid full price, I'd tip $3, for a total of $21. If the bartender buys me a round, I'd tip a few bucks extra ($5), for a total of $17. I saved $4. Now multiply that out by how much you actually buy and the number of people you're with, plus add in some comped food. You're tipping more than the normal person, but the total is still a lot less than if you'd paid for everything you consumed.

I've only ever been a regular at one place, and it's because my wife and I came in the same day every week for their all night happy hour. We only went there once a week, but since we developed a relationship with the bartender, we got treated really well. You don't have to go out every night.


That seems like a lot of math to do when you're oiled up and it's a fair amount of investment for a minimal gain. I mean, $4? Free chicken wings? eh.gif

The markup on alcohol is laughable. If you have to think about this stuff, having drinks at home is much cheaper, then go out and milk a Miller Lite all night.
post #754 of 754
Trying to explain social conventions and social calculus to misanthropes is a losing proposition.
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