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post #7996 of 11470
Oh fuck you, Lefty.


You're kinda right though.
post #7997 of 11470
Lagavulin 16, Neat!
post #7998 of 11470

You're welcome. The above is the navy blue suit, white shirt, subtle dark tie and black shoes of ordering a drink. It's not complicated, always appropriate and marks you as someone who knows what he's doing. Tread lightly with fun socks and bar banter.

 

Also helps to be John Cusack. I watched him walk into a bar wearing a John Cusack-like outfit of basketball shoes, sweat pants and a raincoat, and pick up an insanely hot waitress in about 5 minutes. As I dated her a few months earlier and we both moved on, it was live and let live.

 

lefty

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lefty's Obvious Guide to Ordering a Drink and Possibly Picking up the Bartender/dress.

1. Don't be a tool.
2. Know what you want - brand and mix - don't waste the barkeep's time.
3. Have the money in hand, but discreetly on bar.
4. Smile and be polite, but don't try to be funny or charming. You're not.
5. Tip well, say "thank you", then get the fuck out of the way.
6. Don't be a tool.

To possibly hook up do all of the above, but sit alone at the end of the bar. Look like me. Read something that isn't your phone. Wait for the bartender/dress to engage you in conversation. Keep that conversation brief. Stay no more than two drinks. Say "thank you" when you leave. Come back three nights later at the same time. He/she should remember your drink. If you play it cool, your second drink may be on him/her. Tip well for that drink. Go from there.

lefty

lol. First I need the obvious guide on how to have way too much free time on my hands, and the obvious guide on why I should commit huge amounts of time sitting and drinking alone for a chance to date someone I don't know like a complete creeper.
post #8000 of 11470
Like we are going to listen to you, Tex.
post #8001 of 11470
AY, you need more free time.
post #8002 of 11470

It is nearly impossible to pick up a bartender/dress when you're with a friend. It is completely impossible to do so when you're with a group. As I like my own company I often drink alone so was able to see first hand how barkeeps reacted to me and groups of morons.

 

I was never trying to pick up the bartendress. The resultant nooky was simply a bonus from just wanting a quiet drink and generally not being a tool. You should try it sometime.

 

lefty

post #8003 of 11470
that actually reminds me of a time our boss took us out to some texas-bbq place, and the bartneders were super hot and thin. Felt so inauthentic.
post #8004 of 11470
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It is nearly impossible to pick up a bartender/dress when you're with a friend. It is completely impossible to do so when you're with a group.

Not true, I got a bartendress' number with a group of coworkers. All of their heads practically exploded.

I also am a huge fan of the drinking at a bar alone.
post #8005 of 11470

Amendment to above: John Cusack and you.

 

lefty

post #8006 of 11470
when drinking alone, how do you occupy your eyes? i lean on the new yorker, but looking for new options.
post #8007 of 11470
Bartendresses usually comment on my name and that starts a short conversation followed with a buy back drink or two and of course large tips. I've pulled two numbers but never followed them up.

I'm friends with restaurant and bar industry people but could never date one, their schedules are too wonky for me and they often have a touch of the crazy.
post #8008 of 11470
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when drinking alone, how do you occupy your eyes? i lean on the new yorker, but looking for new options.

good way to score a suburban housewife
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when drinking alone, how do you occupy your eyes? i lean on the new yorker, but looking for new options.

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good way to score a suburban housewife

Take up writing in a Moleskine.
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Take up writing in a Moleskine.

wear black, use fancy pencils, draw perfectly straight lines, carry a soft ruler, and then you're architecture student gold.
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