This article was published on September 28th, 2013
People love to hang out and have a great time at their local bars. It’s a great place to meet up with friends, enjoy a fun evening out, meet new people, and to let loose. For hundreds of years people have gone to bars to relax, unwind and to be social. Here are some great reminders of things you should never do at your local bar so when you walk in, people are excited to see you and so you know you’ll be welcome back again in the future:
- Never sleep with the bartender. Bartenders are hot. Of course they are. That’s why they got hired. No matter how hot they are, don’t fuck with them. It’s perfectly acceptable to flirt with them all night long, but as soon as you sleep with them, then the relationship changes. No more over-pours and free drinks for you!
- Don’t be a slut. If you hook up with random people every time you go out your friends and all the other people at the bar will judge you. This perception about you will linger for years.
- Never give your phone to a friend. If you’re dancing, going to the washroom, or just going to grab another drink, your phone is both your direct line of communication to your friends, but also your best friend in an emergency situation. If you or your friends leave, it’s easy to text goodbye, or if they move to another area in the bar they can let you know where they are. It’s also a great way to order drinks, by texting your friends to order you another round on the way back from the dance floor.
- Never be rude to people. If someone you don’t like is in the bar, be courteous. You don’t have to be his or her best friend, but no one likes a catfight on the dance floor.
- Do not be disrespectful. If someone you’re not interested in hits on you, then it’s perfectly acceptable to politely turn him or her down. Just be honest and say you are not interested. There’s no need to be disrespectful or to cause a big scene.
- Don’t be cheap. Always tip the bartenders. They are your friends. Tipping bartenders will ensure you get good service in the future. They remember people and faces. Tip well and you will be taken care of in the future.
- Don’t point and laugh at new people. Help others out. It’s pretty obvious when someone new or from out of down enters the bar. Be friendly and say hi. Often they are looking for some quick advice on what the bar is all about. Just because you say hi doesn’t mean you have to sleep with them either. Remember, you were new once too!
- Never go behind the bar. Even if the bartender says it’s ok to go behind the bar to grab your own drink, that’s their workspace and it can get them fired.