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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby Metroid » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:08 am

A buck a drink? Are you crazy? Nobody does that. 8-o
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:14 am

Metroid wrote:A buck a drink? Are you crazy? Nobody does that. 8-o

In New York, everybody does that.
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby Metroid » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:17 am

bigh0rt wrote:
Metroid wrote:A buck a drink? Are you crazy? Nobody does that. 8-o

In New York, everybody does that.

Well then New Yorkers are crazy....and remind me not to go out to the bars in New York. :-b
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:18 am

bigh0rt wrote:
Metroid wrote:A buck a drink? Are you crazy? Nobody does that. 8-o

In New York, everybody does that.


A dollar a drink is WTF territory, these better be cheap and delicious drinks. :-?


In New York, waiter tip you. :-S
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby Metroid » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:25 am

not only had they better be cheap but they better be stiff as hell. There is no way anyone should be tipping a buck a drink. I'll often tip a 5 spot right off the bat if I'm in a busy bar, it makes sure the bartender notices you throughout the night. And if they are on it I'll give them a couple extra bucks at the end of the night, but a buck a drink is just insane.
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:36 am

i usually tip a buck a drink, at least if i'm only having 1 or 2. if i start having more and keep getting the same waitress, i wont tip every time. also depends on the price of the drink...if some place is raping me for $4.50 a bottle i'll probably just leave them a $5 (or a $10 or $20 if i'm buying a round). also, if i plan on buying multiple rounds i'll usually just start a tab and leave a tip at the end

as far as dinner i usually tip at least 20% if service is good, sometimes 25%. usually i just take the total bill and double it and then drop a zero (I.e. $65 dinner = $13 tip, but i'd probably just leave $80 if i didnt have exact change rather than wait for $2). somewhere more casual i may only leave 15%, again, depends on the service though and what money i have on me (i.e. a $22 lunch for two i may just leave $25)
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:38 am

bigh0rt wrote:
Metroid wrote:A buck a drink? Are you crazy? Nobody does that. 8-o

In New York, everybody does that.

That's also been the standard everywhere I've lived. If the place I'm at is really busy, I'll generally tip more than a buck a drink for the first round or two. You're not tipping for the act of fixing your drink, your tipping for future service.
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby Yoda » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:52 am

Art Vandelay wrote:That's also been the standard everywhere I've lived. If the place I'm at is really busy, I'll generally tip more than a buck a drink for the first round or two. You're not tipping for the act of fixing your drink, your tipping for future service.


Yep I always tip more in the beginning and then after a few rounds I stop. Although it's been ages since I went out drinking.
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby urbanbreez » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:36 pm

Metroid wrote:A buck a drink? Are you crazy? Nobody does that. 8-o

In Los Angeles, everybody does that.
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Re: The Travel Advice And Recommendations Thread

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:47 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:
Metroid wrote:A buck a drink? Are you crazy? Nobody does that. 8-o

In New York, everybody does that.

That's also been the standard everywhere I've lived. If the place I'm at is really busy, I'll generally tip more than a buck a drink for the first round or two. You're not tipping for the act of fixing your drink, your tipping for future service.

Exactly. I was a bartender for three years, some of which during college (college students almost never tip), but afterward, there's a general understanding that the more you give me, the faster I will get you your drinks. If somebody drops a nice tip on me early, of course I'm going to go straight to them even if I see somebody else clearly waiting for a drink. Beyond that, if your bartender is cracking the top off three bottles of beer for you and your pals, I don't typically give (nor did I expect) $3 for the trouble, but if they're mixing drinks for you, then $1 is pretty standard everywhere I've been.

Dan, generally a bottle of domestic will run you $5 where I live, unless it's Happy Hour or there's some daily special going on, and if you head to the city, you're talking more around $8, $9, even $10 I've seen for a domestic bottle depending on where you go, so be happy with your $4.50 raping :-b
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