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