Ready to be the "Norm" of your favorite watering hole? Lifehacker's got some tips about how to be a good bar regular:
- Speak to the bartender when spoken to. Interrupting a bartender who is busy making a drink or taking someone else’s order is rude and disruptive. If your attempts to start a quick conversation fizzle out, don’t take it personally.
- Don't talk to the bartender just to show off.Resist the urge to challenge their knowledge or expertise. Don't ask questions you already know the answers to just to impress a date. Ask questions you genuinely want to know the answer to.
- Don't play bar ambassador.If someone asks the bartender a question, don’t answer it, even if you know the answer. No matter how many hours you’ve spent at this particular bar, you do not work there.
- Tip well. Tip 20 percent on your tab, plus a dollar for each free drink you get, and never, ever complain if you don’t get a discount, even if you’ve received one before.
How to Be a Good Bar Regular