You ever wondered if the bartender just ‘tonic’ minds, instead of gin and tonic? Or maybe you stand every Saturday again for hours to hang out at the bar before you get your drink?
Three bartenders told us the secrets of their work behind the bar.
1. Ice = best friend?
It’s nice that your cocktail is cold, but some bartenders are very excited with the ice. Are they doing this so you end up with less alcohol in your glass? Probably not, says Scott Young, founder of TheBartendingMasters.com. In his life Young has already poured about 900,000 drinks.
“Most pubs have the amount of drink you get predefined in your glass. Whether you have much or little ice in your glass, the amount of drink is the same. ”
That said there is a reason that a lot of ice being thrown into your drink. A glass full of ice gives you the idea that you drink will be watery soon, so you drink it faster and order a new one Young explains.
2. They sometimes pay less alcohol than you think
Sometimes the idea that whiskey-coke consists mainly of coke? That could be right said Hanna, barmaid in a big city. She sometimes gave deliberately less alcohol when I have the impression that you’ve enough.
But what is enough? “A double tongue and poor motor skills are good indicators,” said Wachtel cocktail expert April. According to her bartenders taking always err on the side of caution. They will first observe the person before they decide to pour less alcohol.
3. They want eye contact
When you as a backward stand shouting or waving, they will really not quickly come to you. Do you want the attention of a bartender or woman? Stand as close as possible to the bar and try to look at him or her. Show that you are ready to order.
4. Some bartenders are allowed to drink on the job, so buy a shot for them
It is there in the pub / bar / club you are. If it can, you offer a drink from the bartender or woman. Opt for a shot. They will not feel at ease when they are about to sip on wine or beer – a shot is easy, they will appreciate it.
5. They tell other pubs about your misconduct
Once making a fuss walk into a pub, when you had about six too much? Big chance that the adjacent bars know you to. ‘Misbehave in my bar? I tell it absolutely against the bar owners in the neighborhood,” says Hanna.
7. They are professional flirts
They already have a lot of vamps see failing, so you can use them to succeed yours. For example, write a puzzle on a beer mat, and let the bartender deliver it the nice lady on the other side of the bar. Tell him that he can pour a drink if she solves the riddle. “You give her a job where she focuses her attention on. So she is not immediately concerned with whether you are cute enough for her, “says Young.
8. They appreciate gratuity
According to Young you should assume a 20 percent tip if the service is good. “Bartenders life for the tip,” says Young. Ten cents gratuity for each beer does not pay the rent. Tipping in cash shall be most appreciated, even if you pay with your debit card.
Want the best service, and you know that you just keep drinking there? Then put a note of 20 on the bar at the beginning of the evening. So you’re sure you’re going to be well served throughout the evening.