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    Bartenders' pet peeves

    In a few weeks I am going to be going into Chicago for a few days. While there, a friend of mine has another friend who has just started a bartending job. The idea is that my friend wants to play a joke on this bartender friend by having me be the "designated ******." I am supposed to ask for/do all the little things that annoy bartenders.

    What are some of these things? I need some ideas.


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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    In a few weeks I am going to be going into Chicago for a few days. While there, a friend of mine has another friend who has just started a bartending job. The idea is that my friend wants to play a joke on this bartender friend by having me be the "designated ******." I am supposed to ask for/do all the little things that annoy bartenders.

    What are some of these things? I need some ideas.
    whistle or tap your empty cup/can on the bar to get his attention. Then every ten minutes, come to the bar for change for pool/darts/jukebox insisting that the change machine wont work for your dollars (if they have one), and dont tip ....at least this is what ****** me off when i tended bar for a few months.



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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    When it gets busy, order a complicated/obscure drink.



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    Make sure you tip, but only tip a nickel, a dime, or like 3 pennies. Make sure he sees you put it on the bar. Also, stare at him the whole time and when he looks at you look away quickly. It will make him paranoid and ****** off that you keep staring, he will get very confused. Also, if you start a tab, close it after a drink or two. Then tell him you changed your mind and start up another. Keep doing this until you are ready to let him know you are your buddy's friend. Running the card is the longest process. For sure if it is busy, just keep trying to get his attention, be very impatient, hold your beer/glass in the air and move it around, preferably reaching over the bar. Man, I wish I could do this, sounds like a great time!!


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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    In a few weeks I am going to be going into Chicago for a few days. While there, a friend of mine has another friend who has just started a bartending job. The idea is that my friend wants to play a joke on this bartender friend by having me be the "designated ******." I am supposed to ask for/do all the little things that annoy bartenders.

    What are some of these things? I need some ideas.

    Tell him to hook you up with a strong drink and that you'll take care of him...then tip him a quarter.

    Call him "Chief" or "Boss."

    As previously mentioned tapping your cup.

    Throw your coaster like a frisbee at your buddies across the bar.

    Blended drinks...lots of blended drinks.

    Ask to use the phone.



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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Puke on the bar.



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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Order Shirley Temples all night and act like "angry drunk"...


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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by isu200023 View Post
    Tell him to hook you up with a strong drink and that you'll take care of him...then tip him a quarter.

    Call him "Chief" or "Boss."

    As previously mentioned tapping your cup.

    Throw your coaster like a frisbee at your buddies across the bar.

    Blended drinks...lots of blended drinks.

    Ask to use the phone.
    I love the Cheif or Boss idea. That would annoy the heck out of me.

    How about bring your own flask and then keep asking for "Soda but not completely full...".


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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Pay for your drinks in change, and lay it on the bar so he has to pick it all up. Also the one that always gets me ****** is tell him your drink isn't strong enough. Or ask him "did you put liquor in this?". Or order something that doesn't exist, like a fuzzy bunny, then question his ability as a bartender when he doesn't know what it is. I could go on all day as I have to encounter these things daily.



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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Puke on the bar.
    I laughed out loud at this one. If you puke on the bar try to hit his well. Totally subtle while providing maximum effect.

    Also, scream 'barkeep!' every 10 seconds as you wait while waving cash in the air. When he serves you, tell him to 'burn' your drink while trying to engage him in conversation about how much *** he pulls because of his rad job. Then ask him if he can hook you up with a bartending gig.



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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    When trying to order a drink, pick like 3 different mixed drinks and ask him what is in each, and then say forget it, I'll just take a (your favorite beer).



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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Order Shirley Temples all night and act like "angry drunk"...

    Isn't this your regular Saturday night?


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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Isn't this your regular Saturday night?
    Substitute "Shirley" with "Bacardi", "Temple" with "Dr. Pepper", and "angry" with "sleepy", and yeah, that's my regular Saturday night.


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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Order a mixed drink and then complain about too much/too little ice. That always ****** me off.



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    Re: Bartenders' pet peeves

    Order a beer, then when he comes back with it act like you just remembered you needed another drink as well...do that a few times and they're sure to get po'd



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