You want free drinks at a bar? Follow my instructions

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    As many of you know, I'm working in Northern Virginia. I live in DFW so I spend a whole lot of time in hotels. I've found the secret to getting free drinks.

    1. Sit at the bar. You need to be close to the bartender so you can hold a conversation. I'm pretty sure it only works if you are sitting by yourself.
    2. Don't be demanding. When the bartender asks you what you want, tell him but say something like "When you get a chance."
    3. Keep a running conversation with the bartender.
    4. Tip well so they remember you. After all, if you get a free drink, putting 50% of the cost of that drink into the tip still gives you a 50 % discount.

    That's it. I'm not a prick and I'm nice to the bartender and almost 100% of the time, I get free drinks. Tonight I had four drinks but was only charged for 2. I'm about as introverted as you can get so I wasn't holding a huge phony conversation with the bartender, just making comments.

    I don't go into a place trying to get a free drink but it happens more often than not.
     
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    Tranquil Decent! VIP

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    I have money, I'll just buy a drink and skip all that.
     
  3. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    ...or be a woman
     
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    I think I went to one bar in my life
     
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    Or, you can just be a girl. :smile:
     
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    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    It's just how I am naturally. I don't ask or expect free drinks.

    Women have it easy.
     
  7. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Seems a lit easier
     
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    Tranquil Decent! VIP

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    ^^
     
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    There's a bar back in my hometown where all the drinks are free. They even take you in the back room and get you laid.

    At least that's what my sister tells me....
     
  10. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    I lop my weenie off with a haysickle for a free Dewars
     
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    All joking aside, you're right about your observations. If you're by yourself at a bar, polite to the bartender but not distracting them with inane chitchat, and you tip them decently up front, more often than not they will notice and appreciate it and you'll get at least one free drink out of it.
     
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    I tip generously with the expectation of being left the fuck alone.
     
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  13. yosemite sam

    yosemite sam Camel Jockey

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    I never tip. Get a better job loser.
     
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    Your poor career decisions are not my problem :coffee:
     
  16. PLZ callmeTED

    PLZ callmeTED National Treasure Gold

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    Thanks for the info, gwarn.

    I'll keep that in mind.


    All this time, I thought you lived in Seattle though.
     
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    PLZ callmeTED National Treasure Gold

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    Seems kind of gay. Chatting it up with the male bartender to get free drinks. I guess he liked. Now if the bartender was a chick on the other hand
     
  19. jdwhatever

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    This
     
  20. Scotty4x4

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    Good advice, thanks!