Four Tips on How to Order at a Bar
How to Order at a Bar: Get Their Attention
The best way to get a bartender's attention would probably be by just staring. Just if you watch the bartender, we'll acknowledge that you're looking our way and we'll approach you.
How to Order at a Bar: Things to Avoid
A lot of the times, people will wave their money in your face. And like, I'm not a prostitute, so... The best way again is just to stare. Another way—people would just wave in your face while you're pouring drinks and, like, just distract you. And, if you know my name, don't yell it out five times. I can hear you.
How to Order at a Bar: Ordering Your Drinks
Know your order. So, once you arrive at the bar, you ask your friends what do they want,
and then you go to the bartender, and you tell her right away, as soon as she approaches you, what you want. Let's say you want three vodka sodas, two gin and tonics, and one cosmo—that's how you should order it. Combine your orders together so it makes easier for us.
Also, probably have your money ready when I bring you the drinks. And if you're paying with a credit card, and you know you're gonna come back for another drink, just leave it at the bar, open the tab. We're really responsible with our tabs. We make sure that no one else orders unless it's you that comes to us. We remember your faces. Because if you're gonna come back every time for one drink and order with a credit card, we're gonna have to pass that credit card every time, and that's again...it's just a waste of time.
How to Order at a Bar: Befriend the Bartender
If you want to get to know the bartender, the best thing to do is not to talk to her while she's rushing—probably before the rush or after the rush. Once again, if you want to order something, you just do it fast and she'll remember that you cooperated very well with the order, so she'll probably, you know, be interested in having a conversation with you at the end of the night if you approach her and talk to her.
Bartenders' job is basically to make sure that all the clients are satisfied, and they have their drinks. So, to make it easier for the customer and the bartender, just make sure that you're prepared.