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Old 08-29-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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Depends on the setting. If you were doing this at a theatre bar during intermission of a play, or maybe one of the few cocktail bars at a baseball/football stadium where the rest of the patrons wanted to get their drink and get back to their seats, then yeah, not really all that cool.

But if it's just going out at night to a bar where everyone has all night... no problem.
Who cares, they are paying just like everyone else and if they don't like beer or wine or hard liquor and only drink prissy drinks that is their choice.

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Not rude at all, if they sell them then you can order them (with the exception of a bar during intermission or something similar where time is very limited, but then again at those places you can usually order your cocktail in advance before the first act and then it'll be ready at the intermission with no time being wasted)
Again, it is not rude and there are no exceptions, they pay the same amount to be there as everyone else, if they want a drink that is prissy and takes a bit more time then that is what they get whether beer guy likes it or not.

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no... but then you're "that guy"

namean?!

Who cares he is still the guy that gets his multi step prissy drink that he wants because he is a paying customer.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Lol no it's not rude that's what bars are for. That's the bartenders job. They'll get over it...you're paying for it.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:21 AM
 
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Tell us what you consider a complex multi step cocktail.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I'll tell you what is rude, ordering a long list of drinks and adding a pint of Guinness at the end!
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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No.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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That's what someone told me yesterday after I ordered several multi-step cocktails at a place where most people order beers on tap.

I think I have every right to order whatever the bar has available, especially since I tip 30 to 40 percent of the tab at the end of the night.
Speaking as a former bartender, tip as u go. Don't leave til "end of the night. "

Most customers who promise a big tip at "the end of the night" don't tip at all (not saying you don't but we don't count on those empathy promises because most are BS.)

It is frustrating yes, but rude, no. Rude is not tipping well after making empty promises.

The time spent making your complicated drinks could be going to easy pour drinks. So fancy drinks cost us time and money. Everyone will drink more when there is no wait.

A lot of customers open a tab, see it totals way more than they thought, so skimp on the tip. Or they pay in cash all night promising a "big tip at the end" and just leave.

If it's going on a card, try to tip in cash for better service. Much like strippers, we are USUALLY only there for the cash.

Rude is also a bartender telling you you're rude. Uncool and unprofessional.

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Speaking as a former bartender, tip as u go. Don't leave til "end of the night. "

Most customers who promise a big tip at "the end of the night" don't tip at all (not saying you don't but we don't count on those empathy promises because most are BS.)

It is frustrating yes, but rude, no. Rude is not tipping well after making empty promises.

The time spent making your complicated drinks could be going to easy pour drinks. So fancy drinks cost us time and money. Everyone will drink more when there is no wait.

A lot of customers open a tab, see it totals way more than they thought, so skimp on the tip. Or they pay in cash all night promising a "big tip at the end" and just leave.

If it's going on a card, try to tip in cash for better service. Much like strippers, we are USUALLY only there for the cash.

Rude is also a bartender telling you you're rude. Uncool and unprofessional.
I completely agree. You should tip as you go! If nothing else, tipping for good service and not tipping (or not tipping much) for poorer service may actually result in better service.
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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That's how they earn their tips... so no it's not rude. They're there to make whatever you want... if it's really busy and they not only make your drink fast and it also tastes as it should then kudos to them, an extra buck or two thrown their way at the end of the night.
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I've had bars refuse to make blender drinks after 8pm due to the labor involved when they always have a line at the bar, perfectly understandable. Going to a bar or nightclub is more of a social than practical experience, so when doing so it's best to go with the flow. If you want exactly what you want, when you want it, you can always make it at home.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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No. Order what you want, but be cognizant of what the bar has available if you want a specialty drink.

I was at a small music club with a date. Bar had beer, wine and spirits displayed. She ordered a pineapple daiquiri, and was kind of pissy that it was not available. Never took her out again.
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