Whenever one goes in a bar, a certain bar etiquette must be followed. Some things are allowed to be done, while others are forbidden. Leaving these aside, there are also unwritten rules which are good to follow in order to make sure that everything goes well.
Here are some tips related to the proper bar etiquette that anyone heading to a bar should follow in order to have fun and avoid any unpleasant surprises:
1. Things you should do in a bar:
In order to have a great night in a bar without being kicked out or have fingers pointed; there are some golden rules which must be followed. Here are some of them:
- Be polite
Nobody likes a rude customer. Using simple words as “please” and “thank you” and just being nice to everybody will make you more appealing to the bartender and it is bound that the drinks you order will also be brought in faster.
- Cash only
One of the golden rules one must follow when in ordering drinks in a bar is to always pay in cash, because nobody likes credit cards. Together with this, it is also wise to have the money ready when the drinks are coming. This way, you’ll be able to accord good tips while also saving some time.
- Order all the drinks at once
When ordering, a good thing would be to order everything at once. This way, a lot of time is saved for the bartender, the other customers waiting in line and for the customer who orders. This tip should mainly be applied in case that you’re buying some of your friends drinks as it can save the bartender, but also other customers a lot of time.
2. Things you mustn’t do at a bar:
While there are some things that are allowed in a bar, there are certain things one mustn’t do either because they are forbidden, or that they simply are a part of the unwritten rules of just about any bars, rescuing you from the part where people point fingers at you or say things which aren’t nice.
With this in mind, here are some examples of things that shouldn’t be done in a bar:
- Don’t question the prices
It is not the bartender’s fault that the drinks have the prices that they do, so there’s no point in questioning him, as doing so will surely not earn you a discount.
- Don’t leave the drink unattended on the bar
This tip should be quite self-explanatory. Leaving your drinks unattended will confuse the bartender into thinking that you’re done with drinking them, or may also encourage other customers to drink them.
- Keep calm and don’t start fights
Doing so is sure to earn you the sympathy of the bartender which may even earn you a free drink. Being a nice customer in general and interacting with other people at the bar without looking for trouble are great tips in order to make sure that nothing will go wrong and that everyone will have fun. With this in mind, just try your best to relax and have a general good etiquette, as doing so isn’t difficult at all.
It is however important to remember that all sorts of people can be met at a bar. Regardless of whether you’re going to one as a result from a bad day at work, or just to have fun, bars are great for meeting and interacting with people, thus making new acquaintances and friends. By following the tips above, you’ll be sure to stay out of trouble while also having fun.