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How To Annoy Your Bartender

Updated June 8, 2017 1.6k votes 259 voters 73.7k views20 items

Love to hate your bartender? Here's how, using this list of bartender's pet peeves, voted on by barkeeps worldwide.

What annoys bartenders? Bars can get really crowded, especially on the weekends when just about everyone and their mom are trying to let loose and have some fun after a long week of work. But one proverbial issue of going out to bars is trying to get a drink in a crowded place. Of course, the outcome of this battle lies primarily in the hands of your bartenders. You want to get on their good side to ensure they will keep coming back to serve you the good stuff and maybe even place you at a higher priority than most of the other customers. But how can you do this?

Believe it or not, there is a long list of things you can do to ensure your bartender hates you – from the drinks you order to the way you try to get their attention. But to avoid making any of these mistakes, check out our list of ways to annoy your bartender. Then try to avoid them at all costs. 
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    Interrupt Them While They Are Taking Someone Else's Order

    It is rude to interrupt anyone for any reason. But to do this while someone is trying to work is just irritating. This is a sure way to get on their "ignore" list – until you are the only customer at the bar.
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    Flag Them Down Before You're Ready to Order

    While you're clearly the most important person here, I can't stand here all day waiting for you to decide on which drink you want when I could be helping other customers who have their money and their order ready to go. Learn to be one of those people, please.
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    Snap at Them

    If I am your bartender and I see you snapping your fingers at me in attempt to get my attention, I am going to assume you must have a poorly behaved dog on the premises that you are trying to call over and skip you to tend to the polite couple behind you.
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    Leave Them a Crappy Tip

    Bartenders don't mind busting their behinds for you all night. But they do so because they assume all their hard work is going to pay off in the end. If you can't afford to leave 15-20% of your bill when you go out, stay home.
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