The schoolyard recesses of the adult world are bars and pubs. These are the places where people go to hangout along with friends, lovers or sometimes even alone. As the pinnacles of our social worlds, it is always important to not cross the line, just as we would at any social establishment.
While most of the nights are fun and entertaining for both patrons and staff, some actions or gestures need to be controlled. So, in an effort to help make everybody's experience a little better and completely unfake, here's a cheat sheet of 10 common things you should not do at a bar.
1) Do not ask the Bartenders for a picture
Yay for alcohol! Yay for drinking! But, just a no for blurry Instagram photos of you along with the Bartender (especially when the counter is crowded). The Bartenders won't tell you, but well, you are smart enough to figure that out.
2) Don't make the Bartender pick a drink for you
Cocktail menus these days can be a bit lengthy with a dozens of options. So, no one would blame you for enlisting the bartender's help to make a decision. But ultimately, the pick has to be yours.
3) Respect the DJ
These professionals are present at a bar or pub so that you have the best night ever, disrespecting them will just make you feel otherwise.
4) Don't be rowdy
By far the most important rule on the list. When the bar is jamming, people and time are precious, make the most out of it, but in a good way. Unwinding at a bar or a pub is the best thing you can do, but, not at the risk of irritating the others present on the floor.
5) Don't get into a fight
Don’t cross the line. Yes, there is a line, and yes, you must abide by it.
6) Do not make fun of strangers
So what if they are a little different? The other people at the pub/bar are just there to have some fun and not to let people make fun of them. Go down the nostalgia lane and enjoy with your friends and not the others.
7) Don't dirty the place
Don’t rip up coasters or labels and leave the scraps all over the floor or bar. Someone has to clean that mess up.
8) Respect the Bartenders too
The Bartenders are paid professionals who for the most part try and be friendly with their customers, respect it.
9) Do not get too drunk
Now, clearly there is some gray area on this one. We all try and control ourselves, but admittedly, the line gets a little too blurry between the seventh and the eighth shot.
10) No! You cannot be a chef after getting drunk
There is no quicker way to get banned from the bar then drunkenly reaching the kitchen. After which, the bartenders or the servers are not going to listen to your excuses between the slurring and the cursing of the bouncer dragging you out.
If you can think of any more do's and don't when at a bar, share it with us at the comment section.
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