18 Secrets Bartenders Want You To Know

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They really don’t like making mojitos.

Less ice does not mean more alcohol.

Less ice does not mean more alcohol.

“If you ask for light or less ice, it only means that you are getting more juice/soda/mixer in your drink. It never means more alcohol. And because you're getting more mixer, your dumbass is actually requesting a weaker drink.” —tanyamccannm

“If you want a stronger drink, ask for a double! Don't think you're being sneaky asking for light ice or light soda because it doesn't change the fact that I will always pour the standard 1.5 oz of liquor unless otherwise asked. Light soda just means you're getting less liquid in your glass.” —sarahl518

“'Light ice' does not mean more booze. Ever. You think you're gaming the system; I think you're stupid — and now all you have is extra cranberry juice or tonic. Move along.” —shelbyh4c04fd8a6

Warner Bros.

If you want to be served first all night in a crowded bar, tip well on your first order.

If you want to be served first all night in a crowded bar, tip well on your first order.

“Want a bartender to serve you first all night in a crowded bar? Tip very well on you first drink order. We will remember you and more likely come back to serve you before others. Just make sure you tip on every drink.” —tacotacotacos

GQ

It pays to be a regular. (And it’s quite easy to get to that level.)

It pays to be a regular. (And it's quite easy to get to that level.)

“Yes, I treat my regulars really well. Why? Because they're REGULARS. I can count on them for steady business and I see them every week, so, yeah, we have a good relationship. You want to be a regular? Come in more, even if it's just for one drink before you go somewhere else! Talk to me, talk to other regulars. It's a LOT easier than you think to be remembered at a bar. And yes the benefits can include a discount, free shots, and the bartender remembering your drink order and having it ready the second they see you.” —lizm4afe0a7a0

Universal Pictures


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