Believe it or not, there’s a right and wrong way to enjoy a night at the bar. Here are some pointers to ensure a successful evening at Bar 202, or any bar for that matter:
- As I mentioned in my post about people to not piss off, don’t argue with the door guy. A cover charge is a cover charge and there’s no way you’re going to be the exception.
- Do not refer to the bartender as “hey man” or “hey buddy”. They hate nothing more. Pretending to be the bartender’s friend will get you no where, and you won’t get your drink any faster.
- If it’s busy, don’t ask the bartender “well what’s good here?”. Know what you want or you will be bypassed.
- Give the bartender or waitress your card, even if you plan to pay in cash. That way you can drink as much as you want without having to worry about paying directly afterwards and the waitress doesn’t have a tab walk out on her.
- Don’t stand on booths or chairs. You’d think I wouldn’t have to say this, but when the DJ is “spinning those dope beats”, people get pretty into it. Don’t do it, or scary door guy will yell at you.
- The Three Unforgiveables: puking, fighting, and sleeping. Don’t do any of them. Just don’t.
- Put your cigarette butts in the ash treys. Wait, let me make sure you heard me. PUT YOUR CIGARETTE BUTTS IN THE ASH TREYS.
- There are trash cans near the back entrance. If you have an empty cup, throw it away instead of setting it down three feet from the trash can.
- Put your pool sticks away after playing pool, unless you’re saving the table.
- Don’t try and charm the waitress/bartender in hopes of getting a free pitcher or an extra shot in your Long Island Iced Tea. That’s losing us money, and no matter how charming you may be, we are all in it for the money.
- The DJ will take requests, but don’t be that dude that requests a super obnoxious song. Everyone who’s enjoying their night of dancing and courting will hate you, and you’ll be the only one laughing. Let the DJ choose when it’s time for “Don’t Stop Believin’”, because chances are people will get more pissed then pleased if it’s bad timing.
- Don’t hit on the wait staff. I know we should expect it, but it’s just so tragically cliché that you’re chances of getting a number out of one of us is slim to none.
- Have fun, but not at the expense of other people. Follow the rules, the dress code, and these pointers, and you’ll have a successful night of drinking and not getting thrown out.