Send all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org My friend tips badly. Like, really badly. We’re talking 12 percent, on a good day. It’s so awkward going out with him, especially when we go places I like or where I’m a regular. What do I do? I feel for you. People who tip poorly are the absolute worst. Either they […]
Tipping your bartender is optional in the same way that remembering someone’s name is optional. Sure, it’s not required per se, but the type of person who only does what is required probably eats lunch alone with their headphones in. There is one place, though, where bartender tipping gets a little more complicated: Weddings. Tipping bartenders […]
Everything served at a no-tipping restaurant is more expensive than at a tipping restaurant. That much is obvious — how else is the business going to cover the cost of higher server wages? Now, it’s more likely than ever that you will end up at a ”gratuity included” restaurant because the number of places going […]
On crowded Saturday nights at Ada Street, a local bar in Chicago, Michelle Szot scrambles to fill pint glasses of watery Bud Light and basic mixed drinks for thirsty customers. After grabbing patrons’ credit or debit cards, Szot typically swipes the magstripe (the magnetic stripe on the back of a credit or debit card) to […]
When it comes to a sit down meal, tipping is usually pretty straightforward: you pay up a certain percentage of the food’s total cost. But when it comes to a liquid meal, people are often confused about what is appropriate for gratuity. However, tipping on drinks is just as important as tipping on dinner.
Different drinks and different situations call for different tips when you’re at the bar, but it’s tough to know what tip is expected for each drink. While there are exceptions to every rule — particularly when it comes to local customs — we’ve outlined some ’best practices’ for proper tipping, along with why you should tip a […]
For many other alcohols, we know the deal when it comes to tipping: either a dollar a drink if at the bar and the bartender simply popped a cap or poured the drink from a tap or bottle, or two dollars a drink if there was mixology involved. But what about tipping on wine, especially […]