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Ask Adam: Should I Include Tax in My Tip?

Ask Adam: Should I Include Tax in My Tip?

Send questions to: advice@vinepair.com. Do waiters and waitresses expect their tip to be figured on the total, including the tax? While this is in no way a scientific poll, those in the industry who I consulted say yes, it’s generally expected that you tip on the total bill, including tax. That said, if you tip […]

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You Usually Shouldn’t Tip Your Bartender At Weddings

You Usually Shouldn’t Tip Your Bartender At Weddings

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 […]

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Here’s How Much More Booze Costs At “No-Tipping” Restaurants

Here’s How Much More Booze Costs At “No-Tipping” Restaurants

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 […]

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Cocktail Etiquette: How Much Do I Tip After A Round Of Cocktails?

Cocktail Etiquette: How Much Do I Tip After A Round Of Cocktails?

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.

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Don’t Be A Barbarian: The Complete Guide To Tipping Like A Civilized Human Being

Don’t Be A Barbarian: The Complete Guide To Tipping Like A Civilized Human Being

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 […]

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