Thursday, September 14, 2006

Props to DC Drinks

I love this post on "Why Your Bartender Hates You." It is a must-read for anyone who goes to bars, tends bar and has any affinity for bartenders what-so-ever.

I appreciate someone who can serve up a kick-a** drink with a little personality on-the-side. For a bartender full of knowledge and talent, I am an eager and appreciative audience. I reward them with revel and awe (and, of course, put my moo-lah where my mouth is).

On that subject, I've noted some shitty tippers during my time in DC - even at free events - which really amazes me because people in Washington have money. What the hell? I'd like to hear your thoughts on that...

I've also come across some incredibly talented "mixologists" during my time in the District - many of whom inspired me to start my cocktail blog. For God's sake, treat these people well, tip them accordingly and everyone has a better night!!

I love a good drink - and I love a good bartender... especially in a fun, lively and comfortable atmosphere. And, a friendly attitude behind the bar is the cream on the cake.

It's what I call my Liquid Muse wet dream...

5 comments:

Ryan said...

When I lived in DC I noticed people didn't tip as well as the people I saw growing up in Philadelphia. And I got to know some fantastic DC bartenders. Plus bartenders in New York City got me through graduate school. They should be tipped generously.

Natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

In the words of that song by New Radicals "You Only Get What You Give" (and karma goes around...)

Best wishes to you in Philly. Bet they're happy to get a little of your "style"!

the OLB said...

people in DC have money? i assume you are trying to reference washington, dc, and i can assure you, we do not. talk to any staff-ass (staff assistant) on the hill and they will tell you how much they dont make. add in insane rent, expensive beers (!), and general social incompetence and you have your answer!

Melissa Marie said...

I can see the olb's point in that I'm a broke-ass intern who doesn't have ample money to throw around, but I think it's terrible to leave shitty tips. Same thing goes for my hairdresser. Service industries are tough! Great service should be rewarded.

Natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Ultimately, it boils down to this... If you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat/drink/go out.

Period.

Love those who give you love. (Paid for or not...)