Bartender Hush Money

I have two or three favorite bars/lounges I like to take dates.  I’d prefer to be more creative but logistics are just as important as venue atmosphere, so I always wind up asking girls to meet me at the same few bars.  I live in an area densely packed with nightlife locations so it’s easy to arrange dates within walking distance of my place.  It makes no sense for me to meet a girl at some swank new bar halfway across town because its heavy red drapes and array of candles look like it would facilitate the seduction process, when the best way to smoothly seduce her is to have her meet me at a place 20 yards from my front door.

Making return trips to the same bar with a different girl each time earns me knowing looks and smirks from the staff.  I got a high five once and an “alriiiight romeo!” prompting my date to ask what that was all about.  The bartender looked a little sheepish recognizing the bind he had put me in and quickly made up an acceptable story on the spot.  I tipped him big.

Tipping generously means either future free drinks or hush money.  It’s not necessary, of course, if you’re on friendly terms with the bar staff, but occasionally a new hire who doesn’t know you will need to have his or her palm greased to ensure their bar remains a safe haven for your player activities.  Female bartenders are more difficult to bring on board because not only do they feel a remote obligation to protect the delicacies of their fellow sisters, but they will often become intrigued by you and your parade of girls.  And female intrigue leads to jealousy leads to sabotage.  You never want to have a woman conspiring against you because their skills of sabotage are far superior to men’s.  You might leave for the bathroom for a minute and when you get back your date is interrogating you about your relationship history.

The worst thing you can do is tip poorly.  If you have alligator arms when it comes time to reach for your wallet you will never hear back from dates you bring to that bar.  Like it or not, tipping is a status marker and payola.  Tip well, and you’ll find bartenders talking up your accomplishments and coolness and your date running her finger along the lip of her glass.  Nothing beats third party endorsement.





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  1. I had worked one night and had the same customer come in at 5pm with one date and again at 9pm with a second. I didn’t say a word, but found the whole thing to be terribly funny. The guy even sat in the same seat.

    It never occurred to me to call him out and, unfortunately, my palm was only greased with a 12% tip. Amateur, clearly.

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  2. on October 17, 2007 at 5:37 pm instantExcitement

    This is an excellent idea. I’ve long looked at first dates as a double opportunity. I generally goto a new bar to experience the scene there and I have an excuse because of the date. If things go well, the 2nd date is where I’ll try to take a girl to a tried and trusted site. It probably makes more sense to reverse the two, as the second impression is more important than the third. (The first being the initial encounter)

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  3. Although I was never in such a situation that required it when I was single (and frankly I think one would have to be a hyper alpha to be able to pull it off), I think what you describe is nothing more than blackmail.

    As far as I’m concerned, a bartender’s job involves a lot of discretion and a certain level of professionalism. Anyone behaving as roissy described should be fired and not bribed. Bartender cockblocks should be reported to management.

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  4. OR.. flirt with the club owner.. let him buy allll you AND your girlfriends drinks… remember to STILLLL tip the cute bartenders…(wink to freckles)… and youre golden..you NEVER have to pay for anything in that club…
    xoxo

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  5. How does this play out when you sleep with one of the bartenders? Or is this considered a no-no for establishments you frequent often?

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  6. Nice to see that I tought you a few good things.

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  7. yo bra, you need to come to hawaiiiii

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  8. you know i’d love tooooo

    now what the hell are you doing commenting on my blog? put the internet away and go run your toes through the sand!

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  9. And here I was thinking the whole point of tipping was to keep the barman from being stingy with the spirits.

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  10. Perhaps these articles on seduction would be of interest to you.

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  11. OR.. flirt with the club owner.. let him buy allll you AND your girlfriends drinks… remember to STILLLL tip the cute bartenders…(wink to freckles)… and youre golden..you NEVER have to pay for anything in that club…
    xoxo

    spoken like a true whore

    *golf-clap*

    the name says it all

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  12. i brought about 10 dates over a couple months to this one bar where there was a waitress that i liked. she served us maybe 5 times.

    i slept with most of the dates, but the important thing is that the waitress asked me to walk her home one night (when i was out w guy friends), then we fucked on the kid-play-device thing in the park.

    either way, same bar tactic is a good idea.

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