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Old 10-13-2016, 04:12 AM   #1
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AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Career bartender. Twenty years behind the bar with ten in LV. Trying to quit gambling and start writing. I figure this could be a push in the right direction. Plenty of stories and advice.... I'm desperate for attention. Keep me off the video poker please.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:26 AM   #2
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

What clubs have you worked at? Have you ever purposely overcharged someone for being a dick? Have you ever undercharged/free drink for being hot?
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:30 AM   #3
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Have you ever been held up?

Highest tab/bill someone bailed on?

What's your drink?
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:36 AM   #4
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Casino or club? Strip or downtown?
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:05 AM   #5
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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What clubs have you worked at? Have you ever purposely overcharged someone for being a dick? Have you ever undercharged/free drink for being hot?
Only bar backed at clubs.

I've never overcharged and don't know any bartender who would. Although, we do pour short and give the warm beers to the douche bags.

Hot girls get all the perks.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:29 AM   #6
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Have you ever been held up?

Highest tab/bill someone bailed on?

What's your drink?
I've never been held up.

Had a guy bail on a tab and flip off the bar staff. We chased him down and tackled him in the street for the money. That was back east though.

Drink of choice is always a shot and a beer.

Be a man and take it easy on the bartender.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:32 AM   #7
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Casino or club? Strip or downtown?
As a bartender, casino. No connection downtown but I've worked on the strip.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:32 AM   #8
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Why the hell do you put limes in a bloody mary?
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:37 AM   #9
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Suggestion OP if you're 'trying to start writing' it would be better to give more than a clipped two word answer and stop treating words like they cost money. Tell us a story, mix in some some funny anecdotes, put some effort in ffs.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:47 AM   #10
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Maybe he doesn't want to be that kind of writer.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:44 AM   #11
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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Suggestion OP if you're 'trying to start writing' it would be better to give more than a clipped two word answer and stop treating words like they cost money. Tell us a story, mix in some some funny anecdotes, put some effort in ffs.
This cmon, its almost as if he is making it sound uninteresting on purpose.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:27 AM   #12
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

this feels like OP was forced to make this thread
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:56 AM   #13
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

This thread is not starting off very well. OP, please rescue it -- it could still turn interesting.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:57 AM   #14
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

do you feel like you're literally raping people when you charge 8 dollars for a beer?
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:15 AM   #15
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

What were the three largest mistakes in your life that led you to your current situation?
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:23 AM   #16
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

In ~250 words describe what you have learned about human nature from being a bartender for 20 years.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:31 AM   #17
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

How many times have you got laid because of your job (aka hooked up with someone who was your customer)? Any particularly funny/interesting stories?

Any stories about serving famous people?
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:43 AM   #18
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What's the most interesting bar conversation you've heard?
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #19
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

What percentage of men order a manly man's drink like a shot and a beer as opposed to a sissy man drink like a lemon drop?

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Old 10-13-2016, 12:59 PM   #20
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Who's the most famous person you've served drinks to?
What was the biggest tip you received on 1 tab? 1 drink?
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:04 PM   #21
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

What % of Vegas bartenders would you say are addicted to gambling?
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:15 PM   #22
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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Why the hell do you put limes in a bloody mary?
lol

I really don't know.

I do know that I don't put the lime/lemon into my drink after I squeeze it. The rind lends a bitter acidic taste.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:27 PM   #23
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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Suggestion OP if you're 'trying to start writing' it would be better to give more than a clipped two word answer and stop treating words like they cost money. Tell us a story, mix in some some funny anecdotes, put some effort in ffs.
Be a man and take it easy on the author.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:30 PM   #24
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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Suggestion OP if you're 'trying to start writing' it would be better to give more than a clipped two word answer and stop treating words like they cost money. Tell us a story, mix in some some funny anecdotes, put some effort in ffs.
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Maybe he doesn't want to be that kind of writer.
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This cmon, its almost as if he is making it sound uninteresting on purpose.
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this feels like OP was forced to make this thread
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This thread is not starting off very well. OP, please rescue it -- it could still turn interesting.
Fair enough. I'm a slow starter.

**** this hangover. Let me grab a beer.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:46 PM   #25
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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do you feel like you're literally raping people when you charge 8 dollars for a beer?
It depends on the venue.

I do get some satisfaction from hurting douche bags though. Some guy walks up to the bar and says, "Give me a double remy." That'll be $20, sir.
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