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Old 10-13-2016, 03:49 PM   #26
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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What were the three largest mistakes in your life that led you to your current situation?
1) Thinking that I wanted to be a career bartender.
2) Moving to Las Vegas.
3) Drinking and gambling while being a career bartender in Las Vegas.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:51 PM   #27
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Hot girls get all the perks.
Is this just to try to keep them hanging around? They won't tip nearly as much as guys who get hooked up, unless they're strippers, waitresses, bartenders also.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:23 PM   #28
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In ~250 words describe what you have learned about human nature from being a bartender for 20 years.
People are ****ing stupid. People are ****ing lonely. People are lost and bored. Men are driven by ego and women by vanity. Everybody loves to talk and nobody wants to listen. Everyone lives in their own illusion and they want that illusion to be perpetuated.

The Brits don't tip and I hate people from Indiana. New Yorkers are tough but if you give **** back to them they'll love you. People from Wisconsin order brandy by the brand and want pickles in their Bloody Mary's. Mexicans put lime juice on everything. The rich Mexicans drink Heineken. Black people love whipped cream. Filipino men drink corona and their woman drink Merlot. All of them.

White people always try to sound black to black people.

Scottish people are rare in America and they are cool as ****.

If you can't tell were somebody is from then they're Canadian.

Everybody has to move the ****ing cocktail napkin.

Nobody has a charged phone.

All the Europeans ***** about American beer and they all drink Budweiser.

You can win any man over by pretending he is smarter than you and you can **** any woman if you make her laugh.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:45 PM   #29
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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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?
Chuck, I love your writing.

This one will take some time to do right. I'll have to come back to it.

Short answer:

My personal favorite, that no one seems to be impressed by, is I had Latoya Jackson and her bodyguard at the bar for like fours hours one night. Just those two and my partner. She was cool as **** and I chatted her up for hours. She claimed she had never had a Pina Colada and came to the bar to try one. I think she wanted to **** me.

Oh, ****! Ric Flair, his son, and a body guard were at a bar I worked back east. They were pounding Sushi rolls like crazy. Ordering like ten at a time. They just buried the Sushi chef, this old Japanese guy. He has enough and cuts them off. He's yelling in broken English, "No more sushi for you! **** you! You leave! Go home now!" The bar staff couldn't work for like twenty minutes we were laughing so hard. "Oh, ****! Chef just cut off Ric Flair!"

Flair is walking around the joint saying, "No more... SUSHI FOR YOU!" in a fake Japanese accent. Woo!
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:00 PM   #30
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Wow I checked out how this thread started and it seemed like the worst AMA ever.

Then these last two posts just delivered so hard!

You definitely gotta tell some more stories.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:00 PM   #31
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What's the most interesting bar conversation you've heard?
Most interesting to me was a conversation with Huck Seed. I'm off work and waiting for a buddy at the bar to go play poker. I look over and Huck is just sitting there chilling. I bought him his drink. Bailey's and coffee. ****ing cool dude. Laid back, humble, way cooler and nicer than I am.

We talked for a half hour or so. He smirked when I tried to talk strat. He told me he was a week away from signing a (new?) deal with Full Tilt when Black Friday hit. I won't share the financials but when I heard it I said, "damn..." He said, "I know." I just sat there smoking. His girls sandwich was ready and he left.

Probably more interesting is a LA bartender turned entrepreneur that I met in Vegas. That's a little long winded though so, I'll come back to it.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:11 PM   #32
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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?

Shot and a beer is the pro drink. I'm guessing that's 5-10% of the male population. It's about the same percentage for guys who drink the sissy stuff. I'm guessing 80% of dudes are in the "just a beer" or highball category.

Real drinkers, real men, get right to the good stuff. Cold beer. If that's not enough then get a shot of Jack Daniels. Drink your whiskey neat or on the rocks. Vodka/gin marty's are fine as long as you aren't in a blue collar bar. Don't drink margaritas, get a shot of decent tequila. Herradura.

We should really just chug warm whiskey out of a dirty glass.

If you want that hot young female bartender to love you, "Bud and a jager, ma'am."
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:28 PM   #33
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Who's the most famous person you've served drinks to?
What was the biggest tip you received on 1 tab? 1 drink?
Most famous person I have ever served drinks to is a tough one. I've met WAY more famous people at the bar than I have actually served. That list is long but it would be fun to try and remember. Some of them wouldn't impress people from Vegas because the celebs are locals. Hmmmmmm....

Most famous that I actually served is probably Latoya. Maybe Rodman or Pippen (Powerade). My fav was Richard Roundtree. That's right. Shaft, mother ****er.

My biggest tip (that wasn't split) was $500.

I've had maybe ten people tip me $100 for one drink. One guy tipped me $100 on a $3.50 Budweiser.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:29 PM   #34
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What % of Vegas bartenders would you say are addicted to gambling?
All of us.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:30 PM   #35
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Very cool. I would have marked out for Shaft. So does the name "No Tippin' Pippen" hold any weight?

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Old 10-13-2016, 05:37 PM   #36
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Is this just to try to keep them hanging around? They won't tip nearly as much as guys who get hooked up, unless they're strippers, waitresses, bartenders also.
A really hot girl will fill up an empty bar before she finishes her first drink. Maybe an exaggeration, but easy 5-10 guys. Those guys will want to tip to impress her (it works).

This may seem hard to believe but I've never given a drink away and hate on people who try to hustle free drinks. Even the hotties.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:47 PM   #37
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Very cool. I would have marked out for Shaft. So does the name "No Tippin' Pippen" hold any weight?

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lol

I really don't remember. I was bartending an after party for the NBA all-star game. He walks up to the bar and see's that we have ice tubs full of Gatorade. He starts tripping because Powerade was the NBA sponsor. "You gotta get this stuff out of here!" I'm like, really? "What do you think happens if somebody gets a photo of me drinking Powerade?"

I'm walking up to my boss like, "Uh, do we have any Powerade?" Why? "Uh, well, Mr. Pippen just told me..."
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:07 PM   #38
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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Be a man and take it easy on the author.
lol

ICWUDT

By "be a man" I meant, keep it simple.

Tending bar with a partner EARLY one Saturday morning. This grizzled old **** walks up to the bar alone. VFW **** everywhere. "Hello, sir. What can I do for you?" Give me a ****ing scotch. My coworker's eyes get all wide, he's about to lose it. "Sir, we have a broad Scotch selection..." ANY DAMN THING!

****ing bad ass.

That was 18 years ago and still the best drink order ever.

We ordered like that for years, "Give me a beer." What beer would you like? "ANY DAMN THING!"
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:29 PM   #39
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

Thread is definitely delivering.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:56 PM   #40
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this feels like OP was forced to make this thread
Community service sentence?

OP, if you're trying to give up gambling, ever consider, you know, moving out of Vegas?
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:49 PM   #41
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

In your ten years in Vegas how many different establishments have you worked for?

Biggest tip from a VP player who hit a royal?
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:21 PM   #42
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

I think he already covered biggest tip.

Have you ever had PUA types using your bar for a pick up spot? Guys using the same tactics on women day in day out type stuff?
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:45 PM   #43
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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Shot and a beer is the pro drink. I'm guessing that's 5-10% of the male population. ....

If you want that hot young female bartender to love you, "Bud and a jager, ma'am."
Shot and a beer seems bizarre to me. What is the appeal of that over a double shot, whether it's neat or mixed?
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:48 PM   #44
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I think the appeal is that the bartender can make it super duper quick and be on to the next patron
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:54 PM   #45
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yeah, thread has definitely rebounded strong
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:02 PM   #46
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I think he already covered biggest tip.
Rodman or Pippen?
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Re: AMA about being a bartender in Las Vegas

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People are ****ing stupid. People are ****ing lonely. People are lost and bored. Men are driven by ego and women by vanity. Everybody loves to talk and nobody wants to listen. Everyone lives in their own illusion and they want that illusion to be perpetuated.

The Brits don't tip and I hate people from Indiana. New Yorkers are tough but if you give **** back to them they'll love you. People from Wisconsin order brandy by the brand and want pickles in their Bloody Mary's. Mexicans put lime juice on everything. The rich Mexicans drink Heineken. Black people love whipped cream. Filipino men drink corona and their woman drink Merlot. All of them.

White people always try to sound black to black people.

Scottish people are rare in America and they are cool as ****.

If you can't tell were somebody is from then they're Canadian.

Everybody has to move the ****ing cocktail napkin.

Nobody has a charged phone.

All the Europeans ***** about American beer and they all drink Budweiser.

You can win any man over by pretending he is smarter than you and you can **** any woman if you make her laugh.
not agreeing nor disagreeing. not loving nor hating. just wow.

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Old 10-13-2016, 10:30 PM   #48
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People are ****ing stupid. People are ****ing lonely. People are lost and bored. Men are driven by ego and women by vanity. Everybody loves to talk and nobody wants to listen. Everyone lives in their own illusion and they want that illusion to be perpetuated.



The Brits don't tip and I hate people from Indiana. New Yorkers are tough but if you give **** back to them they'll love you. People from Wisconsin order brandy by the brand and want pickles in their Bloody Mary's. Mexicans put lime juice on everything. The rich Mexicans drink Heineken. Black people love whipped cream. Filipino men drink corona and their woman drink Merlot. All of them.



White people always try to sound black to black people.



Scottish people are rare in America and they are cool as ****.



If you can't tell were somebody is from then they're Canadian.



Everybody has to move the ****ing cocktail napkin.



Nobody has a charged phone.



All the Europeans ***** about American beer and they all drink Budweiser.



You can win any man over by pretending he is smarter than you and you can **** any woman if you make her laugh.


A+ reply. I love the last sentence.

Thanks for answering! Thread is ****ing delivering hard.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:41 PM   #49
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Yea that post is effortlessly Bukowski-lite. I hope for great things from the thread.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:52 PM   #50
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Thread is definitely delivering.
Absolutely. Betagainst delivers. WP OP.
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