Quick tips: Getting a bartender's attention
I want to start a new occasional feature on Midnight Sun called Quick Tips.
Every so often, I'll talk to someone who works at or goes to bars regularly and post their replies. Don't thank me -- thank MS reader Jason, who came up with the idea.
First up is Queen Colleen, a longtime bartender who currently works at Mother's Federal Hill Grille.
Here is (in her professional opinion) the best way to get a bartender's attention ...
After the last Purple Patio, I knew I was definitely more prone to waiting on the the people who weren't obnoxiously flailing their arms or waving money around like their pants were on fire.
I definitely stay away from those yelling at me and "pssting" at me to get my attention. When it's busy, it's hard for both sides of the bar. But my best advice is make eye contact with the bartender if possible (sometimes when I am SLAMMED I don't even look up), have your money or credit card available and know exactly what you want to drink.
I'll totally remember this the next time you come to the bar, which ensures quicker drink delivery to you the second and third time around!
I realize this is more of a "what not to do" in a busy bar. I guess my best advice is to just be patient. We want to make money. That's why we are there. Oh and it never hurts to know us personally. :)
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