Do Vegas handshakes happen at Baltimore bars & clubs?
Earlier today, Midnight Sunner (and local bar owner) Jason Zink came to me with a curious question:
Are there any places in Baltimore where the security or the host gets their palms "greased?
When I lived in Vegas, it was part of the dining experience. In order to get into the club or a quicker table at the restaurant, I would put a $20 bill in my palm and shake the doorman's host's hand.
As a D-list local celebrity, people grease my palm all the time.* But are there a lot of Vegas handshakes at local bars and clubs? There have to be.
Where, though? ...
How much would you have to tip someone here? If Jason slipped people in Vegas $20, would you only have to slip someone a $5 here? Maybe I should try that with the hostess at Charleston or Tio Pepe.
Have you ever done it, or heard about someone doing it?
*In case anyone from upper management happens to read this post, no, I have never taken a bribe in exchange for coverage. That was a joke. Yuk yuk yuk.(Baltimore Sun archive photo of Sam Sessa's Saturday evening money suit. Dolla dolla bills, ya'll)