Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Manners Rule #57: Taking Advantage of Drunks

Rule #57: Don't take advantage of a drunk's lack of coherency

If he's at the point where you are serving him a water martini with olives and he cannot taste the difference between vodka and H2O, it does not mean you can still charge for a martini. Or if he has already paid his check but tries to pay again with cash, accepting the payment isn't exactly ethical, no matter how adamant he is about settling his bill...again.

Sometimes a bartender's job is to protect people from themselves. Excel at it.


  1. Well put, ts all about responsible service of alcohol!

  2. For more reasons than this, right?