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RFEATURE
Itmaybequieterthancointapping,“
but waving a banknote under the
gaze of the bartender is destined“
to have the opposite effect on
weary bar staff.
me next”, or just shouting your order are1. THE ROLL-AROUND 8. OFFER A SWEETENER
effective ways to get noticed and ignored atBefore you even get the chance to prop Loyaltyand politenesswill getyoualong way,
the same time. Whistling or finger clicking isyourself within ordering distance of the but the best ploy by a long chalk is a simple
no better. Don’t do it!frenetic bar staff, you need to reach the bar three-word phrase: “Have one yourself.”
itself past a throng of eager drinkers five Bar workers now are often dissuaded from
deep. Some snake a hand through the crowd drinking on the job - but instead will take the5. PLAY MIND GAMES
and draw themselves in, others wait until the money as a gratuity. Given the price of a pintHere’s one subtle, calculated technique that
person in front has ordered, then try to roll nowadays, that’s not a bad tip.can be highly effective. When the bartender
around them to claim their space. The latter is scanning the sea of eager faces at the bar 9. AVOID RUSH HOUR
technique requires cunning, anticipation and and trying to work out who is next, point to
As with so many things, timing is key. Ifskill. the person next to you. They will get served
standing at the bar puts you in mind of theand then usually you will be next, the bar2. MAKE EYE CONTACT
January sales, you might be encounteringstaff having acknowledged your impeccableJust as pubs subvert the British rules on
the licensed trade’s equivalent of rush hour.etiquette.forming an orderly line, so they do when it
People tend to visit the pub half-an-hour, ancomes to meeting a stranger’s eyes. Always
hour or two hours before closing. So turn up6. NOTE WAVERStry to catch people’s eyes, the bar staff
at, say, 10 past the hour, it could be moreIt may be quieter than coin tapping, butgenerally tries to acknowledge people when
effective.waving a banknote under the gaze of thethey’re waiting. Try to find a spot near the
bartender is destined to have the oppositetill to boost that all important eye contact
effect on weary bar staff. It doesn’t entice the 10. CONSIDERSWITCHINGVENUESopportunity.
bar staff, because the money is not going in If you don’t like the sound of Oldham’s plan
their pockets. for orderly queuing, there are more unusual3. TO FLIRT OR NOT TO FLIRT?
ways toavoid waiting.One village pub inEastGetting a pint in a crowded pub can appear
Sussexallows regulars to pour their own pints7.REMEMBERTRADITIONALBRITISHto be a dark art. The secret to getting served
at the side of the bar and put their paymentRESERVEis... send someone else up! Is a seductive
in an “honesty box”. IT company MyQbusterSilence can be golden when it comes toflicking of blonde hair guaranteed to arrest
invented a system allowing drinkers to ordereffective bar etiquette. Jokey or nastythe barman’s attention? Not always. Women
through a mobile phone from their seats, withcomments about how long you’ve beenwho lean over the bar to flirt rarely get served
orders automatically appearing on the touchwaiting will not get you served quicker.quicker, because bar staff know they don’t
screen till at the bar.Even “I’m dying of thirst” murmurs maywant anything else apart from drinks.
And if all these pointers fail you the next timesound innocent but can have a more sinister
you land in a busy bar - maybe it’s time to goundertone to a bartender- that they are not4. NO COIN TAPPERS
on the wagon….NOT!working fast enough.Tapping coins on the bar, shouting “me next,
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