How to Order a Drink at a Bar
Ordering a drink at a bar could be an exhilarating or nerve-racking process, if it is your first-time to the bar, and you are not widely familiar the process of ordering a drink at the bar. However, if you are legally allowed to drink, you can research and practice on the drinks available at the bar and you can learn how to order a drink at the bar. For ordering a drink, you are initially required to choose the kind of drink you would choose to drink. Next, you can place an order for your drink using the standardized bar terminology. Once the bartender has served you the drink, you can proceed further to pay for it, and leave a tip for the bartender. Or, you can follow the given guideline to order a drink at a bar successfully: Choosing your drink: If you find yourself at a bar, you should be familiar with the types of drinks that you would be ordering from the bar station. The bartenders are familiar with the body type of their customers; if you are leaning towards the bar counter, they will approach you and make you a drink. However, if you choose to stand away from the bar, it will serve as an indication that you are not yet prepared to order a drink. If a bar is not crowded with the customers, you should approach the bartender, and ask them for drink recommendations. Ordering your drink: When it comes to ordering your drink, you should be aware of what drink you would going for, and you should speak clearly and loudly to avoid any miscommunication with the bartender. If the bar is crowded, you should say the name of the drink precisely, and you should also specify the brand and size of the drink that you would like to drink. If the name and size of the drink is not clear to the bartender, he will request you to repeat your order again. When you are ordering mixed drinks at the bar, you should say the name of the liquor type first, which should be followed by the type of mixer of your preference. Specify if your drink is single or double: If you have been to a bar before, you might heard an exchange of conversation between a customer and bartender, which mostly consists of the terms ‘single’ or ‘double’. A single drink refers to a single serving of liquor; however, a majority of the mixed drinks are singles, which entails that they might be inclusive of a single serving of liquor mixed with it. However, if you are considering ordering a double drink, the bartender will pour double servings of liquor in the drink. You can mention the size of the drink when placing your order for the drink. For instance: “Can I have a double vodka cranberry, please?’’ Give me a single tequila soda on ice. Pay for your drinks: Once the bartender has prepared and served you your drinks, they will proceed to tell you the total amount of the bill. You should make sure that you have your credit card or cash in your hands. As the bar counters are crowded areas, you should not make any delays to order a drink. On the contrary, if you are considering ordering drinks on a continual basis, you should ask the bartender to use your credit card for opening a tab. The bartender will be obliged to add the drinks to a tab, and then, charge your card once you are done ordering the drinks. However, if you are considering paying with cash, the bartender will not open a separate tab for you.