It's Friday Night. The club is packed and the music is jumping. You'er a little nervous. You have only dated her for a little over a month. You want to break the ice as quickly as possible. One of the absolute first things that you want to do is get you and your companion a drink. The more you drink the better you dance. The better you look.
She takes 10 minutes to tell you that she wants a freaking apple martini and you're off. Or so you thought. Every guy has the same idea as you do; go to the bar and get back to her as fast as I can. The line to the bartender is ridiculous. Everyone is competing for the same thing; the Bartender's attention.
Here are some effective drink ordering tactics that have worked for me: (Don't leave her alone for too long)
- Scope your spot: The best place to be is right where the drinks are mixed. The distance you are from the center is directly proportional to your wait time. The farther you are the longer you wait. The bar-back can't save you from your thirst.
- Make eye contact: As your bartender moves around to serve other patrons track them with your eyes. This shows your intent. Don't make hand signals. You will look like a jerk. Just keep staring. Creepy works better than jerky at the bar.
- Be Ready: Have your money in hand. Don't take it too far -- remember that your bartender is not a stripper waving your money around is a surefire way not to get served.
- Leave A Good Tip: On a busy night make it 30%. Or be prepared to wait even longer on your next round.
The bartender is there to make money and its in their best interest to serve as many happy drunk customers as they can and get a fat tip. The tactics above have worked for me. What works for you? Comment below!