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Bartenders Share Their Biggest Pet Peeves

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Hey, Bartender

Oh, bartenders. They do so much work to keep our nights out as fun and delicious as possible, and how do we repay them? Sure, most of us tip (hopefully), but sometimes, we do more harm than good.

Have you ever seen how dirty and disgusting a bar gets at the end of a busy night? Chances are you don’t always realize at the time, what with lights being so low and your alcohol intake blurring these finer details. Let’s face it: When you’re going out for the night, you’re more focused on getting your drink, making sure your friends aren’t fighting or crying, and finding some scrumptious pizza afterwards. Amidst these more pressing matters, it’s easy to ignore everything that the bartenders are very soberly (sometimes) putting up with.

Bartenders were asked to share the biggest things customers do that piss them off, and their responses might just have you watching yourself a little more closely next time you go to the bar!

smiling bartender you are the worst

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I’m guilty of a few of these. Are you?

Tooty Fruity

lemon wedges


Don’t fucking eat out of the f**king fruit tray. That fruit is meant for drinks, not for your grubby fingers. (RaoulZDuke)

This is my biggest temptation in bars. I really like maraschino cherries. (vanitysaddiction)

I did it once. I was really drunk though. So if your true personality comes out when you’re really drunk, my true personality is a grubby-handed little jerk with a sweet tooth and no self control. (utilitariansweater)

Bad Habits

bar coasters


Ripping up coasters and labels and if by then, you haven’t caused enough misery for the night, throw it on the floor or squish it in the gap of something. (showmebevelle)

I always make it awkward by asking who the sexually frustrated one is. (champagnehoneybee)