Arkanaut: 4... Drinking establishments employ all sorts of methods to short-change customers, say industry insiders. Among the examples they note: shaking a drink for a long time (the ice turns to water, adding volume)Sounds like somebody needs to retake high school physics.
doglover: Happy Hours: 4. "That pint may be a few ounces short."Obvious - next?Obvious? There's a line on the glass.
NeoCortex42: Cajnik: 9. "Don't drink and drive, for your sake - and ours."This is BS. It shouldn't be the bars job to babysit you. Hell, they already have to listen to your drivel. Don't drink and drive - good advice. Don't sue the person who handed you a beer when you asked for it - better adviceI agree, but some places have laws that hold the bar liable if the customer drives home drunk and causes an accident. It's varied up that they have to babysit the customers.
jigger: To cut down on drunk driving, how about change some zoning laws to allow neighborhood bars again? So people can walk home. Oh, but then they'd be arrested for public intoxication. At least we're protected from people walking while intoxicated.
Happy Hours: WTF is this slideshow shiat?...7. "Serving food doesn't magically turn a pub into a gastropub."What the fark is a gastropub? It's a plus if a bar serves food - if I'm hungry, but in a bar, I'm not expecting anything great. Serve me a crappy steak or some fish and chips or whatever - you have peanuts? Okay, I'll eat those too.I didn't go to a bar expecting a gourmet meal.
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Mister Buttons: MatrixOutsider: Pouring piss water into top shelf liquor bottles and charging top shelf prices is not on the list?If a bar is caught doing this it can result in at least a $5000 dollar fine, and possible loss of liquor license. This is not something that bars do.Dunno how other states do it, but my sister used to tend bar at a Chinese restaurant in California, and one day had a guy come in with a briefcase, sat down and ordered a drink. She mixed it, set it down in front of him, and he immediately flashed his ABC credentials, opened his briefcase, poured the drink into a container, sealed it, and walked out the door to a van parked in the lot. Ten minutes later, he came back, told her that her pour was right on the money, and she had passed their audit. The restaurant was lucky that the other bartender wasn't there; she was a notorious overpourer, and they'd have fined her and the restaurant on the spot.Cajnik: 9. "Don't drink and drive, for your sake - and ours."This is BS. It shouldn't be the bars job to babysit you. Hell, they already have to listen to your drivel. Don't drink and drive - good advice. Don't sue the person who handed you a beer when you asked for it - better advice.I've lost two good friends that left bars ridiculously drunk and died; one on a motorcycle that hit a dumpster at 130 mph. My sister, when she's tending bar keeps a clinical eye on all her customers, and also keeps a running tally of how much she's served each customer. She's also very smooth about how she '86es customers- she'll sweet-talk you right onto the sidewalk so suavely, that you'll think you put yourself there on purpose. That's because she wants you back as a customer.
Cajnik: It shouldn't be the bars job to babysit you.
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