Etiquette in pubs


Convey your order
     According to, communication with your bartender is important, and the relationship that you have with them will be enhanced immediately if you let them know when you are ready to order. You would never flag down a bartender only to stammer or to not know just what is it that you want. If the bartender comes over and you don’t know what you want , or simply need a moment to decide ,communicate that .

Know the rules
   Keep in mind, it is never well received should you choose to point at the bartender, click your fingers, or make exaggerated waving gestures to get attention. If the bartender doesn’t see you within a reasonable amount of time and you have taken into consideration just busy the bar is and you feel neglected or ignored , go and drink elsewhere. It is not worth your money or aggravation to suffer bad service.


Don’t hold a seat for anyone
    Just because you arrived at a particular time does not mean you have earned the rights to reserve seats,especially when there are others who might want to sit down too. Unless the person is within close proximity to the establishment or actually within earshot, do not keep seats. Its disrespectful to others.

Own your own space
     Keep your items like suits,purses,and laptops in front of you and don’t hang your things over any stools you aren’t using. Just because the pub might seem empty at that moment doesn’t mean it won’t fill up while you are there.


Don’t liter
     Napkins, straws,stir-sticks, etc are there for a purpose, and that doesn’t include tearing them up into little pieces and littering the bar. This happens more often than one would think and it just shows a lack of caring for the people serving you. Also, if you have a cold, don’t blow your nose with a beverage napkin.

Never ask for a free drink
     If the bartender for whatsoever reason decides to buy you a drink, it is up to their discretion and also it is up to the “house rules” to dictate what, if anything can be bought. That isn’t an industry standard and therefore should not be expected. You have to ask yourself , why you would ever mention it. Are you short of cash? Is the place too expensive? If so, its time to go,not time to “work the bartender”.

Be engaging and generous
     Many times people come to the pub to get a bit of space, peace and solitude. But, if you are feeling gregarious and want to connect with people , do so. Try to “read” them so that you don’t overstep your bounds. Most people at pubs will be somewhat  convivial and will respond to your entreaties for conversation, so dive in and be gracious and hopefully charming. Just remember to listen  as well as talk, and to know when its time to back off if need be. Space in a bar has to be respected, and not respecting each others space is unacceptable.

Buying a round
      Buying drinks for others is a nice gesture, but only when it is acceptable to the recipients. Be respectful by simply asking them if you may buy them a round. Buying a round doesn’t mean someone owes you anything, because it is a gift from you that is not expected to be paid back .


Never use profanity
     Anger is always something to be avoided in drinking, and when you feel that coming on, its time to take a breath and put down the drink. Anger and drinking never pair well together and oftentimes lead to disaster. Anything that triggers your anger should be well known to you and should be avoided. Keep in mind that while in a public place meant for happy gathering and socialising , nobody is obligated to hear out your deeper issues.
   Please guys drinking and driving never ends well, if your intoxicated its better to have someone sober who can drive you home. Its better been Merry happy and  above all been alive DONT DRINK AND DRIVE PEOPLE.


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