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Old 02-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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tipping question re alcoholic drinks

right, I am trying to understand all the tipping 'rules'
if I am on qs dining plan I know alcoholic drinkies are not included and I know that you don't need to tip qs but what if I get our qs lunches and we want a bottle of bud or something do I tip when I pay oop for the bud or not?
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right, I am trying to understand all the tipping 'rules'
if I am on qs dining plan I know alcoholic drinkies are not included and I know that you don't need to tip qs but what if I get our qs lunches and we want a bottle of bud or something do I tip when I pay oop for the bud or not?
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For counter service restaurants, I don't tip. I don't think many people do.

For Sit down Restaurants I tip on the entire bill (all alcohol included).
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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You don't tip at a QS location however if you are going to a proper bar then you will need to tip
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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You don't tip at a QS location however if you are going to a proper bar then you will need to tip
As elise says. Normally $1 a drink. If extra nice and friendly I give $2
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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fab Thankyou, as I thought really but always best to check, don't want to be the rude british woman that doesn't tip properly


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Do you just leave the tip on the bar after the bartender has given you your change? We are off to NYC in two weeks and have never been to a bar in the US only restaurants!
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Do you just leave the tip on the bar after the bartender has given you your change? We are off to NYC in two weeks and have never been to a bar in the US only restaurants!
Can do but also easy enough to just stick another dollar or two on when you pay.
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Do you just leave the tip on the bar after the bartender has given you your change? We are off to NYC in two weeks and have never been to a bar in the US only restaurants!
If we are paying cash, we just leave a $ or two on the bar after we've paid and got our change. If we're running up a tab or paying by card, we add the tip on when we close down the check.
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What about when you have a table service.

If we order a $35 of House Wine - a 20% tip is $7

Whereas ordering a $60 wine would attract a $12

The service for pouring etc... is no different. Is it just me who has this concern when ordering wine
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What about when you have a table service.

If we order a $35 of House Wine - a 20% tip is $7

Whereas ordering a $60 wine would attract a $12

The service for pouring etc... is no different. Is it just me who has this concern when ordering wine
I work on the basis that I leave a % tip for the entire bill for a TS meal, whether I have ordered alcohol or not. If I had ordered a bottle of wine, that would be included in the bill and the total % tip I left would be based on the cost of the meal including the wine (so, yes, theoretically 20% or possibly even more).
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I work on the basis that I leave a % tip for the entire bill for a TS meal, whether I have ordered alcohol or not. If I had ordered a bottle of wine, that would be included in the bill and the total % tip I left would be based on the cost of the meal including the wine (so, yes, theoretically 20% or possibly even more).
Ditto. We usually leave a rough percentage of the total bill. If we have excellent service we may tip a bit more, and likewise if service is poor we'll deduct a few dollars. But it's always based on the total of the bill.
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I work on the basis that I leave a % tip for the entire bill for a TS meal, whether I have ordered alcohol or not. If I had ordered a bottle of wine, that would be included in the bill and the total % tip I left would be based on the cost of the meal including the wine (so, yes, theoretically 20% or possibly even more).
This is also what we do,
We often have a few cocktails with dinner and always just add it with the overall tip at the end!
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Do you just leave the tip on the bar after the bartender has given you your change? We are off to NYC in two weeks and have never been to a bar in the US only restaurants!
Yes, if you want them to serve you again. At least in Boston (I assume NYC is similar) the bars can get quite crowded. The bartenders remember who their good tippers are and will keep a eye out of you when you go back up to order. If you are only going to get one or two drinks, it's no big deal.

Typically, beer would be around $5 so I would pay with a $5 and leave $1 tip. If I was planning on staying a while and drinking I would probably leave a couple of dollars.

I love the PP analogy about a more expensive entree. As they indicated, it is the same thing as a more expensive drink. It is customary to tip on the entire bill.
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Thanks, that's really helpful. Never drunk in a US bar before so want to get it right!
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Thanks, that's really helpful. Never drunk in a US bar before so want to get it right!
I just read that as "never been drunk in a US bar before so want to get it right"
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