Everybody loves taking shots with the bartender. A night out is just a hell of a lot more fun when you feel like the person pouring your drinks is a friend and not just someone providing you a service -- and in the entire history of mankind, nothing has ever cemented a friendship like taking shots together. Except maybe serving together in a war. But outside of that, it’s definitely taking shots.
That being said, your bartender is at the office. Given that, here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re inviting them into your shot circle. Or square. Whatever geometric shape you’re into, really:
1. Don’t order an extra shot and assume the bartender’s going to take it
Not because bartenders don’t like surprises (who doesn’t like surprises!), but because some bars allow -- or even encourage -- their bartenders to take shots with customers, while others have a policy against it.