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.
2. Also, remember that time you worked in a fudge shop...
...and most days it was like heaven because you got so many free fudge samples, but some days it was like, “I just cannot eat any fudge today”? Believe it or not, sometimes that’s how bartenders feel about shots.