As adults, we all enjoy an alcoholic beverage from time to time. While it's nice to enjoy an evening at home with a bottle of wine, it's also nice to go out for a night on the town once in a while. Fortunately, anytime you feel the urge to get a drink, there are plenty of bars to help you out. Oddly enough, a lot of bartenders can look at you and know what you're going to drink, which is helpful, until you know what they're thinking about you.
Despite popular belief, bartenders actually think it's extremely silly when people order expensive shots. According to a bartender with 10 years experience, “You look stupid when you order expensive shots. The whole point is to get it down quickly — you’re not enjoying the quality.” Moral of the story? Get a shot of bottom shelf whiskey and call it a night.
You may be surprised to find out that most bartenders absolutely despise making your favorite drink: mojitos. And honestly, you should avoid ordering them at all costs. Mojitos can be a bit tricky to make, especially if you want them to taste good, so most bartenders don't like making them at all. And when they do make them, they won't put in much effort “Because they’re a pain in the [expletive] to make,” according to one bartender.
Long Island Iced Tea
Most bartenders know two things about people who order Long Island iced teas from a bar. For starters, the person ordering is a complete novice and has no clue about the other drinks available. The second reason is that they just want to get as drunk as possible, in the shortest amount of time possible. Their advice? Learn about a few other drinks and consume your alcohol like a grownup.
Beer and Whiskey
It's quite uncanny how much a bartender can tell about a person by the drink they order. This is especially true for people who order a beer with their whiskey. “From my experience, if you order a Bud Light/ Miller Light/ Budweiser with a shot of Bourbon or Whisky, you probably work a manual labor intensive job,” said Modod_ revealed from Reddit.
Apparently, bartenders are so in tuned with their patrons that they can guess what they're going to drink by what sport they watch. “Soccer fans = Moscow mules, kamikazes, anything with 3 or more ingredients, unless it’s a shot of expensive tequila," said one bartender on Reddit. Apparently, soccer fans also like a whole bunch of whiskey bright and early in the morning, which really isn't good for anyone.