Best Way to Bigger Tips for Bartenders

There have been several studies on how service workers can increase the amount of tips they receive from their customers. I have heard several things such as to touch the customers hand, to smile when taking an order, and even to write thank you with a smiley face on the receipt to try and get bigger tips for bartenders.

However, studies have shown that this one method will incur bigger tips for bartenders more than any other and it really makes sense when you think about it.

Bigger Tips For Bartenders

I want you to imagine the last guy that ordered a Jack and Diet from you at your bar, can you remember him? Now, I want to walk you through what’s going through his head when he orders that drink.

bigger tips for bartenders

Customer, “Hi I’d like a Jack and Diet”

Bartender, “Coming right up”

Customer thinks, “I wonder if she heard me correct?”

Bartender takes some money from another customer, gives change, runs out of ice, fills back up with ice, says good bye to a leaving customer, then makes his drink.

Bartender, “Here you go, $4 dollars.”

Customer thinks, “I wonder if this is Jack, tastes like well Whiskey. Wonder if she used diet coke? This speed gun cola all tastes the same, I bet she made it with regular coke.”

Especially for picky drinkers, from the moment they order a drink from a bartender, until the drink is gone, they wonder if the drink was made correctly, especially on a busy night where bartenders are making multiple drinks at a time, serving multiple people and ringing up several tickets all within a short time period.

The best way to alleviate this, which is also the number one way to increase your tips is to repeat the order to the customer before you walk away. No other technique, tactic, practice whatever is as effective as this one thing to increase your tips. This is how the conversation should go. (You should repeat the drink order twice)

bigger tips for bartenders

Customer, “Hi I’d like a Jack and Diet”

Bartender, “One Jack and Diet, Coming right up!”(enunciating clearly)

Customer thinks, “Cool she heard me correct, hope she remembers to use diet its busy in here. . .”

Bartender takes some money from another customer, gives change, runs out of ice, fills back up with ice, says good bye to a leaving customer, then makes his drink.

Bartender, “Here you go, one Jack and Diet Coke, that will be $4 dollars.”

Customer thinks, “About something totally different since they are no longer worried that the drink was made incorrectly.”

Such a simple thing, yet some studies I have read have shown a 15 percent increase in average weekly tips for bartenders who adopt this practice. If your customers and their experience at your bar is important to you, then you will adopt this practice in your bartender work. Not only will your customers tip more but they will have a better experience, since instead of worrying if they got the right drink they can relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

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