Do you tip AC bartenders?

Old May 5, 17, 5:48 pm
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Do you tip AC bartenders?

Interested in hearing what others do regarding tipping or not tipping AC bartenders.

Personally I tip them one dollar per drink as I would at any bar, unless they are outright rude or inattentive.

However, sitting in the BOS club right now I'm noticing not many others seem to do this.

Curious about others' experiences / philosophies toward this.
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Old May 5, 17, 5:50 pm
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I do $1 per drink 100% of the time.
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Old May 5, 17, 5:56 pm
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Usually $5 for two beers, roughly the same tip I would give if I were paying. Mixed drink$, I tip as I would in any other bar/restaurant.
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Old May 5, 17, 5:58 pm
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I do $1 per drink 100% of the time.
+1 but only in the US
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Old May 5, 17, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by mcrw00 View Post
Interested in hearing what others do regarding tipping or not tipping AC bartenders.

Personally I tip them one dollar per drink as I would at any bar, unless they are outright rude or inattentive.

However, sitting in the BOS club right now I'm noticing not many others seem to do this.

Curious about others' experiences / philosophies toward this.
I find not tipping fairly rude. I don't believe there wage is so much that just because are drinks are free they don't deserve something for there effort, especially when dealing so many that don't and they still smile almost every time. I've always felt that a couple of dollars out my pocket will not strap me or ruin my day, but it may just add to theirs.
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Old May 5, 17, 6:11 pm
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i usually get a soda. I don't usually tip anything on about 10 cents worth of product. more reason i favor the freestyle machines. Call it cheap or whatever you want, but they push a button for 10 seconds and hand it to me. One button one inch to the left on the soda gun the bartender uses is water, which I cant imagine anyone tipping for in a bar. Just my 2 cents.

I will say if I'm there long enough to have several beverages or switch to alcohol, i'll tip a buck every other drink
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Old May 5, 17, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by LovePrunes View Post
i usually get a soda. I don't usually tip anything on about 10 cents worth of product. more reason i favor the freestyle machines. Call it cheap or whatever you want, but they push a button for 10 seconds and hand it to me. One button one inch to the left on the soda gun the bartender uses is water, which I cant imagine anyone tipping for in a bar. Just my 2 cents.

I will say if I'm there long enough to have several beverages or switch to alcohol, i'll tip a buck every other drink
Yes, that's a bit cheap
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Old May 5, 17, 6:25 pm
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Always at least a . Buck a drink. Exceptional service gets better tips.
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Old May 5, 17, 6:29 pm
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In the USA, I always tip bartenders, Admirals Club or not. Outside the USA, depends on the circumstances.
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I use my vouchers with my BAEC status and just get bottles of water to bring to my destination. I don't tip for that as it's a cashless transaction that takes about 10 seconds of time, and a $1 tip is more than I would pay for that bottle at a normal store.
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Originally Posted by roadtriper View Post
Exceptional service gets better tips.
And vice-versa! @:-)
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And vice-versa! @:-)
Somebody gets it
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Old May 5, 17, 6:36 pm
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Yea of course duh....don't be cheap.
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I only use my vouchers in the ACs and almost never have US money on me. So no I don't tip. I understand bartenders and waiters in the US are generally very low paid and work for tips. However, I'm not sure the employees in the AC working behind the bar fall into that category.
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Old May 5, 17, 6:43 pm
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I always tip according to local custom, e.g., always in the US. Doesn't matter whether the drink is paid for, free or a voucher.

You don't need to rationalize not tipping. If you don't want to, don't. It's cheap, but you don't have to, so don't.
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