- Yes, unscrupulous, unethical bartenders do rip off their employers. And you – the guest. There is a huge problem regarding bartender theft – and it isn’t getting any better.
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- Short Pouring. Probably the most common method of ripping you off. The bartender simply pours less than the required amount of liquor – usually right in front of your eyes.
- Picking up Change. Happens all the time – especially in a very busy bar where the customers are getting pretty well tuned up. It’s a simple method of ripping you off, and can be avoided by simply counting the change that you receive back from your drink purchase.
- Pouring House Liquor, Charging for Call Liquor. You order a Beefeater and tonic. The bartender pours you a gin and tonic using the inexpensive house liquor – yet charges you that extra $2 or $3 dollars for the ‘call drink.’
- Over Charging. This is a very simple, common method to steal from you. The bartender simply quotes you the price of the drink and then rings up a smaller amount on the cash register.
- The rim dip. This is a sneaky way to serve you less alcohol than you paid for, by tricking your senses into smelling and tasting a strong drink. The bartender can do this in several ways, but the outcome is the same; the rim of the glass will be dipped in the alcohol of your choice, from vodka or gin, to whiskey or brandy.
- The long pour. Next time your bartender goes all Tom Cruise in Cocktail'on you, be skeptical. One of the easiest ways to trick you into thinking you're getting more booze than you actually are is the long pour.
- The diluted bottle. To be fair, this is usually a collaboration between the bartender and the owner. But however it happens, it's an easy way to rip off customers in plain sight.
- The brand swap. The simplest way to achieve the brand swap is to pour cheap liquor into empty bottles of a more expensive brand. Another way is to apply expensive labels to bottles of a cheaper brand, but this is time-consuming and tricky to pull off.
4 Ways a Bartender Can Rip You Off, and What You Should Order. People head to their local watering holes to let loose, blow off steam, knock a few back, get their drink on, but you might want to think twice before paying $10 for that second vodka-cranberry. Because whoever has the alcohol is in control, and the man behind the bar could be ripping you off.
Watch out though, because you could be getting ripped off. Here are some ways that your bartender could be tricking you out of your money. Overdoing It On The Ice Keriss101 . Ask for a water at the bar, they’ll give you a full cup of water with two ice cubes max. Ask for a vodka cranberry and they’ll give you a cup of ice with some cranberry juice on the side and a splash of vodka.