Do I tip out at the end or with each drink?
July 30, 2012 1:07 PM Subscribe
When at a bar/pub, I default to tipping on each drink (cash is easy to remember this way, for me). When they hold a running tab, what is the appropriate etiquette when cashing out at the end of the night?
posted by CrystalDave to Work & Money (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Is tipping throughout the night suitable/enough, or is it generally expected that I see about adding more on at the end?
I want to be reasonable (and I really don't want to be making things harder on anybody working in the service industry), but at the same time I'm still a college student on a budget, so I'd prefer to stay on the side of 'reasonable' rather than 'lavish' until I could otherwise afford as such.
(This isn't a tip-credit state, if it matters for the purposes of answering here. Also, near as I've found holding onto the card for a tab for the night is pretty standard around here. If it varies by type of location, that would be good to know as well.)