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Yet Another Tipping Question

I usually over tip--22-25 percent. But I was confused about something that happened tonight. I went to a new bar, kind of a renovated dive, with a friend. We both ordered cocktails, I ordered a charchturie (sp) platter and he ordered a pizza. My food came right away, and both of our drinks came quickly. The bar was empty for our first drinks, but was filling up quickly. We ordered a second drink. The bar was filled with people that the bar tender seemed to know. The second drink came. No sign of pizza, it was more than an hour at this point. We remind the bartender, who is also the server twice. He finally says, five minutes, and five minutes later, the pizza comes. This would have been 90 minutes. No offer to comp the food, no apologies, but the food was really good, the drinks were strong, and I would like to go back...I tipped 4 on a 32 bill, after tax. They also split the bill in a weird manner. My friends kind of shy, so I took his lead, and didn't complain. How much should I have tipped? Should I have complained? Should I go back to complain? What's the protocol here?
posted by PinkMoose on Apr 28, 2013 - 25 answers

Respecting elders who are acting Unrespectable (Bar Etiquette)

An older gentleman who comes to our local often enjoys singling me out for loud and overbearing criticism, even when he isn't part of the ongoing conversation. I need a good turn-off phrase to de-fuse his little bombs. [more inside]
posted by halfbuckaroo on Dec 14, 2011 - 24 answers

Can I hang out at the bar if I'm dating the bartender?

Dating a bartender - is it ok to hang out at the bar? (But me and the bar began our relationship first!) [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Aug 11, 2010 - 21 answers

How do you act in a gay bar?

Just out of the closet. Little bit socially clueless. Teach me how to behave at a gay bar. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Keep my happy hour from becoming sad.

What's the best way to organize a happy hour at a bar? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Mar 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Should I go to a bar that I don't like but that my friend chose?

My friend invites a group to a bar, for which I have disdain and is expensive. I am selective about where I go, and I am on a budget. Should I go? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Mar 22, 2007 - 27 answers

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