How much do you tip at brewpub?

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sportscrazed2
16:08 Tue 2/21/2012

I went to a brewpub for lunch today. Was planning on just having a pint and catching second half of champions league but i was getting hungry and had a burger. I had exactly $17 cash in my wallet a 10 5 and 2 singles. The bill was $16.77 exactly. I didn’t want to leave the bartender a $5 tip for pouring me a pint and he didn’t cook the burger. so i charged the meal and left the singles for tip. is that appropriate? do you tip somebody for food they didn’t prepare?

 
Libbey
16:12 Tue 2/21/2012

Yes because, more often than not, they tip out their cooks at the end of their shift.

 
Mcc1654
16:12 Tue 2/21/2012

Originally posted by sportscrazed2
I went to a brewpub for lunch today. Was planning on just having a pint and catching second half of champions league but i was getting hungry and had a burger. I had exactly $17 cash in my wallet a 10 5 and 2 singles. The bill was $16.77 exactly. I didn’t want to leave the bartender a $5 tip for pouring me a pint and he didn’t cook the burger. so i charged the meal and left the singles for tip. is that appropriate? do you tip somebody for food they didn’t prepare?


Like a waiter?

 
kryptic
16:13 Tue 2/21/2012

Originally posted by sportscrazed2
do you tip somebody for food they didn’t prepare?






Is this a serious question? I am pretty sure in most cases the girl waiting your table when you go out to eat at a restaurant is not also back in the kitchen cooking all the food.

 
sportscrazed2
16:14 Tue 2/21/2012

lol true. i just feel like a cheapskate even though i just spent $17 for a pint of beer and cheeseburger. i probably would have left about $4 if i had that many singles.

 
miketd
beers 5 º places 125 º 16:15 Tue 2/21/2012

Starts at 20%, goes up/down from there. If it’s only beer, $1-2 per beer.

 
OakAgedGravy
beers 2 º 16:20 Tue 2/21/2012

I start at %15 and it goes up or down from there. I am not sure when this standard was changed or suggested to change to %20, but my wages:cost of living ratio hasn’t changed.

 
mtoast
beers 336 º places 13 º 16:23 Tue 2/21/2012

Originally posted by kryptic
Originally posted by sportscrazed2
do you tip somebody for food they didn’t prepare?







By that logic, you can’t tip the bartender unless he made the beer.

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 16:26 Tue 2/21/2012

I never tip, most of the time, the guy serving me did not take the entrepreneurial risk of opening the restaurant in the first place.

 
AdamChandler
beers 5208 º places 276 º 16:35 Tue 2/21/2012

Everyone’s answer will be VERY different depending on if they worked as a waiter or not. When answering, specify if you’ve ever worked in a restaurant so we can judge appropriately. :)

 
maryswineshop
16:41 Tue 2/21/2012

Originally posted by lithy
I never tip, most of the time, the guy serving me did not take the entrepreneurial risk of opening the restaurant in the first place.


Never tip? You’re kidding right?