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Merry Merry!

| December 24, 2010, 07:03 PM | 2 Comments

Scrooge says tip your bartenders and waitersMerry Christmas to you all you Annapolitans out there! As you’re celebrating the holidays and gearing up for the New Year, don’t forget about your hard working servers out there. We get a lot of guests coming in to the restaurant and reconnecting with old friends during the holidays. One thing I notice this time of year is that some of you out there are not so generous with your gratuity. I know keeping money around is difficult this time of year with all the parties and gifts and whatnot, but if you’re planning on shorting your server to save some money, maybe think about staying in.

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a 10% tip.

Here are some of my suggestions: meet your friends or family for coffee and walk around beautiful downtown Annapolis, cook at home, don’t order that second cocktail if it’s going to be a strain on your wallet, or pre-game before you go to the bar.

On the other hand, every now and again we get customers, usually regulars, who want to spread the Christmas cheer and over-tip their servers. To you I say “thank you”. We know you don’t have to, and we appreciate it ever-so-much. Business is very up and down for us in December and January and every little bit helps.

I’m looking forward to the reprieve from work and spending time with my wonderful family in sunny Florida. So to all of you out there, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and wishing you the greatest of New Years from the Bar Bitch!

Category: OPINION

About the Author - The Bar Bitch

I graduated with an Art degree from a small liberal arts college, did a bit of traveling and moved to Annapolis from Baltimore about seven years ago. I currently manage a well-known Annapolis restaurant, serve and bartend. I live downtown and I like sunsets and long walks on the beach :)

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  1. Fred Shubbie says:

    I was going to stay home tonight as you suggested but I called ahead and told the restaurant’s owner my tip would be lighter than usual and she said” forget about it, we appreciate your business”. She made me feel welcome and BB is trying to shame me.

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