Sunday, March 4, 2012

How do UNH students tip downtown?

 Earlier today The Knot shared this link on Facebook about proper tipping. I found it pretty interesting and for the most part I agree with it. But it got me thinking, how do most UNH students tips at the bars on campus? When paying with cash, for the most part my friends and will leave an extra dollar per drink order, or sometimes depending on the type of drink or special. For example, if it's dollar drink night I'll order two wells and leave three dollars. Or two, two dollar drinks and I'll leave a 5. If I know it is going to be a long night, I may take a order off without tipping, but I'm always sure to let the bartender know I'll get them back on my next order. Usually when I do this I'll order a beer in a bottle or can. If it's a mixed drink or a beer on tap I'm always sure to leave something.

If I'm keeping a tab I usually use the old trick of doubling the sales tax or as the blogger pointed out, moving the decimal over and doubling. (Ex $25.00 becomes 2.50 x 2 = a $5 tip).

Anyways, I'd like to know the tipping habits of other UNH students when they go out downtown. I know some people tip differently during specials like beat the clock or dollar drink nights. Comment below or send me a tweet to let me know your tipping habits. If you're a lousy tipper you can always comment anonymously here.


  1. I used to tip on almost every drink, then I realized how stupid it was. Since I get cheap beer bottles 90% of the time, I'm not going to pay an extra dollar because someone opened it for me. I'll tip for well drinks, but not a Miller High Life.

    Maybe it's a case of diffusion of responsibility: I know a lot of other people at the packed bar will tip, so I don't feel guilty.

  2. I leave a dollar every other order

  3. I usually leave a dollar every order (cash or debit/credit) or every other at dollar drinks... I have skipped tipping at the Knot recently due to a decrease in good service. The drinks aren't as good, and the bartenders aren't as organized or as polite. The bartenders at Libbys and Scorps (and Ballards... tear) fairly serve all customers in a timely fashion no matter how busy. The bartenders at the Knot can't keep whose next organized and you end up waiting forever for a drink that doesn't taste as good. When I read this article earlier I asked my friends about it and they felt the same about tipping and the decline in service at the Knot. If I am at the Knot I never go the whole night with out tipping... by the end of the night I've left about 2 to 3 bucks but thats because I've been a server and a bartender... not because its necessarily deserved

  4. Why bother tipping at all? It's likely to some other student anyway (bartender). Most don't deserve it and make plenty of $ anyway. Besides, given the ridiculous overpricing of everything at a bar, they can more than afford to get no tips.