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Tab Payers: 12 Classic Ways to Get a Friend to Buy You a Drink

Posted By Brett & Kate McKay On October 23, 2012 @ 9:36 am In Manly Skills,Out on the Town | 37 Comments

Going out to the local bar can get expensive. Instead of paying for all your drinks, trick your friends into paying for some of them with a few classic bar tricks. Below we’ve created a list of 12 classic bar tricks, or “Tab Payers,”  inspired by Esquire’s 1949 Handbook for Hosts [1]. The tricks are pretty clever, some a little goofy, and they’ll hopefully elicit a laugh from your friends even when they have to pick up your tab — at least if they have a good sense of humor! These Tab Payers aren’t just good for winning free drinks at the bar either. You can use them at parties to simply entertain and break the ice with folks.  Enjoy!

 Illustration by Ted Slampyak [2]

What bar tricks do you have in your arsenal to score free drinks or simply to entertain your friends at the bar? Share them with us in the comments!


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[1] Handbook for Hosts: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1579120431/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1579120431&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess-20

[2] Illustration by Ted Slampyak: http://www.storytellersworkshop.com/

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