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03-22-2005, 07:39 PM
1. If you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour.

2. Always toast before doing a shot.

3. Whoever buys the shot gets the first chance to offer a toast.

4. Change your toast at least once a month.

5. Buying someone a drink is five times better than a handshake.

6. Buying a strange woman a drink is still cool. Buying all her drinks is dumb.

7. Never borrow more than one cigarette from the same person in one night.

8. When the bartender is slammed, resist the powerful urge to order a slightly-dirty, very-dry, in-and-out, super-chilled half-and-half martini with a lemon twist. Limit orders to beer, straight shots and two-part cocktails.

9. Get the bartender's attention with eye contact and a smile.

10. Do not make eye contact with the bartender if you do not want a drink.

11. Unacceptable things to say after doing a shot: Great, now I’m going to get drunk. I hate shots. It’s coming back up.

12. Never, ever tell a bartender he made your drink too strong.

13. If he makes it too weak, order a double next time. He'll get the message.

14. If you offer to buy a woman a drink and she refuses, she does not like you.

15. If you offer to buy a woman a drink and she accepts, she still might not like you.

16. If she buys you a drink, she likes you.

17. If someone offers to buy you a drink, do not upgrade your liquor preference.

18. Always have a corkscrew in your house.

19. If you don't have a corkscrew, push the cork down into the bottle with a pen.

20. Drink one girly drink in public and you will forever be known as the guy who drinks girly drinks.

21. Our parents were better drinkers than we are.

22. Never talk to someone in the restroom unless you're doing the same thing—urinating, waiting in line or washing your hands.

23. Girls hang out, apply make-up, and have long talks in the bathroom. Men do not.

24. After your sixth drink, do not look at yourself in the mirror. It will shake your confidence.

25. It is only permissible to shout 'woo-hoo!' if you are doing a shot with four or more people.

26. If there is a d.j., you can request a song only once per night. If he doesn't play it within half an hour, do not approach him again. If he does play it, do not approach him again.

27. Learn how to make a rose out of a bar napkin. You'll be surprised how well it works.

28. If you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to drink in a bar. Go to the liquor store.

29. If you owe someone twenty dollars or less, you may pay them back in beer.

30. Never complain about the quality or brand of a free drink.

31. If you have been roommates with someone more than six months, you may drink all their beer, even if it's hidden, as long as you leave them one.

32. You can have a shot of their hard liquor only if the cap has been cracked and the bottle goes for less than $25.

33. The only thing that tastes better than free liquor is stolen liquor.

34. If you bring Old Milwaukee to a party, you must drink at least two cans before you start drinking the imported beer in the fridge.

35. Learn to appreciate hangovers. If it was all good times every jackass would be doing it.

36. If you ever feel depressed, get out a bartender’s guide and browse through all the drinks you’ve never tried.

37. Try one new drink each week.

38. If you are the bar's sole customer, you are obliged to make small talk with the bartender until he stops acknowledging you. Then you're off the hook. The same goes for him.

39. Never tip with coins that have touched you. If your change is $1.50, you can tell the barmaid to keep the change, but once she has handed it to you, you cannot give it back. To a bartender or cocktail waitress, small change has no value.

40. If you have ever told a bartender, “Hey, it all spends the same,” then you are a cheap ass.

41. Anyone on stage or behind a bar is fifty percent better looking.

42. You can tell how hard a drinker someone is by how close they keep their drink to their mouth.

43. A bar is a college, not a nursery. If you spill a beer, clean it up. If you break a glass, wait for a staff member to clean it up, then blame it on someone else.

44. Being drunk is feeling sophisticated without being able to say it.

45. It's okay to drink alone.

46. After three drinks, you will forget a woman's name two seconds after she tells you. The rest of the night you will call her “baby” or “darling”.

47. Nothing screams 'nancy boy' louder than swirling an oversized brandy snifter.

48. Men don't drink from straws. Unless you're doing a Mind or Face Eraser.

49. If you do a shot, finish it. If you don't plan to finish it, don't accept it.

50. Never brood in a dance bar. Never dance in a dive bar.

51. Never play more than three songs by the same artist in a row.

52. Your songs will come on as you're leaving the bar.

53. Never yell out jukebox selections to someone you don't know.

54. Never lie in a bar. You may, however, grossly exaggerate and lean.

55. If you think you might be slurring a little, then you are slurring a lot. If you think you are slurring a lot, then you are not speaking English.

56. Screaming, “Someone buy me a drink!” has never worked.

57. For every drink, there is a five percent better chance you will get in a fight. There is also a three percent better chance you will lose the fight.

58. Fighting an extremely drunk person when you are sober is hilarious.

59. If you are broke and a friend is “sporting you”, you must laugh at all his jokes and play wingman when he makes his move.

60. If you are broke and a friend is “making sport of you”, you may steal any drink he leaves unattended.

61. Never rest your head on a table or bar top. It is the equivalent of voluntarily putting your head on a chopping block.

62. If you are trading rounds with a friend and he asks if you're ready for another, always say yes. Once you fall out of sync you will end up buying more drinks than him.

63. If you're going to hit on a member of the bar staff, make sure you tip well before and after, regardless of her response.

64. The people with the most money are rarely the best tippers.

65. Before you die, single-handedly make one decent martini.

66. Asking a bartender what beers are on tap when the handles are right in front of you is the equivalent of saying, “I'm an idiot.”

67. Never ask a bartender “what's good tonight?” They do not fly in the scotch fresh from the coast every morning.

68. If there is a line for drinks, get your goddamn drink and step the hell away from the bar.

69. If there is ever any confusion, the fuller beer is yours.

70. The patrons at your local bar are your extended family, your fathers and mothers, your brothers and sisters. Except you get to sleep with these sisters. And if you're really drunk, the mothers.

71. It's acceptable, traditional in fact, to disappear during a night of hard drinking. You will appear mysterious and your friends will understand. If they even notice.

72. Never argue your tab at the end of the night. Remember, you're hammered and they’re sober. It's akin to a precocious five-year-old arguing the super-string theory with a physicist. 99.9% of the time you're wrong and either way you're going to come off as a jackass.

73. If you bring booze to a party, you must drink it or leave it.

74. If you hesitate more than three seconds after the bartender looks at you, you do not deserve a drink.

75. Beer makes you mellow, champagne makes you silly, wine makes you dramatic, tequila makes you felonious.

76. The greatest thing a drunkard can do is buy a round of drinks for a packed bar.

77. Never preface a conversation with a bartender with “I know this is going to be a hassle, but . . .”

78. When you’re in a bar and drunk, your boss is just another guy begging for a fat lip. Unless he’s buying.

79. If you are 86’d, do not return for at least three months. To come back sooner makes it appear no other bar wants you.

80. Anyone with three or more drinks in his hands has the right of way.

81. If you’re going to drink on the job, drink vodka. It’s the no-tell liquor.

82. There’s nothing wrong with drinking before noon. Especially if you’re supposed to be at work.

83. The bar clock moves twice as fast from midnight to last call.

84. A flask engraved with a personal message is one of the best gifts you can ever give. And make sure there’s something in it.

85. On the intimacy scale, sharing a quiet drink is between a handshake and a kiss.

86. You will forget every one of these rules by your fifth drink.


03-22-2005, 07:45 PM
Lot's of wisdom right there.

03-22-2005, 07:48 PM
Awesome post. Like, all of that applies to the bars around school, and the people who go to them.

03-22-2005, 07:58 PM
When you get old like me... The only rules are keep the beer full and cold and make sure we have enough shots to kill a horse with, The rest gets in the way of having a good time :)

10-22-2009, 04:21 PM
ok..if we are going to bump threads..lets do one which can give someone some knowledge.

10-22-2009, 04:38 PM
Holy hell @ me replying to this in 2005.

How did this thread not get more run? It's pure gold.

Peoples Champ
10-22-2009, 04:44 PM
i like it, i want to learn how to make a rose out of a napkin

10-22-2009, 05:07 PM
This should become the new tradition on the Mane: Raising dead threads on bye week. ;D

There is great wisdom here.

RE #58: I got into a fight once with a very drunk guy when I was sober. He said something abusive to the girl I was with as we were walking down the street, so I told him to eff off. He said, "Who the f are you, Superman?" and then came at me. I dodged him six times until he stumbled past me, whirled around and fell on a fire hydrant. He was messed up bad. That hydrant kicked his ass. The girl was very impressed and I had a great night. ;D

10-22-2009, 05:25 PM
you're cool rohirrim, go hump a homeless liberal

10-22-2009, 05:29 PM
you're cool rohirrim, go hump a homeless liberal

hahaha, I'm not sure why but I laughed hysterically at that.

Pontius Pirate
10-22-2009, 06:30 PM
For reals
All this talk about drinking makes me thirsty!
Gonna go grab a beer
Gonna chug it!
Only drink IPA though
To me, that's the best beer

10-22-2009, 07:20 PM
ok..if we are going to bump threads..lets do one which can give someone some knowledge.

What about the one with midgets?

Rock Chalk
10-22-2009, 07:29 PM
68. If there is a line for drinks, get your goddamn drink and step the hell away from the bar.

If only EVERYONE knew this god damn rule.

10-22-2009, 09:28 PM
you're cool rohirrim, go hump a homeless liberal

I'm sure it will be better than whichever farm animal you're snuggling with tonight.

10-22-2009, 09:35 PM
What about the one with midgets?


10-22-2009, 09:46 PM
87) Do not go drinking with Jay Cutler. He is likely to get offended very easily at something you say and will probably leave when you go to the bathroom and stick you with the bill.


10-22-2009, 10:08 PM
you're cool rohirrim, go hump a homeless liberal

You're a reprobate.

10-23-2009, 12:21 AM
87. (AK) Taking a midget to a bar is a great way to cut back on the cost of your date or spend the same amount that you would on a normal size female but know that this one will really be tanked.
88. Whoever gives you a free drink, always offer to pay for it........twice. If they refuse, there is no way they can ask for any money once you put it back in your pocket. (this goes for anything, not just drinks and I use it like religion.)
89. If you are taking turns paying for rounds, go first so you can start the pay scale of the beer. You buy Sam Adams, buddies must by equal value. If you are going next, always match it.

10-23-2009, 01:50 AM
20. Drink one girly drink in public and you will forever be known as the guy who drinks girly drinks.

Fleet week in New York City. I'm 19, not getting carded because I'm in uniform. Not paying for **** because I'm in uniform... someone buys me a drink "thanking me for my service"... I said just get me something that tastes good... he comes back with a cosmo.

There I am in freaking GREENWICH VILLAGE, in a Sailor suit, drinking a cosmo.

Thank god no pictures were taken.

10-23-2009, 01:52 AM
86 rules? Who the **** remembers 86 rules of drinking sober?


10-23-2009, 08:13 AM
86 rules? Who the **** remembers 86 rules of drinking sober?


NO SHYT :~ohyah!:

10-23-2009, 10:51 AM
I think we need rose making demonstrations here.

This is a skill i must know and master.

10-23-2009, 11:42 AM
"#67 Never ask a bartender “what's good tonight?” They do not fly in the scotch fresh from the coast every morning."

:spit: ( I like my "old as hell":wiggle:)

.....and, no, I'm not talking about the bartender.

With that in mind:

#90: Old scotch is good scotch!:thumbsup:

10-23-2009, 12:34 PM
Can we either ban mizzoutigers, or at least impose a maximum 1/3 of his posts can be attacks on other posters?

10-23-2009, 01:28 PM
Can we either ban mizzoutigers, or at least impose a maximum 1/3 of his posts can be attacks on other posters?

That has nothing to do with drinking rules. Take it outside mr. We are discussing drinking rules in the Broncos Post Bar here. No Shirley Temples being served.