Your Best Free Drink Story, Please, Straight Up
Ester Bloom

This just happened to me two weeks ago. The bar was packed, and when the bartender asked who was next, I pointed “This person, and then that person, and then me.” And when it was me, he gave me my drink for free. “Because you have good bar etiquette!” he explained. I was touched.

Then I essentially negated the free drink by tipping the cost of it. Perhaps because it was good bar etiquette.