Are You A Good Tipper? Here’s What You Need To Know in 2023
I enjoy eating at Abilene restaurants. Recently I was out with a friend who accused me of being a bad tipper. To be honest, I was a little stunned. I had never, ever considered myself a bad tipper. As with many friends I know, I use the trick of doubling the tax of the total ticket but maybe that's where I'm going wrong. Even though we do it all the time, it can still be confusing. I decided to dig into some facts and find out what's what when it comes to tipping in this new year.
An article from Bankrate details the etiquette for tipping in 2023. This is a good place to start my search. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the minimum cash hourly wage of a server is $2.13. This is where the service industry depends on tips and gratuities from patrons. But what is a good rule of thumb when it comes to tipping in restaurants and bars? Look below for some guidelines.
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What's the Appropriate Tip at Restaurants?
Many of us enjoy a meal away from home. Abilene has some of the best servers around. The experts say a restaurant's gratuity depends on how well one was served. The guideline is 15% to 20% of the pre-tax bill. Even if the service is bad a tip of 10% should be considered. Keep in mind that many things can contribute to getting smooth service in a sit-down restaurant. Tipping at fast food restaurants is not necessary.
What's the Tip for a Bartender?
Sometimes a night out on the town in Abilene is just what's needed. A lot of times cocktails are involved. Abilene has some of the finest watering holes in the area. At bars and clubs, the expectation is a tip of $1 per drink for beer and wine and $2 for mixed drinks because they require more work to prepare. For open bars, it's $1 per drink.
The art of tipping goes so much further. For example, what about coffee houses, delivery drivers, hotels, salons, and spas? Bankrate has a complete list of everything you need to know. Now, armed with this information, I have a better idea of what the expectations are in 2023. How do you tip in comparison?
Why wait to put those tipping practices in play? Abilene has many great restaurants and bars well worth your hard-earned money. Just look below.