What is a bar-gument, you say? For as long as there have been watering holes, there have been disagreements. Some people prefer martinis with gin, some with vodka. Bar-guments is here to settle some longstanding bar conflicts once and for all.
This week: Should you expect a buyback from a bartender after a few rounds?
Yes, but let me clarify what I mean by "expect." Anybody who goes into a bar and throws around cash with the expectation that the bartender has never seen paper money before and will therefore give said customer a free drink is a moron. But, you know, if you've been going to a place for a while and the bartender knows you and he wants to toss you a free PBR every once in a blue moon to show you he appreciates your business, why not? It's not different from a casino comping your drink. It's America. Bartenders are free to do what they want! --Jim Walsh