Bartender shows how they secretly cut off people who’ve had enough to drink

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By Asiya Ali

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A bartender has revealed how he secretly stops serving alcohol to people who've had more than enough to drink.

Sometimes a fun night out with friends and family can lead to having too much to drink in the eyes of the bartender serving you, which can prompt them to secretly limit what they're giving you.

A viral TikTok reveals that employees actually have hidden ways to keep intoxicated patrons from having another beverage, and the method is quite brilliant.

Cocktail maestro, Benji Spears - who goes by the handle @benjispears - took to social media platform to share with his 1.5 million followers exactly how he navigates the age-old problem.

Check out the TikTok below:

The short clip was captioned: "When your drunk bestie is insisting on another drink, but you know they have to work in the morning," and shows the bartender acting out a scenario I'm sure anyone who has ever worked in the same job knows all too well.

The TikToker demonstrates the hack which involves him pretending to pour a measure of spirit in the cup while also filling the glass up with a mixer, but not actually pouring anything out of the alcohol bottle, meaning the customer actually just gets a soft drink instead.

He then tops it off with some red-colored juice and a squeeze of lime before putting a metal straw in and buttering the customer up by saying: "All right, honey, a strong one coming right up!"

The video of the genius trick has now been flooded with several comments from people sharing their awe-struck reactions. Some were thankful for Spears' suggestion.

One user praised: "You’re a real one," and another applauded: "You are a good friend and bartender. Good looking out!"

A third user shared a similar experience, writing: "I had a bartender do this to me at a wedding last weekend and I am so thankful!"

And, a fourth commenter quipped: "Honestly why don't more bartenders do this !! I definitely needed you in my late teens early 20s."

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However, not everyone was amused as some users questioned if Spears was charging drunk patrons for a drink with zero alcohol in it.

"If I'm paying for a drink and you do this, we're fighting. be upfront with your guests, p.s. I'm a bartender," one staffer remarked.

A second user chimed in: "As long as the price is adjusted seeing there's no alcohol," while someone else added: "I’d be fuming if I found out."

But, rest assured, Spears confirmed in the comment section that he does not charge people for the alcohol he hasn't poured into their drinks.

And, we're guessing by this point they're probably too tipsy to realize how little they're paying for their supposedly alcoholic drink anyway.

Featured image credit: VM / Getty

Bartender shows how they secretly cut off people who’ve had enough to drink

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A bartender has revealed how he secretly stops serving alcohol to people who've had more than enough to drink.

Sometimes a fun night out with friends and family can lead to having too much to drink in the eyes of the bartender serving you, which can prompt them to secretly limit what they're giving you.

A viral TikTok reveals that employees actually have hidden ways to keep intoxicated patrons from having another beverage, and the method is quite brilliant.

Cocktail maestro, Benji Spears - who goes by the handle @benjispears - took to social media platform to share with his 1.5 million followers exactly how he navigates the age-old problem.

Check out the TikTok below:

The short clip was captioned: "When your drunk bestie is insisting on another drink, but you know they have to work in the morning," and shows the bartender acting out a scenario I'm sure anyone who has ever worked in the same job knows all too well.

The TikToker demonstrates the hack which involves him pretending to pour a measure of spirit in the cup while also filling the glass up with a mixer, but not actually pouring anything out of the alcohol bottle, meaning the customer actually just gets a soft drink instead.

He then tops it off with some red-colored juice and a squeeze of lime before putting a metal straw in and buttering the customer up by saying: "All right, honey, a strong one coming right up!"

The video of the genius trick has now been flooded with several comments from people sharing their awe-struck reactions. Some were thankful for Spears' suggestion.

One user praised: "You’re a real one," and another applauded: "You are a good friend and bartender. Good looking out!"

A third user shared a similar experience, writing: "I had a bartender do this to me at a wedding last weekend and I am so thankful!"

And, a fourth commenter quipped: "Honestly why don't more bartenders do this !! I definitely needed you in my late teens early 20s."

wp-image-1263229684 size-full
Credit: Rafael Elias / Getty

However, not everyone was amused as some users questioned if Spears was charging drunk patrons for a drink with zero alcohol in it.

"If I'm paying for a drink and you do this, we're fighting. be upfront with your guests, p.s. I'm a bartender," one staffer remarked.

A second user chimed in: "As long as the price is adjusted seeing there's no alcohol," while someone else added: "I’d be fuming if I found out."

But, rest assured, Spears confirmed in the comment section that he does not charge people for the alcohol he hasn't poured into their drinks.

And, we're guessing by this point they're probably too tipsy to realize how little they're paying for their supposedly alcoholic drink anyway.

Featured image credit: VM / Getty