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Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

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London
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Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

Do I tip each round if I have set up a tab or wait to the end?

How much?

7 replies to this topic
London
posts: 510
reviews: 17
1. Re: Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

And do I leave the tip on the table it hand it to the waitress?

Sedona, AZ
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for Sedona, Arizona, Monument Valley
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2. Re: Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

Tip on the full tab when it is presented. To insure better service tip her on the front end too. 15% is minimal, 20% for good service, more for excellent service.

London
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3. Re: Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

Thank you!

Yankee
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4. Re: Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

You tip at the end when you settle up your tab. You can pay cash for the tab and tip; charge both the tab and the tip; or charge the tab and tip in cash. I almost always charge both the tab and tip.

London
posts: 510
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5. Re: Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

Thanks for this - we were sitting in Rouge at MGM and had a moment of panic that we weren't doing things the right way.

Tipped 20 something percent at the end

Rancho Cucamonga
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reviews: 80
6. Re: Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

Tip at the end. If the service was average, no special service, like bringing extra ice or limes, etc. $1 per drink. If it's bottle service 15% minimum. If its great service, more.

Dallas
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7. Re: Tipping in a lounge if setting up a tab

Absolutely no need to tip at the beginning of service. You don't tip the waitress when you sit down for dinner do you? When you leave, you tip based on the service you received and just add it to the tab if paying by credit card or charging to your room. I've never seen anyone tip at the beginning of service in a bar or lounge in my life.

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