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bonber Jun 21, 2008 11:40 AM

what's your go-to drink at a bar?

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  1. ShadowedOne RE: bonber Jun 21, 2008 02:48 PM

    Almost always a Gin & Tonic, but that can burn you if their tonic is crappy. At least most places have reasonably good Gin.

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      brandygirl RE: bonber Jun 21, 2008 07:00 PM

      Depends on where I am. Usually I order Tanqueray or Tanqueray Ten martini, especially if the bar is in a steakhouse. Sometimes I order gin and tonics. If I'm in a bar at a Mexican restaurant, I order Margaritas. If the bar has a specialty drinks menu, I might order something from that.

      1. AlaskaChick RE: bonber Jun 24, 2008 02:01 PM

        Call vodka soda with a splash of cran juice

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          swsidejim RE: bonber Jun 24, 2008 02:04 PM

          boilermaker aka a shot and a beer.

          a shot of top shelf tequila(neat), and a bottle of Budweiser is my standard order.

          1. soilchem RE: bonber Jun 24, 2008 10:07 PM

            scary bar - dark beer and stick with it throughout the night

            good bar - with some of the guys then a white russian and stay with it the rest of the evening. with my wife then a manhattan and if its a good one then i have some derivations off whiskey as i continue to drink and get to know the bartender. if either are bad i toss it and get a dark beer. i think a white russian and a manhattan are pretty much bartending 101 so they are bad its only going to get worse.

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              seacoastguy027 RE: bonber Jun 26, 2008 12:36 PM

              Stoli orange and tonic. Refreshing and delicious.

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                budnball RE: bonber Jul 5, 2008 12:52 AM

                Dive bar and I order Bushmill's or Dewar's. Better bar and I look over the Scotch menu. Cocktail bar and i let the barkeep do their magic and ask them to hit me with their best shot.. so to speak.

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                  Beach Chick RE: budnball Jul 19, 2008 06:36 PM

                  If its a real dive, I only drink beer out of a bottle...I don't want to know where that glass has been!
                  Speaking of cocktails..I'm going to make myself one.

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