Slideshow: Ask A Bartender: What's The Worst Date You've Ever Witnessed?

Internet Dating
Internet Dating
"For a while I had a regular who was on an Internet dating kick and would set up her blind dates in front of my well. She gave me veto power over her date because I would see and hear more than she would over the course of the date. Based on how they acted, and more specifically on what they ordered to drink. If they were lame, I'd serve her a Gin Martini with Pineau de Chaurentes. If they got the thumbs up it would be straight gin with olives for her to take a bit more time with. I poured a lot of Pineau those days." —Dave Shenaut (Riffle NW)
No, My Date Can't Be Purchased
No, My Date Can't Be Purchased
"I just moved to Baltimore from Vegas… I saw plenty of bad 'dates' there [Vegas]. The worst I can recall was a couple that was seated at the bar. She was dressed in a way that left very little to the imagination. Her date went to the restroom, and when he returned another man was propositioning her as an escort. She got extremely offended and defensive and asked her boyfriend to 'do something!' He laughed and said, 'Next time I'll remember not to let you dress so provocatively.' Then she punched him in the face and walked out." — Tiffany Dawn Soto (Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore)
Ditched For A Dinghy
Ditched For A Dinghy
"A couple came in on Friday and were very touchy. A gentleman was having a weekend with a "friend" and his wife called to tell him his boat had sank. His friend was not happy about the cancellation of their weekend, as he had left to tend to his boat, she started showing naked pictures of herself around the bar and asking if you would have left her for a dinghy." —Todd Maul (Clio)
The Bartender Is Not Your Date
The Bartender Is Not Your Date
"The worst is when it's a first date that's not going great or a couple that's not having a good time with each other and they want to talk to me all night. It's like this weird third wheel. Just end the date and go home… try again next week and leave the bartender alone." — Bryan Dayton (OAK at Fourteenth)
Date Makes An Exit
Date Makes An Exit
"I would have to say the best, worst date I've ever witnessed ended with the guy excusing himself to use the bathroom, never returning and the girl sitting at the bar bawling. Let's just say I had to make her a few strong drinks after being ditched mid-date." —Jenny Castillo (Cafeteria)
Date Stolen
Date Stolen
"Worst date that I witnessed involved an interloper. Guy and a girl come in, they're making small talk. Typical getting to know you stuff. Another guy comes in, recognizes the lady, and proceeds to hijack the date. Original guy decides to roll out. (He did manage to stick the other two with his tab—guess he did get a lick in!)" — Tom Brown (Passenger)