Ask A Bartender: What's the Funniest Conversation You've Ever Overheard?

Ask a Bartender

You ask, they answer.


We're not suggesting that your favorite bartender is eavesdropping, but when you're a little tipsy and talking loudly... odds are they can hear you, too. What are the funniest conversations bartenders pick up from behind the bar?

We asked and got stories of drink-and-dashers, jaded New Yorkers, and patrons plotting things they really don't want their bartender to hear.

What's the best conversation you've ever heard at a bar?

About the author: Carey Jones is the Senior Managing Editor of Serious Eats. Follow her on Twitter (@careyjones).

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