Slideshow: Ask A Bartender: What's The Best Tip You've Ever Gotten?

Other Controlled Substances
Other Controlled Substances
"I like gratuity to take the edge off so 'special brownies' or a flask of 'green dragon' are always¬†appreciated¬†as a tip." —Dave Shenaut (Riffle NW)
Cash and not-cash
Cash and not-cash
"Financially speaking it was $1,000. From a very famous, recently-defunct American rock band. Other than financially, well...use your imagination." —John Cummins (The Dawson Lounge)
Wii and a Coffee Table
Wii and a Coffee Table
"A regular couple of mine was moving into a new apartment and offered me a lot of household items. A coffee table, a wing backed chair etc. But they had with them a Wii and several games that they left me as a tip that night!" — Sother Teague (Amor y Amargo, Booker + Dax; @CreativeDrunk )
Coins Worth a Lot More
Coins Worth a Lot More
"Savannah, GA is known for its eclectic cast of characters. I had a customer come in early for a beer. Place was deserted except for me and this one guy. I went to the back to stock something, came back and the guy was gone. He left 5 silver dollars on a tab that was $5.50. I was mad and about to chase after him when I realized the silver dollars were all Morgans from the 1800's. Total value? $250. Never saw him again, I would like to thank him if he's reading this!" — Tom Brown ( Passenger )
I Mean, That's Pretty Awesome
I Mean, That's Pretty Awesome
"The best 'tip' I ever received was from a bar regular named Karl who told me 'You should ask her out.' She is now my wife." —Todd Maul (Clio)
Cash from Clooney
Cash from Clooney
"George Clooney once came into a bar I was working at with 4 of his friends and ordered a round of drinks. The entire time I was making the drinks, I was trying to think of something witty to say to him. But under the pressure, I ended up saying "Mr. Clooney, these drinks are on me. " He laughed and said "Listen son, I can afford it," and he then left a $200 tip on the table.

The other really memorable tip was from a customer who tipped me in frequent flyer miles. We were talking about places we had traveled, and I mentioned that I had a vacation coming up. He asked my frequent flyer ID number and the next morning transfers transferred 20,000 miles to my account so that I could upgrade to my plane tickets to first class." — John Bush (Talde)