Slideshow: Ask A Bartender: What's the Best (or Worst) Pickup Line You've Ever Heard?

Failure
Failure
"It’s funny but guys and girls aren't that creative anymore. You’d think in LA it would be very Hollywood, but to be honest, no one really cares how many IMDB credits you have when you are trying to pick up women. I did hear one the other day where this guy was trying to pick up a girl and all he had was 'So you live in LA? Cool. What do you like to do on your days off? Can I come?' So uncreative. It didn’t work." —Bayardo De Murguia (Wood & Vine)
Stop Staring, Dude
Stop Staring, Dude
"I am going to say it was the CREEPIEST pick up line. I was 21, working at a brewery in Denver and an older gentleman noticed two tattoos on my hips and proceeded to ask if he could see the rest of the constellation. Yuck, yuck, yuck." — Kristin Almy (Grand Café)
Conspiracy Theorist
Conspiracy Theorist
"I don’t think that there are any good ones really, but the worst attempt at a pick up I ever heard was “Hey, just so you know, I was listening to your conversation and I think it’s important that you know that 9-11 was a controlled demolition by the U.S. government.  Hi, I’m Bobby.”  Actually, that was the best pick up line ever." —Dan Sabo (Five Leaves)
A Little Advance Planning
A Little Advance Planning
"Not so much a pickup line, but a technique. I once saw a man, upon seeing a group of young ladies enter the bar, spill a little of his cocktail on a few of the remaining vacant bar stools while leaving the ones on either side of him clean. When the three young ladies approached his area he gladly offered his seat so that they could sit together. They accepted as he gave me a wink. They even bought him a drink." — Robert Ortenzio (Yardbird Southern Table & Bar)
Check, Please...
Check, Please...
"It's an empty bar minus two people—one man, one woman. The woman walks over to the man, puts her hand on his knee and says "Check"… That is the best and worst rolled into one." —Todd Maul (Clio)
Dude, That's My Drink
Dude, That's My Drink
"Pick up lines? I usually never hear those, but I have seen some odd pick-up attempts: One guy grabbed a sample drink I gave to a woman who had been sitting at my bar by herself, took a sip, and tried to start up a conversation with her. That was plain unusual, but she handled it with aplomb and grace." — Elizabeth Powell (ArtBar)