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13 Things No One Does Unless They're A Montreal Bartender

It's a whole other world on that side of the bar.
13 Things No One Does Unless They're A Montreal Bartender

Photo cred - Karine LaRocque

People often times can be distinguished by the unique particularities that come with their chosen profession. Certain habits they've picked up along the way through either learned skills, or simply because it comes with the territory. Montreal being full of bars, is obviously populated by many bartenders. Montreal bartenders are a special breed. They do things differently than the rest of us, but we'll forgive 'em, because after all, they get us drunk, and we like getting drunk.

Are more happy than anyone when the Habs play

Especially when they play an away game and win. 'Monay monay monay monaaay. Monaay.

Are fluent in drunkspeak

Learning how to communicate with the inebriated of Tokyo Bar is a skill and Montreal bartenders are even bilingual!

Automatically start a tab whenever they go out

Because one final transaction at the end of a night out at Bílý Kůň makes everyone's life easier.

Are friends with a lot of musicians

"I knew them before they were big."

Know at least one cab company's phone number off by heart

"Atlas, Champlain, Diamond - I know 'em all. Ask for Jimmy. He's a sweetheart."

Are kinda super picky about what alcohol they drink.

"What kind of gin to do you use? Yeea, can you please change it to Bombay, thanks"

Are actually eating dinner at 3am, not drunchies

There are two types of people you see grabbing a late-night poutine. Drunks and bartenders. Though those two terms are not mutually exclusive.

Judge people who order cocktails like Pina Colada and Margaritas

"C'mon, man, get a real drink. This is Foufs, not the friggin beach.

Judge you when you under-tip

What kind of douche bag only tips a dollar for four drinks?

Smoke in the bar when everyone's gone home

It may be against the law to smoke indoors for you, not for them.

Spot a first date from a mile away

"Big In Japan was a great choice for your first date, but I hate to break it to ya. You ain't getting lucky tonight."

Tend to over tip (even when service was meh)

Bartenders gotta stick together, yo.

Work while being drunk

It's pretty much a prerequisite.

For more Montreal insights and other miscellaneous pearls, follow Synden on Twitter @Synden_ and Facebook.

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