Every bartender has a bag of tricks to keep a lid on the situation. Ever been at a bar and gotten frustrated because you can’t catch the bartender’s eye to order another drink? That may be deliberate: They may be waiting on you more slowly, to slow you down. While they can’t water down drinks — that’s against alcohol regulations — they might steer you toward something that’s lower in alcohol, or add more ice to dilute it a bit.
Out drinking in Charlotte? Someone is always watching you.
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