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I'll cover ordering drinks in a restaurant in the 'Restaurant' section. For now, I'll limit this session to ordering drinks in a bar, and drinking with friends.
When you are in a bar, you can either go up to the counter or wait for a server to come by. If you go to the counter, you order what you want by saying the drink name and the quantity."I'll take 4 bottles of Corona.""I'll take a pitcher of Red Hook.""Give me 3 shots of Crowne.""I'll have one Jack and Coke."
After you get the drink, the bartender will usually say,"That will be $12.50."
If you pay with cash, then you should receive change. Make sure to tip once in a while. However, if you pay with a card, they will usually ask if you want to leave it open. Leaving it open means to keep the credit card open so if you order more drinks, you will get one bill instead of having to use the credit card multiple times. You will hear something like this."Do you want to keep it open?"
If you want to keep the credit card open before they ask you, you can say this."Can you keep it open?"
If you have a credit card open, then any more drinks you order will go on your credit card. When you are done for the night, you can simply tell them that you are ready for your bill."Can I get my bill?"
If the bartender has your credit card, then you can go up to the counter and say the same thing, or say, "I would like to close my tab."