For anyone who follows my MySpace blog on truly random stuff… this shouldn’t be surprising.
I guarantee you I run up a much higher bar tab when I’ve opened a tab with a card than when I’m paying with cash.
(Actually, while on the phone with a Nashville booking agent a few weeks ago, I mentioned to said agent that “the Longbranch still to this day doesn’t take any type of credit card” and he laughed hysterically louder than I’ve ever heard any grown man laugh in my life. Ouch.)
PS – Bartenders that smile and say “you’re welcome” when guests thank them for their drink and leave a tip usually help, too. I’m just sayin’…
PPS – Also via MySpace (and trust me, I cringe writing that… I truly do detest MySpace), the “artist formerly known as the Longbranch DJ” writes that the newest place in the Triangle for country music is… Sinners and Saints Saloon?
While I think the name is quite nice, I don’t see it being on constant repeat in my calendar. For one, it’s in Clayton. I’m all for visiting my Johnston Co. folks for a hell-raisin’ good time… but not for a $10 membership fee with a $10 annual renewal.
City Limits and Buckhead Saloon can go after the country music market all they want and have me along for the ride any day over that crap. (Ok, excuse my crabbiness as I will probably possess said membership if they book enough country acts so that the fee is off-set by a member-price savings at each event… but in all honesty… I’m very skeptical. We’ll have to see what happens.)