Saturday, January 28, 2012

Advice from a Gentleman: Proper Tipping

Here is the skinny on tipping etiquette and acceptable gratuity.  Now, many may wonder what some of these titles are.  If you are one of these people, please get out more.  This is a list of how to tip some of the people that only a man of distinction may encounter.   

Proper Tipping


Server: 15%

Bartender:  $1 per drink at the bar

Maitre d’:  $10 for special table or complex reservation

Coat Check: $1 per item

Sommelier:  10% of wine bill

Rest room attendant:  $1 for keeping things civil in there. 

Valet:  $2 at time of drop-off AND $2 at the time of pick-up (often two different people). 

Concierge:  $10 for special services performed

Hairstylist:  15%

Barber:  15%

Beautician (facial, manicure, pedicure etc.)  15%

Delivery Person:  3-5%

Taxi Driver: 15%

Limousine Driver: 20%  Consider more if driver has waited during dinner or reception etc. 

Bellhop:  $2 per item

Room service: 15% (may already be included)

Get out there and get savvy.   No excuses.  

-Buster A. Boyd 

Master Barber Owner Operator @ Absinthe Hair & Grooming Parlour Salt Lake City, Utah.

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