Beat the Barman is a drinking game with a focus on making the most of a few precious seconds of drinking time in between orders. Drink responsibly and know your limits.
Sip Score: ***** (High-Sipping game)
Game Description: This drinking game is all about timing: down your shots before the barman returns to you with your change and order another one when they return! Best to choose a friendly bar that isn’t too busy for this one, so that the bartender can take the games’ well intentioned humor intended and so the rhythm between rounds is consistent.
Number of Players: Minimum of two.
You Will Need: A bar, some cash or a credit card, and a fiendish thirst.
How to Play: The first player orders a shot of his choice from the barman and pay with a large note so there will be change coming back. When the bartender gives you your drink, the first player has to down the shot quickly before the bartender comes back with the change at which point another drink must be ordered. The next player takes his turn and does the same, etc.
Rules of the Game:
IF YOU ARE DRINKING ON A TAB: Get a bartender’s attention. As soon as you see him or her approaching, take the shot quickly before the bartender reaches your table.
WHEN THE BARTENDER APPROACHES YOU: Player must order another drink.
Winner always finishes drinks before the bartender approaches and orders another one when he does, until the game is declared over by all participants.
If the bartender brings you your drink before bringing your change, wait until you spot the bartender coming towards you with change before you take the shot. Then, when he approaches you, order another!
If the bartender gets annoyed and refuses to serve you in your drunken stupor or throws you out, it’s a draw.
You Lose: If you pass out or pull out of the game due to extreme inebriation. In which case, you have not beaten the barman and he wins. Drink sensibly and don’t overdo it; this game has a potential for a whole lot of shots…