American Pub Culture 美国酒吧文化
Typical American pubs, often known as 'bars' offer a place for inner-city workers to relax after a hard day's work and meet up with friends. A focal point of this type of pub is the television set, which will be tuned into news programs, serial television shows and sports programs, such as baseball or American football. Many of these pubs have large-screen televisions, and use these to entice customers in.
American pubs are a great place to go for a good meal and a glass of beer or wine with friends. They usually offer a full menu including such things as hamburgers, steaks, salads and snacks. A lot of these pubs also feature a comprehensive selection of imported wines and beers as well as local beer on tap. During the day, when a sports final is on television, the pub can get pretty noisy. Many American pubs also offer live music at nighttime, which can be great for dancing or just background noise.
When going to the pub with friends for a drink, it's best to buy drinks in rounds. So that, one person buys the drinks for everyone, then another person buys the next round and so on. This means you'll all spend less time ⑤lining up at the bar to buy your drinks, and it is the acceptable way to do it.
As in most service-arenas in America, the service people do expect to receive a tip. There is usually a jar or container on the bar where you should leave tip money. Ensuring you put money in the jar while your service person sees you, ensures you'll keep getting good service at the bar all night. A fair tip is usually about 10-15% of what you have spent, but ⑥it's really up to you.
Finally, American bars can be a good place to meet people. Many people attending these bars are regulars so it's easy to get to know new people and make some great friends who you can have a regular drink with.