I kind of like the idea

I think some Downtown bars should start doing this.



#1 rufusx on 12.13.14 at 9:20 pm

Better idea than having to have a hat out on a bench or chair somewhere.

#2 Poly43 on 12.14.14 at 12:20 pm

Depending on the establishment and clientele, this idea could backfire on waiting staff.

#3 Dan Daily on 12.16.14 at 4:53 pm

Poly has a point. If customers are charged without initial disclosure, they’ll take offense and not leave a tip. A better idea is servers share a portion of their tips because tips are more and better with live music.

Personally, I make sure to put $5 or more in the musicians tip jar on my way leaving from the establishment. Also, at least a separate $5 if I request a song.