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CC COCKTAIL CONFIDENTIAL

Not every trip to your local watering hole is going to be memorable. But utilize a few of our ideas and it may become legendary. By G.K. Hizer

Sure, everyone likes to go out and have a good time with friends. Most of us like to do it at the local bar, fueled by alcohol, good conversation, and some good tunes — or maybe just a great round of pool. But what can you do to make the night truly memorable? True, not every night can be epic, but it becomes a whole lot more interesting when you build your bucket list — then knock them off, one by one. Surely, you can think of a few more, and a few that

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are more suited to your personality, but here’s a list of 20 to get things started, not to mention keep you coming back to build on past experiences.

1 Dance on the bar top, but

only if you’re a female. Sorry guys, no one wants to see you up there. Sure, it’s a cliché, but to every cliché, there’s a thread of truth. And yes, you need to go ahead and be “that” girl at least once.

2 Start a chant from the top of

your barstool. Capitalize on the moment. Get everyone involved, so that they all feel like they’re a part of something. And make it at least somewhat original. Unless, of course, you’re starting the chant for the Thunder during playoff season.

3 Tip at least 100 percent on

a large tab, or a minimum of $50 (or be a baller, go $100) on a small tab. And do it anonymously. If they know you and know it’s you, you’ll be the bartender’s best friend for a season and they’ll look forward to a repeat, which is fine. Do it anonymously, though, and you’re a myth or a ghost. Especially when you drop it on someone you know is having a rough night. Pay it forward and expect nothing in return.

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Where to Dine. What to Do. Where to Find It. When It's Happening. Preview 918 For over 30 years, Preview has been the best resource for dis...