+
Cocktails & Spirits

Extra charge for rocks or neat

Sinicle | Mar 31, 200808:00 PM     63

Recently at a high-end restaurant we were charged $1.50 extra for each drink ordered "on the rocks." Explanation given: More liquor is needed for a "rocks" pour.

Two days ago at another high end restaurant, $1.50 was added to the charge for a single malt ordered "Neat." Explanation given: More liquor needed for a neat "pour."

Of course, neither charge was on the menu nor stated by server. I did not pay.

However, these two experiences were so nuts on several levels, including the the opposing explanations ( both of which are bogus in context) as well as the suggestion that the price for the single malt on the menu was for a rocks pour!!!

Is this a new trend?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

21 Tropical Touches to Turn Your Place into Paradise
Home

21 Tropical Touches to Turn Your Place into Paradise

by Jen Wheeler | With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing...

8 Global Online Cooking Classes for a Taste of Travel at Home
Shop

8 Global Online Cooking Classes for a Taste of Travel at Home

by Pamela Vachon | With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing...

The Hawaiian and Not-So-Hawaiian Histories of the Mai Tai
Spotlight Interviews

The Hawaiian and Not-So-Hawaiian Histories of the Mai Tai

by Paige Feldman | With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing...

11 Pineapple Drinks That Go Beyond Piña Coladas
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Pineapple Drinks That Go Beyond Piña Coladas

by Jessica Gentile | With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.