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10.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WHO SETS the BAR WHEN it COMES to COCKTAILS: DEMOCRATS or REPUBLICANS?

WHILE THERE IS NO BALLOT BOX at the bar, DC’s best bartenders can identify political preference by cocktail selection and bar behavior. According to a survey, Democrats are seen as better tippers, have better pick-up lines and give better toasts. Republicans heavily outweigh Democrats when it comes to ordering their drink straight up. Parties are at a stalemate over drinking hours, with Republicans edging out for the first to arrive to a happy hour and Democrats being the last to go home.
The survey was issued  by Beam Global Spirits & Wine, in collaboration with Clarus Research Group. Approximately 1OO bartenders in the Washington, DC area were surveyed on their opinions of patrons’ cocktail preferences.

The results:
who’s a better tipper?  Democrats 6O%  Republicans 38%
who’s more likely to order a drink straight up? Republicans 82%  Democrats 14%
who’s more likely to order a fruity(pink) drink? Democrats 58%  Republicans 34%
who’s got the better pick-up lines? Democrats 74%  Republicans 14%
who’s better at giving a toast? Democrats 63%  Republicans 36%
who’s more likely to arrive first to happy hour? Republicans 5O%  Democrats 48%
who’s more likely to be the last to go home? Democrats 53%  Republicans 46%

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