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.
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%