Server in a mid-scale to upscale restaurant....15 to 20 percent for attentive service
Server in a casual restaurant, such as a diner....10 to 15 percent for attentive service
Barista in a coffee bar....$1
Wine steward in an upscale restaurant....20 percent of the cost of the wine
Host in an upscale restaurant....$20 or more depending on the extent and attentiveness, of the service
Men's room attendant....$3 or more, each visit ($1-$2 work fine as well, depending on the service)
Doorman....$5 for assistance hailing a cab
Cash register tip jar....$1 or $2
Bartender at a large social event....$1 or $2 per drink
Bartender at a private event....Nothing unless special assistance has been requested
Provided by How to Be a Gentleman by John Bridges
The above suggestions are a good base to start you off with tipping. Feel free to adjust where it fits. Some situations may call for a higher or lower tipping amount. Remember to always be courteous to those that provide service to you.
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-Phaon Spurlock, The Southern Gentleman