Someone asked this question in another thread, but it didn't get picked up, so I thought I would ask the question here. How DO you tactfully advertise the bar so patrons spend? I have a few suggestions that I intend to try out on the 26th of January at my next gig. 1) Ask who has a birthday during the month, sing happy birthday and then invite others to buy the birthday boys/girls a drink. 2) If you have a following, ask all the people who are new to the group to raise their hands. Welcome them and invite the regulars to buy them a drink. 3) Same as number 2, but invite all the out-of-towners to raise their hands. Invite the in-towners to welcome them to our city and buy them a drink. 4) Make a joke. Did you hear that bass solo I just played? That's why [insert bar owner name here] just dropped the price on [insert product here] for the next 20 minutes. Sorry guys -- I'll do better next time! 5) Announce a drink-tasting where the bar offers a taste of a product they would like others to try. 6) Announce a new dessert or product the restaurant has recently added to the menu and invite the crowd to try a morsel at the bar. 7) Make a last call at the bar/restaurant as a courtesy to the crowd. 8) Share something inspiring about the women who come to the venue, and invite all the men to show their appreciation for all the women and buy them a drink. Do you like any of these? Any you might scrap? Any ideas of your own?