I figured I would start a new thread with some results. Here's the original. The letter from the bar owner is a great read if you haven't had the chance. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f67/open-letter-bar-owner-musicians-945725/index10.html So, I played a gig Saturday night. I have known this club owner for 5 or 6 years now. I have played this place in a dozen different bands. Cut to the chase....... An hour before the show I walked up to him and akse if I could talk to him a minute. I said "Hey Bill, let's make you some money tonight. What are you pushing on Saturdays." He said "Huh?" I said, what drinks make you some money. What kinds of things to YOU want people to order. I have a very powerful tool on stage called a mic, and I know how to use it." He proceeded to tell me what kinds of drinks he did well with, and also what he is trying to do with the bar these days in general (something different every night and never a cover charge, blah blah blah). So I let it rip on the mic. Probably 3 times in the first set I plugged the stuff we had talked about. I even made up a story about having gotten one of the drinks he mentioned before the show and how it was the best thing ever, etc. During the set break, he called me into his office. He told me that in 20 years of being in the bar business, he had NEVER had ANYONE ask HIM what they could do for him as far as pushing certain things and plugging events, etc. He told me that I was always welcome in his bar with any band I put together. All I had to do was call and he would find me a date. By the end of the night, he had invited my wife and I to his beach house. It won't always work that well but..... Trying not to make this too long. Short version: IT WORKS! TRY IT SOON! ASK the club owner/manager what you can do to help make THEM some money. Use terms like "bottom line" and "profit margin". I'm a business person and I appreciate people who talk in my terms. Turns out club owners are no different. Thanks to rokinrayduke for the original post!