Should I sit at the bar counter, or get a table?

The answer lies in how many are in your party.

  • Alone: Always sit at the bar
  • 2 people: Unless you really need a table for some reason, sit at the bar. You've probably come to see the bartender work his or her magic anyway.
  • 3 people: Take a table if there's one available. If not, sit at the bar.
  • 4+ people: Always take a table. Even if there are that many seats available at the bar, it's unlikely you'll be offered them -- groups of 4+ sitting in a row means those at the ends will have to be louder to be heard.