TOASTTAB.COM – Say you’re on a bad first date, or at a bar talking up a stranger you’ve grown increasingly wary of. What’s your exit strategy?
Whether it’s an “accidental” wine spill, a faux-emergency text, or a sick dog or kid at home, we’ve all got an out up our sleeve.
But sometimes, these excuses aren’t enough, and you need the help of bar or restaurant staff to get you out of an uncomfortable, unhealthy, or unsafe situation.
Sometimes, you may be the staff member in this scenario, with a guest looking for your support. This is where the angel shot can help.
What is the Angel Shot?
The Angel Shot isn’t actually a drink order, but a code for “I need help” or “I need to get out of this situation.
When a patron orders an Angel Shot, they’re covertly letting their bartender or server know that they’re either on a date that’s not working out, or they don’t feel safe because of another guest’s behavior.
By doing so, they let staff know they’re either in need of some help getting out of there, or would like staff to remove the offending guest from the establishment.
Based on the severity of the situation, the Angel Shot is ordered one of three ways:
– “Neat” or “Straight Up:” This indicates to the bartender or server that the guest needs an escort to their car.
– “On Ice” or “With Ice:” This indicates to the bartender or server that the guest needs them to call them a taxi or a Lyft/Uber.
– “With Lime” or “With a Twist:” This indicates to the bartender or server that the guest needs them to call the police … READ MORE. | See the full sign here.