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A few years ago it was commonplace to see horrendous bar tabs wracked up on a Tuesday night at Scores, but 2008 brought an end to all of that. However, it appears nine London bankers are bringing sexy back. During their company Christmas party on the 8th, they amassed an impressive PS71,000 ($111,500 USD) tab at The Rose Club (receipt after the jump). At one point, they even made it rain PS50 notes in the club.

Even more impressive is what they spent the money on. Sure, they had the obligatory Dom Pete, but they only bought six magnums of that swill. The bulk of the tab came from the purchase of 24 Methuselah of Ciroc Vodka at PS1,850 a bottle. That's 38 gallons of vodka. Between nine guys and their dates (and presumably dozens of new friends at the bar).

You want to know what really sucks? After leaving an PS18,000 ($28,275 USD) tip, the club didn't even waive the PS15 cover charge per person. What's that all about?

Sounds like a great party to me. What are the chances American bankers are going to best this tab this holiday season?

Comments (148)

  • txjustin's picture

    Models and bottles, bitches. Real playas doing real shit.

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Jokes on them, they still have to look at British chicks.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    Vault's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Jokes on them, they still have to look at British chicks.

    +1

    lmao, honestly, who really gives a fuck.. anyone can ball out if they want.. thats just absurd that they dropped that much loot on one night.. shit cray

  • Unforseen's picture

    If I was in that group, I would definitely be the guy bitching in the cab ride home about the 15 bucks cover

  • In reply to Unforseen
    bortz911's picture

    Unforseen:
    If I was in that group, I would definitely be the guy bitching in the cab ride home about the 15 bucks cover

    so true

  • UFOinsider's picture

    WOW

    Get busy living

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    Brady4MVP's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Jokes on them, they still have to look at British chicks.

    Lol. That was exactly my first thought as well. London has horrendous girls, even worse than NYC.

    They should've partied in L.A. or Vegas.

  • Spuds's picture

    How much of the tip would that server get? 10g's for passing out some drinks seems a bit much.

  • In reply to Spuds
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    Spuds:
    How much of the tip would that server get? 10g's for passing out some drinks seems a bit much.

    I'm going to tell you something and you better remember it for the rest of your life. If you can't afford to tip, you can't afford the meal. If these dorks were dropping 100k USD on a night out you bet your fucking ass they better tip accordingly.

    By your logic, I should tip the same whether I order a sandwich or the serf and turf since either way shes just bringing a plate to the table.

    Also you can best your sweet ass these dudes were treated like fucking kings that night. Its not like the hoe serving them drinks was some busted chick that used to be a waitress at Applebees.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • Funkfreed's picture

    There's no way the waitresses didn't take these guys out back and service them. I mean, even I'd be bashful just providing a courteous reach around.

  • In reply to Spuds
    UFOinsider's picture

    Spuds:
    How much of the tip would that server get? 10g's for passing out some drinks seems a bit much.

    DO NOT FUCK WITH THE BARTENDER'S TIPS MOTHERFUCKER, I'LL SHANK YOU

    Does that clear things up for you?

    Get busy living

  • wadtk's picture

    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

  • In reply to wadtk
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    I hope this is a joke.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • Maximus Decimus Meridius's picture

    I agree with you HPM but you guys should chill (particularly UFO) and read, because I think what Spuds meant is that the club might take a cut and not give the whole 18k to the waiter.

    Besides, this is not the US, in London in some places you get charged the service directly into the bill, especially in clubs and other places where people never leave tips. If you read the bill they were already charged 15% for service, so I don't think it would have been wrong even if they didn't leave anything. 15% is a good % of the bill to pay as tip (especially in a 55k bill) and it's more than what people leave in London when they aren't charged for the service. Between the 15% and the extra tip these guys left 34%, which is great, and I'm not saying they shouldn't have, but it would have been very acceptable to "just" give 1k or 2k.

  • UFOinsider's picture

    LOL rich kids discussing the plight of the "working man"

    Stick to your spreadsheets, geeks.

    Get busy living

  • In reply to wadtk
    Abdel's picture

    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

  • In reply to Abdel
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.


    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • atleastimnotabanker's picture

    it's not a 10k $ tip, it's a f*ing 28k $ tip.
    15% were already included, so guys like wadtk pay even if they don't want to

  • atleastimnotabanker's picture

    by the way, why didn't they have to pay taxes?

  • TonyPerkis's picture

    taxes included in drink price

    I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

  • go.with.the.flow's picture

    Let this be a learning lesson to all monkeys..open a bar near whichever industry is making it rain...but don't open one in Silicon Valley...those geeks wont even pay $5 for a Corona.

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    Abdel's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

  • In reply to Abdel
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?


    Most waitresses/bartenders make like 3 bucks an hour and live on tips.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • In reply to Abdel
    go.with.the.flow's picture

    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

    hahah you're such a Mr. Pink:

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    I still remember the good old days. When we place #1 or #2 in II for something, they put up signs in the elevators now. Back in 2007, they'd hold a party immediately after the close, break out the Champagne (paid for by the firm), and throw a party. Then after 2-3 rounds everyone would grab drinks at a nearby bar.

    In 2010, I was the odd rich guy who decided to throw a going away party and cover his own open bar tab (beer only). Worked out to $400 and I had my Dutch ancestors claw their way out of the grave and chase me for a few hours for spending so much (or maybe it was just the DT).

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    Abdel's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

    Most waitresses/bartenders make like 3 bucks an hour and live on tips.

    Well, why didn't they make the necessary efforts/sacrifice to study harder so they can have a better paying job?

    These bartenders are probably the same girls that spent their time in high school partying, drinking and pissing off nerds like me.

    My point is, it shouldn't be mandatory.

  • Edmundo Braverman's picture

    IP,

    I had a tradition at my commodities firm where we'd knock off at the market close on Fridays and I'd go to the bar across the street and open a tab for everyone for a couple hours. Invariably, this one douchebag in the office who didn't drink would come over and want to put a meal on the tab. This was a guy who made good money, too.

    "But Eddie, you know I don't drink. It's not fair."

    "Fuck fair, Jeff. I opened a drinking tab, and it's for anyone who wants to drink. It's not my fault that you're some kind of fucking health nut that doesn't drink. Buy your own fucking pizza."

    The nerve of some people.

    That wasn't even the worst, though. There were a few times the CEO of the firm would come over and drink on my tab. I'd just look at him from across the bar and say, "Are you fucking kidding me?" and he'd grin and order another drink. God, I worked with some fucking asshats at that place.

  • International Pymp's picture

    that's insane that the place didn't drop the cover or the charge for water... blacklist.

    On another note - that's some pretty solid work right there.

  • In reply to Abdel
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

    Most waitresses/bartenders make like 3 bucks an hour and live on tips.

    Well, why didn't they make the necessary efforts/sacrifice to study harder so they can have a better paying job?

    These bartenders are probably the same girls that spent their time in high school partying, drinking and pissing off nerds like me.

    My point is, it shouldn't be mandatory.


    Go out with a client for drinks, run up a decent tab and don't tip. See how that works out for you.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    Abdel's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

    Most waitresses/bartenders make like 3 bucks an hour and live on tips.

    Well, why didn't they make the necessary efforts/sacrifice to study harder so they can have a better paying job?

    These bartenders are probably the same girls that spent their time in high school partying, drinking and pissing off nerds like me.

    My point is, it shouldn't be mandatory.


    Go out with a client for drinks, run up a decent tab and don't tip. See how that works out for you.

    Ok but now you're talking about something related to work. Not just a night out with friends.

    If it is part of work, tipping will be part of a 'strategy' to 'seduce' the client. Not because the waitresses/bartenders make 3 bucks an hour.

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    GentlemanJack's picture

    happypantsmcgee:

    Also you can best your sweet ass these dudes were treated like fucking kings that night.

    Yeah, I can tell that by the way they were still charged cover. More power to these guys for going big, but they probably weren't treated *that* well.

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    IlliniProgrammer's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:
    IP,

    I had a tradition at my commodities firm where we'd knock off at the market close on Fridays and I'd go to the bar across the street and open a tab for everyone for a couple hours. Invariably, this one douchebag in the office who didn't drink would come over and want to put a meal on the tab. This was a guy who made good money, too.

    "But Eddie, you know I don't drink. It's not fair."

    "Fuck fair, Jeff. I opened a drinking tab, and it's for anyone who wants to drink. It's not my fault that you're some kind of fucking health nut that doesn't drink. Buy your own fucking pizza."

    The nerve of some people.

    That wasn't even the worst, though. There were a few times the CEO of the firm would come over and drink on my tab. I'd just look at him from across the bar and say, "Are you fucking kidding me?" and he'd grin and order another drink. God, I worked with some fucking asshats at that place.


    Yeah. I specifically asked the waitress to NOT put any food or cocktail orders on my tab. Just $7 bottles, drafts and non-alcoholic drinks. She was good enough to do that for me. I am here to get inebriated with my friends and remember good times (Yes, quants are lightweights and get drunk after ~4 16 oz bar pours as Frieds will attest). Not to buy people dinner. $400 back in Illinois is enough to buy a used car in some places, and I am not going to turn it into $600 so Larry can order a $20 Shepherd's pie and Tom can order a $12 gin-n-tonic.

  • In reply to Abdel
    UFOinsider's picture

    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

    Most waitresses/bartenders make like 3 bucks an hour and live on tips.

    Well, why didn't they make the necessary efforts/sacrifice to study harder so they can have a better paying job?

    These bartenders are probably the same girls that spent their time in high school partying, drinking and pissing off nerds like me.

    My point is, it shouldn't be mandatory.


    Go out with a client for drinks, run up a decent tab and don't tip. See how that works out for you.

    Ok but now you're talking about something related to work. Not just a night out with friends.

    If it is part of work, tipping will be part of a 'strategy' to 'seduce' the client. Not because the waitresses/bartenders make 3 bucks an hour.


    You're a scumbag and your friends probably are too.

    For what it's worth, the bartender figured you out before you even sat down, and got your girlfriend's phone number while you weren't looking. Your type also gets flagged pretty quickly, just in case you try to "network". Also, consider that some people do the job for legit reasons...sometimes pissing on the little guy will come back to haunt you.

    Let me reiterate: you're a scumbag.

    Get busy living

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    atleastimnotabanker's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

    Most waitresses/bartenders make like 3 bucks an hour and live on tips.

    Well, why didn't they make the necessary efforts/sacrifice to study harder so they can have a better paying job?

    These bartenders are probably the same girls that spent their time in high school partying, drinking and pissing off nerds like me.

    My point is, it shouldn't be mandatory.


    Go out with a client for drinks, run up a decent tab and don't tip. See how that works out for you.

    You have to explain your logic here. If you tip because the waitress gets a low salary, then I really don't understand why you should tip higher when you spend more? The salary of the waitress stays the same and the service you receive does not change either (or at least not proportionally to the amount you spend).

    Also, from most posts on this site I assume you are against fixed minimum wages. Why are you then for mandatory tips? Wouldn't it be way easier to make it mandatory that they receive higher salaries?

  • In reply to atleastimnotabanker
    UFOinsider's picture

    atleastimnotabanker:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    happypantsmcgee:
    Abdel:
    wadtk:
    I never tip unless the 'tender goes out of his way to make my experience memorable.

    Exactly.

    If the bartender wants more money, let her go ask her boss for a pay raise.

    For a $10k tip , I'd make these bartenders tatoo the name on of firm on their stomach.

    If you're dropping 100k then 10k shouldn't be an issue. Stick to your dollar PBR nights and it wont be a problem.

    I never understood the logic behind tips. I mean, the bartender is getting paid to serve us. Why do I need to pay her more?

    If it was an exceptional service (i.e. I get a massage while I eat/drink) then yes, she deserves a tip.

    Do finance working people receive tips from clients?

    Most waitresses/bartenders make like 3 bucks an hour and live on tips.

    Well, why didn't they make the necessary efforts/sacrifice to study harder so they can have a better paying job?

    These bartenders are probably the same girls that spent their time in high school partying, drinking and pissing off nerds like me.

    My point is, it shouldn't be mandatory.


    Go out with a client for drinks, run up a decent tab and don't tip. See how that works out for you.

    You have to explain your logic here. If you tip because the waitress gets a low salary, then I really don't understand why you should tip higher when you spend more? The salary of the waitress stays the same and the service you receive does not change either (or at least not proportionally to the amount you spend).

    Also, from most posts on this site I assume you are against fixed minimum wages. Why are you then for mandatory tips? Wouldn't it be way easier to make it mandatory that they receive higher salaries?


    It's not 'mandatory', it's just good manners...like chewing with your mouth closed, or not scratching your balls in public. Servers are taxed on projected earnings based on their sales for the night: if you don't tip, they can theoretically lose money because of you. The system is NOT run in favor of people who work these jobs, please don't add to the problem.

    Get busy living

  • ivoteforthatguy's picture

    ^ she is bringing more shit over. if you want to tip 10% on a big check rather than 15% that's fine. but having waited tables for just one night in my life i gained a whole new appreciation for civil tipping behavior and a lot of loathing for cheap bastards.

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    I love going back to Illinois. In NYC, 18-20% is customary; in IL/WI, 15% is customary.

    I am all for leaving a good tip, but I want to punch people when folks start saying you must always leave 20%. Tip inflation has gotten ridiculous. 15 years ago, 10-15% was the norm. Now it seems to increasingly be 20%. Eventually it will crawl up to 25%. People work very hard to earn this money and prepare your food, but at some point, enough is enough.

    I was at the grocery store and the checkout line had a Merry Christmas sign and a tip jar. Are you f***ing joking??? That does it, I am doing all of my groceries via Amazon and FedEx. If the delivery guy starts asking for tips, I will move to a post office box.

    -Tip your barber.
    -Tip your taxicab driver.
    -Tip your bartender/waiter/waitress.
    -Tip your doorman (for exceptional service).
    -Tip the airport workers if they push your wheelchair (apparently there was a newspaper article that they make less than minimum wage and work for tips.)

    And don't go above 20%.

    -Don't tip your mail carrier.
    -Don't tip at a fast food place where you get counter service.
    -Don't tip your grocery checkout person. (I am honestly thinking of being the douche who asks whether the money in the jar is being raised for the Salvation Army, Feeding America, or the Red Cross.)

  • UFOinsider's picture

    Wow, thinking of writing a "restaurant / bar tipping" post to explain it. Seems like the upper crust is having a hard time understanding the shitty system they set up.

    Get busy living

  • Nobama88's picture

    I was out in a very 'prestigious' club this past weekend. My girlfriend got hit on buy some guys and asked to go to their table. She of course said yes ( No way in hell I am dropping $20 a drink w/ a splash of alcochol in it if I dont have to, so I ask her nicely to accept any drinks from guys and throw them my way). She then proceeded to the table and mentions "oh btw this is my bf, he is coming too". The guys were like 'ohkay fucker w/e" and proceeded to the table. All of the guys at the table were guys in high finance (IB/PE/AM guys).

    I was embarrassed for the industry that night. The were 'balling' by throwing out for $1000 bottles of Grey Goose but every girl there was like "these guys are fucking losers". Guys were wearing V necks and open shirts down to their belly buttons. Thinking they were the shit, but really not one girl was actually attracted or interested in them other then to get free drinks.

    So a little advice to you all: Do not try to act like you are a baller when you are not. Go out and drop money for your friends and have a good time, dont go out and throw down $1000's per bottle to impress chicks that think you are geeks and using you. If you studied all the time in college and never saw the point of going out, then you are probably a geek and thus throwing down $1000 per bottle isn't going to help to hide your geekiness. Play that geekiness shit up instead, and save some money.

  • In reply to IlliniProgrammer
    UFOinsider's picture

    comment deleted

    Get busy living

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