Not in the sense I usually see it, at a bar- i.e. you give them your credit card to hold until the end of the night when you pay it off.
I mean a tab that a store keeps that gets paid off at a later date, i.e. payday or the end of the month.
I ask because I stopped at the nearby deli/convenience store today, and a guy came in to cash a check and the clerk had to check to see if he’d paid off his tab before he’d cash it for him. I was really surprised by it, because I haven’t heard of it in forever.
The closest I’ve ever come to a tab was a day when a deposit hadn’t cleared my account yet so my debit card was rejected at a cafe I frequent. But I go there all the time, the owner is a FOAF, and he could easily track me down if he needed to. They let me slide because they knew me and knew I was good for it. I doubt they’d extend the courtesy to just anybody.
So is there anywhere you can still get a tab?