We’ve all seen this scene in the movies. Some rich muckety-muck or maybe some guy who just got lucky and came into a pile of money walks into a bar, says “this round’s on me” and buys everyone there a drink. I’m reading a book right now where one of the characters does this.
Anyway, has anyone here ever witnessed or been party to something like this? And if someone did walk into a bar and offer to buy everyone a round, could you order anything, even if it’s a cocktail with top shelf liquor in it or a glass of the most expensive wine in the house, or would you just be limited to beers and well drinks? How about if somebody walks in right after the announcement is made - would they get a free drink too? Also, how would they tabulate the price of all these drinks from this particular “round”? How would all the bartenders and waitstaff go about writing up the individual tickets for this “round” and pooling them all together to give the generous soul his bill?