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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Barf Poll

posted by on July 23 at 12:22 PM


People who barf at bars or clubs should have to clean it up or pay a throw up fee. One bar owner told me there was a guy that came into her place twice that barfed right off the barstool. The guy didnít even try to make it to the bathroom. He paid his tab like nothing happened, stepped over his lake of barf on the floor, and left. He was a cowboy or something. The bar staff called him Howling Wolf.

For every episode of barfing at a bar or club, there is someone who has to clean it up. This is bullshit. If you yuke, you should either clean it up, or a pay a throw up fee. Even meticulous barfers who think it all goes in the toilet. They usually leave bits and pieces that have to be cleaned.

Should there be a throw up fee?

What should the throw up fee be?

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i threw up in 7 Seconds' merch box at the Fireside Bowl years ago. sorry dudes...

Posted by brian cook | July 23, 2008 12:35 PM

For creativity and accuracy, I will waive the barf fee. But you cleaned it up, right?

Posted by trent moorman | July 23, 2008 12:45 PM

i don't think so. my memory is hazy. i seem to remember being ushered out of the club to avoid a brawl with a bunch of skinheads...

Posted by brian cook | July 23, 2008 12:51 PM

if you got the yapers to get puke-drunk @ the bar, you can afford to kick in the fat crispy: $5 bill on the real before it's history

Posted by lar | July 23, 2008 1:54 PM

How about you (or a friend) just tips the bar?

Good manners beat rules any day

Posted by Brandon | July 23, 2008 2:18 PM

If this happens, it's only a matter of time before the Lusty Lady implements a similar fee. Do we really want to start down that slippery slope?

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 23, 2008 3:15 PM

Yeah yeah. Tips, tips work. A $15 Barf Fee Tip.

Posted by tipton | July 23, 2008 3:24 PM

I'd say just give the person cleaning it up a decent tip (like $5-10, depending on consistency/smell). The idea of a "fee" is just kinda crass. Besides, I know it's a shitty thing to say, but if you work in a bar/club, chances are you're gonna have to clean up puke at some point. Same as broken glass.

Once as a video store employee, I had to clean up about 8 bowls of Fruit Loops this kid decided to puke up onto the floor. On New Year's Day. His mom was a real bitch about it too, but I cleaned it up and went back to nursing my hangover behind the counter.

Posted by T | July 23, 2008 3:28 PM

Bars that get patrons drunk enough to vomit should be cited for overserving liquor.

Posted by bellingham is close enough | July 23, 2008 3:32 PM

What about the basterds who shit/piss all over the toilet but in it.?

Posted by El Diablo | July 23, 2008 4:11 PM

clean up my puke for free yew bar twat

Posted by harry sack | July 23, 2008 4:18 PM

I barfed off a barstool in Detroit and they wouldn't let me leave until I cleaned it up.

Posted by Harry | July 23, 2008 4:32 PM

Cleaning Fruit Loop Yuke on New Year's Day. That wins. Happy f*ing New Year, huh?

That kid's mom gets the $25 fee.

Posted by Harry | July 23, 2008 4:34 PM


And mothers who over feed their kids Fruit Loops on New Year's Day then take them to the video store should also be fined.

T, let me guess, you no longer can eat Fruit Loops...

Posted by Joseph | July 23, 2008 5:35 PM

What would say, GG Allin have been fined?

Posted by curious | July 23, 2008 6:12 PM

two of the bars I used to work at always paid a barf bonus to whichever poor barback had to clean it up... both places 20 bucks.

Posted by stacy | July 23, 2008 6:25 PM

GG Allin gets a blood-poo bonus. $5.

Posted by i'd say | July 23, 2008 9:14 PM

I used to work at Earl's on the Ave, and we gave them an option. They could either clean it up or not. If they chose not, we would not let them back in the bar, EVER. If you chose to do this you must be prepared to "Stand Tall". When the offending party tries to come back in, (tonight, tomorrow, or next month) someone must tell that person to their face why they are not being let in. Something like...
You puked on the bench and refused to clean it up. You proved what kind of Character you have, and I don't want that kind of person in my bar. I have found this approach to work with most everyone including Gang Bangers, College Students, Red Necks, Cowboys, or any ofther variety or prick. The bitch is that you must stand tall and tell it like it is. They may hate you but they Will Respect you. If they respect you then you will be safe.

Posted by mark | July 24, 2008 1:37 AM

I think 18 has the right idea in the long run- The problem with trying to enact a fee is the fact that the offender is completely shitfaced to begin with; Did they spend all their money on booze? Did they pay with card? Ether way, your not getting compensation.

A more effective and creative way to enforce such a fee would be to take a picture of the offender caught red handed- keep the evidence, and when they try to return at a future date show them the picture and force them to pay the puke fee for entry... but even then you run the risk of retaliation from entitled assholes.

Best to ban them forever.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | July 24, 2008 2:37 AM

I think the bar should give them a trophy

Posted by Graw | July 24, 2008 5:02 AM

I agree with Mark Winters and unpaid blogger. Those are more realistic options.

Posted by -C | July 24, 2008 11:11 AM

I remember cleaning behind the speakers at the Crocodile one night and finding a glass full of puke. If its in a glass do they still have to pay the fine?

Posted by drheavy | July 24, 2008 11:41 AM

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