Here are some basic tipping guidelines:
15% - 20% of the total bill before taxes.
If you are at a buffet and you have a server who takes your drink order and checks on you, $1-$2 is appreciated.
At the bar, 15% - 20% of the tab; or, $1 for beer or wine, $2 for mixed drinks. Ideally, pay your bar tab before leaving for your table.
This is optional. Leave 5%-10% for good service or complicated orders, especially if the staff is hired and is more dependent on tips.
At least $1, 15% for normal service, more during rain, snow or other poor weather.
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