THE SIP BLOG
Do you hear that? Crickets. The worst sound in any group interaction. You would think that being out at a bar would liven things up, but sometimes conversations grow dull and then the deafening roar of nothing. Let’s not do that.
Instead, let’s spice things up with a cool bar trick or gag. We have collected a few of our favorites and listed them below. Make sure to practice and work on your delivery. Stick the landing and everyone is sure to have a good time.
Except for the Bar-Fly you gag with the fifth trick. Oof.
Required Items: 1x Long Neck Beer Bottle 1x Straw
Bar-Fly May Not: Wrap the straw around the neck of the bottle.
Bend the end of the straw to the width of the mouth of the bottle (about 1/2 to 1 inch). Push it in the bottle, catch the end of the straw and the bent edge of the straw just below the lip of the bottleneck. Lift the bottle from the bar.
2. Bar Riddle – The Six Oranges
The sixth kid gets one of the oranges still inside the bag.
3. Bar Trick – Impossible Bill Grab
Required Items: 3x Quarters, 1x Crisp Dollar Bill, 1x Beer Bottle
Set-Up: Stack and center the quarters over the bill on top of the bottle as shown.
Bar-Fly May Not: Fold the Bill, pick up the Bill, with the Quarters atop, or touch the Quarters.
Most Flashy Solution:
Moisten tips of fingers with saliva. With firm fingers, quickly slap down one side of the Bill.
Most Reliable Solution:
Quickly pull the Bill left or right so the Bill slides out from under the Quarters. This creates the least amount of friction being the thinnest side of the Bill so the Quarters have less chance to move from the lip of the bottle.
4. Bar Trick – Empty the Shot Glasses Without Touching Either Glass
Required Items: 2 shot glasses, water, and straw.
Set-Up: Place the shot glasses lip to lip and submerge them in a sink of water. Fill both and place on the bar.
Trick: To get the water out of the top shot glass, while keeping both glasses lip to lip.
Rule: Bar-Fly may not touch either glass physically with anything.
Solution: Blow through a straw on the seal of the glasses to displace the water from the top glass. Get out the Bar Rag!
5. Bar Gag – How Does Richard Nixon Smoke A Cigarette?
Required Items: 1x Lit Cigarette being smoked by the Bar-Fly.
Gag: To demonstrate how Richard Nixon smokes a cigarette…
Solution: Nixon preferred non-filtered cigarettes… So, the filter must be removed (rip the filter from the cigarette). But Nixon quit smoking…. So, this cigarette must be put out (stamp the cigarette out in the ashtray).
Bar tricks are a lot of fun! So are bar gags, bets, challenges, and riddles. Each one is bound to break the silence, change the topic, and keep the party moving.