We’ve all been there: You’re at a bar on a Saturday night, struggling to get the bartender’s attention and get a drink. All of a sudden some guy walks in, waves at the bartender and the next thing you know he’s being served his margarita while you’re still clutching your money. Finding that bar where everyone knows your name is somewhat of a modern fairy tale. But if it can happen on TV, it can happen for you—but not overnight. By following these tips you can earn a spot as the Norm or Cliff at your favorite bar in no time.

Robert Ferrara, Miami bartender, offers the scoop from behind the bar through the Olmeca Altos #BarKeepSecrets program. Follow him on Twitter @RJFerrara3 to learn more about his mixology tips.  

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