'That place rocks': Redditors lavish praise on bar for swift response to woman's drink being spiked
A Redditor recalled how someone in the crowd had reportedly seen a man spiking a woman's drink, prompting the bartender to take action
A bar is being praised for how quickly it handled a woman's drink being spiked. Reddit user xXSlimi_Gacha009 posted a question to the platform, asking, “Bartenders of Reddit, what was the weirdest/craziest thing you have overheard while making someone’s drink?” The post immediately went viral, receiving plenty of insightful answers.
One response that really stood out was from a user who shared a story about how the staff handled a man putting something in a woman’s drink. It reads, "Was sitting at a bar with a band. It was noisy and crowded. Some girl comes up next to where I was sitting and tells the bartender 'excuse me, but I just saw that guy ( customer) right there put something in that girl’s drink.” The user was pleasantly surprised by what happened next despite not knowing if there was a system at the pub for handling such a circumstance.
"I didn’t see the guy she pointed to. The bartender turns around and said something, I suspect a code word to somebody, and BAM. Immediately all the lights go on, the manager steps on stage, stops the band, and makes the following announcement: 'Attention: We have a report that someone in this room possibly drugged a young lady's drink. We request that all women here immediately put down your drink and don’t take another sip,'” the user recalled.
The Reddit user also claimed that the manager "announced that he would replace the drinks of every woman for free. 'If you are that young lady, we will notify you when you come to the bar. If anyone is feeling sick or weak please let us know,' the announcement continued. Wow. The lights stayed on. The band remained off. For a long time, maybe an hour. Cheers from the crowd and nobody complained. Don’t know what the guy did because I didn’t know which guy it was. That place rocks."
Fellow Redditors were quick to applaud the bar for its swift response. "Man if I heard a bar did that, that would be my go to bar forever. Love it," one wrote. "I am so grateful that this place took it so seriously. Not only did they save a life or an assault from happening but they drew awareness to everyone there! Bravo!" another added.
The user later discussed the incident with Boredpanda. It was the first occasion, they claimed, that they had heard of a drink being allegedly drugged. According to reports, the incident happened around 2007 or 2008. They claimed it was a very old establishment in New Orleans by the name of Tipitina's - a bar with live music. The user added, "It’s not fancy, but has great music and is usually crowded. The requests to discard drinks with free replacements applied to women only. There was no discussion of that but it seemed assumed that they were the ones at risk. I don’t remember any complaints, but I was just a guy in the bar, not working there.”