20 Free Modern Bartender Reactions

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This is my list of 20 helpful modern bartender reactions you can use for your players when they encounter a bartender in your world.

20 Modern Bartender Reactions

This is my list of modern bartender reactions you can use for your modern setting tabletop RPG campaign.

1) Amused

This bartender gets a kick out of listening to people order drinks. He’ll either describe the drink in a funny way or add a little joke about the name.

2) Hostile

This bartender reacts with hostility. Not only will he not serve the characters, but he’ll also try to get rid of them.

3) Lazy

This bartender is a little lazy. He’ll serve the characters their drinks, but he’ll get them as quickly as possible and then go back to what he was doing.

4) Uncertain

The bartender doesn’t know what the characters want. He’s not sure what some of the drinks are, he doesn’t know the names of the characters, and he doesn’t know what their race is. He’ll get the drink to the characters, but he’ll do it without any enthusiasm.

5) Indifferent

This bartender doesn’t care about anything. He’s not rude, but he doesn’t feel the need to be friendly. He’ll serve the characters and other patrons, but he doesn’t care enough to go out of his way.

6) Uncomfortable

This bartender has a problem. He’s not sure what the characters want and he’s not sure what they want to talk about. If the characters try to start a conversation, he’ll tell them about his problem.

7) Secretive

This bartender has a secret and he doesn’t want to share it. If the players try to talk to him, he’ll ask them to keep it to themselves. If they insist on knowing, he’ll get angry. If he gets angry, he’ll get his friends to get rid of the characters.

8) Amused 2

The bartender has a weird sense of humor. He’ll describe the drink in a funny way and then add a little joke about the name.

9) Suspicious

The bartender doesn’t trust the characters and he doesn’t trust anyone else, either. If the characters try to order a drink, he’ll get it as quickly as possible and then try to leave.

10) Friendly

This bartender is very friendly. He doesn’t want to talk about the characters, he wants to talk about himself. He’ll tell stories about his friends and some of his more interesting customers.

11) Confused

The bartender can’t understand anything the characters say. If they order a drink, he’ll get the drink to them as quickly as possible and then try to figure out what they want.

12) Secretive

The bartender is a gossip. If the characters try to order a drink, he’ll tell them about his friend who does something similar. He’ll tell them about all his friends and all the people they’re involved with.

13) Inattentive

The bartender is very inattentive. If the characters try to order a drink, he’ll get it to them as quickly as possible and then go back to what he was doing.

14) Curious

The bartender is a little curious. If the characters try to order a drink, he’ll ask them what they want to talk about.

15) Inattentive

The bartender is very inattentive. If the characters try to order a drink, he’ll get it to them as quickly as possible and then go back to what he was doing.

16) Suspicious 2

The bartender doesn’t trust the characters and he doesn’t trust anyone else, either. If the characters try to order a drink, he’ll get it as quickly as possible and then try to leave.

17) Indifferent

This bartender doesn’t care about anything. He’ll get the drink to the characters, but he won’t go out of his way to be friendly.

18) Amused 3

The bartender appears to be amused. He’ll work to get the players to smile or laugh.

19) Angry

The bartender is angry. He thinks the characters are trying to make fun of his bar or make fun of him. He’ll make the characters uncomfortable, but he won’t get rid of them.

20) Friendly 2

The bartender will be very friendly. He’ll talk about the characters and he’ll ask them to talk about themselves. He might even try to set up a date for later in the evening.

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