Buying rounds in bars

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Buying rounds in bars

Buying rounds in bars is not as common in Germany as it is in the UK. However, if you are with friends or new acquaintances, you might ask them what they would like, and you'd get it for them from the bar. They would be expected to reciprocate when it is their turn. If you are uncertain as to what is appropriate, clear this first, before you go into the bar. Note: noisily splitting up the bill in front of the barman or waiter is called "doing the German" - even in Germany. It means you have no manners.

   

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