US establishments usually don’t include service charges in the bill. In restaurants you typically add 15-25 percent, with high end restaurants tending towards 25 percent. If a waiter or waitress performs phenomenally well, the tip could climb to 30 percent. The general rule for tipping bartenders is $1 per drink. Porters receive $1 to $2 per bag and taxi drivers are usually given a 10-15 percent. Coffee shops or fast food restaurants may put tip jars next to the cash register; however, do not feel obliged to leave a tip. Over-the-counter services generally are not rewarded with tips. Hairdressers, masseuses and other personal services are typically tipped 15- 20 percent.
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