My bar is an exception to that assumption. Probably because I am good friends with the owners, been drinking there since they opened, I bring in lots of patrons and work as sues-chef in the grill.
Not to say I havent bar hopped with magic. As there are 4 of them within walking distance of my bar.
But I do have a standing show at my bar once a month. And by standing show I dont mean stage or busking. I usually table hop, walk our patio and upper deck. I stay away from the bar area as its usually packed with people after drinks.
And this method works for me. Not saying it will work well for others, there are some draw backs.
My way doesnt make the most money either, tip wise. As not every one knows I have a tip jar. Which is fine for me. I do this mostly for fun and to get other jobs. Thus I get an hourly pay and free drinks from the patrons. Which is great for me, cause I tend to drink alot. Alot of shots.
Part of this missunderstanding PAddy is taking about is partially cause by places like AppleBees calling them self a Bar and Grill, when they are more of a restaurant in looks and actions. Now whether they are a true bar, I havent done the research. I dont care for the place.