There is a fun TV show in the U.K. called The Real Hustle, which shows various scams and hustles. One useful area is proposition bets – Primarily done in bar scenarios, the goal is to score some free drinks. I believe I first heard of these over at PFAdvice several months ago.
Here’s a classic one; it’s easy to remember and doesn’t require wasting any alcohol.
This next one that just requires some loose change, a dollar bill, and an empty glass:
And here’s one more that is a bit more involved:
The show makes it seem easy to go around and earn free drinks from strangers, but if you’re shy like me you just end up trying to con your friends.