By -Magee Walker
The Beer Bin Girls of Whistler’s finest underground clubs have always intrigued me. These ladies offer a killer combo: they are typically 1) super babes 2) with beer, 3) cornered, 4) in a bar that probably has a 5:1 male ratio (or worse) and 5) the dudes are typically getting bolder/more delusional at their chances of scoring with her as they consume the aforementioned beer.
Needless to say, when I met a real live Beer Bin Girl a few weeks ago, I was super stoked! Inquiring minds want to know, and inquire I did.
Behold: the secrets of a Beer Bin Girl.
1. They get hired the old fashioned way
Is it just me, or are there a lot of bikini contests in Whistler? Well, contrary to what you might hope, that’s not how a Beer Bin Girl (BBG) gets hired. My own BBG insider got hired the same way a lot of us probably got our jobs. She had a friend working there, became a regular patron, filled in as the Door Girl (another article entirely) and eventually moved to BBG when the regular BBG was sick. Just like that.
2. She’s probably not hitting on you
The BBG’s job is to be nice to you and give you the beer that you pay for. She also happens to be trapped in a corner and when she’s not serving brews, she’s alone and apparently available to chat. However, my BBG says that NO ONE has ever successfully hit on her enough to merit a follow up. As she puts it, “A guy would have to put a lot more effort than one night of slurred compliments to initiate a follow up.”
3. If you’re going to hit on her anyway, try to be somewhat original
BBG hears the good old “hey, you look bored!” line multiple times a night. “Hey, are you going up the mountain tomorrow?” is a little better but still somewhat cliché. Remember, you’re probably drunk and she’s probably not. You might think you are a regular Casanova, but so did the middle-aged dude who asked for my BBG’s phone number while ‘seductively’ licking his lips and staring into her cleavage
4. If you’re going to try to hit on her, don’t be a douche
BBG admits that for the most part, standing around watching people get progressively drunker “can be amazingly entertaining. It’s great to see people dancing around and genuinely having a good time,” which is what we’re all in the underground to do. However, “sometimes it only takes one drunk asshole to put a damper on your night”. Don’t be the jerk that ruins the BBG’s night
5. Beer Bin Girls—they’re just like us!
Although my BBG is a babe, she insists that there is a mystique surrounding people who work in bars, like herself. She’s had dudes hit on her at the bar who don’t even recognize her the next day. She also works in retail store where she presumably doesn’t get macked on multiple times per hour. This is why she says she “takes all of the attention with a grain of salt.”
6. Being a BBG is still a killer job
As long as patrons are being hilarious and not creepy, very few people hate getting attention while working in a super fun environment with awesome people. BBG says that “even on a shitty night, it’s still a good time.”
And there you have it, friends: the Beer Bin Girl of Whistler, desmystified.