A new bar has been set for big tippers on Ogden's Historic 25th Street.
At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a patron used an American Express card to tip $5,000 on a $214.75 tab at Brewskis. The following night, a man with a rare American Express Centurion Card left a $1,000 tip on a $49 tab at a bar called Alleged.
"The staff was completely floored," said Jared Allen, owner of Alleged, which has been open about three months. The benevolent guest didn't hold a grudge, apparently, despite being told by staff that he couldn't order a double or a sidecar, or take his drink outside the premises. Alleged uses a mobile payment app that only allows tips up to 100 percent of the total bill, so the bartenders had to call over the manager, Jared's brother Mike, to accommodate a 2,041 percent gratuity. Mike asked the customer if he'd heard correctly. He had.