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Title: The G Manifesto: The Guide to Getting More out of Life Address: www.thegmanifesto.com Author: Michael Porfirio Mason From: Little Italy/Miami Beach Blogging since: September 2005 Post Date: August 22, 2007 Post Title: Rooftop Bar Game

(Before you read this, understand that this was written to address High-Class Rooftop Bars and Hotel Pool Bars AT NIGHT. The absolute last thing you will ever see any self-respecting G do is hang around one of the aforementioned bars, shirt off, greased down and dancing during the day.) There has been a proliferation of "hip" Rooftop Bars in America's finest cities in the last few years (I use the term "hip" relatively loosely). I am typically opposed to new trends in Nightlife, but truth be told, I don't mind Rooftop Bars. Yeah, I understand that there are more Striped Shirts than at a Nordstrom's, and they serve you $20 cocktails in Cheap Plastic Glasses. But, bottom line is, you can pick up a lot of Fly Girls at Rooftop Bars; and since you are outside, you can do it while smoking. Meaning you can look good while doing it.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind, however, if you want to be successful at Rooftop Bars. The first thing is that there is less energy at Rooftop Bars as compared to Indoor Clubs. This creates a situation with a lot of girls, static, in groups or sets. Not a lot of "swirl." Typical Pick-Up Artist theory would suggest that you have a long night ahead of yourself, approaching sets and utilizing "Group Theory." If you want a better handle on Group Theory, there are plenty of Pick-Up Artist sites out there. But approaching sets takes a lot of work and energy. Pick-Up Artists pick up on girls; Gs have girls pick up on them. If you want to pick up girls easily with minimal effort, keep on reading...

Traffic Lanes

We have already discussed "Traffic Lanes" and "how the river flows" in Manifesto Destiny: Innovative Gentleman's Club Concepts. Traffic lanes are equally important in regards to Rooftop Bars. Rooftop Bars typically have one entrance and usually the river will flow from the entrance to the Bar. Or from the Bar to the Bathroom. Post up in the traffic lane and every girl will pass by you at some point in the night. Free leads. Like a school of soon-to-be sashimied Alaskan Coho Salmon. All you need now is the right lure.

Solo

It is very important to be Going for Dolo when you are at a Rooftop Bar. It is less intimidating and girls are more apt to approach you when you are by yourself vs. with a big crew of hoods. Also, a lot of cats go the Bottle Service/ Cabana route. As I have said before, I am not really an advocate. Who wants to be stuck at a Rooftop Bar all night?

Suited Down

You want to give off an air of intrigue, mystery, and sophistication when you are at a Rooftop Bar. I like going with a two-button Navy Brioni (only $6700.00), custom crimson Borelli shirt, Gucci Belt, polka-dotted Kiton Pocket Square, and Berluti shoes (dope shoes since 1895). Flash and statement making. If you dress like this, you will have girls running to you like the Dutch during Tulip Mania. You should also be tooled up in case you run into rival firms: a vintage Beretta 418 will give you the functionality and style points you are looking for. Italian suits and Italian heaters.

Cocktail

Always have a cocktail in hand. Something that will give off a certain Savoir faire and elegance (well, as much Savoir faire and elegance you can have while drinking out of a plastic glass. It's not a bad idea to Smuggle in your own rocks glass into Rooftop Bars for style points. Good conversation piece as well). Something simple. A Goose and Soda, for instance. Vino will also give you suavity and worldliness. Martinis are ok, but since Rooftop Bars typically serve drinks in Faux-glasses, it is not advisable. There is nothing stupider than drinking a Martini out of a plastic Martini glass. During summertime, Rooftop Bars are packed, so no Mojitos, Skippy. Now, I like Mojitos as much as the next cat, but when a bar is busy, you are a jerk if you order one. It is a different matter altogether if you order a Mojito during the day at uncrowded Maxine's in The Catalina Hotel in South Beach while spitting Game at a Swiss Miss Model girl from Irene Marie's while pulling Sunshine Maneuvers.

Smoking/Lighter

Since smoking is now a crime in most states, many girls don't carry cigarettes anymore. But after a few cocktails, girls want to smoke them. If you have grits you will have more girls crowding around you than an early-'90s E-tab dealer at Narnia. I always carry a two pack minimum. This works especially well in Southern California; (typically I try to avoid Orange County, although I have swooped mad girls from Spy Glass, and Emerald Bay). And if you are going to smoke, carry a dope lighter. Dunhill, Dupont or Zippo. On the flip side, Guys that don't smoke are at a huge disadvantage in Rooftop Bars. That is why whenever you check out the Top 100 International Playboy Rankings, everyone on The List is a smoker.

The hook is set; you just need to reel them in. The Rest is Up to You........

Michael Porfirio Mason

AKA The Peoples Champ

AKA The Hustler's Hustler

AKA The Pusher's Pusher

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