After the Beach Resort on Ginger Island is unlocked, Gus may randomly spend the day there. (He will leave a cash box on the bar, so the player is still able to make purchases.) After leaving the Island at 6pm, Gus will tend bar until 12:30am, when he goes to bed. Gus never visits the Resort on Festival days or his checkup day at Harvey's Clinic.
Shown below are Gus' schedules prioritized highest to lowest. For example, if it is raining, that schedule overrides all others.
In his room, sitting on the couch.
Heads to the Clinic waiting room and looks at a poster.
You can give Gus up to two gifts per week (plus one on
birthday), which will raise or lower
friendship with you. Gifts on
birthday (Summer 8) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue. For loved or liked gifts, Gus will say
“A birthday gift? That's very kind of you! I love it.”
“You remembered my birthday! Thank you. This is great!”
For neutral gifts, Gus will say
“Oh, a birthday gift! Thank you.”
For disliked or hated gifts, Gus will say
“Oh... It's for my birthday? ... Thanks.”
When he's behind the bar at The Saloon, you need to move behind the bar to give him gifts.
Here's a recipe from my saloon. I only share this with my good friends!
Enter the Saloon during open hours, when Gus is inside.
Note: Only occurs if your friendship with Pam is at 2 hearts or more.
When you enter the bar, Gus will be sitting at one of the tables looking dejected. When you ask what's wrong, he'll tell you that the saloon is having hard times financially. He'll admit that at least one problem is that Pam isn't paying off her tab and he's afraid to confront her because they are friends. Pam will then enter and ask for a drink. Gus will be flustered and concede, but you will get the choice to either say:
You need to pay your tab right now!(-50 friendship.)
The saloon isn't doing well, financially(+15 friendship.) Pam will be somewhat upset but she will pay her tab off and Gus will give her the drink she asked for.
Your relationship with Pam will not be affected either way
Exit the farmhouse on a non-rainy day between 6am and 11:30am
Gus appears with a pot of sauce. He draws an analogy between cooking and the player's appearance in Stardew Valley, saying that adding a new ingredient may ruin the sauce or create something new and delicious. He explains that he's come to think of the player as a good friend, and says he found an old Mini-Jukebox while cleaning the Saloon. He gives the player the jukebox, and the recipe to make more.
After reaching seven hearts with Gus, he will send you a recipe in the mail.
“These might be the best crab cakes I've ever made...”
If Player has upgraded Pam's house
“Hey. I heard what you did for Pam. That was really really nice of you! Sadly, I don't think it will get her to cut back on the 'beverages'...”
“I saw Pam earlier today... she was grinning from ear to ear! She said someone bought her a new house! Whoever it was, they truly deserve the best!”
“Clint comes into the saloon almost every night and sits at the same table by himself. Sometimes he glances over at Emily with a nervous look. Hmmm. Maybe that's why he comes in so often. Oh well, that means more business for me.”
“Hi there [Player]. I'm glad to see you! You're always welcome here.”
“Pam comes into the saloon almost every night and drinks way too much beer. Ah well, I shouldn't pass judgement on my customers.”
“Good evening. Can I get you anything?”
“Good evening. Make yourself at home.”
“Hi! Please relax and enjoy yourself.”
“Hey, you look like you could use a beverage.”
“Business has been really good tonight. I'm pleased.”
At Ginger Island
“Hey, [Player]! Glad you're here. I'm gonna be serving up some good stuff from behind the bar.”
“Meet me at the bar if you need a beverage.”
“Hey, need a drink? I've got some special beverages that showcase local ingredients from this island.”
“It's a fine art, making candy canes. You've really got to search far and wide for the best ingredients. They aren't easy to come by these days! I usually use Fern Island Ringfruit for my premier canes, you know. You can't beat that bright red coloring... And it's all natural! Oh, you want to know the secret to my deluxe double-canes? Okay, but you've got to promise absolute secrecy. *whisper* It's a drop of vanilla in the white candy to complement the cherry flavor. Of course, peppermint candy canes are the standard, and I always make a healthy batch of those as well.
Hey, you look like you're falling asleep. Are you okay?”
"Wanted: Lobster": Gus will send you a letter on the 6th of Fall, year 2, requesting a Lobster. The reward offered in the letter is 800g but he actually gives 500g and 1 Friendship heart upon completion.