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$16 SA BB3... Fair or Foul?

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Grendle, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    So some local BA's in San Antonio just let a very Unfriendly Spot aka The Friendly Spot have it. You can say it was a mini mutiny that had been in the making for a while. Just curious on BA's opinion on what I consider price gauging. I avoid this establishment but still won't hold back at voicing my opinion. Screen shots to come, chime in BA's.
  2. bccocx

    bccocx Advocate (680) Texas Jan 13, 2007

    FOUL! I've paid 6 something 7.99, and 8.99 (Austin)
  3. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    That's twice (or nearly that) what other on-premises places have been charging in Austin.
  4. channels321

    channels321 Savant (265) Texas Apr 16, 2012

    Yea i try to avoid that place, way over priced on just about everything. It is a nice spot but food is not great and overpriced in my opinion and they are flooded with hipsters, but $16 for a BB3 is expensive even for them. It was $7 to go at WoB and$10 for on premise. No idea if they have any left however.
  5. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Based on what you said, how is it a nice spot?
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  6. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Just what I've thought all along. Here in San Antonio I've seen it as much as $10 and as low as $6 but to total those figures up and charge $1.33 an ounce is asinine. This is establishment is a farce and taking advantage of the gift that SA is trying to bestow for being a craft friendly bar that serves SA beers. (No Pun Intended)
  7. channels321

    channels321 Savant (265) Texas Apr 16, 2012

    Its a nice location and all outdoors which is nice on a pretty day, but thats about all it has going for it.
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    LOL. Oh man, San Antonio BAs seem to have soured on this place quick. A year back it was a place that everyone down there was praising.
  9. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    The price gauging is what created this drastic change in opinion. The response to $16 SA BB3 from Friendly Spot was different overheads per various establishments. However, this place is outdoors with no live music, limited screen tv's and a small section that has AC. Otherwise, the majority of it is outdoors. With such a huge overhead I presume that property sits on a oil reserve. And it's not just the $16 SA BB3. Other beers such as DFH 120 Min etc. have been way over priced.
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  10. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    How much on Lone Star and PBR tall boys?
  11. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I believe $2.50 but the insane prices are strictly on craft beer. They seem to prey on the craft beer ignorance that this side of town possesses. Sad fact is just blocks away are other craft friendly bars with competitive pricing. I stay away but tonight all hell broke loose because a Waco tourist called them out on their shenanigans and they danced around the question mentioning they had many economical beers such as Lone Star & PBR.
  12. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Any idea how I can post screen shots from my IPhone on to this forum?
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I usually use the photobucket app to upload it and it'll spit out a URL to post.
  14. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Savant (490) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    $16 is way too much. Shit, KBS was going for $6 and its a better experience. I think Chance told be they also had BB2 for $15 a few weeks back. If I can't get it for $7 or under, I won't get it. #nope
  15. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

  16. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Aficionado (220) Texas Feb 21, 2011

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  17. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (315) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Foul!!! I was hesitant to pay $10 a beer here in Houston, but $16, no way in hell.
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  18. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (335) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    That's too bad. I remember drinking myself stupid at FS on $2.50 Ten Fidy. It was quite a while back and I haven't been there since.
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  19. Bierwuver

    Bierwuver Aficionado (110) Texas May 30, 2011

  20. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Thanks for the link Bier Wuver, totally surprised it's still up. Maybe it was James "Freedom Of Speech" post and no deleting post protest. Lol!
  21. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I hope someone from Saint Arnolds sees this and makes sure that place never gets the BB series again. There's gouging at $12 and then there's rape. $16 is rape.
  22. That's what happens when you build a fancy new bar without having enough funds to fully finance it, the customer suffers...
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  23. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Ridiculous. I paid $6, which I thought was very fair, and would have been willing to go to $10 but wouldnt have been happy about it. $16 is simply uncalled for.
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Their response of "oh, we have Lone Star for $2.25" is very lame.
  25. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I just saw that they posted about having KBS too. $16 a bottle. No kidding.
  26. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I never fully experienced this myself but was once told by a person I was drinking with at the Whole Foods bar in San Antonio that they charged him $27 for a DFH 120. Based on the mark ups they charge this sounds like it could be the truth, plus the guy was a stand up individual.
  27. hash_tagger

    hash_tagger Aficionado (185) Texas Jan 18, 2013

    $6.50 is what I paid. $6.48 is the cheapest I've seen it though here in Austin.
  28. cfh64

    cfh64 Advocate (635) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    Rip off, I would ban this place and hope they don't receive any more BB series.
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  29. air

    air Savant (325) Texas Mar 28, 2007

    On that note, Jack Mac's in Dallas was charging $15. Pretty sure I'd seen #2 go for that much at Vickery Park as well. Hoping one of the SA reps is reading this!
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  30. Beernerds

    Beernerds Aficionado (190) Texas Dec 7, 2011

    I called out Jack Mac's on Twitter after I heard a friend of mine paid $15 there. They responded with this:

    "sorry bout that boys, price is $10 If you know me you know I am here 7 days a week, its OK to speak live"

    I tried to get them to clear up if it was $10 or $15 but they never responded.
  31. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007



    Never been. I've heard they're high so, not worth my time.
  32. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    That is a ridiculous price, and you should let them know that. Why does this place have such good reviews on beerfly, if all I hear from the San Antonio people on the forums is how over priced and over rated it is?
  33. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007


    Lurker love? I'm kidding... but maybe.
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  34. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (340) Texas May 24, 2012

    perhaps they're writing their own reviews.

    it's not unprecedented.
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  35. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (360) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    And I thought $10 at the Saucer was high but *&%^!
  36. Beernerds

    Beernerds Aficionado (190) Texas Dec 7, 2011

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  37. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    LOL, that makes me want to join twitter just to give them a peace of my mind.
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  38. aschwab

    aschwab Savant (475) Texas Mar 3, 2009

    $16?

    Yeah, I do not need to stop by there.
  39. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    How lame! I seriously doubt BEK suggested $18-20. If $16 is #veryfriendly then the $6 I paid in San Antonio was #extremelyBFFfriendly. On FB they suggested prices vary per establishment bc of overhead. They seem to have inconsistant responses. :eek:;):p:cool:
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  40. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (195) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    The link above from Bier Wuver allows you to express your opinion on FB. If it's still active...

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