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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Davihaw, Jan 9, 2013.
$40 Whiskey Barrel Aged Old Ruffian. Worth every dollar. I might do it again if I get in the mood
In this area, it tends to be whatever the packaging price is, the single price is at bars and restaurants. Bombers are usually double the retail price.
Ex: $6 6-pack, $6 single bottle @ the bar/restaurant. $12 bomber, $24 bomber @ the bar/restaurant...
So it's either hope your favorite beer goes on draft, or prepare to pay through the nose.
Tempted - yes. Buy - no, especially if the little woman and I want to eat. Maybe on vacation, but it would have to be something we both like and that is a tough intersection to find sometimes. We usually stick with draft even though the draft scene isn't all that exciting in my neck of the woods... You know, big night out and those Wendy's dispensers only have Coke products
trade me a bottle then id like one for the cellar
pm and we'll set it up.
awesome - post it in your review. anything positive to contribute to the thread?
Sure have! Last February ... King Henry bottles $25.00 a pop and drank all three there
This thread has inspired me to pull the trigger on bottles more often. Not bad prices around here, either. Got Sucaba the other night for only $20
Nope. Was out with the parents and the lady up in Flagstaff, saw Abyss '12 on the menu for $25 but just couldn't pull the trigger...especially when I know I've got 3 bottles at home and I paid ~$14 for 'em. Got me an XS Old Crusty draft instead for $7.
$25 for a great beer! Yes
Is $45 for a Cantillon Fou' Foune bad? It is a 750ml. Also, how about a Cantillon 100% Kriek (in a smaller bottle) for $20?
I spent $75 on a Homage recently. No regrets.
I paid $20 for a bottle of KBS at a bar last year. It was my first one and I had a $40 Groupon that cost me $20, so I felt like I actually got it for free.
Depends, when it's a one-off and I can't find it anywhere else (options are limited in PA) like Firestone Walker XVI, definitely. Most year rounds and seasonals can be found elsewhere cheaper
Yup, if its worth it!
Way too often.
I bought a bottle of 07 BCBS at bar a few weeks ago, it was $20. More recently than that I bought a bottle of Angle's Share Bourbon for $25.
No. Gone are the days when I feel spending $25 or more on a single bottle of beer is worth it. Then again I live in Vegas where thousands of people every day shove $20 bills down strippers thongs to get their jollies for a couple of minutes, so maybe $25 on a large format bottle of good beer isn't all that bad.
It's reasonable to pay more at a bar, than retail. I have about 25 bombers at my bar that sell from $12-$30 and I sell quite a lot, they are perfect for sharing. People pay crazy mark ups for a bottle of wine so a slight mark up on beer should be fine. As a business owner you have to think about storage, serving it, glassware, taxes, cost of liquor license, etc. Much more involved than marking it up 30% and sticking it on a shelf.
I generally do my bottles at home. One exception is Top Hops, a bottle shop\on premises combo here in NYC. They add a $2 corking fee to drink it at the bar, but generally the prices aren't jacked up to the $30-$40 range that you see in a bar that's just a bar.
As much as Tørst might be my favorite beer bar around, the prices on that bottle list are ridiculous. Several Cantillons upwards of $100.
No. And I hope it never comes to this. $25 bottles are why you should all take up homebrewing.
I was at Falling Rock (Denver), and they had just put up on a chalk board "Russian River Tornado 25th Anniv, $40." I thought, I could, but I got a plane to catch. A gentleman walks in, sees the sign, and orders a bottle on the spot. Ends up splitting it with a few strangers, including me at the bar. We enjoy it. After that, he decides to get another bottle, split that. Amazing! After that, we all split a Love Child #2. He pays for it and leaves!
Talk about beer advocacy!
After Hurricane Sandy hit I took a day to get out of dodge and went to a well known Philly beer spot with a friend (whom shall remain nameless) and ended up spending $300+ on trying every Cantillon on the menu along with "you-call-its" from the awesome bartender whom overlooked the 1 Cantillon per table rule given our situation. Great way to unwind for sure, just wish I remember which ones I had!
Thats crazy what bar was this and how much did the bartender have to drink that night?
Fastest reply ever.
All day every day!
It has to be a special occasion, a special bottle, or probably both. But yeah, sometimes.
yea, i dropped that much on a fantome saison a little while ago while on a date
i regret nothing
except the fact that she drank it with a straw......whatever, she's still one of the good ones
Yep, if it a beer that I really want.
I paid $18 for a 750ml Fou'Foune.......and $12 for the kriek
I very rarely buy bottles at restaurants/tap houses/bars. Come to think of it, Toronado is the only place I really buy bottles. Cable car and 6 year old Pannepot for $35? Yes please.
I try not to but it seems lately $20 and above is what I'm spending. I agree with closisinthehouse "If its a beer I really want."
Yes I would if its something that I can share and havent had/cannot buy. That said, not many places around here have a bottle list that's worth even looking at
As stated by several people I go for draft brews, not bottles. Never have purchased a bottle besides the few and far between Cantillon. Besides that I've only drank bottles if I was Iced / Peach Fuzzy Naveled.
Froma STORE, not currently, but that's due mostly to financial situations than any moral objections or whatever. When I've had better cash flow, I've bought more expensive beers
From a bar/restaurant/whatever? Draft. I can buy bottles for home consumption, and with the markup that is standard (and arguably necessary) in food service, I'd rather pay more for a serving type unavailable elsewhere than simply for the privilege of being on their premise.
That being said, if I haven't been able to find it elsewhere and really want it, I just might have to...
Only a hand full of times and all when I was out of town
Only if its something that I can't get. The only reason I even go to a bar is to drink stuff I normally can't to be honest. My favorite bar does 4oz pours of everything on tap so I usually get 4-6 different beers. I don't mind paying $25 for a bottle if its something I really want to try though.
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