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Went out to watch Alabama 3 last night with a mate, excellent gig (that's not the out of touch bit although you may beg to differ) I took £40 out for drinks, sauntered up to the bar, pint of cider and double vodka red bull - that will be £13.90 please sir!  3 rounds and I was skint. It didn't cost that much 25yrs ago! 
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  • ronnybronnyb Frets: 895
    I know what you mean. I work with a lot of younger men aged 20's and 30's and they think nothing of a couple of hundred quid on a night out. Mind you that probably includes some illicit substances. If i spend £50 or £60 on a night including food for 2 of us i feel like i've been ripped off. 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 14433
    This is why I'm glad I'm teetotal! Went to a London gig with my oldest son in the summer, he bought a pint and didn't seem to get much change from a tenner
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  • I started my going out with a fiver that brought me 4 pints, a bag of chips & a taxi home. Now it’s £4.80 for a Guinness in town. 
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  • randellarandella Frets: 2363
    I started my going out with a fiver that brought me 4 pints, a bag of chips & a taxi home. Now it’s £4.80 for a Guinness in town. 
    Manchester’s optimistic city centre bar pricing has spread to the suburbs - so now even the laziest drinker (me) can have the luxury of paying £6 for a pint in their neighbourhood boozers.  Add a g&t and you’re pushing £14.

    I tell them this in my dad’s local up in the north-east and they genuinely think I’ve taken leave of my senses. 
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  • Anything over 30 bob a pint seems expensive to me
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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 5031

    I noticed this a while ago in Tesco - a bottle of Courvoisier, which was about £18 last time I bought one, was £32!

    I stopped drinking 3 1/2 years ago, and I'd never be able to buy pedals if I hadn't. 
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 6633
    I still remember beer at the students union bar costing 10p a pint. I could get legless and treat the ladeez to a babycham for under a quid.  
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  • kossofffankossofffan Frets: 263
    edited December 2019
    Paul_C said:

    I noticed this a while ago in Tesco - a bottle of Courvoisier, which was about £18 last time I bought one, was £32!

    I stopped drinking 3 1/2 years ago, and I'd never be able to buy pedals if I hadn't. 
    Lol it’s because I buy so many pedals that I mainly never go out & only buy 10 cans of Guinness a week from Tesco 

    edited to add,
    plus I work permanent late's
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  • Phil_CPhil_C Frets: 42
    Lucky I still drink in a social club at £2.75 a pint. Lovely ale too!
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  • When pound coins where first introduced, we called them beer tokens, as it was £1 per pint.  A tenner was enough for a good night out including a takeaway on the walk home.  

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  • boogieman said:
    I still remember beer at the students union bar costing 10p a pint. I could get legless and treat the ladeez to a babycham for under a quid.  
    I think as a nipper living in a pub , Watneys  starlight being about 10p a pint it was the cheapest. I think it lTer changed to Mann’s triple crown
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  • As a young un  I worked in a holiday camp bar up north . The owner had gotten hold of a lorry load of bottles San Miguel  , we were told to push it but no one would touch it , even at 50p a bottle it was a hard sell . Everyone wanted Webster’s penine or carlsberg and wouldn’t touch it.
    now I go out to the local bar and it costs a bloody bomb 
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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 2015
    Brooklyn Lager is £6.40 a pint at The Camden Underworld.  

    Factor in my train fare, gig ticket and a bit of tucker on the way home and I’m not getting much change from £100.  
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  • It's almost as if they are trying to reduce how much people drink isn't it ;)
    She's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 6633
    edited December 2019
    boogieman said:
    I still remember beer at the students union bar costing 10p a pint. I could get legless and treat the ladeez to a babycham for under a quid.  
    I think as a nipper living in a pub , Watneys  starlight being about 10p a pint it was the cheapest. I think it lTer changed to Mann’s triple crown
    My college was in Ripon, North Yorks. The beer was always known as Sludge but it came from Masham Brewery so was actually a decent pint. If you were feeling particularly flush or in a kamikaze mood, the local pubs sold Old Peculiar on draught. Couple of pints of that would erase all memories of the night. 
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  • randella said:
    I started my going out with a fiver that brought me 4 pints, a bag of chips & a taxi home. Now it’s £4.80 for a Guinness in town. 
    Manchester’s optimistic city centre bar pricing has spread to the suburbs - so now even the laziest drinker (me) can have the luxury of paying £6 for a pint in their neighbourhood boozers.  Add a g&t and you’re pushing £14.

    I tell them this in my dad’s local up in the north-east and they genuinely think I’ve taken leave of my senses. 
    Come to Stockport!

    (Also gutted I missed Alabama 3 - how was it @jonnyburgo? Was the Reverend missed?)
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 2787
    You can find decent prices if you look - I went out in Leigh yesterday with Our Maud, got a pint of Dragon Slayer bitter and a pint of Kronenburg 1664 for £4.89!

    It's a lovely colour when it's just been washed.
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 4280
    A pint is £2.40 in my local Fullers pub every week day up to 6 o'clock, then £3.50 there after. Pretty cheap really. 

    Cheapest place I've ever drank was Liverpool ... dearest was Bristol. Much preferred Liverpool, awesome city for a night out
    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • Move down to West Dorset folks. Our local Spoons charge £2.50 a pint for regular beer and no more than about £3.50 for poncy stuff.
    Off to the cinema tonight with the wife and it’s £3.50 a ticket so we’ll have a couple of drinks each , see the film and have change from £20 :-)
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 3573
    Had similar experience recently. Bought a lemonade and one beer; gave the barman a fiver. We then stood staring at each other. Him waiting for more money, me waiting for my change.
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  • francerfrancer Frets: 108
    Another thing I’ve noticed recently, a half costs more than half the price of a pint, I’m sure it wasn’t always like that, is it a new thing?
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  • francer said:
    Another thing I’ve noticed recently, a half costs more than half the price of a pint, I’m sure it wasn’t always like that, is it a new thing?
    Always been that way. We used to have a telling off for buying the pint in the bar & walking into the lounge to drink it, as it was a few pence more in there
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  • DefaultMDefaultM Frets: 2544
    I'd go out with £20, get absolutely smashed on cider and stop drinking by about 11pm as that's when it stopped being £1 a pint. Then I'd refuse to drink from 11pm til 3am because I was saving the money for a donner kebab pizza on my walk home.
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  • Last year we were in Taipei in some random bar, one of my friends bought 3 drinks and it was £70!!!
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  • randella said:
    I started my going out with a fiver that brought me 4 pints, a bag of chips & a taxi home. Now it’s £4.80 for a Guinness in town. 
    Manchester’s optimistic city centre bar pricing has spread to the suburbs - so now even the laziest drinker (me) can have the luxury of paying £6 for a pint in their neighbourhood boozers.  Add a g&t and you’re pushing £14.

    I tell them this in my dad’s local up in the north-east and they genuinely think I’ve taken leave of my senses. 
    Come to Stockport!

    (Also gutted I missed Alabama 3 - how was it @jonnyburgo? Was the Reverend missed?)
    It was a pretty wild gig @AntonHunter Nice tribute to the Rev as well. Mad mix of punters, from 60yo hawkwind fans to Football casuals, was ace.
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 4280
    Last year we were in Taipei in some random bar, one of my friends bought 3 drinks and it was £70!!!
    That's pretty bad .... my worse was a trendy bar in San Fransisco ... 2 beers and 2 wines was £38
    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • A pint of Ruddles in Whetherspoons will set you back £1.80 or so. Too bad it tastes like dick.


    ... not my best joke, but certainly my truest.
    TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE DISASTER
    Kare wa amanojaku desu
    彼は天邪鬼です
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  • Danny1969 said:
    Last year we were in Taipei in some random bar, one of my friends bought 3 drinks and it was £70!!!
    That's pretty bad .... my worse was a trendy bar in San Fransisco ... 2 beers and 2 wines was £38
    I paid £19 for a Gin and Tonic at a Hilton in Vienna last year.

    I think the most for a single drink is £40 for a Champagne cocktail in the Oxygen Bar at the Ritz Carlton in HK.  It was very extravagant in the every way possible.   This is how it is served.  You can eat the "stones" on the base, they are chocolate, apparently.  I only found out later on.












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  • A pint of Ruddles in Whetherspoons will set you back £1.80 or so. Too bad it tastes like dick.


    ... not my best joke, but certainly my truest.
    Abbot ale is in ours at £1.99, a far superior brew
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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  • hywelghywelg Frets: 2659
    A pint of Ruddles in Whetherspoons will set you back £1.80 or so. Too bad it tastes like dick.


    ... not my best joke, but certainly my truest.
    Abbot ale is in ours at £1.99, a far superior brew
    Jeez, you drink that stuff both of you?? Get a can of Six Point Bengali from the fridge, £2 up here. Delightful stuff.
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