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Old 12-07-2009, 03:27 PM   #41
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Thats comparing apples to oranges. Having a fill line on beer glasses is easy. We aren't talking about liquor pouring.



 
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:33 PM   #42
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I don't buy the slippery slope argument: "oh my gosh where will it all end? govermints out of mah bar!"

This isn't going to change everything in the bar, just truth in advertising concerning a pint.


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Old 12-07-2009, 03:41 PM   #43
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bars don't gouge on booze either they pay a hell of a lot more for beer or booze than we do.
I wouldn't call it gouging, but the average bar really isn't paying that much. I worked for a restaurant that now has beer, I think a keg of Miller costs them like 60-65 bucks. They sell 12 oz's for 4 bucks. Thats what, 165 beers. So they make $660 per keg. A $600 profit!

Alcohol is almost always the highest margin product in any restaurant. The rest of the operations normally have profits margins of 2-3%.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:14 PM   #44
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Lets say your local bar pours an american pint where 15% of the beer is missing due to headspace. Every 6.66 beers you drink you will have been missing 1 entire beer.

So technically.....you order 7 beers, and you've really only drank 6 beers. But you still pay for that 7.

Each keg that is supposed to serve 120 pints actually ends up serving 145.


WHY IS NO ONE ELSE AS ANGRY AS I AM!?!?!?!


 
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:17 PM   #45
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Lets say your local bar pours an american pint where 15% of the beer is missing due to headspace. Every 6.66 beers you drink you will have been missing 1 entire beer.

So technically.....you order 7 beers, and you've really only drank 6 beers. But you still pay for that 7.

Each keg that is supposed to serve 165 pints actually ends up serving 190.


WHY IS NO ONE ELSE AS ANGRY AS I AM!?!?!?!
You know what you are getting when you buy a beer, you are an adult, the bar owner is an adult, you live in a free country. You can do business or not. Nothing to be mad about.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:23 PM   #46
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I disagree: if someone is flat out false advertising and cheating me out of an extra 5-6 bucks then I have reason to be mad. Or punch the owner.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:24 PM   #47
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You know what you are getting when you buy a beer, you are an adult, the bar owner is an adult, you live in a free country. You can do business or not. Nothing to be mad about.
Actually...I would wager that MOST bar-going americans do NOT know that they are being ripped off by being poured about 15% less than they should be.


YOU can go to the bar and take it in the rear.......ill go and request a FULL PINT, or I wont go.

Maybe we should stand up and get WHAT WE PAID FOR ...rather then bending over and letting the bar owner rape us of our rights in our free country.


You sir are a push over...and a sissy if you enjoy going to bars and getting raped.

 
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I mean, really: people get up in arms about raising taxes on beer but shouldn't worry about getting less poured than paid for at a bar?
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:27 PM   #49
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I mean, really: people get up in arms about raising taxes on beer but shouldn't worry about getting less poured than paid for at a bar?
Seriously.....what is happening is nothing short of robbery. Or American lazyness.

If we were being ripped off at the gas pump by being short-pumped people would be freakin' FURIOUS.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:28 PM   #50
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Oh, so insulting people is the way to go?

How is it false advertising? At no bar that I go to does it say 'beer $4.50 per pint' (or whatever). It lists the price for a beer and that's it. That may be misleading, but it's not 'flat out false advertising.'

Also, I think you need to chill the hell out with this rape stuff.


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