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Old 05-15-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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How much do you pay, in a bar, in the US, for a beer ?


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Old 05-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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It varies widely.

In most of the places I go, between $4 and $8. Just looked up the exchange rate: right now, equivalent to £6 to £12. Plus tip of about another dollar per drink.

That's for anything from American craft beer on the less expensive side to something like Delirium Tremens.

If you want something like Bud Light... I'd guess you could find them for $1 or $2 on special.


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Old 05-15-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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I think you may have converted the exchange rate the wrong way round?
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:52 PM   #4
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Yes, I certainly did. Oops!

So... £2.70 to £5.30 or so.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:00 PM   #5
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Thank God for that. I thought in the UK we paid extortionate prices for our beer.
£2.70 is probably about the average price for a pint.
Last week I went into a bar in Solihull (a very affluent (sp)) part of the Uk and was tried to be charged £3.50 for a pint of Carling (youre equivalent to Bud). I walked 50 yards down the road and got exactly the same pint for £1.80.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:52 PM   #6
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In a nice bar 4-5 dollars a pint draft..6 for imported .. In a crappy bar here you can get bud or miller for 2-3 bucks a pint.. Back a few years ago there was domestic and imported pricing, but now they are charging imported prices for all popular beers like magic hat, SN etc..
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$3.75-$4.5 in the Northwest. Bigger and better is surely more. We are definatley seeing bars, etc feeling more comfortable charging prices reflecting the cost of a particular beer. It used to be all (good) beers were the same price, now an IIPA will be more than a Red Hook ESB.
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One of my favorite brew pub charges $3 for a 24oz mug from 3pm - 7pm everyday.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:08 PM   #9
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It can vary depending on where you live due to things like taxes and just generally higher prices all around.

In Philadelphia, you can get a local craft beer for $3 a pint at certain bars. Other craft beers cost between $4 and $8 a pint depending exactly on what you order, it also might not be a pint - it might be an 8 or 10oz goblet depending on the type beer particularly for higher alcohol beers. Cheap domestic beers can be $2-$3 a pint.
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Of course there are always college towns and dive bars where a can of PBR or Stag will run you $1 and a tray with 20 draws will cost $5.


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