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Is this a this-week development?
What's odd is that I've not noticed beers like Hoegarden getting much more expensive and 10 years ago that was £4 a pint in the Barfly or the Underworld or somewhere like that.
Still, it's fucking ludicrous how pricy things are getting. Peroni on tap thinks it's worth that sort of money and it can FUCK OFF.
Things are totally out of hand.
of sneaking a couple of cans in in your coat pockets. Easier now autumn's arriving.
pubs that sell overpriced cans are also a god-send in terms of sneaking
Is this a London thing?
When I went out on Wednesday drinks prices seemed to be about 25% higher than when I last went out. I thought it was just me previously not taking notice of what things cost.
and beer was just scarily cheap in the pubs. London drinking is definitely getting out of hand. Maybe they'll get to drop prices soon with all the unemployed people needing to drown their sorrows?
It's awhile since I've been drinking outside of London. Prices of things like maize, rice and wheat have been at ridiculously high levels recently so I thought this was just this being passed on to beer prices. But if it only seems to be in London...
Booze might just be a convienient way for businesses to recoup other losses
If you're in a small town in the country your staff are probably living at home not really paying a lot of extra costs. In London, you're generally going to employ loads of students and foreign staff who will need a better wage to begin with.
Soon Sam Smiths and Wetherspoons will be upgraded from "I was paid 3 weeks ago and so am proper skint" pub status
Sam Smith's pubs are better than most pubs. Unless those pubs are The Old Green Tree, The Raven and The Salamander in Bath. Or Big Red.
That was the comparison. I'd rather sit in a washing machine that was spinning Satan's undies than a Spoons
charge £3.20 for a Stella!
Smiths it is then
said it before but they're just the indie wetherspoons.
wotherspoons have promised not more price rises until march 2009.
Drinking at home will be the new going out during the credit crunch... 20 bottles of Becks is £6.99 at Sainsburys at the moment.
gonna nab me a pack of those the night then
Why not just save the cost and fill a pint glass from the urinals?
Y'all should swap to Guinness.
Also: you call the Black Lips the Black Kids on that site. Whoopsy.
It's not just London by the way, but then Cambridge isn't an accurate average representation of the country either.
on the prices front and I rarely drink in town these days. I'm sure prices in the Thekla are £3-4.
that's like 2.50? I dunno.
last time I was there. Or maybe it was their rubbish staff short changing me.
I am for srsly.
Last time I went booze shopping I got a big box o' San Miguel for a tenner. Sainsburys are also doing some crazy offer on Peeterman if you're that way inclined.
Supermarket: 8 pints for £7
Some places: £3.50 each for two bottles that make up around about a pint, maybe.
but I think the good offers on it are finished already.
It was £8 for 20 (or maybe 18) bottles and I only got one crate =(
But you can always go somewhere cheaper just round the corner. The last gig I went to at the Apollo was £3.50 a pint of Tubourg. But the last time I went to Koko (last December I think) they had the audacity to serve 440ml Fosters from a can, decanted into a plastic cup, for circa £4. And the toilets were overflowing into the stands.
supermarkets squeeze the brewers but pass on the discounts to their customers.
pubcos squeeze the brewers almost as hard but keep the discounts.
here £3 is about the highest you'd pay for beer at a pub, although at a gig maybe 3.20-50
at my local, G&T is £1.75 :D win!
for a pint of alpine ale. That'll do me.
I went in All Bar One on New Oxford St yesterday, mainly because it's right opposite my work, but a pin of Staropramen was £3.10. Which I thought wasn't bad for central London and a premium lager....
Of course, All Bar One is shockingly gash, just wanted to put that as a P.S.
guinness £3.80, carling £3.70... there was a guy buying 4 cans of redstripe, and the barlady was like that'll be £15.20 - and he just looked down at his money, looked up, looked back to his mate and despairingly went £15 for 4 cans of redstripe :( boooooo
how is that even possible? £5.05 per can? what on earth? jesus.
£3.80 - still ridiculous but not as bad as Heaven
you'd kind of hope the red stripe would be cheaper than draught..... hohum
And we’ll be like, “Ah, those were the days – when you could get a pint and still have change from a fiver.”
Six pints of bitter and quickly please. The world’s about to end.
Oh yes sir nice weather for it. Going to watch the match this afternoon?
No, no point.
Foregone conclusion you reckon sir. Arsenal without a chance?
No it’s just that the world’s going to end.
Ah yes you said. Lucky escape for Arsenal if it did.
No, not really
There you are sir, six pints.
Keep the change.
What from a fiver? Thank you sir!
You’ve got ten minutes left to spend it.
The film version uses a twenty, doesn't it?
i stopped on new years day this year. i have bought more records than in the last 2 or 3 years collectively, need so much less sleep, have written two albums worth of material with my band and recorded another on my own.
weeks 2 to 3 were hard. after that it's been a piece of piss. i go out more than i used to because i don't need to be worried about 'affording' it. seriously, £3.80 for a pint?
i've lost weight, i exercise more and ultimately, i just feel a whole lot better.
you realise how obnoxious and shitty most of your friends are when they're drunk. you see how truly pathetic they look with a hangover. Saturday morning's are now an absolute joy.
sober is the new drunk.
never going to fly. beer i can quit, but gin? never : )
My life would be an empty husk
I'm a person just like you
But I've got better things to do
Than sit around and fuck my head
Hang out with the living dead
Snort White Lightning up my nose
Sneak Tennents Extra into shows
I don't even think about Jim Beam
That's something I just don't need
I've got the straight edge
I'm a person just like you
But I've got better things to do
Than sit around, drink Jack and Coke
'Cause I know I can cope
Laugh at the thought of Moscow Mules
Laugh at the thought of Special Brew
Always gonna keep in touch
Never want to use a crutch
£1 for bottles. I think I'm really going to like being at uni.
It isn't even much more expensive in the pubs in Dundee. I could get used to this.
Still miss Glasgow, mind. Not that it's dear either.