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The Best and Worst Deals at Bars

Posted June 25th, 2014 @ 5:00am by Chilli Amar

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For the price of two or three drinks at a bar, you could get completely HAMMERED drinking at home by yourself.

But just HOW MUCH do bars mark up their drinks?  Well, we've got the stats.  And it's basically 300 to 400 PERCENT across the board. 

According Business Insider, here's how it breaks down.

1.  With beer, you get the most for your money if you order an import in a bottle.  Premium bottled beers have an average markup of 300% . . . other bottled beers are around 400% . . . for a regular draft beer it's 456% . . . and for premium drafts it's 355%.

2.  With mixed drinks, again you actually get more for your money if you order GOOD liquor.  Drinks with expensive booze are marked up about 300%, compared to drinks with well liquor at 456%.

3.  If you buy a shot, they're marked up about 400%, regardless of the brand.

4.  And with wine, the markup is 350% if you buy it by the glass . . . 203% if you buy a bottle . . . and 150% if you buy a GOOD bottle.

So a good bottle of wine has the SMALLEST markup.  And the BIGGEST markups are on cheap draft beers and mixed drinks. 

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