Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Happy Hour Deals - Beer Prices Lower than in a Store

Recently, I've noticed great happy hour prices at some of the restaurants in our area. A local Mexican restaurant has 12 oz draft Dos Equis for 99 cents. A national chain pub restaurant is offering $2 draft pints every Tuesday on a wide variety of imports and domestics. A regional chain restaurant has $1 pints every day after 3PM on a smaller selection, based on information over the phone from the hostess.

In our stores, a six pack of beer regularly retails for $5.99 for domestics to $8.99 for imports. For comparison, the table below shows the six pack equivalent price for the happy hour prices.


Price Comparison
LocationHappy HourSix Pack Equivalent
Store

n/a

$5.99 to $8.99

Local Mexican Restaurant

$0.99 12 oz

$5.94

National Chain

$2 Pints

$9.00

Regional Chain

$1 Pints

$4.50



To note, the calculated six pack price doesn't include gratuity, which would increase the price 15-20%. The regional chain restaurant still has a particularly low price, which makes me suspect the hostess gave me the wrong size glass. However, if the size is truly a pint, $1 is a great deal.

Since it's after 3PM, I guess I'll need to visit regional chain restaurant and personally confirm the information I received over the phone:-)

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1 comment:

thriftylittleblog said...

I agree that happy hours have great deals! I actually just wrote a post today about happy hour dinner deals.