Hittin’ the town and saving money on drinksMarch 12th, 2012 | Entertainment | No Comments »
Story, image and video by Stephanie Cooper.
Many students like to spend their down time out on the town enjoying a couple of drinks. But being students, money is not always a luxury that can be spent on bars and clubs every night.
“Any establishment can refuse entry if you’ve been drinking before you come,” said Ashley Johns, a bartender at E.P. Taylor’s.
So knowing that, pre-drinking is out of the question. If you want to run the risk of saving money by pre-drinking beforehand then it could end up ruining the original plan of enjoying a night away from the house. But there are some drinks that people can purchase to get the most out of their money.
The cheapest way to save money is to go to bars or clubs that have special deals on specific nights, such as at E.P. Taylor’s. They have Big Mug Mondays, Tuesday $3.75 rail drinks and Friday pints
“Most people that come here only order the basics, like rum and coke,” said Johns. She said that bar rail liquor is the cheapest available, but that it doesn’t always have the greatest taste.
If students want to go one up from bar rail liquor then the choices are McGuinness sweet liquors, which can be combined into specialty shots like the polar bear or liquid cocaine.
“The price if tequila doesn’t defer people, if people want it they get it,” said Johns. This also rings true for Jager bombs, things that run a high price normally are still among the favourite for students.
The best way to save money on drinks is to go out with a budget in mind and to keep up with daily deals through the night.
Ashley Johns shows off some of her bartender skills making a long island iced tea and polar bear shot.