1. avatar supportourmusic
    There are lots of festivals and big gigs happening in the country this year but at what stage is the price of a pint too much? 3, 3.50, 4, 4.50, 5. I'm not talking dreamland, im talking prices that gigs are actually charging. Whats fai?
  2. avatar salfhal
    Not sure, but did security at Oxegen last year and was charged 10 yoyos for a bacon butty and can of coke - this was a discounted rate for staff at the festival too!
  3. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    Corona / lime was 2.50 at Glasgowbury which was very refreshing as its usually rip off time at festivals when it comes to the sauce! Fingers crossed for similar this year.
  4. avatar supportourmusic
    Considering a pint is 3 in some pubs is 3.50 reasonable? I don't think I'd pay any more
  5. avatar PeteLovesToBoogie
    I work in the errigle, and its 3.40 a pint for carlsberg and regular pints, and 3.60 for budwieser and erdinger. The price of a pint of cider has seriously increased because of the tax though! 3.80 for a bottle of magners!
  6. avatar supersonicsolos
    [quote:a7011b35e0="PeteLovesToBoogie"]I work in the errigle, and its 3.40 a pint for carlsberg and regular pints, and 3.60 for budwieser and erdinger. The price of a pint of cider has seriously increased because of the tax though! 3.80 for a bottle of magners![/quote:a7011b35e0]
    phils a robbin bastard
  7. avatar fletch_belfast
    The price of a pint is shocking generally, 3.15 for a pint of guinness.

    However, I think it's a total rip off that you can get a pint of it for 2.75 (I think it was?) in the speakeasy, then when you walk down to the mandella hall to watch the gig, they charge you 3.30.... it's in the same building for focks sake like.
  8. avatar thesacredhearts
    welcome to the world of commerce.

    price of a pint is getting silly. that said most price increases i can remember in recent times have been in line with the duty added not profiteering.

    wait till minimum price per unit of alcohol comes in and a carry out is just as expensive!
  9. avatar SimonC
    ...what about ROI? Price of a pint is over 5Euro in most places..
  10. avatar sloppyjoe
    What's the idea behind this post anyway? Sorry if I'm being cynical, but you're not just trying to find out how much you can get away with charging, surely?
  11. avatar supportourmusic
    no sloppy joe i'm not lol. we were chatting about tescos and their call for a minimum charge for drink whilst selling it dirt cheap, then we went on to the price of a beer at festivals and pubs. I got charged 3.20 for a pint the other day and thought it was expensive enough yet people dont think it odd that oxegen for example charges 7 or 8 euro
  12. avatar sloppyjoe
    Aye, I know what you mean. Captive markets always get well shafted. And there still seems to be a lot of people in service industries in Ireland who haven't copped on yet that the days of plenty are over. Greedy bastards will cut their own throats sooner or later.
  13. avatar SimonC
    [quote:3ef7c0e2ac="sloppyjoe"]Aye, I know what you mean. Captive markets always get well shafted. And there still seems to be a lot of people in service industries in Ireland who haven't copped on yet that the days of plenty are over. Greedy bastards will cut their own throats sooner or later.[/quote:3ef7c0e2ac]

    Look at Weatherspoons ... cheap drink = busy bars.
    Shame they all end up full of arseholes.
  14. avatar supportourmusic
    thats the trade off you see. I'd rather pay more than weatherspoons prices and know i will get peace to drink my pint!!
  15. avatar cellarbardraperstown
    [quote:80cf6a99e7="DuncanDisorderly"]Corona / lime was 2.50 at Glasgowbury which was very refreshing as its usually rip off time at festivals when it comes to the sauce! Fingers crossed for similar this year.[/quote:80cf6a99e7]

    Cheers Duncan, Interesting topic too. We always try to charge as close as we can at glasgowbury to pub prices. what makes it such a deal for city folk is that country prices are well behind city prices for various reasons. For the cynics, at 3 a pint the profit margin is about 27p!! Not that that justifies 4 at a festival or gig, thats just wrong!!! We will be doing the beer and cider this year again and promise a fair price.