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$8 for a Bud....Really..

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The Toon...
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$8 for a Bud....Really..

Lo all, Firstly thanks to all the contributors on here i think i've read this forum every day for the last couple of months prior to my trip to look for new Vegas ideas and got some great ones here.

I went to Vegas in 2005 for my stag doo and have been back every year since always staying at the Wynn. Me and the Wife arrived back there on Oct 12th chucked the bags into the room and headed downstairs and along to encore for a walk after the 10 hour flight we needed to stretch our legs. stopped at the Eastside bar for a bottle of Budweiser OMG $8 for a Beer thats £5.26. Same price at bar B in the Wynn. I dont ever remember it being that expensive before. This set me off for the rest of the week on a Quest to find Vegas cheapest bottle of Bud in a bar which i eventually found at bills for $4.75. I know the pound is going down the toilet but £5.26 for a beer is Scandanavian prices. Steve must really need the cash. Also we were the only people we could see in the whole casino area of Encore on that first night sitting at the bar, all the casino staff were standing around looking at each other waiting for punters, a sign of he economy?

I wish i could remember the rest of the week in order as i would have written a TR but the Quest for the Cheap Bud beat my memory, I do remember that Bud light Lime was horrible but worth a try after reading about it on here. Great Forum keep it up..........Thanks..

Edited: 08 November 2011, 16:27
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The staff was waiting for a football player to kick off to the other team?

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Life is too short to chase cheap beer lol.

As with the policy of not comping free drinks at their video poker bars, they've probably figured the majority of their customers at Wynn are the type to not bat an eye at an $8 beer.

I'm with you, it's a bit past my price point. Good thing there are cheaper options in town.

I don't think you can reach any sweeping conclusions on the state of the economy based on one night in one casino bar.

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The bet the food wasn't cheap at the Wynn/Encore either.

The Toon...
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only had lunch at the terrace point cafe and it seemed reasonable.

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Hope you tipped.

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One of my biggest pet peeves with vegas right now is the $8. Beers and $15 mixed drinks and $300 bottles of vodka at the so called in night clubs,I can remember back in the year 1998 getting off our plane from a red eye flight going to vegas the stardust and paying $2.99 for steak and egg specials at there cafe and then going to a dinner buffet at the frontier for $5.99 ,and getting beers at slots o fun for 99cents all night long,those days are over!

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LOL... yes i tipped a dollar through gritted teeth as i didnt want to be called a tight limey...

Edited: 08 November 2011, 17:03
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$8 ?!?! This best be the best beer in the world.......You got lucky.

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You got what you deserved for drinking Budwiser... blech.

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I would have happily had a bottle of canadian m8 but there was none to be had. my friend emigrated to Edmonton from the uk 5 years ago. go the oilers!!