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Beer "Pints" in Vegas

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Greenville, SC
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Beer "Pints" in Vegas

Is it my imagination, or am I correct that when one orders a pint of beer, one gets a smaller glass, less than a pint?

Why is this?

Maryland
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1. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

Not everywhere. But definitely at Nine Fine Irishmen and probably at other places as well.

"Why is this?"

Profits. Imagine you're running the place and an accountant comes to you and says "you're pouring 25,000 pints of beer a year and 90% of your customers are drunk and on vacation and won't notice if you sell them 14 ounce beers instead of 16. Or they'll notice but they won't care."

You just increased beer profits by 12%.

Greenville, SC
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2. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

But the word "pint" has a specific meaning. If you order a pint, you are not getting what you ordered if you get 14 ounces.

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3. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

The pints at the 777 brewpub downtown are really pints. They also have oversized beers at good prices.

9 fine Irishmen is notorious for their undersized "pints."

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4. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

Us Americans are nortoriously bad at converting things from standard system to metric system (lol,jk).

I overtrained for a 10K by running 10 miles. (lol,jk)

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5. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

I'm not certain how metric units and conversions even enter this debate. The pint has never been anything to do with the metric system.

UK and Ireland visitors will be familiar with the Imperial pint (20 fl oz) rather than the US pint (16 fl oz). Irish visitors to Nine Fine Irishmen will probably find the 14 fl oz "pint" even more derisory than their US cousins.... :-)

Greenville, SC
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6. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

I just wondered if there was some bizarre Blue Law or regulation. I guess not.

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7. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

There's nothing worse than asking for a pint and not getting a pint!!! They should just tell you we don't have pints!

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8. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

Because pint glasses are probably more expensive then the smaler glasses and they will diasppear

more readily from the casinos are among one of the many reasons you rarely see them

Maryland
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9. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

I don't think it's about the casino floor, where mostly bottled beer is served anyway. It's about bars.

I don't know of any casino where I can order a pint of draft beer as a comped drink from a cocktail waitress. The place at Main Street Station might be the exception but I haven't been in there in years and it was just 12-ounce drafts when I was last there.

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10. Re: Beer "Pints" in Vegas

Hmm, a pint Is traditionally 20 fluid oz...not 16 or 14!

Maybe it's like American spelling, miss out the u's and it's shorter?