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    This is not a crying post , But And I am sure many members are in the same boat and are chewing at the bit in regard of the price we pay for drinks. I changed from singles to Draught just because I got more bang for the buck , but this added Ks and also bloated me , so back to singles , My drink of choice Captain Morgan dark and coke . But @ R70.00 A DRINK ITS OVER THE TOP . We tried the drink at home part , just not the same , for a while I was on water only , no alcohol but that was not cool and one felt like a cheap skate going out to dinner and then ordering a glass of water . i can still stomach the R35.00 for the single but paying R25.00 ml coke is getting the better of me.
    I am aware that most restaurants make their money from the booze they sell, would they not make more or at least the same if they charged a little less? Yesterday we attended a function at the WEDGE , the pub was fairly priced , we were 4 in our party and a round of drinks came to R150.00 , Me Rum& coke , a Red Square , Hunters Xtreme and a Savana . not to bad , on the way home we stopped for a afternoon drink at one of our favourite restaurants , Rum & coke and a Don Pedro R150 with tip .
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    You are lucky >> a 6 pack of Windhoek Lager HAS to last me a Month at home .. havent been to a restaurant since my Birthday in Dec 2019 because of Covid and on pension now
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    I have never been pub/restaurant drinker. One of the reasons is that I will not pay for those prices. For a meal I might take bottle of wine - always cheapest on the list and never done wrong.

    What to do: Stay out of places where the prices are high.

    With the food we learned long time ago that each restaurant specializes to have one item of 3 course meal over priced. We do not order that item. Check the drinks for the same.

    Tips: I have practically stopped them. Since they get salary the service has gone down.
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Our drinks are very cheap.. Really.

    Stop being so bloody stingy.

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    I drink coke at a restaurant when having a meal...
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    In my neck of the woods you pay R30 for a draught and R45 for a single whiskey and soda.
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Come to the Moot here in PTA - drinks at some restaurants are cheap - I pay like R50 for 2 double brannas and cokes.
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Our drinks are very cheap.. Really.

    Stop being so bloody stingy.

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    Cheap is relative to what you can afford . Wednesday by me the local restaurant offers two burgers of any choice and chips and two small castle tank draughts for R120. Thats value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Cheap is relative to what you can afford . Wednesday by me the local restaurant offers two burgers of any choice and chips and two small castle tank draughts for R120. Thats value.
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    Cheap is relative to what other countries charge..
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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Cheap is relative to what you can afford . Wednesday by me the local restaurant offers two burgers of any choice and chips and two small castle tank draughts for R120. Thats value.
    I agree.

    Some are comfortable to pay R80 for a dop and R350 for steak and chips.

    Others are comfortable to pay R200 for a burger, beer and chips.
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Cheap is relative to what you can afford . Wednesday by me the local restaurant offers two burgers of any choice and chips and two small castle tank draughts for R120. Thats value.

    Double Wimpy burger with chips and a glass of coke . > R100-00. The coke was R19-50.

    Not complaining.

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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Have you done a costing exercise to estimate what a restaurant should charge to cover their overheads? I doubt many restaurants are making a killing and therefore I would hazard a guess that the point is moot

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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    In terms of the OP, I simply never go to a pub for drinks. I don't move in those type of circles and don't have such friends. We will have a dop or two at home.
    But since everyone is discussing going to a restourant for something to eat and drink, we will have one drink per meal. I don't know what it costs. We have gone out once in the last 12 months.
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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Rule of thumb for food and beverage costing is 33% if you want to make 5 to 7% GP

    so if a can of coke costs you R 10 from supplier you selling price is R 30

    most if the mark up is for overheads.


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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    Rule of thumb for food and beverage costing is 33% if you want to make 5 to 7% GP

    so if a can of coke costs you R 10 from supplier you selling price is R 30

    most if the mark up is for overheads.

    I know I was bad at maths but sheesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEON DEON View Post
    This is not a crying post , But And I am sure many members are in the same boat and are chewing at the bit in regard of the price we pay for drinks. I changed from singles to Draught just because I got more bang for the buck , but this added Ks and also bloated me , so back to singles , My drink of choice Captain Morgan dark and coke . But @ R70.00 A DRINK ITS OVER THE TOP . We tried the drink at home part , just not the same , for a while I was on water only , no alcohol but that was not cool and one felt like a cheap skate going out to dinner and then ordering a glass of water . i can still stomach the R35.00 for the single but paying R25.00 ml coke is getting the better of me.
    I am aware that most restaurants make their money from the booze they sell, would they not make more or at least the same if they charged a little less? Yesterday we attended a function at the WEDGE , the pub was fairly priced , we were 4 in our party and a round of drinks came to R150.00 , Me Rum& coke , a Red Square , Hunters Xtreme and a Savana . not to bad , on the way home we stopped for a afternoon drink at one of our favourite restaurants , Rum & coke and a Don Pedro R150 with tip .
    What to do ?
    Perhaps consider a cheaper pub/restaurant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    No
    Cheap is relative to what other countries charge..
    But Im eating in S Africa. . I cant begrudge a restaurant from making money . They have had some torrid times as alot of us have had. Nice to see people going back to pubs and to get a sense of normallity again.

    The amount of drinks for me is determined whether I am driving or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Perhaps consider a cheaper pub/restaurant.
    In my early twenties I knew all the cheapest places to go for a drink, generally though there was also risk associated with cheap drinks as the "wat kyk jy?" crowd was more prevalent at the cheap watering holes

    These days I prefer to have my beer or spirit around a braai with friends or if we go out for a restaurant dinner I keep consumption to one or two drinks for reasons other than cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koebelwagen View Post
    In my early twenties I knew all the cheapest places to go for a drink, generally though there was also risk associated with cheap drinks as the "wat kyk jy?" crowd was more prevalent at the cheap watering holes

    These days I prefer to have my beer or spirit around a braai with friends or if we go out for a restaurant dinner I keep consumption to one or two drinks for reasons other than cost.

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    Default Re: Going out for drinks ( Restaurants & pubs)

    Doesn't work like that.

    I am so upset about our wines. I was drinking fully drinkable wine in Spain that cost about 70 EUR cents per liter.

    One reason for high prices here is very low productivity. Restaurants have far too many employees and labor laws are making things even worse. Then the main task for the owner is to pick his nose instead of working.

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    Cheap is relative to what other countries charge..
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