Skip navigation
No more
Know more

Bars put a 1,206% markup on your Beam & coke

Bars put a 1,206% markup on your Beam & coke

Someone decided how much to charge you for that craft beer (or three) you had at your local watering hole last night. But just how did they come up with the price? Deadspin’s Will Gordon did some digging in Boston, a relatively expensive city, to find out. The results may sound shocking – bars put a 1,206% markup on a bottom shelf liquor cocktail – but there are lots of factors Gordon notes that helps put every price in perspective. Bars, Gordon writes have “lease conditions, payroll, equipment maintenance, employee theft, and general operating expenses,” to consider. Still, I can’t help but wish more restaurants were BYOB.

| November 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm
Know more: Why the hell does your drink cost so much?
No more
Know more
These are the people who have died in the Gaza conflict so far
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Max Ehrenfreund
ADVERTISEMENT
No more
Know more
This map is why Europe’s new sanctions against Russia took so long
Alexander Becker
No more
Know more
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
A dizzying map of North America drawn in eight projections at once
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Each dot on this map represents an act of terrorism since 1970
Alexander Becker
No more
Know more
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Alexander Becker
No more
Know more
When will the hottest day of the year be? It depends where you live
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Fabulously Ukrainian propaganda showing where the rebels are
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Per calorie, beef requires more than 100 times as much land as rice and potatoes
Max Ehrenfreund