Miller Lite for $6.50?!

This is what I don’t get, what I don’t understand, and why I am not a big live-sports fan: who thought up charging $6.50 for a Miller Lite @ RFK?

Yes, I know, some people pay that and roll with it, and it keeps others from over-drinking but Miller Lite @ $6.50 does not make me want to buy two. Yet Miller Lite @ $6.50 does not keep me from getting drunk.

Miller Lite @ $6.50 makes me wanna pre-drink, getting a few Fox and Hounds’ $5.50 vodka tonics, Absolute vodka tonics no less, and then sneaking a flask into RFK.

Drunk I still was, fun I still had, and annoy others I still did, but not with $6.50 Miller Lite’s. Nope, only a cup of Coke and flask of rum – perfection on a cold night.

6 Comments so far

  1. dl004d (unregistered) on May 8th, 2006 @ 9:40 am

    The economics of food at RFK (and any stadium, really) are curious. Burrito Brothers has a stand at RFK charging $8 for a smallish burrito. But what can you do?

  2. Sweet (unregistered) on May 8th, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    Yeah the prices are ridic. I like your solution. My friends and I have tried drinking our beer through straws (supposed to make you tipsy faster) so we’ll get the most bang for our beer bucks.

  3. Mik (unregistered) on May 8th, 2006 @ 12:03 pm

    Wait – last time I was at RFK (for a United game) Guinness was $5.50…the crapier the beer, the more expensive?

  4. wayan (unregistered) on May 8th, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    Who knows, I wasn’t about to wait in the long-ass lines to get a draft beer & this guy was walking the stands hawking his overpriced pisswater.

    As to food at RFK, it is heart-attack in-waiting. Both from the fat and from the sticker shock.

    Last but not least, beer via a straw does not make you drunk faster – only makes you look retarded.

  5. Don (unregistered) on May 8th, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    I can’t remember if I paid $6.50 or $5.50 for my Dos Equis at the park but that was at a stand – it may be that the wandering hucksters are more expensive since they keep you from having to get up.

    Drunk faster or not, I don’t see the appeal of beer through a straw (however I’d suggest that someone who puts ice in his beer is in no position to call the beer habits of others ‘retarded’) – if you’re just looking to get fucked up and don’t enjoy the beverage (heathen) then why not just smuggle flasks of 151 that you can slam down?

  6. Victoria (unregistered) on May 8th, 2006 @ 4:13 pm

    Everything is overpriced at RFK, much like some bars that overcharge for cheap beer. I just think of that when shelling out $6+ for beer. With respect to food though, many people do not realize that RFK allows you to bring in your own sandwiches, snacks, etc. An on-the-way stop at the local Subway or the likes is definitively better than a shriveled hot dog. I know, I know, it’s not a stadium experience, but my wallet and tummy sure do like it better!

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