Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pay less to party

In a world where Pink Slip Parties are a new nightlife trend, high covers and $15 martinis won't be tolerated. Luckily, some bars and promoters are catching on.

By popular demand, I'm compiling a list of great deals around town. Know of more? Post them in comments or send me an e-mail. I'll list the best deals (ongoing or otherwise) each week.

  • The Attic is ZSpot on Thursdays, starting at 5:30 p.m. First 100 beers are on the house, so come early. Other specials include $2 Bud Lights and $5 Red Bull and vodkas all night.
  • The Plaza Midwood Krawl on Saturday (7-11 p.m.) is free. Meander through the neighborhood's funky shops and sip on free wine.
  • Every Friday is 50-cent draft night at The Pub at Gateway. Bud Light pints are 50 cents all day and all night.
  • Dixie's Tavern offers a $2 beer of the month every day. This month it's Bud Select and Michelob Ultra. On Thirsty Thursdays, enjoy $1.50 Coors Light bottles and drafts.
  • At Club Red's Sirens & Shields first-responders auction this Saturday, Michelob Ultras are free from 7-8:30 p.m. Nice way to warm up the bidding crowd. ($10 donation benefits the Red Cross.)
  • Take a break from the bar scene and check out the monthly Cult Movie Mondays at Actor's Theatre. The theater will show "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on Monday at 8 p.m. Admission is free and so is the popcorn. $2 Miller Lights, Yuenglings and Coors Lights.
  • Cans has a special offer on Friday for March Madness: $1 domestic cans all day while you watch the games.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they ought to pay you less to party.

Anonymous said...

Eds Tavern - $1.50 coors light draft - all day every day.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grill - $2 coors light bottles Thursdays.

These two places have saved my wallet and killed my liver during this downturn.

Charlotte Bobcats Fan said...

Great idea, Sarah.

Anonymous said...

Duckworths on Park Rd has $2 dollar drafts on Mondays and Tuesdays and $3 dollar drafts on Wednesday and Thursdays. The drafts are all high end microbrews as well. Good deal for beer lovers.

Anonymous said...

$4.75 and $5.75 martinis at NOFO on Liz on Wednesdays

$2 draft mugs at Stool pigeons on Tuesdays and Fridays

Anonymous said...

Cosmos on Wednesdays - half price martinis which puts average cost to about $3.50-$4 for most martinis.

Anonymous said...

Thirsty Thursdays at Dixie's also has 25 cent wings and $5 Red Bull Vodkas. (along with the $1.50 Coors Lights and $2 beer of the month specials... and music trivia)

Claire Voyance said...

Go to the grocery store:

24 pack of Yuengling for 14.99 (approx $.63/can).

12 pack of Miller Lite $8.49 (approx $0.71/bottle)

12 pack Corona $12.99 (approx $1.08/bottle)

Plus you don't have to put up with dudes in tight shirts and sunglasses on acting like tough guys.

Unemployed Cougar Bait said...

Brixx - $1.95 microbrews every Monday (Sweetwater, Flying Dog, and a lot more). It used to be $1.50. Still a great deal though.

Anonymous said...

For heaven's sake, if you really ARE experiencing job loss or a pay reduction, consider staying home until you solve that proble so that the rest of us don't wind up supporting you through food stamps, rent subsidies, and free medical care.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cougar Bait........

Don't forget Brixx has buy 1 get 1 free pizza's to go with that $1.95 beer from 4:30 to 6:30.

YEAH !! Cheapest night out anywhere !!

Anonymous said...

They should save the money they pay you and do away with these stupid articles!!!

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Anonymous said...

So you're saying Brixx is about to become "loser central"?

Anonymous said...

Brixx has had this special for over 5 years now.

So what's your point Tool ? Because someone lost their job due to the economy they are now losers ?

Nice, I am sure you have a cell phone full of friends..........NOT.

Anonymous said...

Claire Voyance is my SHERO!! This paid to party girl is worse than that boy Tonya.

Jennifer Hames said...

If you are going to insult someone, you can at least leave your name.

Schoon said...

You know, the internet is full of Trolls and the people here that are being negative towards Sara should just move along. She was hired to do a job and she does it to the best of her ability. Maybe I should stand outside your job and tell your boss that your function should be outsourced to india because they can do it cheaper, faster and better than you can. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Cell phone full of friends? That is simply too shallow to respond to.

And yes: if you've lost your job and you think finding a cheap beer is important you are indeed a loser and will in all likelihood remian one until you grow up.

John said...

The pink slips are flyin’, it’s true,
It’s enough to make all of us blue,
But martinis are poured
So no one is bored,
And who knows, we might get lucky, too!

Ryan said...

A good one in the NODA district is Revolutions. It is at the corner of 36th and North Davidson.
Tuseday Night - Date Night $20 dinner for two, includes two salads or appetizer, two meals, and two gelatos. Their gelato is wonderful!
Thursday Night is $3 pint night. This includes every beer on the menu, even micro brews. They have a ton of beer on tap and in stock. There are other specials, not too sure about them. Definitely check this place out! This is a great idea Sarah! I can't speak for the older crowd, but the younger Charlotteans love you! Keep up the great work, know things are tough over there right now.

Anonymous said...

Boardwalk Billies has $2 beer of the month and sometimes $2 domestic drafts. Located at Sardis Road North and Monroe Road and University at Harris Blvd. and Tryon St.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for those at The Observer who lost their jobs and the author still has one.

Anonymous said...

hey cell phone full of friends, how about a little sensitivity to people who have lost their jobs. they need to have a good time for cheap. is your mom available?

Sam Adams said...

Drinking is my job. My cell phone only has three friends stored: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and Johnny Walker.S

Anonymous said...

Dixies has $2 bud selects and mich ultras??? YUMMMMM! ha, what they don't tell you here is every other type of beer in the place is $4+. stay away, if you really need or like watered down beer go get them for $1 at Vinnie's South End.

Anonymous said...

Cans has $6 domestic pitchers and a free buffet every Thursday and $1 domestic cans every Friday.

Meck said...

and don't forget 2.75 pint night at flying saucer on mondays

Anonymous said...

Tyber Creek Pub in Southend. $3 Guinness everyday. Thursday all pints $2 and they have Live Music and a DJ. No cover.

Anonymous said...

Pucketts Farm Equipment on the corner of Sugar Creek & Mallard Creek always has cheap cold beer!

Anonymous said...

that is amazing that the observer is cutting back and firing people and yet this girl gets paid to tell us what we could figure out ourselves by browsing through a creative loafing. at least tell us something we don't know...

Anonymous said...

Fifty-1 and Tavern 51 over in the Pineville area have $1 beer everyday.