Don’t overpay in bars

A nice gathering with friends in a bar can end with unexpectedly high bills. This can turn a perfect evening into a nightmare. Luckily, you can avoid this outcome!

Being short on money shouldn’t stop you and your friends from planning a fun night out. Pre-gaming and drinking at someone’s house before going to a bar is a good way to save some of the money that you would've spent on expensive drinks there.

While looking for a bar, the first ones to dismiss are those who charge a cover. Secondly, you should pay attention to the bar’s prices and compare your different options.

While you’re at it, check which deals offer each bar. Other options are platforms like LivingSocial and Groupon, where you can find great discounts.

Many bars include happy hours, where the prices of their drinks are much lower or you can get two for the price of one. The days and schedules often vary from bar to bar. Some of them even include discounts on weekdays, on the late nights and early mornings.

The harder the drink is to prepare, the more expensive it’ll be. The best advice is to order simple drinks. Beer on tap and house liquor are good alternatives to expensive drinks.

The best way to stay under your night’s budget is to pay with cash. If you open a tab at the bar with your credit card, you won’t keep track of your spendings. Even better, take a small amount of cash with you so you can make sure that you’re spending just what you’d planned.

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