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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nerdy McBartender

So a co-worker of mine is getting married and as an ex-bartender she asked me what I might consider reasonable for a wedding bar of 50-60 people. What do YOU guys think? (the prices are the total of that row- ie tequila 2 bottles at $50 = $25 per bottle.

Vodka 3 bottles cheap $80.00
Vodka 2 bottles nice $80.00
Gin 2 bottles $50.00
Rum 1 bottle $25.00
Tequila 2 bottles $50.00
Triple Sec 1 bottle $15.00
Scotch 1 bottle $50.00
Whiskey 1 bottle $45.00
Dry Vermouth 1 bottle (not too big) $10.00

Coke 2 2 liter bottles $6.00
Diet Coke 2 2 liter bottles $6.00
Sprite 1 2 liter bottle $3.00
Seltzer 4 2 liter bottles $8.00
Tonic 3 2 liter bottles $6.00
OJ 2 cartons $6.00
Grapefruit 1 carton $3.00
Cranberry 3 bottles $9.00
Grenadine 1 bottle $5.00

Lemons 10, cut $4.00
Limes 15 cut $5.00
Olives – jar $4.00
Toothpicks $3.00
Cherries $3.00

White wine 7 bottles $70.00
Red wine 7 bottles $80.00
Champagne 8 bottles $100.00

Total = $726.00


At 3:30 PM, Blogger patient boy said...

I think that depends largely on what kind of guests those 50-60 people are.

When several of your friends went to England for the wedding of a Certain Couple, the hotel was all "Righto well [X] amount should be sufficient for an open bar for that evening." And the Certain Couple was all "No, like, you don't understand our friends and family." And the hotel was all "It will be fine."

We doubled their maximum estimate.

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Tempy said...

Yes, but these aren't our friends that I'm talking about.

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Jonah said...

don't forget napkins! and glasses!

i agree with patient boy. three or four serious whiskey drinkers could cause trouble if you only have two bottles on hand.

maybe a handle of ballantine's? or those green bottles of evan williams? cheap but not deadly.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Tempy said...

Well the ice and cups are taken care of- this was just a rough estimate.


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