Last Saturday a friend and I decided to engage in an afternoon of drinking and bar hopping...Where else to go but the South Side?
Anyway after a couple of stops we ended up at Casey's.
This is a place that I've been to many times, and while I like the place and the prices, it's just a little too smokey for me but my friend smokes so I gave in.
We stopped and since it was the middle of the afternoon and there were only two other people in the place I could breath pretty well.
It was typical Casey's, smoking, dirty bathrooms (but we knew that) and good drink prices...At least I thought so!
I ordered a Miller Lite draft and my friend ordered a rail mixed drink.
The bartender took $7.50.
That seemed a little high (for this place) but OK.
Of course I finished my beer in record time and ordered another.
The bartender poured it and said "Four dollars"!
I asked if I heard him right and he said "yes, four dollars".
I paid and then asked him what they charge for a Bud Light or a Coors Light.
He said $1.75!
He then went on to explain that they don't like Miller Lite and charge more to discourage patrons from drinking it.
Then he added that it really didn't affect their sales and that people order it anyway.
Does this seem like a good way to punish Miller, or a good way to rip off customers?
If you have a beef with Miller, don't sell it!!!
Why didn't he say something to me when I ordered?
I understand that they have the right to charge whatever they want to and I support that, but I also have the right to drink somewhere else.
Seems down right unethical to me.