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    On average, how much do you spend? What do you usually buy?
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    On pre drinks? Well probably about up to £10 worth of whiskey. Less if drinking vodka etc, but that's because I don't like it so I'll only drink it if my mates are offering it.


    Why you asking?
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    I usually buy vodka (whichever decent brand is on offer), either 70cl or 1 litre and it lasts for about 3 or 4 predrinking sessions so it usually costs about £10-£13 for that time so about £2.50-£4 a time. I mix with value lemonade.


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    I never pre-drink, unless it's part of the social itself. So ratchet.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    I never pre-drink, unless it's part of the social itself. So ratchet.
    Well that's the general gist of it is it not? A group of you go to someone's house/flat and pre-drink before you all head out? Do people pre-drink by themselves?
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    depends how many of us are pre-drinking.

    Usually one person buys all the drinks on the day beforehand and we split the money

    Enough money for a three rounds of shots and enough coke + Jack Daniels / any other suitable whisky
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    Well that's the general gist of it is it not? A group of you go to someone's house/flat and pre-drink before you all head out? Do people pre-drink by themselves?
    Ok, my bad.

    I meant if there's a sports match or something and everyone is getting wasted at the pitch before going to dinner - then I'm all up for that. But I'm not big on gathering round someone's hovel with a lukewarm sixpack and a bottle of Cypriot wine just because everyone's too stingy to pay bar prices.
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    It depends on what I've got in. If I have any homebrew beer/cider in stock then I might have a bottle or two which costs 30-50p per pint. Alternatively I might get a couple of cans from the corner shop which are usually £1-£1.20 each.
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    I usually just buy a big three litre bottle of Frosty Jack cider (£3.50 per bottle) and have some of that before I go out and then there is still plenty left for the next time I want to drink before a night out or just drink in general. It tastes disgusting but it gets the job done and leaves me with more money to spend on takeaways which I prefer over booze on a night out tbh.
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    Averages to around £3 per night I think, bought a 2 ltr bottle of vodka for £20 and it's lasted a long time.
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    £3 for 2 litres of Frosty Jacks from the corner shop usually.
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    zero. What is the point of pre-drinking? it seems completely dumb.

    The point of going out is to drink beer that you can't get at home, and to drink in a social manner with your mates. The downside of going out is that you can't drink too much before you get a bit drunk and have to stop.

    If you pre-drink, that is just less social drinking that you can do before you have to stop. Why would anyone pre-drink? Its completely ****ing retarded. Its like warming up for a marathon by doing a half-marathon.

    Do you people also eat a big sandwich before going out for dinner?
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    (Original post by ddtown)
    On average, how much do you spend? What do you usually buy?
    £5/£7 on a bottle of red. That or I'll go to my local beer store and pick up £15 worth of strong Trappists.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    zero. What is the point of pre-drinking? it seems completely dumb.

    The point of going out is to drink beer that you can't get at home, and to drink in a social manner with your mates. The downside of going out is that you can't drink too much before you get a bit drunk and have to stop.

    If you pre-drink, that is just less social drinking that you can do before you have to stop. Why would anyone pre-drink? Its completely ****ing retarded. Its like warming up for a marathon by doing a half-marathon.

    Do you people also eat a big sandwich before going out for dinner?
    The point of drinking before you go out somewhere is
    a) You can all bring and drink what you want (because usually venues don't sell your ideal tipple)
    b) It's cheaper
    c) Because it's a fun, social activity to do before whatever you have planned.

    If we're referring to pre drinking before going out into town then you drink before hand to save money and when you get to the club you can dance without needing a drink in your hand!
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    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    The point of drinking before you go out somewhere is
    a) You can all bring and drink what you want (because usually venues don't sell your ideal tipple)
    b) It's cheaper
    c) Because it's a fun, social activity to do before whatever you have planned.

    If we're referring to pre drinking before going out into town then you drink before hand to save money and when you get to the club you can dance without needing a drink in your hand!
    a) pick better venues. a half-decent pub will sell far a better pint than that crappy warm can of Fosters.

    b) it might save you a fiver, but if you're so tight just don't go out at all, or just have one drink less later on.

    c) sitting in some dingy student flat is not actually as fun as going out to the pub and socialising though is it. You're not going to meet those hot girls sitting at your mate's flat.
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    I don't drink, pre-drink or go out. Ever.
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    I think it is low-class to pre-drink.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    zero. What is the point of pre-drinking? it seems completely dumb.

    The point of going out is to drink beer that you can't get at home, and to drink in a social manner with your mates. The downside of going out is that you can't drink too much before you get a bit drunk and have to stop.

    If you pre-drink, that is just less social drinking that you can do before you have to stop. Why would anyone pre-drink? Its completely ****ing retarded. Its like warming up for a marathon by doing a half-marathon.

    Do you people also eat a big sandwich before going out for dinner?


    You've obviously never been on a night out. It all comes down to that you pre drink so you can get smashed and not spend as much money. Mainly used for uni students who can't afford to spend £40 on a night out (how much it would prob cost without predrinks). Predrinking cuts that in half to about £20 easily.

    The only thing that is retarded is your comparison to eating a sandwhich before dinner to predrinking tbh
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    (Original post by Horny Cabbage)
    You've obviously never been on a night out.
    lol.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    a) pick better venues. a half-decent pub will sell far a better pint than that crappy warm can of Fosters.

    b) it might save you a fiver, but if you're so tight just don't go out at all, or just have one drink less later on.

    c) sitting in some dingy student flat is not actually as fun as going out to the pub and socialising though is it. You're not going to meet those hot girls sitting at your mate's flat.
    I really enjoy the venues we go to. Sometimes great bars only serve craft beer and neglect on traditional ales. Sometimes they serve Trappists but at £10 a bottle. The sheer variety of craft ale around is amazing and you simply cannot expect me and my 6 friends to all find a bar which stocks our favourite drink. There's a great beer store around the corner that serves the rarest and best beers from around the world. It's a no brainer.

    It really doesn't save us only £5. Let's take a typical Rochefort 10 or La Trappe Quadruple, you're likely to pay up to £9 for a 330ml bottle in a bar, but in a beer shop you can find them for about £3.50 a bottle.

    We're not dingy students though... I graduated a few years ago. I enjoy the house I live in and have more refined tastes than wanting to spend £4 on a pint of generic lager. Some of us don't want to be dropping £100 on a nightout when we can pick up our favourite drinks for less than £20, drink them with music at home and then go out for some drinks or dinner or dancing.
 
 
 
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