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Old 01-31-2015, 11:09 AM
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No matter which way you order, either straight up or on the rocks there is an extra charge because you get more alcohol. There is not enough alcohol in a standard drink to do it straight up.
This is pretty common practice.
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tommy steam...the gimlet cost $3.75 plus the $1.00 for the Rose's Lime Juice=$4.75
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I heard from a good friend of a friend nephews uncles grandmother they also charge .25 for a straw
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No matter which way you order, either straight up or on the rocks there is an extra charge because you get more alcohol. There is not enough alcohol in a standard drink to do it straight up.
This is pretty common practice.
more alcohol than what??
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more alcohol than what??
They give you more alcohol in a drink straight up than the amount you would normally get in a drink that has a mix in it.
If you get scotch and soda, you usually get 1 shot of alcohol and then the soda.
If you just want scotch straight up, no soda, that 1 shot of alcohol would look pretty dismal in a glass all by itself so they give you more alcohol. LOL
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While at Belle Glade CC for dinner the other night, there was an extra $1.00 added to my vodka gimlet. (I just had the house vodka). When I questioned the waiter, he said that the $1.00 was for the splash of Rose's Lime Juice that was put into my gimlet.
I proceeded to tell him about being charged $.50 for ice in my gimlet at Redsauce. He said, "Our 'group' of CC restaurants charges $2.00 for "rocks" !!"
Of course, I said that that is BS, and he agreed.
Have any of you experienced these charges?? We feel that this needs to be stopped! Suggestions??
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Bring me an ice water, and hold the water. I'll also have two shots of scotch please!
Yes, besides being annoying, the comments made me laugh.
It reminds me of Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces about his sandwich in the diner routine.

Aside from that, I would refuse to pay for the lime juice and ice.
What are they going to do . . . throw you in jail?
If enough customers refuse to pay for those things, they'll get the message!
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If this is true, I just might have to quit drinking or the alternative and shoot myself........nah, that ain't going to happen either!!
Extra charge for bullets?
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Only alternative is to drink at home, as it is much cheaper.

With all of the money spent in moving here, I would not be concerned over minor charges. If I was, I wouldn't go there to aggravate myself.

But that's me.
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They give you more alcohol in a drink straight up than the amount you would normally get in a drink that has a mix in it.
If you get scotch and soda, you usually get 1 shot of alcohol and then the soda.
If you just want scotch straight up, no soda, that 1 shot of alcohol would look pretty dismal in a glass all by itself so they give you more alcohol. LOL
You couldn't tell that from my drink. In fact, I wondered if the gin had been cut with water.
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My best friend owed three restaurants once and told me he didn't make money with food served but over the bar.

My wife and I have never been fond of hard liquor. We also are particular on what we waste our calories on. So when we do go out for dinner and that is the stated purpose as opposed to going out for drinks. we order water with lemon. now if restaurants start charging for lemons or ice then we will order only water and if they charge for water then ........
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If this is a "standard" practice, than it's news to me. I have never heard of any bar charging for things like ice and items taht are part of the drink. It's always built into the price of the drink. And if any bar in The Villages does that, it will be the last time I go there.

It seems a very common practice to find ways to stick it to you in the winter and than beg for your business in the summer. They need to learn that at least I don't forget that fast. I will patronize those place that treat customers like customers all year around.
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They do it "because they CAN".

These country club bar-restaurants run by the same restaurant group are an exercise in redundancy and monopoly. (Bonifay, Belle Glade, Evans Prairie, and now Orange Blossom)

See one, you've seen 'em all. It's boring!!!
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if you order beer does it cost more with a glass
Not yet but wait.
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My wife and I are considering moving to TV and this kind of practice may keep us away. We have traveled the US working for the Department of Defense and HAVE NEVER seen this kind of Greedy Practice.
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Hmm. So the problem is minor charges added to a bill for alcohol; the cheapest and most simple solution would be to quit drinking. Bang, problem solved. You'll feel better in the morning and the wallet won't be as light.
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