Drinks at the bar that you may want to avoid

Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy the longer days, often with an adult drink at an outdoor bar or patio.

But a recent report in Money Magazine says there are drinks at the bar you should avoid because they’re bad for your waistline or your wallet – or both.

So, before placing your order, Money advises you to think twice about the following drinks if you don’t want to overspend or pile on extra pounds.

  • Direct shots of alcohol: Usually a bad deal, because it’s a tiny bit of booze for a lot of money. Better to ask for this “pure” liqueur in a regular glass, as you tend to have more of it.
  • White Russians: High in fat and the cream may be outdated.
  • Long Island iced tea: Expensive and more alcohol than anyone should drink in an hour.
  • Frozen daiquiris and other sugary frozen drinks: lots and lots of sugar.
  • Red Bull and vodka: You won’t notice that you are drunk until it is too late.

Watch out for draft beer in dirty bars

Ultimately, Money Magazine says beware of draft beer in dirty, uncleaned dive bars. He says if the floors and bathrooms are dirty the bar may not clean their keg line.

This draft beer could pick up bacteria from a 5 year old pressure line that has never been cleaned.

Dive bars are fun and inexpensive, but the report recommends sticking to bottled beer.

Of course, too much alcohol is never good for anyone. So if you drink, please drink responsibly, and that way you don’t waste your money.


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