As the pleasant days of syllabus review disappear in our rearview mirror and midterms are right around the corner, you might be thinking to yourself, I need a(nother) drink. But your wallet may be begging you to do otherwise.
Well here’s a look at where you can find the cheaper alcoholic option on campus.
Parkway Liquor Store
Conveniently located in the University Village, Parkway is also open much later than its competition on campus. It is open till 11 p.m. all seven days of the week. Unfortunately, its significantly more expensive than BC Liquor and has a smaller selection. Parkway is perfect for a last minute on campus booze run.
Absolut Vodka (750 ml) - $29.48
Jose Quervo Especial Gold (750mL) - $34.70
Okanagan Apple Cider (6 pack) - $12.09
BC Liquor Store
A popular liquor store chain, BC Liquor resides in Wesbrook Village. Crazy enough, this liquor store closes at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 9 p.m. on Wednesday-Saturday, and at 6 p.m. on Sundays. With a wide array of drinks and the occasional sales, BC Liquor is a great choice if you’ve planned ahead.
Absolut Vodka (750 ml) - $24.99
Jose Quervo Especial Gold (750ml) - $28.99
Okanagan Apple Cider (6 pack) - $9.90
The Gallery Patio & Lounge
Conveniently located at the top of the AMS Nest, Gallery offers, by far, the cheapest cocktails and wine on campus! Like Koerner’s, Gallery very student oriented, but has a more modern and classy feel. Gallery offers all the classics, as well as some Vancouver favourites like kombucha! Come on by, grab a cold cheap beer, and sit out on the patio for a relaxing evening.
Average price of cocktails - $6.04
Average price of wine (6 oz) - $5.75
Cheapest beer - $4.55 T-Bird Lager (which is actually Old Style Pilsner)
A UBC cult classic, Koerner’s Pub is relatively cheaper. Koerner’s has 13 different cocktails as well as a cocktail of the month. You can choose from a list of fun named $6 shots or grab yourself a beer; draught, canned or bottled. For the more sophisticated UBC student, Koerner’s unfortunately only offers 3 different wines but they are priced quite low.
Happy Hour is every day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Average price of cocktails - $7.90
Average price of wine (6 oz) - $8.00
Cheapest beer - $2 Lucky Lager (6 oz)
Mahony & Sons
Right near the main bus loop sits Mahony & Sons, another UBC classic. While it is much pricier than Koerner’s, Mahony is much larger and offers a wider variety of drinks; 15 wines, 20 draught beers, 29 whiskeys, and 12 signature cocktails.
Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Average price of cocktails - $10.06
Average price of wine (6oz) - $10.80
Cheapest beer - $6.5 Budweiser or Kokanee (16oz)