Getting wasted on a budget: the best bang for your buck at BCL

File photo Geoff Lister / The Ubyssey

Enjoying your university years can be challenging on a student budget. Let's face it, sometimes alcohol is the best option for a great night out. That's why we've compiled some of the best options in terms of price vs. alcohol content at BC Liquor Stores — so you can party within a budget.


If your goal is to get hammered and wake up on a stranger's lawn, cheap vodka and rum are your best friends. Take it with mixers if you desire, but a 2L of Safeway cola is a whopping 99 cents — what are you, made of money?

Vodka

Banff Ice and Polar Ice: $21.29 / 40 per cent / 750ml

Smirnoff: $21.49 - $22.29 / 30-40 per cent / 750ml

Sobieski / Skyy: $22.79 / 40 per cent / 750ml

Rum

Bacardi (Black): $21.29 / 40 per cent / 750ml

Captain Morgan: $21.29 / 40 per cent / 750ml

Kraken Black Spiced: $16.49 / 47 per cent / 350ml


If you are a semi-classy wine consumer, there's plenty of cheap wine that doesn’t taste horrible.

Wine

Barefoot and Naked: $7.49 / 13.5 per cent / 750ml

Franciscan California: $11.79 / 11.5 per cent / 1.50L

Mission Ridge: $26.99 / 11 per cent / 4.00L


Tequila: it’s all fun and games until you wake up in the garbage disposal. 

Tequila

Olmeca and Sauza: $23.79 / 40 per cent / 750ml

Jose Cuervo: $27.49 / 40 per cent / 750ml


Lastly, the official drink of every college student — beer. So many choices! 

Beer

Faxe Premium Lager: $1.69 / 5 per cent / 500ml

Steamworks: $1.99 / 5.2 per cent / 500ml

Stanley Park Windstorm: $2.29 / 5.7 per cent / 500ml

Colt 45: $7.29 / 8 per cent / 6x355ml

Bavaria Original: $11.79 / 5 per cent / 6x500ml


Whatever your choice of liquor, stay safe kids – don’t drink and drive (or call your ex).