The Ultimate Guide to Drink Prices in St Andrews

Vic, Union, Ma Bells, and Lizard: it’s finally time to find out which is cheapest.

Upon witnessing a definitive dearth of drink price compilations, the Stand has boldly gone where no student publication has gone before and produced exactly such a thing.

Through meticulous research and painstaking investigative work, we have crafted this comprehensive anthology of the prices charged by our four preeminent student haunts. If you know of the existence of a higher quality price compilation, keep it to yourself.

Vodka Shots

Union: £1.50 in Main Bar, £1.70 in Beacon Bar 

Vic: During the week, £2. During the weekend, £3

Ma Bells: £2

Lizard: £2.80

Tequila Shots

Union: £1.80 

Vic: £2

Ma Bells: £2.50

Lizard: £3

Jager Bombs

Union: £1.90 per shot of jager, £2.00 for every can of Red Bull opened. (Best buy the shots in bulk and divide the Red Bull for maximum cost efficiency) 

Vic: £2.50

Ma Bells: £2 per shot of jager, £2.50 for every can of Red Bull opened. (Same rules as Union apply for getting the most bang for your buck) 

Lizard: £3.20 

Singles

Union: £2.00 for a vodka mixer, £2.10 for a G&T

Vic: During the week, £2. During the weekend, £3

Ma Bells: £2.50

Lizard: £3.30

Doubles

Union: £3.50 for a vodka mixer, £3.70 for a double G&T

Vic: During the week, £4. During the weekend, £6

Ma Bells: £5.00

Lizard: £6.60

tl;dr: Unsurprisingly, the Union is unrivalled for cheap drinks.

The rest, it seems, is up to strategy. The Vic on weekdays edges out Ma Bells for boozing on a budget, but on weekends the spike in prices means that you may be better off getting shots on the Scores instead of Market Street.

The Lizard, meanwhile, continues to live up to its reputation as the home of bad decisions with the most expensive drinks in town. Best descend to the lounge when you’ve already drunk your fill. 

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