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Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

Posted on: June 21, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2011 5:45 pm
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$156,679.74.

That is the bar tab the Bruins racked up the night of their Stanley Cup parade in Boston. After being feted in the streets of Beantown, the team trekked to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and Shrine nightclub where they partied like a franchise that hadn't won the Stanley Cup in 39 years. Oh, that's right ...

I know alcohol is expensive, but how do you rack up a bill that big and not have half the roster getting alcohol poisoning? It's pretty easy; just buy a $100,000 bottle of champagne. The 30-liter bottle -- one of only six in existence -- was twice the size of the bottle the NBA's Mavericks famously got for their club celebration. It was so big, even Zdeno Chara had a hard time opening it. Afterward, the B's all signed the bottle and it will eventually be raffled off with benefits going to the Bruins foundation.

And how exactly does one drink from a bottle that big? Pour it into the Stanley Cup, of course. It's times like this I actually don't envy the Keeper of the Cup. I'd rather have a problem with my credit card than clean that.

In case you were wondering, the tip on a bill like that comes out to $24,869.80 ... as a mandatory gratuity. Danielle (the server's name on the receipt) and staff probably took home more than that. Plus, there's the $7,500 in taxes, too. Can't forget the 136 bottles of Bud Light and all the water.

You can see the whole bill here (courtesy of Boston Globe).

How the players were standing and not hung over -- or at least appearing so -- on Sunday afternoon when they all threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park is amazing. If it were me, I'd probably still have a headache.

-- Brian Stubits

Video courtesy of Boston Globe

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kkjyywlpo
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:52 am
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

That was the mandatory gratuity charge by the club.  I'm sure they probably added some more to that.



Since: Aug 12, 2010
Posted on: June 22, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

hilarious



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: June 22, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

Cheap bastards only tipped 15%. I wonder if they split that tip?



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

Samuel Adams may have started and be made here, but us Massholes drink more BL than any place else.  Bud Light is the unofficial beer of the "real" Bostonian.  The suits in Downtown Boston might think they're keepin' it real by sipping on a Sam Summah, but us jamokes in Saugust and Quinzy are BL-swillers all the way!



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

Who was the girl on the team that ordered a kami kazi?


mjklaughfs
Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 12:10 pm
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Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 5:56 am
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

"Memo to self. If ever in Boston, don't go to drink at that bar in that casino since they fleece their customers on their bills."

The casino is in Conn. Boston is in MA. If you do head this way, have a great time but bring a map. 



Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 3:39 am
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

The best part of the $156,000 bill is about 3/4 of the way down where it reads "1 BOT Comp. Chmpgne 0.00"

What a classy touch. Of course, most of us have learned the hard way that those free drinks at casinos are never really free.:-)


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