Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 3:09 pm  |  15 responses

Beer Prices at NBA Arenas Edge Up for ’12-13 Season

Here’s an interesting tidbit that came across the newswire today:

From Saveonbrew.com via PRWeb:

While this year features the full 82 games and the league seems to have recovered nicely from their 2011-2012 strike-shortened season, fans are generally getting a better value for their beer-dollar this year with a few notable exceptions.

Overall, prices edged upward from the 2010-11 season by about 3 percent. Of course, when prices start at $5.00 every penny tacked-on hurts.

Five dollar beer can still be had while watching a San Antonio Spurs or OKC Thunder home game. The best deal is found at Pepsi center, home of the Denver Nuggets, where a 24 ounce cup of suds can be had for $6.25.

The most expensive brew in the league is found watching either a Lakers or Clippers home game where $7.50 buys a 10 ounce or 12 ounce serving (respectively). That’s a whopping 75 cents per ounce to watch Kobe and the Lakers put on a show. To put that in perspective, a six pack would set a thirsty basketball fan back almost 54 dollars.

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne


  • roscoe

    Man… those Wiz fans get abused.

    $8 for a pop and they have to watch joke of a team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    This is why you always sneak in a flask

  • http://twitter.com/vannshy vannshy

    I paid my beer 8$ at the United Center last saturday (vs the Knicks) and I didnt get to see Melo play, sad.

  • Sparty’s Law

    lol Staples Center charges more for beer at Lakers games than at Clippers games. I guess historically Clippers fans have needed it more.

    Beer at games can get really expensive. I used to have season tickets in Toronto and 2 large beers, delivered to the seats, including tip was $25.

  • http://www.facebook.com/francis.aboy Francis Aboy

    Stadium Draft is like liquid crack its worth it.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Alas, it’s not the same as throwing down a pint while cursing at the refs. It’s the simple things that always seem to have the prices raised.

  • Max

    Just sneak some in I guess..

  • bike

    I hope pot gets legalized everywhere to where you can eventually buy a couple of joints at an NBA game. The officials would love it if fans were stoned instead of drunk since stoned folks never get upset about anything. Sales of chips and pretzels would skyrocket. It may cut back on the clapping, cheering and yelling though. Just imagine a NBA game where everyone is so stoned the arena is dead quiet.

  • RayJr

    The past couple of seasons beer has been at least $8 for 16oz at the AT&T Center. Please tell me where the $5 beer stands are so I will buy from there when I go to the Lakers-Spurs game in Jan

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Sub .500 teams should have open bar.

  • jedi420

    You obviously never went to a Vancouver Grizzlies game..

  • RKJ92

    Ya the air canada center is pricey.. its ridiculous.. 5 beers in and I spent nearly 50$ LOL although I didn’t get mine delivered ;)

  • RKJ92

    Ya.. tonnes of people smoke pot right outside the Air Canada center honestly nobody cares here lol!

  • KBM

    Amen brother.