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Bruins Stanley Cup party at Foxwoods racks up bar tab worth more than $150,000

Jun 21, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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We’ve all been there before. You’re out with your friends celebrating a new job, an engagement, or a birthday and everyone’s ordering up and putting it on the tab.

There’s beers to be had, shots to be taken, dinner to be eaten, and maybe even some dessert to be splurged on. Everyone piles on and soon enough the tab is looming larger and larger. Now imagine that sort of situation and apply it to when you’re celebrating the Stanley Cup.

Sounds like it’d be a bit more damaging, wouldn’t it? You better believe it. The Boston Bruins took this to heart and did their part when celebrating their win of the Cup over Vancouver by taking it to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. With Las Vegas not really being a local place to hit, Foxwoods was the next best place to go and the Bruins made like it was the Strip by rocking a legendary bar tab at the casino.

Just how bad was it? CSN New England reports it hit $156,679.74 on the night. That’s a lot of bubbly being thrown around but there was one big reason why the tab was so big.

It was skewed a bit by the $100,000 bottle of champagne but, hey, how often do you win the Stanley Cup?

You got that right. In the case of the Bruins it was their first Stanley Cup since 1972 so why not splurge? As for how they managed to take care of things at the end of the night, they not only paid the bill but left a $25,000 tip. All of a sudden being a bartender isn’t such a bad life. If you’re wondering if the Bruins skimped on the tip, that works out to be a 15.9% tip. Depending on your levels of etiquette, we’re figuring it doesn’t really matter since HOLY CRAP IT’S $25,000.

Expect more fun and games stories like this from the Bruins all summer long.

  1. sonofdarrenbanks - Jun 21, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    In fairness, the team is predominantly Canadian and European, which makes 15% very generous compared to the norm!

  2. sknut - Jun 21, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Thats a heck of a night for the bartender probably the best night of work in his life.

  3. bigbear42 - Jun 21, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Holy crap, what bottle of Champagne costs 100 grand?

  4. nickr214 - Jun 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    The champagne bottle was huge, bigger than the Stanley cup maybe even twice it. So I can see it being expensive

  5. tommytd - Jun 21, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Hey they could all chip in a few bucks of allowance money and have plenty of cash leftover, maybe for some $100 burgers! Glad they had a great time…they certainly deserved it. They were partying while Vancouver burned!

  6. 8man - Jun 22, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    They didn’t spend enough! Go Bruins!

  7. bobwsc - Jun 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    hopefully they stuck Kaberle with the bill

    • govtminion - Jun 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM

      He’d have just passed it to someone else anyway.

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