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Bolts promote ‘all you can drink’ tailgate prior to Pens game

Oct 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

There’s an additional reason to attend tonight’s Pens-Lightning game in Tampa Bay aside from getting to see the likes of Crosby, Stamkos, Malkin and St. Louis.

From 5-7 p.m., the club is promoting an “all you can drink” Corona tailgate on Ford Thunder Alley for the (we believe to be) reasonable price of $25.

Wooooo:

According to the Tampa Bay Times Forum website, Ford Thunder Alley is a “newly renovated main entrance plaza gives fans a place to meet, gather and relax before the game.

“There, fans can enjoy live music and interactive games, go inside Rolling Thunder (the Bolts’ mobile trailer), enter to win prizes in a variety of contests, meet Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls, and enjoy food and drink specials.”

In the interest of fair and boozy reportage, we should point out the Lightning are not the only club offering potentially copious amounts of alcohol. At Thursday’s Canucks-Sharks game, Vancouver gave of-age ticketholders the option of a free alcoholic beverage as a token of appreciation upon entering.

Thursday night’s reported attendance at Rogers Arena?

18,910.

  1. sjsharks66 - Oct 12, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Fun idea for those who are responsible and can handle their alcohol. Bad idea for the idiots that cannot and will cause problems.

  2. curioustraveler13 - Oct 12, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    How can they put “all you can drink” and “drink responsibly” in the same statement. This should be interesting.

    • barkar942 - Oct 12, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      “all you can drink” and “drink responsibly”
      That is called an oxymoron.
      Another example- jumbo shrimp.

  3. gmenfan1982 - Oct 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    curioustraveler13
    Oct 12, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT
    How can they put “all you can drink” and “drink responsibly” in the same statement.
    This should be interesting.
    ————————————–

    Haha exactly. I’m not one of those idiots but seriously. $25 bucks. Corona is about $4-6 at most bars. That’s at least 5 beers to get your money’s worth. Guessing they feel that people won’t drink 5 beers in the 2 hour time slot. Most people won’t so they will certainly make money off of this. Funny how the Jacksonville Jaguars had a free beer promo and everyone lost it over how irresponsible of a promotion it was.

  4. dropthepuckeh - Oct 12, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Any chance they could do it again a week from tonight when the Bruins are in town? I’ll be visiting my sister-in-law and her non-hockey loving family. Several (responsible) Coronas might make the company tolerable.

  5. martysbetter - Oct 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    This is an absolute nightmare liability-wise – putting “all you can drink” in that tweet was very very very dumb.

  6. kaptaanamerica - Oct 12, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Maybe they assume people will sober up by the end of the game.

  7. capsrockva - Oct 12, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    I wished I lived in TB Hell, I’d would’ve gotten it, depending on how many I could get at one visit

  8. 950003cups - Oct 12, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Please, you people didn’t read the fine print.

    This is the scam:
    FAN: here’s my $25. I’d like 2 beers to start! Woo Hoo!!!!

    BARTENDER: sure

    [TEN MINUTES LATER]

    FAN: may I have 3 more!!!

    BARTENDER: coming right up.

    [10 Minutes Later]

    FAN: git me DOS MAS COORS LITE!

    BARTENDER: sure, that’ll be $12

    FAN: no you don’t understand, I paid $25 for all I can drink. I only had 5 so far.

    BARTENDER: 5 beers is ALL YOU CAN DRINK for $25. You CANT DRINK ANYMORE UNLESS YOU FORK OVER $12 buddy!

    FAN: damn! What a rip off!

    • sheckyrimshot - Oct 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      its probably more like

      FAN: GIVE ME TEN BEERS

      BAR: ok here’s ten coronas

      -ten minutes later-

      FAN: i’m not drunk and i really have to pee

  9. Exiled1 - Oct 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    I drink more than I should and even I don’t think thats a good idea. Kinda like St. Patty’s Day. Amateur
    Night.

  10. blackhawks2010 - Oct 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Channelside already smells like pee, I’m sure this helps considerably. I bet the DUI ratio quadrupled.

    Not the smartest promotion, especially with Pittsburgh fans….

  11. blomfeld - Oct 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    A LITTLE PRE-GAME BUZZ NEVER HURTS !

    I agree with Gmenfan1982 above, in that the average patron probably consumed 4-5 x units of the is watered-down crap, which equates to approximately $5.00 revenue per serving. If they were offering ‘shots’ or something, then it’s probably a different story ? But they weren’t and so this much ado about nothing.

    ps: by the sounds of it, it appears that this drink promotion may have extended into the Bolts dressing room eh ? :)

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