As I have said before I don’t usually use my blog to gripe but I feel that in this case that it is warranted. On Saturday night we went out with a couple of friends to Ultra Lounge in the Hotel Zone. It had been a long time since I had been there so I was looking forward to it. After we had arrived and ordered a bottle of vodka we settled in for the evening. The DJ was great and the place wasn’t too full as we had got there fairly late. In Mexico it is normal to buy a bottle instead of buying drink by drink as it works out cheaper, you know that you are actually getting your alcohol of choice and not some knock off , you get better service and normally in order to have a decent table a bottle is required. A bottle comes with a few pops and/ or juice. We always order cranberry juice with soda water. You are never given enough for the bottle and it is understood that you will need to buy more juice/pop etc. at an inflated price. So we didn’t hesitate to order more juice and soda water. The juice jar to begin with was very small and the soda water bottles were mini bottles. In most places the jar is bigger and so are the pop bottles
At the end of the night we ordered our bill and we were absolutely stunned!! Juice 240 pesos (about $22) and the soda water 60 pesos (about $5) WTF??? Now I mentioned that we expected to pay an inflated price for the mix but in most clubs/bars juice will cost you about 80 pesos MAX. What kind of cranberry juice costs 240 pesos..and in a smaller than usual jar to boot.
We of course paid our bill but this little outing to the Hotel Zone has just reinforced my thinking that hitting the clubs for locals downtown is definitely the way to go! Reasonable prices and closer to home. So that ends my bitching session for the day. Onward and forward to more positive blogs in the future.