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    Posted: 17/June/2018 at 12:55
Was in warehouse the bar just behind tic tac bar last night they were charging €5 for a beer ripping off the tourists that's one bar we won't be revisiting
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5euro for Carling, Heineken etc is not too bad, but for the Local rubbish its well over priced 
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It was the local beer I don't mind paying a bit more if they have a live band on but as you say €5 is over the top vertigo had a live band on local beer was still only €3
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hello for a full pint  at the old house local beer 1 eurs 50 cents from 1 oclock till 8 oclock and 2 euros  after that with karaoke every night 2 mins walk from oura praia hotel 
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Ahem the "local rubbish" is way better than Carling and Heineken
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jayjan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/June/2018 at 23:31
Sagres is the best beer, and pity they don't sell Cristal on draught cos that my fav, only seem to sell in bottles. Wonder why???? Apart from that the vinho tinto is good, only out of the bottle though and not on draught, as draught is el  Cr*po.

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It's only a 'rip off' (how 60's man) if the price is not clearly shown on notices, which is required by law as it is in the UK. But it seems many tourists are happy to pay double the price it usually is because of the supposed upscale ambience.

Does anyone really expect the tourist traps around the square to charge the same as a small bar in the back streets?

But, once bitten twice shy and a useful warning for those not in the know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/June/2018 at 12:19
When I'm waiting at the rail station in Ferreiras I sit outside the shop (Papelaria?) and enjoy a bottle of the "local rubbish" - Sagres or Super Bock, can't remember which. €1 a bottle. Off the beaten track but often it's good to sit at peace and watch the world go by or read a book.
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Originally posted by Luis Luis wrote:

Ahem the "local rubbish" is way better than Carling and Heineken
 

Cristal and Sagres certainly are. The others... mmmm… ConfusedSmile 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/June/2018 at 21:48
I think it’s all things to all people... Sagres in PT, draught or bottle, is nectar. Over here, at Nando’s or from the warehouse, is just an ordinary lager. Just been to Corfu, “Corfu beer” on draught, in 36 degrees, very acceptable, at the airport out of a bottle, I didn’t buy a second one! Super Bock, out of a bottle, ok ‘ish, on draught ok ‘ish except, some locations like, and I’m sure there are others, Praia de Gale, nectar....
My conclusion, six and two three’s, take a chill pill, try it, if it ticks the box great, if it doesn’t, move on but it isn’t, imho, a hard and fast rule. I can suffer the occasional not the best beer knowing I can stick that down to experience and we move on.
And that’s just PT, get us back to the UK and start on the the real ales... Enville, beer of the gods! And I’ll fight anyone who says different ! 😉😂🍺
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Cristal is fantastic i agree,my favourite beer and really really hard to find on draught but there are a few Portuguese cafes where it can be found :)
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Rip Off?
Was chatting to an English couple on the bus a couple of weeks ago who were staying at The Pine Cliffs.
28 Euro for 2 Gin & Tonics
A small beer in there (200ml) is 7 Euro as is a coke or a bottle of water.
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Glad that when the uk post office does its country price comparison it manages to find a place with sensible prices. Just too many rip off prices mentioned on TA reviews to list them - 3.5 for small coke, 7.5 for nachos and squirty tube cheese, 2.5 for breadsticks, 7.5 for bottle of cider - it's putting a dampener on peoples nights out as there are always 'extra costs' and too many owners treating tourists like fools
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Tourist and fool do often go quite nicely together and not just here in Portugal. That machine at the exit from Faro airport must be working well. But when in a 5 star hotel you pay five star prices.

And at Balaia Golf Club!
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The prices charged at the Pine Cliffs are great for businesses like the Brothers Bar, and the handful of restaurants opposite who have many customers from there. Food and drinks are a fraction of the price. It’s only 2.5 euros for a 500 ml draught beer and 3 euros for a 500ml bottle of Erdinger (both perfectly chilled) at the Brothers, and meals are about a quarter of the price in the restaurants.
The Intermarche opposite is also a goldmine. Whatever time of day or evening you go, it is always packed, and you see guests buying trolleys full of shopping before loading it in their suitcases and heading back across the road. The supermarket is really too small for the volume of customers, and basic everyday items are often sold out resulting in us having to trek to the store farther down the road.
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