Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Boston Bruins' bar tab shows why KC needs a pro sports team

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM

That $25,000 tip probably hurts a bit.
  • That $25,000 tip probably hurts a bit.

That epic night you had on the boats, where your bar tab looked like your area code? Yeah, that was just the start of the Boston Bruins' night.

Business Insider has the tale of the register tape as members of the Beantown hockey team racked up a $156,000 bar tab at Foxwoods Casino last Saturday night while celebrating their Stanley Cup victory.

In a single night, the Bruins managed to spend more than the median home price in Kansas City of $123,962 (according to CNN Money). So they could have had a lovely two-bedroom, one-bath off 39th Street or ... 136 Bud Lights. Although it wasn't the $5 beers that made the tab astronomical; it was the "Ace of Spades" Midas bottle -- a 100-pound bottle that includes 30 liters of champagne and sells for $100,000.

It's been a good week for Armand de Brignac, the makers of the oversized bottles. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban purchased a $90,000 bottle (at only 15 liters, he should demand a refund) while his team celebrated its championship in Miami.

So the next time you wake with an empty wallet and crumpled-up receipt in your pocket, just make sure you don't see the words "Ace of Spades."

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