# FAQ: How Many Pints Of Beer Should I Need For 175 Guests At A Wedding?

## How many kegs of beer do I need for 150 people?

“If you plan on about one drink per hour per guest for a 150-person reception that lasts 5 hours, you’d need around 750 drinks.” So that would mean, if you’re only serving beer, you could use up to six kegs or nearly 30 24-packs of bottles or cans.

## How many bottles of beer do I need for 100 people?

TOTAL: So to recap, for 100 guests you would need: 70 bottles of wine. 175 bottles of beer.

## How much does alcohol cost for a wedding of 150?

Let’s look at an example to help – lets say you have 150 people at your wedding. It is always better to overestimate than to come up short so lets say the average person consumes 6 drinks. That means 900 drinks will be consumed at an average cost of \$5 each. Your open bar budget should be \$4500 in this example.

## How many kegs do I need for a party of 100?

If the kegs are the only thing you’re having, and you think ~100 people in their late twenties will come over the course of several hours, 3-4 kegs is probably the right answer.

## Is it cheaper to get a keg or cases of beer?

A standard keg contains 15.5 gallons, or 1,984 ounces. A case of Budweiser contains twenty-four 12oz. cans (288 total ounces) and costs about \$23. To get the same volume by ounce as a standard keg, you would need to buy seven cases of Budweiser for about \$160 – resulting in over \$55 in savings per keg.

## What is a Pony Keg?

A quarter barrel, more commonly known as pony keg, is a beer vessel containing approximately 7.75 U.S. gallons (29.33 liters) of fluid. It is half the size of the standard beer keg and equivalent to a quarter of a barrel.

## How much is an open bar for 100 guests?

Limited beer choices and house wine (plus soda and juice): \$15-\$20 per person. Full bar with limited beer choices and house wine (plus soda and juice): \$20-\$35 per person. Full bar with premium brand liquor with domestic and imported beer choices and house wine: \$35-\$40 per person.

## How much is an open bar for 200 guests?

An open bar means the party host pays for all the alcohol their guests drink. Open bars are common at weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and other celebrations. The price of an open bar for a party or wedding reception can range anywhere from \$200 to \$15,000.

## How do you stock a bar for a party of 100?

Full bar – Beer, wine and liquor:

1. 100 (guests) x 5 (hours) = 500 drinks.
2. 500 x 0.33 = 170 beers or 7 cases of beer or one ½ barrel sized keg.
3. 500 x 0.33 = 150 glasses of wine, /5 glasses per bottle= 37 bottles of wine.
4. 500 x 0.33 = 150 mixed drinks, /39 servings per 1.75 bottle = four 1.75ml bottles liquor.

## Who pays for alcohol at weddings?

Reception. Bride and family pay for all professional services, including food and decorations. Groom’s family pays for the DJ or band and liquor.

## How much alcohol is needed for a BYOB wedding?

As a general rule of thumb, plan to serve one drink per guest per hour of reception. In other words, if you’re having a four-hour reception with 100 guests, provide 400 servings of alcohol. Full bars typically offer beer, wine, and liquor.

## How much should I budget for alcohol at my wedding?

Your costs can vary quite a bit based on the venue and alcohol package you choose. For a full open bar with premium liquors, The Knot puts the average cost at \$4,147, while an open bar limited to cheaper spirits averages \$2,550.

## How much do kegs cost?

A half-barrel keg of Bud Light can cost anywhere from \$79 to \$139, depending on the market (plus deposit). The reason for the range in price is that distributors, who sell the kegs to retailers like Total Wine & More, vary by state and market.

## How many pints are in a keg?

Keg Sizing Information

on the brewery, beers are kegged in various size containers, as follows: 1/2 barrel = 15.5 gallons = 124 pints = 165 12oz bottles – (Full Size Keg) 1/4 barrel = 7.75 gallons = 62 pints = 83 12oz bottles (Pony Keg) 1/6 barrel (20 Ltr) = 5.2 gallons = 41 pints = 55 12oz bottles (Sixtel)