If you have been a fan of the blog or read the blog from time to time you know that I wrote about this topic on beer prices at MetLife stadium almost two years ago to the day. This is the link to that article: http://journeytothebeerstore.blogspot.com/2012/10/metlife-stadium-beer-selection-and.html. If you read this previous post or the blog you will know that I am a Massachusetts resident my whole life and a life long Patriots fan. I go to MetLife Stadium for a Giants Game with my wife's family who are life long Giants Fan (I know you are probably asking how did a Patriots fan marry a Giants fan, my late father was asking the same thing when I told him that too) for a family day at the Giants Game. Since I haven't attended a game with the in-laws since 2012 I thought it was a good idea to review the beer prices and beer selection at MetLife Stadium. When I did this review in 2012 I found that beer prices were close to $10 for a beer. When doing research for this years post, I found articles online from business sites and other sites listing beer prices anywhere from $5 to 8.75 for a beer at MetLife Stadium. I thought to myself that this had to be wrong or MetLife Stadium had decided to decrease its prices by almost half...I knew the latter was most likely incorrect.
Again I thought that Metlife Stadium had a decent beer selection. They had a good variety of craft beer and beer from the big three. The following beers I found being sold on tap at Metlife Stadium: Yuengling, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Corona Light, Heineken, Budweiser, Bud Light and Goose Island products (and if you didn't already know Goose Island is now owned by Budweiser). For beer sold in cans and bottles I also found Bud Light, Budweiser, Stella Atrois and Bud Light Ritas. You might be able to find other beer options but this is what I found in the area that we were sitting in.
Beer at MetLife stadium is not cheap, for that matter nothing at MetLife Stadium is cheap. My advice to you would be to bring lots of cash, hit up the ATM before you head to the game, or bring your Visa, MasterCard or any other piece of plastic that has a high credit limit. Another idea is to tailgate before the game and drink all the craft beer/beer that you want to drink and avoid drinking in the stadium all together. As stated previously, before we went to the game I read reports of price ranges for beer at MetLife Stadium between $5 to $8.75. However, my wife and I and the rest of the family didn't find one beer close to $8.75. If you thought you were going find a beer for $5 you were mistaken as well. The only way you are going to find a beer at $5 at MetLife Stadium is if you got into the time machine and travelled back many years. Bud Light drafts and Bud Light in a bottle for $10. Sam Adams Octoberfest and Yuengling were $12. For Goose Island products it is $10 for a small and $12 for a large. I know what you are thinking...you could buy a whole 12 pack of most of these beers for around these prices...I know I was thinking the same thing.
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Final Thoughts and Rating
When I reached the front of the line and ordered two Bud Lights I was a little surprised that the woman behind the counter informed me that the total was $20. The last time I was at MetLife Stadium for the Giants with my wife's family a Bud Light was $9.50. I asked the woman behind the counter is the price was just for a Patriots fan? She laughed and said no. I asked if Jets fans pay a different price and I was laughed at again and told no. I guess everyone pays the $10 for a Bud Light. I thought to myself where are those $5 and $8.75 that have been reported on different sites? Once I reached my seats to meet my wife with the rest of the family I forgot about the $10 Bud Light. In the second quarter I looked hard to locate a beer below $10 however I am sad to say that I didn't find any beer below $10.
However. what I really liked about the beer selection at MetLife Stadium is that you didn't have to wait for a long period of time to get a beer. The section that I was in you had at least 4-5 stands where you can get a craft beer, Bud Light or one of your favorite brews. What I also liked this time around was that for the most part you knew the cost of the beer before you ordered it. I noticed signs up disclosing what you will paying while you are watching your favorite team.
My final rating for the MetLife Stadium beer prices and selection is 3.0 out of 5. My main reason for the score being so low is the high beer prices. However, two years ago I rated MetLife Stadium a 2.9 out 5. I went up 0.1 to 3.0 for the following reasons: Firstly, you can get a beer pretty quickly and get back to your seat and back to the game; Secondly, MetLife Stadium has a nice selection of beer for any beer lover and; Lastly, the posting of prices of beer was a nice thing to see because I didn't see the last time in 2012.