They say when it’s time to party, you gotta go hard or go home. Well, this man certainly did not want to go home. The first night of Spring saw one man racking up a humungous bill of over R200 000 at a bar in Cape Town recently.
We can probably imagine that the waiter who lucked out with a tip of almost R20 000 was probably just as elated that the guy chose to party hard instead of heading home.
So how exactly does one manage to spend such a crazy huge amount? Well let’s have a look at the bill that’s been making its rounds on social media.
Some of the most expensive components making up R170 200 of the bill are:
- 6 Ace Brut bottles amounting to R54 000
- 10 Dom Pérignon champagne Luminous bottles amounting to R60 000
- 25 Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Cognac bottles amounting to R25 000
- 4 Hennessy X.O Cognac bottles amounting to R20 000
- 7 Moet & Chandon Nectar champagne bottles amounting to R11 200
According to IOL, as restaurants across the country gradually re-opened and began returning to full service thanks to lessening lockdown levels, restaurant workers had started noticing a trend in customers racking up huge bills with giant tips.
In January this year, it was reported that a lifestyle restaurant/bar probably had it’s most profitable night. A customer racked up a whopping bill of over R1.3 million in under six hours. This subsequently triggered twitter detectives and sparked sinister conspiracies all over social media platforms. The waiter scored a tip of just under R125 000.
For those of us who feel a bit ill at the thought of so much money being spent in just one night in light of celebration, we can at least take a limited amount of comfort in knowing that the waitrons’ tips were more than decent.