The average cost for a small draft beer at NBA games this season is $7.57, according to data collected by Team Marketing Report from each team. That's up 2.2% from the 2013-14 season when the average price was $7.41.
The New York Knicks now have the most expensive beer in the NBA where the cheapest beer at Madison Square Garden now costs $10.50, up from $8.75 a year ago. At the other end, the Oklahoma City Thunder still offer the cheapest beer in the NBA at $5.00.
Of course, not all of the "small" beers are the same size. The Thunder and Atlanta Hawks both offer fans the best bang for their buck. At Thunder games a 16-ounce beer costs $5.00 and a 24-ounce beer at Hawks games goes for $7.50 or $0.33 per ounce at both arenas. The worst deal in the NBA is the 12-ounce beer at Cleveland Cavaliers games which costs $7.25 or $0.60 per ounce.
[UPDATE] According to the Cavaliers, they do have a 12-ounce domestic beer that costs just $4.00, which would be the cheapest beer as well as tying others with the best deal at $0.33 per ounce.
Data via Team Marketing Report based on information reported by each team during a survey.
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