Saint Felix owner John Arakaki maintains that he had no ill intentions and that the Colt 45 isn’t overpriced: "It's three beers and four ounces, and the high-alcohol content of malt liquor is more than a regular beer," he told LAist. "If you're drinking a Colt 45, you're committed to it for the night. We're not overpriced, we're priced according to the neighborhood."
Even so, $15 feels mighty steep for malt liquor. If you do stop by the bar, our advice would be to go for an $8 Dogfish Head instead. And if you still find yourself craving a Colt 45 on the way home, just swing by your local convenience store—paper bag optional.