Other ways to get alcohol include using the black market to buy domestic and imported products or resorting to buying local home-made brew from the large network of illegal ‘brewers.’ If you’re offered the phone number for a bootlegger, this usually refers to someone who will buy alcohol for you with his own permit and then deliver it to your home, not someone making beer in a tub.
Prices for drinks (accurate at the time of writing): Domestic beer (Murree classic and cans): Rs. 500 ($5.80) Domestic vodka (Murree Brewery’s Bolskaya Vodka): Rs.
I’ve been offered expensive, imported liquor on numerous occasions.
I’ve been given the phone numbers of ‘trusted’ bootleggers just in case I may have the need for one.
The shops tend to be in the back of the hotels, operate only for a limited number of hours per day, and are closed on Fridays.