Spending time with friends is, in and of itself, a great way to pass the time without spending a lot of money. If you and your friends are used to going out to bars as your way of hanging out, then Bacchus is the place to go on a Friday. Afternoon with Pauli; sundown with Luke; nighttime with Bryant, David and Robson.
If you are having trouble convincing your friends to do things on the cheap, then be upfront with them. Tell them straight out that Bacchus has the best deals in town. Use your wooden nickels (from Wednesdays past) and order up a $6 Absolut cocktail. We've got 12 tap beers and $4 sandwiches from Baker + Butcher.