Bar Deals in Boston

Even though happy hour isn't technically legal in Massachusetts (the state's puritanical laws forbid the slashing of alcohol prices during the week), there are still amazing bar deals in Boston. While discounted booze is disallowed, a sneaky loophole means absurdly cheap food. For the food lover with a shallow pocket, check out some of the "appy hour" deals around Boston.

(Photo: Morton's by Christine Liu)

Updated: September 21, 2010

Bar Deals in Boston

The Draft

34 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Get wingy with it: Every Sunday and Monday after 6pm, customers can take advantage of the 25-cent wings. Order by the half-dozen, and try one of the 10 sauces--including barbecue, Buffalo, extra spicy and honey barbecue.


94 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

While our beloved Red Sox are sliding into bases, we're doing some sliding of our own--eating of sliders, that is. On Tuesday, swanky Back Bay lounge Match serves $1 sliders (undressed) in what is one of the best bar deals in Boston.

Palm Restaurant

200 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Though no beach is in site, the Palm Restaurant reminds us of a relaxing sandy day away from city life. Relax your wallet, too: Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm, The Palm has Happy "Ours" Palm specials, such as sliders, crab cakes, calamari and chicken fingers for $3.50 per small plate.

Splash Ultra Lounge & Burger Bar

150 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111

Dinner doesn't get cheaper than free! Splash serves a complimentary buffet dinner as part of its Rush Hour promotion on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5pm to 10pm. Those blessed with the XX can enjoy Ladies Night Out, a complimentary three-course dinner every Wednesday.

The Living Room

101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

Transport yourself and your friends from your own living room to The Living Room for half-priced appetizers Monday through Friday, 4pm to 7pm. With most appetizers priced at $9 to $13 regularly, it's easy to compose a fun smorgasbord of intriguing small plates. Available in the main lounge only.

J A Stats

99 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110

Kick back after a long day of work and grab a cold one and half-price appetizers (regularly priced between $5.95 and $10.95) from 4pm to 8pm on weekdays. Crispy Buffalo tenders, grilled chicken quesadillas and spinach artichoke dip will be waiting for you after work.

Morton's The Steakhouse

699 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

For those who thought power hours applied only to their pre-21 college drinking days, think again: Morton's "Power Hour" deals range from $4 for Sam Adams, $5 for Cavit Pinot Grigio, $7 martinis and $6 bar bites. The name is a bit of a misnomer: These deals are good every day, open to close.

Union Bar & Grille

1357 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

What's better than your own delicious pizza for dirt cheap? Your own delicious pizza for free, of course! From 5:30pm to 6:30pm every day of the week, Union Bar and Grill in the South End offers complimentary flatbread pizza at the bar.

OM Restaurant and Lounge

92 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Skip yoga and meditate on this: Everyday in the lounge, OM entices customers with half-price appetizers from 5pm to 6pm. Try the crispy calamari fries with chopped cherry peppers, a Caesar salad, or Thai mussels with coconut milk, chilies, basil, shrimp toast. On Mondays, prepare to reap even more goodies: for $10, you can order 6 signature momos (normally priced $7) and a signature cocktail of choice.

Joshua Tree Allston

1316 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Fans of this sports bar/college club hybrid can rejoice further yet. JTree, as it is lovingly called by the locals, offers anything off their entire food menu at half price with the purchase of a beverage. The deal conspires Mon-Fri 6pm-9pm. If you're a wings-and-football type o' guy, watch the game while chowing down on 25 cent wings on Mondays. JTree also proudly presents a 2-for-1 burger deal on Wednesdays.


1338 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

Among tempura, sashimi and robata grill options, Fenway-area Basho offers 6 different appetizer platters for $5.99 daily--even during home Red Sox games--from 3:30pm to 6:30pm and from 10:30pm to 1am.

Ivy Restaurant

49 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111

Every Thursday night at Ivy from 5pm to 7pm, Ivy offers flutes of bubbly Prosecco for $5 each and palatable paninis for $5 each.

The Metropolitan Club

1210 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Roll up your days' frustrations and eat it: literally. On Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 11pm, $6 buys 3 tacos from a wide range of premium meats including prime skirt steak, slow roasted salmon belly and tuna tartare. Wash your Spanish sustenance down with a margarita or some sangria ($8/glass, $16/pitcher). Bar and lounge only.

Grendel's Den

89 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lit majors and low-budget Beantowners, rejoice. Every night from 5pm to 7:30pm, the dinner menu is half price with the purchase of at least $3 beverage at this Harvard Square eatery.

Bambara Restaurant

25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141

Position yourself as the new Power Hour champ, in a different way than expected: Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm, Bambara offers $2 mini-plates of their fish cakes, calamari, flatbread, arancini and meatball sliders at the bar.

The Baseball Tavern

1270 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

Take advantage of the Baseball Tavern's bloody good deal: $1 hot dogs, 25 cent wings and $4 bloody marys every Sunday from 10am ? 2am.

Prezza Restaurant

24 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113

Grab some comfort chow, on the cheap: Prezza's Chef Anthony Caturano will serve up homemade tagliatelle (fancyspeak for spaghetti) and three signature meatballs at the bar every Wednesday, starting at 5:30pm.