Massachusetts’ law prevents bars and restaurants from having the traditional liquor-based happy hours found in most cities, but many establishments make up for it by having some pretty awesome food specials instead! Here are six of best in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston – all easily accessible to Batch Yard residents.
Late-night diners will rejoice at A4 Pizza’s special of half-price cold slices starting at 11 PM until they run out (or close). The selection rotates depending on what A4 is serving, but the special is available every day in Somerville.
This Harvard Square institution is straight out of a movie about a college town. Grendel’s appeals to early and late eaters by offering its menu for half-off from 5 – 7:30 PM and between 9 – 11:30 PM every night of the week.
This German restaurant in Boston has been open just about forever (actually 1868) and hosted dignitaries, actors and sports legends. Regular folks can dine on 25-cent hot dogs on Tuesday nights when they dine at the restaurant.
Formerly the much-loved B-Side Lounge, Lord Hobo took over the Cambridge space a few years ago and has since become a neighborhood staple. Hungry workers can stop by on their way home to nosh on discounted appetizers ($2 off) Monday through Friday from 5 – 7 PM.
This Somerville restaurant and bar has a special nearly every night of the week, from the traditional Sunday roast to BBQ on Thursdays. Discount wings are available in the fall during Monday Night Football and Old Magoun’s has a rotating theme menu available on Wednesdays.
This popular South End restaurant serves American cuisine with some global influences that features mostly local, sustainable ingredients. For those hoping to dine at Tremont 647 a bit more casually, try coming in on Tuesdays when tacos are available for only $2 from 5:30 – 10:30 PM.
Boston may not have drink specials, but we’ve got a plethora of fun food available at a discount to go with those full-priced cocktails!
Image: Old Magoun’s Saloon by Elyse Andrews