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Rhode Island/Providence cheap drinks/drink specials

r
RIEater Sep 22, 2006 04:53 PM

Hi,

Can anyone tell me a good place for Tuesday or Thursday drink specials -- or a place that always has reasonably priced drinks? I'm looking for a potentially regular gathering place for a group I'm in.

Thanks!

  1. j
    JaneRI Sep 22, 2006 04:59 PM

    This topic was posted not too long ago, and I think the consensus was that RI doesn't allow special drink price promotions. As far as reasonably priced drinks, then it depends on what you're looking for.....is that the only criteria? If so, then any dive bar I'd say. From what I've seen (and I might be way off base) drink prices seem to be pretty consistent across the board, depending on what kind of place you're in (upscale, pricey drinks....downscale, less exp).

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      r
      RIEater Sep 22, 2006 05:12 PM

      Yeah -- I posted that orginal post (I've got a small budget can you tell :)) But I guess my understanding was that "happy hour" was illegal but that you could still have drink specials, as long as they ran all night and not for a limited time ie: 4-6. So I'm still on a quest for good cheap drinks!

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        Bob W Sep 22, 2006 05:19 PM

        Boy times have changed. (Way) Back in the day RI watering holes had things like "beat the clock" (prices during a specified period start really low and gradually go up) and the always popular "all you can drink" hour (one price gets you unlimited booze). Simply amazing, in retrospect.

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          j
          JaneRI Sep 22, 2006 08:39 PM

          Like I said, drink prices are fairly consistent...if that's the only criteria, just choose a downscale place, not something trendy or an expensive restaurant. Some no-name bar on Smith Hill is going to be considerably cheaper than the bar at Capital Grill.

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        celeriac Sep 25, 2006 02:14 PM

        Tuesdays used to be dollar Narragansett night at the Decatur (on the West Side). Unfortunately, the state of the world being what it is, the Gansetts are now $1.50 on Tuesdays at the Decatur. Still pretty cheap though.

        1. a l i c e Sep 25, 2006 05:45 PM

          Like the others, I don't know about happy hours, but some of my favorite watering holes are Decatur, Nick-A-Nees, AS220, or Julian's. Depends on what type of atmosphere your group is looking for.

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