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Oct 12, 2011 07:50 AM

Return of "Happy Hour"?

re: "Senate votes on 'free drinks' at Mass. casinos"

I'm giving this a less than 50-50 chance of actually happening.... thoughts?

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  1. What would happy hour mean around here $5 pints instead of $7-8? ;-)

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    1. re: LStaff

      I remember 25 cent shots at Your Father's Mustache, but those days are long gone.

      1. re: LStaff

        In the old days, it was usually "two for one" for drinks, using nasty well liquors, though.

        1. I spent my 21st Birthday at Mary Annes on 3 for 1 night. I think beers cost .50 or somthing

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            $.50 beers?? turn of the 19th century??

            1. re: C. Hamster

              Ha! I remember Mary Anne's. Went in there once in the early 90s with my BF and his friends and the entire place smelled like old, old, old vomit. Euw!

              1. re: Kat

                I beg to differ Kat, as I was there in the 90's, and it smelled like pee. Most definately, pee.

       smelled freaking horrible, and the staff made it clear that they didn't want (me and my friend, very much NOT BU/BC students) there. Lovely time

            2. The Senate tacked on this amendment allowing happy hours at regular bars as well as casinos, but the House did not. My guess is it will fall by the wayside in committee discussions, but this is MA, you never know what will happen behind closed doors.

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              1. re: BobB

                Plenty of places still do it.

                $1 drafts until magically their kegs are out.

                1. re: typhoonfish

                  No place good, though. I'd love to see something like a limited cocktail and food menu from like 4-6 at Eastern Standard with $5 cocktails.

                  Eastern Standard
                  528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

              2. In the lazy journalism/full disclosure dept: Chris Cassidy in today's Herald neglects to mention that the Senator who sponsored the amendment, Robert Hedlund, is an owner of Four Square, a restaurant/bar in Weymouth.