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Favorite Happy Hour Food Specials in Boston?

BuffaloJill Nov 5, 2012 09:34 AM

Since Mass doesn't have a real (alcoholic) happy hour, it seems like most bars discount food. I've been to Whiskeys quite a few times for their $0.20 wings, which are decent. Can we get a list going of some good "Happy Hour" food deals in Boston?

I've found some older threads on the subject, but most deals seem outdated - I made the mistake of ordering a few dozen oyster, which turned out to be $2.75 each instead of $1!!!

Here's my list:

$0.20 Wings, Sun-Thurs, 11am-11:30pm

$9 AYCE Wings, Mondays (from http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/857942


Pour House:
1/2 Price Burgers, Saturday, 6-10pm

Turner Fisheries:
$1 Oysters, Friday, 5-10pm

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    Madrid RE: BuffaloJill Nov 5, 2012 11:04 AM

    Not your average joe's discounts their appetizers by 50% from 3 pm to 6 pm...every day at the Medford location at Wellington station..some other locations may be just Mon - Fri. Ordinarily I wouldn't go there but we are short of $$$ these days and the ahi tuna wontons are actually quite good.

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      9lives RE: BuffaloJill Nov 6, 2012 05:11 AM

      Cafe Marliave does $1 oysters and clams for happy hour. They had Island Creeks last time I was there. Fresh and well shucked.

      Morton's has a good happy hour..oysters, sandwiches, etc

      McCormick & Schmick's has gotten some good mentions on this board. I haven't been.

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        hotoynoodle RE: 9lives Nov 8, 2012 09:33 AM

        morton's doesn't discount oysters, but mini-burgers and filet sandwiches and other stuff, yes.

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        mkfisher RE: BuffaloJill Nov 6, 2012 06:00 AM

        Area Four has a $1 oyster special, but I'm not sure on dates/times

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          Snowflake RE: BuffaloJill Nov 6, 2012 06:13 AM

          All Asia on Mass Ave near Central has 25cent pork or veggie dumplings M-F 4-7. They aren't bad.
          Asgard has 25cent wings on Monday 5-?, again, not bad at all
          The Hill Tavern has 1/2 price Apps happy hour not sure of time

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            flintea RE: BuffaloJill Nov 6, 2012 07:13 AM

            there's an app for that...
            it's called "grubby boston", i think its only for android phones right now, but it has a huge list of happy hour deals. they also have a facebook page where the post deals:
            seems wing and oysters-heavy

            also if you follow @bostontweet on twitter, he sometimes tweets happy hour specials, events, etc.
            my personal favorite is marliave's $1 oysters, they also have great cocktails

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              BuffaloJill RE: flintea Nov 8, 2012 05:31 AM

              Downloaded this, great app!!! Thanks! There's a free version that limits the amount of deals it shows but I shelled out $0.99 for the 'full' version, I figure that's just a (cheap) oyster. Strange there is no iPhone version yet.
              Note - it only has Boston/Cambridge bars/restaurants, not suburbs. I'll post some of the deals from this app when I get off work today.

            2. C. Hamster RE: BuffaloJill Nov 6, 2012 10:29 AM

              $1 Oysters are always my favorite but not at Turner

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                BuffaloJill RE: C. Hamster Nov 6, 2012 02:32 PM

                What's wrong with Turner's oysters?

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                  C. Hamster RE: BuffaloJill Nov 7, 2012 08:03 AM

                  I'm sure the oysters are fine but Turner is a huge Turnoff to me.

                  Particularly since so many better spots offer the same deal.

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                mikeinboston RE: BuffaloJill Nov 6, 2012 04:24 PM

                Legal's upstairs in Copley does $1 oysters weekdays from 3-6. You can choose from their full selection. There are other apps under $5 at the same time, including clams casino.

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                  mkfisher RE: mikeinboston Nov 7, 2012 07:54 AM

                  The Legal in Kendall has a similar deal

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                    emannths RE: mkfisher Nov 12, 2012 11:07 AM

                    When I was last there (months ago), the Kendall location had a single, pre-chosen variety for their dollar oysters.

                2. ebeth00b RE: BuffaloJill Nov 7, 2012 07:48 AM

                  Yard House happy hour 3-6pm has a solid choice of 1/2 price appetizers and starters. It has a chain-restaurant feel, but a great beer selection and 1/2 price happy hour....it is a good deal

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                    catsmeow RE: BuffaloJill Nov 8, 2012 03:37 PM

                    Port 305 at Marina Bay has 1/2 price apps between 4-6 as well as on nights when there's a football game.

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                      bclarke25 RE: BuffaloJill Nov 12, 2012 11:33 AM

                      Local 149 in Southie has half priced oysters and charcuterie every weekday from 4:00 - 6:00.

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