Just Ask Me – Question of the Day: Where should I go for happy hour dining deals in Boston?

An old friend from my concierge days wanted the deets on eating out on a budget after work. In Boston, bars cannot advertise drink specials for happy hour, which sucks, but fortunately I found 5 bars serving dining deals, all for under 6 bucks! The drinks are still flowing at regular prices but you can let loose after work with bar bites like burgers, calamari, and nachos for much less than the regular pricing on the menu. Check out the options below:

Mccormick and Schmicks

http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/

The Social Hour Menu (bar only) – Mon-Fri 3:30 pm-6:30 pm; Mon-Thurs 9:30 pm-10:30 pm

Menu:

$2.95

Bruschetta – Balsamic Reduction

Cheese Quesadilla – Sour cream & pico

French Fries – Garlic butter

$3.95

Half Pound Cheeseburger – French Fries

$4.95

Two Oysters – Cocktail sauce

Chicken Wings – Special M&S sauce

$5.95

Spinach Dip – Tortilla chips

Beef Sliders – Cheddar & 3 mustards

Popcorn Shrimp – Sherry mayo

Three Little Necks – Cocktail sauce

Steamed Mussels – Garlic and white wine

Fried Calamari – Cocktail sauce

Bacco

http://www.bacconorthend.com/

Bacco- opentable.com

$5 Appetizer Menu (bar only) Sun-Fri

Menu includes:

Bruschetta – Vine ripe tomatoes mozzarella and basil oil

Tuscan Olives – Rosemary olive oil

Arancini fontina and basil risotto fritta – Oven roasted tomato ragu

Crispy Garlic Calamari – Spicy three peppers

Spicy And Sweet Italian Sausage – Peppers, onions

Stuffed Pepper, Risotto & Beef pignoli – Mozzarella cheese, Sicilian tomato ragu

Carpaccio Beef Tenderloin – Parmigiano reggiano, balsamic glaze, olive oil

Living Room

http://thelivingroomboston.com

Happy Hour Special – Half Price Appetizers (main lounge or patio only) – Mon-Fri 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Menu includes:

Mini Burgers $5.5 Four three-bite certified Angus Beef Burgers with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and ketchup

Spinach and Artichoke Dip $5 Baked house-made spinach and artichoke dip, served with warm pita bread and tortilla chips

Southwestern Rolls $9 Roasted Corn, black beans, roasted red peppers and pepper jack cheese in an egg roll wrapper, flash-fried and served with ranch dipping sauce

Coconut Shrimp $6 Five Jumbo Shrimp – breaded sautéed with baby onions, sherry and bacon served on wild rice blend

Buffalo Chicken Dumplings $5 Spicy chicken in a Wonton, fried and served with blue cheese dipping sauce

Chicken Taquitos $5 Grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese and Latin spices with avocado cream and Ancho chili sauce

Chicken Satay $5.5 Grilled chicken skewers served with a spicy Thai peanut dipping sauce

Calamari $6 A heaping plate of lightly fried calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers, balsamic pickled shallots and red tomato sauce

Pork & Chicken Nachos $6 House corn tortillas topped with grilled chicken breast, roasted pork, hot cherry peppers, black beans, diced tomatoes, melted cheddar, chopped avocado and sour cream

Fleming’s

http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com

Fleming's Prime Burger - flemingssteakhouse.com

5 Appetizers (plus a burger) for $6 until 7:00 pm (bar only)

Menu:

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Sweet Chile Calamari

Roasted Mushroom Ravioli

Tenderloin Carpaccio

Wicked Cajun Barbecue Shrimp

Fleming’s Prime Burger- Cheese and Bacon

Cactus Club

http://www.bestmargaritas.com

Bar at Cactus Club - bestmargaritas.com

Happy Hour – Half Off Appetizers (bar only) Mon-Thurs 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Menu includes:

Taquitos de Pollo $4.5 Corn tortillas filled with chicken and topped with tomatillo sauce, sour cream, cotija cheese and tomatoes.

Queso Azteca $4 Melted cheese with pinto beans, tomatoes, jalapenos and crispy tortilla bits.

Alitas Adobadas $4.5 Chile de Arbol chicken wings served with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Guacamole $4 Avocados, serano peppers, onions, and cilantro. Topped with tomatoes and queso fresco.

Empanadas de Picadillo $4.5 Beef turnovers with chipotle sauce and sour cream.

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