Even though Boston is technically happy-hour-free, why not pretend, and check out one of these great Boston bars with happy hour-ish deals. If you're enjoying a few cocktails a little earlier than normal, I'd say that constitues a happy hour. Here are a few recommendations, thanks to thrillist:
21st Amendment - Beacon Hill
"You don’t have to be a politico (but it might help) to lobby for a drink at 21st Amendment. In the shadow of the State House, this neighborhood charmer is fanned and faved by the Beacon Hill set for its classic pub fare (burgers and sammies), proper pints, and a lively elbow-shoulder-rubbing, business-card-swapping atmosphere. Fun Fact: It is rumored that JFK hooked up wrote speeches next to the fireplace in the back."
Eastern Standard - Kenmore
"The longer-than-your-last-meeting bar top makes Eastern Standard the go-to spot in Kenmore Square. You’ll linger long past happy hour (often neither "happy" nor an "hour") to investigate the extensive beer and wine lists, house-infused cocktails, and fortifying food options like roasted bone marrow and rotating charcuterie selections."
Meadhall - Kendall
"You probably made a million (and one) tough decisions this week, but the toughest yet await you at Meadhall. With more than 100 draughts, the beer list challenges both mind and body from behind the 36-seat coppertop bar. If that's not relaxing enough, the comfortable sofas upstairs are beckoning -- metaphorically, because they're sofas."
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