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Best Holiday Happy Hours in Boston

Food, not booze. That’s what happy hour is all about in Boston thanks to a decades-old law. $1 oysters? Yes, please! But oysters aren’t the only thing on the menu this holiday season. You’re invited to try any of the restaurants that made our list of the best holiday happy hours in Boston. Chances are, you’ll also be able to score a reasonably priced beer while you’re there.

5 Napkin Burger | Back Bay

What makes a tiny burger taste better? Knowing you only paid $3 for said slider. And the $3 tuna tostones? This melding of international flavors is pure bliss. 5 Napkin Burger also serves up 6 hell’s kitchen jumbo wings for just $1 during happy hour.

 Estrogen | South End

You never know what Spanish fare will be “Blitzed” at this tapas bar. Many of the menu items are family recipes, and range from crispy fried chickpeas to grilled baby octopus to chorizo. Tapas are priced at $1, $3 and $5 during happy hour. The specials are only good at the bar, however, so arrive early to ensure a seat.

Dante | Cambridge

Once known for it’s $2 grilled cheese sandwich, Dante is serving up bruschetta, shrimp cocktail and arancini this holiday season. Although the happy hour menu is a bit more upscale, the price has not. Specials are still $2.

Clarke’s at Faneuil Hall | Downtown

Check out Taco Tuesday at this roomy pub. At $2, they are the least expensive of their specials. Other dine-in delights include $5 pizza, $8 wings and $8 buffalo chicken nachos. Fantastic prices considering the location.

Whiskey’s | Back Bay

Wings are just $0.25 on Sunday at this Boston hot spot! On weekdays from 4-7 PM, they have $3 bar bites that include staples like New England clam chowder, bacon cheddar skins, cheesesteak eggrolls and house nachos. Whiskey’s also caters to the late-night crowd with $1.99 pizzas from 11 PM – 1:30 AM.

Morton’s the Steakhouse |Seaport District

Choose from more than a dozen bar bites starting at $7 each. Whether you’re craving petite filet mignon sandwiches served with mustard mayonnaise or something lighter like iceberg wedge bites, Morton’s serves up some amazing happy hour specials.

When the clock strikes 5, where do you like to head for happy hour? Share your faves and any insider info you may have about their holiday specials with other members of our Boston apartment community by commenting below.