As Cocktail Week 2015 continues, here are some great options for cocktails that are priced in the single digits.Read More
Where to Drink Cheap Cocktails in Boston
Here's where you can drop under $10 on a cocktail.
1. Cambridge Common
Located between Harvard and Porter Square, Cambridge Common is better known for its extensive beer selection, but don't miss the cheap cocktails — they're all between $6.95 and $8.95. On the lower end of that scale, you can get sweet drinks like a key lime pie dessert cocktail, or an electric creamsicle.
2. Daddy Jones
Most cocktails on Daddy Jones' compact list are a little over $10, but in the single digits, you can get the ever-changing drink of the day, the bourbon spoon (chilled with a mastiha spoon), or daddy's drink (Metaxa, splash of tonic, sugar rim)
3. Green Street
This longtime industry favorite is home to stellar cocktails, all priced between $7.50 and $9.50. The cheapest is Phipp's Fizz — Old Overholt Rye, fresh lemon juice, ginger beer, Angostura bitters.
4. Highland Kitchen
This classic neighborhood spot in Somerville currently features nearly 40 cocktails on its list, and more than half are in the $8-$9 range, including classics like Tom Collins, Singapore sling, and vieux carre. Try the $9 Mark 'n stormy, made with a fiery scotch bonnet-infused ginger beer.
5. JM Curley
Nearly half the list is priced at $9 (the rest are $12). Choose from a whiskey smash, Hemingway heat, Manhattan, and more. There's also the signature 21 Temple gin & tonic, made with gin, yellow chartreuse, bark powder, citrus, and soda.
6. Limoo Tea Bar
In the mood for boozy bubble tea for $8? This is your spot.
7. Redbones Barbecue
Wash down your barbecue with some cheap cocktails, all priced between $8 and $9.50. Options include the Oxford (Hendrick's Gin, simple syrup, mint, cucumber, lemonade); a blackberry mojito (Cape Cod White Rum, blackberry brandy, muddled mint, lime, soda, and a splash of cranberry); and the Redbones mai tai (Captain Morgan & Cape Cod Rums, orgeat,orange juice, and pineapple, with a grenadine float).
8. Russell House Tavern
Lots of $9 cocktail options at Russell House, including classics like a Moscow mule, bee's knees, and Algonquin.
9. The Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden II
Head out to Woburn to visit one of the hottest bars, and you'll find a few sub-$10 mai tais, like the spiced rum mai tai (Chairman's Spiced, pineapple, sour) and the chopstick mai tai (Gilberts Dark, pineapple, sour).
10. The Friendly Toast
Bedecked with eclectic decorations, this popular brunch spot features a few "friendly wake-ups" for $9 — boozy coffee drinks — such as the caffeine machine, which includes Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, white creme de cocoa, coffee, whipped cream, and cocoa powder, served hot or cold. (Most of the cocktail menu is $12, though.)
11. The Haven
Most of the cocktails at Jamaica Plain's resident Scottish bar and restaurant are $8 to $9. There's the braveheart, for example (honey bourbon, whiskey barrel bitters, lemon juice) or the Olympian (Citron Vodka, Irn Bru, lemon juice, pomegranate liqueur).
12. The Salty Pig
Keep it simple with an Aperol spritz, Americano, or cherry blossom for $9. There's also the back slider for the same price — a Miller High Life topped with Aperol and a shot of Fernet Branca.
13. West Side Lounge
West Side Lounge's fun 20-cocktail list is priced at $8.95 throughout. There are fruity martinis and cosmos, seasonal features, and more.