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Where to Drink Cheap Cocktails in Boston

Here's where you can drop under $10 on a cocktail.

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As Cocktail Week 2015 continues, here are some great options for cocktails that are priced in the single digits.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cambridge Common

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1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-1228
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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

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525 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 690-9095
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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)
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3. Green Street

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280 Green St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-1655
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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

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150 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-1131
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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

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21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
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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.
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6. Limoo Tea Bar

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1032 Commonwealth Ave
Brookline, MA
(617) 396-8823
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In the mood for boozy bubble tea for $8? This is your spot.

7. Redbones Barbecue

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55 Chester St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 628-2200
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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

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14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 500-6055
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Lots of $9 cocktail options at Russell House, including classics like a Moscow mule, bee's knees, and Algonquin.
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9. The Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden II

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2 Alfred St
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 935-8488
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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

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1 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
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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.)
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11. The Haven

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2 Perkins St
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-2836
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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).
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12. The Salty Pig

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130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6200
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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

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1680 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-5566
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West Side Lounge's fun 20-cocktail list is priced at $8.95 throughout. There are fruity martinis and cosmos, seasonal features, and more.

1. Cambridge Common

1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Daddy Jones

525 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater
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)
525 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145

3. Green Street

280 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139
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.
280 Green St
Cambridge, MA 02139

4. Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
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.
150 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

5. JM Curley

21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
Cal Bingham for Eater
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.
21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

6. Limoo Tea Bar

1032 Commonwealth Ave, Brookline, MA
In the mood for boozy bubble tea for $8? This is your spot.
1032 Commonwealth Ave
Brookline, MA

7. Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144
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).
55 Chester St
Somerville, MA 02144

8. Russell House Tavern

14 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cal Bingham for Eater
Lots of $9 cocktail options at Russell House, including classics like a Moscow mule, bee's knees, and Algonquin.
14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138

9. The Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden II

2 Alfred St, Woburn, MA 01801
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).
2 Alfred St
Woburn, MA 01801

10. The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Official Site
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.)
1 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139

11. The Haven

2 Perkins St, Boston, MA 02130
Cal Bingham for Eater
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).
2 Perkins St
Boston, MA 02130

12. The Salty Pig

130 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
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.
130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

13. West Side Lounge

1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
West Side Lounge's fun 20-cocktail list is priced at $8.95 throughout. There are fruity martinis and cosmos, seasonal features, and more.
1680 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

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