Cheap After-Work Eats (for Every Day of the Week)
Monday, February 27, 2012
Monday - The Hot Club
Featuring Monday night karaoke and Tuesday night trivia, this is among the city’s best spring/summer bar. One glance at its waterfront view would explain why. Free popcorn, food right off the grill, $2 Narragansetts, a huge deck overlooking the water between the Providence and Point St. bridges. (Open year-round.) 575 South Water St, Providence, 401-861-9007.
Tuesday - McCormick and Schmick’s + Lola's
Sombreros off to Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina, the new waterfront hotspot next door to the Hot Club, for making our Tuesdays more delicious with $2 Taco Tuesdays. Don't miss the great selection of margaritas and tequilas to round out the after-work fiesta. 525 South Water St, Providence, 401-383-0220, www.lolascantina.com. On the other side of town, McCormick & Schmick's offers two daily specials every day from 3:30-6pm and late night from 10pm-midnight. Appetizers range from $3-$6, and include wings, mussels, pizza, and quesadillas. We particularly like the $1 oysters on Tuesdays, but daily special feature $5 seafood cakes, $4 half-pound cheeseburgers, and $3 Coors Lights. 11 Dorrance St, Providence, 401-351-4500, mccormickandschmicks.com.
Wednesday - Blush Winebar
Specials on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are a sure bet to rid anyone of midweek work anxiety (and bridge
Thursday - Mews Tavern
If you work in South County or are heading home to that part of the state, make Wakefield's famous tavern you hot spot for deals. Quench your thirst with the tavern’s Beer N Buffet which includes 69 microbrews for only $3 each. Women can enjoy the Martini and Margarita Buffet for only $5. Sit and relax as you take in the sweet musings of “The Choos” who perform every Thursday night. If you can’t make it Thursday evening come by Tuesday at 8pm for trivia night with ½ price appetizers after trivia from 10pm-midnight including prizes for the top three winners. 456 Main St, Wakefield, 401-783-9370, www.mewstavern.com.
Friday Early Evening - Fire and Ice
Get your weekend in downtown Providence at the Mall from 4-7 on Fridays with $2.29 Narragansetts and $2.99 chicken quesadillas, pulled pork sliders, southwestern spring rolls, and vegetable quesadillas. 48 Providence Place, Providence, 401-270-4040, www.fire-ice.com.
Friday Night - Waterplace Restaurant and Lounge
Working women, keep it going on Friday night with a free bar menu with the purchase of a martini. Everyone can enjoy the musical talents of Billy "The Piano Man" Musto, who plays on the outdoor baby grand piano from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (as soon as the weather is warm enough). One Finance Way, Providence, 401-272-1040, www.waterplaceri.com.
Weekend Workers: Saturdays - Harrys Bar and Burgers + Providence Oyster Bar
If you've put in a weekend shift, you can take the edge off with half--price burgers from 3-5pm (and even if you don't work on Saturdays, you might want to come on down from the best sliders in Providence at half-price every day from 3-5). 121 N Main St, Providence, 401-228-7437, www.Harrysbarburger.com. And if you've worked a full Saturday and need to get your party started Saturday night, check out the great 3-6:30pm deals at Providence Oyster Bar, featuring $1 oysters, littlenecks, and shrimp. All other items are just $6. 283 Atwells Ave, Providence, 401-272-8866, providenceoysterbar.com.
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