Nightly Drink Deals

Nightlife

Keep in mind, these “Nightlife” finds are not to be kept the dark. Most drink specials run all day as well! Hungry? See daily food deals here!


Every Weekday:

Three Needs Taproom & Brewery—Monday through Friday, Three Needs’ Duff Hour starts at 4pm when they tap a keg of what is usually a local Vermont brew, and serve up $1 pints until the keg kicks. This event lasts for about an hour and depending on how busy it is, or how fast you drink, can get you a couple cheap pints of quality brew. Sip alongside a game of pool/foosball or a plate of pizza. Only as long as you remember to tip, though! Find Three Needs off the beaten path at 185 Pearl St.


Mondays:

Citizen Cider—Citizen Cider serves up half price Unified Press draughts ALL DAY today… Thats $3. And if you haven’t meandered down to their 316 Pine Street  tasting room  yet, you’re missing out. As they say, “get excidered!”

Drink Bar—Let the weekend live on! Drink is letting us celebrate with $5 margaritas, $3 Coronas, and $7.50 Patron shots. Located at 135 St. Paul Street across from City Hall Park.

El Cortijo Taquería y Cantina—Hola, Margarita Monday! Start your week off right with $2 off all signature margaritas! This includes the Caliente (Serrano chile infused Tequila, Citronge, agave, lime), the Prickly Pear (El Charro Silver, prickly pear puree, Citronge, agave nectar, lime), and the Ginger Margarita (El Charro Silver, New Deal Ginger Liqueur, ginger, lime, pineapple juice)—just to name drop a few. Worth it to check out this spicily-converted old diner midtown on 189 Bank Street, Burlington? Definitivamente.

The Gryphon—It may seem a bit too fancy for the likes of us broke college folk, but on Monday nights there’s at least one thing on the menu we can afford for sure: $5 Margaritas. Put on something nice and go drink up. Maybe even nosh on some $8 sweet potato nachos while you’re at it! You can find the Gryphon on the corner of Main and St. Paul Street, across from City Hall Park.

Oak45—We bet most of you don’t even know this hip Winooski bar exists! And though it may look like it belongs somewhere in manhattan, tonight their well-mixed margaritas are only $5! Oak45 is tucked right next to Spinner Place on the Winooski Circle.

Ruben James—RJ’s is celebrating Mexican Monday tonight with $2 tacos! Wash ’em down with $6 house margaritas, $3.50 Dos Equis, and $3 Coronas, or just go for the drinks and munch on FREE chips and salsa while you’re at it!


Tuesdays:

Drink Bar—”Drink” up tonight! They’ll be serving $4 Heady Toppers and $4.50 Citizen Ciders at our favorite boardgames bar. Sip with friends over a game of Cards Against Humanity! (They keep it behind the bar). Oh, and it’s grilled cheese night.

The Gryphon—Feelin’ a cheap pint of local craft beer tonight? Get a $3 on-tap brew at the Gryphon every Tuesday.

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Mr. Mikes Pizza—If you’ve been to Mr. Mikes *on a Tuesday* then you know all about the $1 PBRs. If you haven’t, rest assured that this is the epitome of going downtown on a budget. You can also try your hand at a game of pool and grab a slice (or pie) of pizza when the munchies kick in. Mr. Mikes is right on the corner of Main and Winooski in Downtown Burlington. Don’t forget to tip your bartender!

Oak45—Wander out tonight to this industrial-chic bar in… Winooski? That’s right! Sip some wine in their warm, ambient lighting and pretend you’ve escaped to a posh, big-city bar. All glasses of wine normally $11 and under are just $5 tonight!

Rí Rá Irish Pub—Trick yourself with a little Irish escape to this damn-near authentic pub tonight. Powers whiskey is just $5 and mystery pints are $4!

Ruben James—Get your game on tonight with Trivia Tuesday 7-9pm at RJ’s. $3.50 Otter Creek draught and 45 cent wings seal the deal. RJ’s is located at 159 Main St., between Manhattan’s and KKD’s.


Wednesdays:

Barrio Bakery, Café, & Pizza—Pinkies up! This North End gem classes up Wednesday nights with half price bottles of wine 5:30-9pm! What better excuse to sit back, sip from a glass, and nosh on some delicious pizza in the soft string lights of this cozy, café-style spot. Barrio is located at 197 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington.

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$4 Strawberry Muddled Mojitos at Drink

Drink Bar—Steering clear of the tequila deals tonight? Stir things up with a $4 mojito at this fun spot. Find Drink at 135 St. Paul Street, across from City Hall Park.

El Gato Cantina—$5 house margaritas are here to help get you through hump day! And El Gato obviously has killer comida as well. ¡Que Bueno! Find El Gato downtown at 196 Church St.

The Gryphon—Welcome to Wine Wednesday at the Gryphon! Get yourself (and your date!) a $5 glass of wine and watch the sun set from their outdoor seating at 131 Main St.

Manhattan Pizza & Pub—Cheap drinks and a free show is what you’ll find tonight at ‘hattie’s! Sip $4 pints of Fiddlehead IPA, $4 whiskey shots, and/or $5 rum and coke as you sit back and listen to some quality karaoke. Drink enough and you’ll want to get on stage yourself! This favorite bar and pizza place is right on the corner of Church and Main, downtown.

Moe’s Southwest Grill—Muchas gracias to whoever decided that Wednesday night is tequila night! Get 2 (yes, TWO) “Moe-ritas” for $5 tonight—but be forewarnedthey are equally as strong as they are tasty ;). Maybe designate an underage driver for this one: Moe’s is located just out of town at 1150 Williston Rd, Burlington.

Pascolo Ristorante—Feeling adventurous? Eat & drink like a true Italiano tonight and digest that belly of delicious food with half price Amaro liqueur. Pascolo is the Italian daughter of The Farmhouse Group, and lives at 83 Church St.

Rí Rá Irish Pub—Any night is a good night for a $5 Jameson or $4 Magic Hat, but Wednesday nights is when you’ll find both of these at Rí Rá. Perfect to sip in-between bites of a half price burger! Find this pot of gold at 123 Church St.

Ruben James—Make your hump day extra heady with a $4.75 Heady Topper (or two) at good ol’ RJ’s on 159 Main St. in between Manhattan’s and KKD’s.

The Wooden Spoon Bistro—Wednesday isn’t a bad night for a show at Higher Ground and a $5 glass of wine at its neighbor, the Wooden Spoon at 1210 Williston Road, South Burlington.


Thursdays:

Ake’s Place—No cheaper way to do Thirsty Thursday than with $1 PBRs, and Ake’s is the place for it! Find ’em at 134 Church St.

Bluebird Barbecue—Every Thursday, this favorite Burlington barbecue joint shakes up a mean $6.50 Margarita, all in the name of their southwest inspired “Coyote Night.” With Camarena Silver Tequila, lime, simple syrup, egg white, kosher salt, they are not messin’ around! Find this deal at 317 Riverside Avenue, Burlington.

Drink Bar—Looking for a quality beer with a cheap price and no cover charge tonight? Drink’s got your back with $2 Switchbacks and other drafts for just $3!

Barrio Bakery, Café, & Pizza—Enjoy a $5 Heady Topper while jamming to some acoustic live music at this cute & cozy North End spot, 5:30-9pm. And nothing goes with a beer quite like pizza—just sayin’! Find Barrio at 197 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington.

Finnegan’s Pub—$1 PBRs are back at Finnegan’s! Quench that thirst here with the cheapest beer you’ll find in Burlington on a Thursday night. Finnegan’s is open ’til 2am every night of the week, and is tucked away at 205 College St., right in the heart of downtown Burlington.

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El Gato Cantina—El Gato’s got $3.50 Magic Hat drafts tonight to wash down your favorite half-price nacho deal!

Misery Loves Co.—If you find yourself in Winooski on a Thursday night, you can get your hands on a can of Citizen Cider Unified Press for just $5 at this hip and classy spot, 46 Main St., right on the circle.

Nectar’s—Finally, a cheap beer deal for the fine-taste folks: $2 Switchbacks every Thursday night. The catch? Just a wee cover charge for the Bluegrass band of the night. Worth it? Totally.

Pascolo Ristorante—Who said we college kids can’t afford nice things? We can afford half off house cocktails at Pascolo! Meet our nice Italian neighbors at 83 Church St.

Rasputin’s Bar—No class tomorrow? Tryin’ to get your weekend started? Tonight at ‘Sputy’s, you’ll find 0 cover charge and $1 beers. Not a bad way to save some $$ for the rest of your weekend!


Fridays:

Drink Bar—Drink helps make Friday nights affordable with $4 cosmos. And that’s a drink that also gets the job done!

Manhattan Pizza & Pub—$5 Heady Toppers on a Friday is outrageous. And Manhattan’s is doing it anyway. Need to see it to believe it? Go sip for yourself at 167 Main St on the corner of Church St.

Rí Rá Irish Pub—Just when drink deals are looking scarce on Friday, Rí Rá pulls through yet again with $4 Well Vodka and $4 Magners Irish Cider!

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Juniors Downtown—Friday night deals are few and far between, but our friends at Juniors save the day with $3 Switchbacks! TGIF!


Saturdays:

Drink Bar—Celebrate Saturday the right way with strong drinks at cheap prices. Drink delivers with $5 Long Islands tonight and you’re sure to get your money’s worth!

Manhattan Pizza & Pub—And just when you thought nowhere did drink deals on Saturdays, Manhattan’s strikes again with $3.50 craft beers. Can’t be beat.

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The Other Place—Happy Saturday! The OP hooks us up with $5.50 José Cuervo margaritas, $3.50 Coronas, $6 Citizen Ciders, and $6 Heady Toppers today. Now thats a reason to celebrate the weekend!

Rí Rá Irish Pub—Whether you’re hung over today or not, do as the Irish do and take advantage of $5 Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey and draft Harp for $4.

Ruben James—Saturday is RJ’s Magic Hat “pint and a pound” night. Pair one of three Magic Hat draughts with a pound of RJ’s award-winning chicken wings, and you’ll only pay $6.75!


Sundays: 

Drink Bar—Sunday is going to be your new favorite day to “Drink,” with $4 mojitos, cosmos, and infusions, as well as $5 Long Islands and 24 oz drafts! But boardgames and discount drinks sounds like an innocent enough Sunday activity, no?

Manhattan Pizza & Pub—Find your Sunday fun at Manhattan’s. Your excuse? $5 Bloody Marys/Mimosas + $15 Mimosa pitchers! Gotta milk this weekend for all it’s worth.

The Other Place—Why not stretch this weekend out as long as we can with some casual $4.75 Bloody Marys and Mimosas at the OP? And don’t worry if you feel like going solo: The Other Place was voted the 2012 Seven Daysies “Best Place to Drink Alone.”


Acknowledgements:

A big THANK YOU to Cory Sweitzer, Wylie Mckenzie, & Wyatt Mosher for sharing their alarming knowledge of weeknight drink & food specials with me. This may or may not say a lot about you boys. You have my respect.

THANK YOU, Kelley McIver, for the Moe-rita tip-off and for having used to work there.

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Spending Less, Eating More: Friday Night Truck Stop

Cheap Thrills, Eats, Nightlife
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The Lazy Farmer food truck shows off its creative and affordable menu with $9 falafel sandwich, $8 pulled pork sandwich, $5 chinese taco, and $3 fries.

One of our favorite summer foodie events here in Burly is the Friday night Truck Stop. We’re there at Artsriot every week, kicking off the weekend with a drink in one hand and a full paper plate in the other. But just ’cause the food comes from a truck doesn’t always mean it’s cheap.

This parking lot is jam-packed with the best-of-the-best locally-foraged/grown/raised/procured foods in Vermont, crafted into meals, snacks, and treats that are just as easy on the eyes as they are on the taste buds. With the overwhelming variety of appetite-inducing displays, smells, and chalkboard signs boasting menus of drool-worthy, fresh flavors, it’s easy to splurge as you taste your way around.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m the type of person who needs to get her eyes on everything before committing. Not to mention, I want to spend as little time in those crazy lines as possible. It’s all about spending less (less time eyeballing, time waiting, money), and eating more.

Last week, we made sure to scope out our favorite affordable & delectable food truck fare from the various trucks present. Now the lineup and menus do vary from week to week, but the next time you’re looking to spend less and eat more at this food truck fantasy land, keep a lookout for these:

The Burger Barn

IMG_0054These juicy burgers start at just $5, and “frys” are only $4.

The Hindquarter

IMG_0058Every <$10 item on this menu is worth every penny. Especially the $3 sides and snacks!

Scout’s Honor Creamery

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IMG_0064You know you’re in the right place when everything on the dessert menu is less than six bucks. I promise you’ve never had mint chip ice cream taste so natural, and you’ve definitely never had a brownie ice cream sandwich like this before. And let it be known, that French macaron ice cream sandwich is the real. deal.

Hog & Harvest

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IMG_0065Hello $3 and $4 bites. Perfect for those of us looking to taste a bit of everything!

Dolce VT 

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IMG_0070Once again, a menu of everything less than $10. For these flavors, at these prices, Dolce VT does not disappoint.

Pingala

IMG_0073Every delicious and vegan-approved plate the Pingala cart serves up is just $6!

Taco Truck All Stars

IMG_0075Hands down this is my favorite Truck Stop taco. The cheapest and the meatiest. Only $3!!

Jam Bakery

IMG_0079Jam Bakery wins my award for the cutest truck by far. Not only that, but their prices and goodies are just as sweet as their look! The most expensive option is $4 for pie?! They also have $2.50 cookies, $1.50 brownies, blondies, and macarons, and $3 sweet tea!

Farmers & Foragers
IMG_0082The mile-long line for this truck speaks for itself. They know how to do gourmet grub that won’t break the bank.

Southern Smoke

IMG_0085In my opinion, any good pulled pork sandwich is worth the petty change of a mere $7. Especially this one.

Get Baked

FullSizeRender$3 For a homemade cupcake with customizable cake, frosting, and sprinkle combos? Yes please! $5 for two if you have more than one mouth to feed or can’t settle on just one 😉

Drank Stand

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