The Best Snow Day Dining Deals in Boston

Dollar oysters, toasty cocktails, and more snow day dining deals make inclement weather a little more bearable.


oysters on the half shell at Eventide Fenway

Look for $1 oysters at Eventide Fenway during snow emergencies. / Photo courtesy of Eventide Fenway

Bostonians are no strangers to snow days–we lace-up our Bean boots, grab a hot (or iced) coffee from Dunks, and we’re out the door to brave whatever subzero temperatures and icy roads the next Snowpocalyse throws our way. It takes a lot to keep us snowed in, and our bars and restaurants share that same New England mentality.

When major snow events enter the forecast, the following restaurants and bars plan to not only keep their doors open but also serve up specialty fare to make your trek out into the snow worthwhile. From $1 oysters to snow day prix-fixe menus, these neighborhood spots are dishing out specials and dining deals that make brutal Boston winters a little more bearable.

Be sure to check out your spot’s social media to confirm hours and openings before you head out into the cold—weather can, of course, change even the best laid plans. And if you do venture out in inclement weather, be safe and smart. Enjoy the snow!

B&G Oysters calamari

A half-order of calamari at B & G is just $5 every time the snow sticks. / Photo provided

B&G Oysters

At chef Barbara Lynch’s modern South End oyster bar, you can get a half-order of calamari for just $5 every time the snow sticks on Tremont Street. Alongside the summer-state-of-mind special of Monday and Tuesday night New England clambakes happening all winter long, there will also be a $10 bowl of lobster bisque ready for you anytime the snow sticks.

550 Tremont St., South End, Boston, 617-423-0550, bandgoysters.com.

Back Bay Social

Whenever it snows, treat yourself to a complimentary cup of butternut squash or mushroom soup at this Boylston Street spot. You’ll also find mulled wine on special all day and night long.

867 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston, 617-247-3200, backbaysocialclub.com.

Banyan pork and leek dumplings

Banyan pork and leek dumplings are $1 every snow day. / Photo provided

Banyan Bar + Refuge

While the snow piles up outside to six or more inches, Banyan will extend its daily, 4-6 p.m. $1 dumpling deal to last all day long.

553 Tremont St., Boston, 617-556-4211, banyanboston.com.

bistro du midi snow day special 2019 hot chocolate brownie

Photo courtesy of Bistro du Midi

Bistro du Midi

Enjoy inclement-weather specials while watching the snow fall on the Boston Public Garden. During any snow emergency throughout the winter, chef Robert Sisca is dishing out duck poutine for $21; a barbecue octopus flatbread with crispy Brussels sprouts and blood orange for $19; and a warm brownie special with hazelnuts, crème fraiche, and an accompanying mug of hot chocolate for $8.

272 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston, 617-426-7878, bistrodumidi.com.

Bleacher Bar

Dream about the return of baseball season with a view of the snow-covered field while enjoying half-priced apps at the bar during snow days.

82A Lansdowne St., Fenway/Kenmore, bleacherbarboston.com

Bar Moxy

The lounge at Downtown Crossing’s new Moxy Hotel by Marriott is serving up half-priced flatbreads during snow days.

240 Tremont St., Downtown Crossing, Boston, 617-793 4200, moxy-hotels.marriott.com.

The Butcher Shop

Every time the snow sticks, the protein pros of the Barbara Lynch Collective are braising up short ribs in a new and hearty way (think: braised short rib with pommes puree, confit baby carrots, and carrot top salsa verde).

552 Tremont St., Boston, 617-423-4800, thebutchershopboston.com.

Casa Caña Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

You’ll warm right up at this Allston spot inspired by the “Havana high life:” Casa Caña is setting up a hot chocolate bar during snow events.

1234 Soldiers Field Rd., Allston, 617-415-5402, casacanaboston.com.

Tom & Jerry at No. 9 Park

Order a classic Tom & Jerry at No. 9 Park or Drink during the next snow day. / Photo provided by the Barbara Lynch Collective

Drink

Come in from the cold to this Fort Point cocktail bar and warm up with a Tom & Jerry, a boozy eggnog cocktail available whenever the snow sticks.

348 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston, 617-695-1806, drinkfortpoint.com.

Eventide Fenway

Whenever it snows, be sure to check out this Fenway spot’s social media to see if the weather’s bad enough for the $1 oyster snow emergency special.

1321 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston, 617-545-1060, eventideoysterco.com.

Fat Baby

Head to this Southie sushi and cocktail bar for special seasonal sips to accompany your snow day. In December, they will be $11 takes on festive holiday cheer: the White Christmas Margarita, with coconut milk and a red sugar rim; and the Mistletoe Martini, which spices up vodka with elderflower, cranberry, and mint leaves.

118 Dorchester St., South Boston, 617-766-3450, fatbabysouthboston.com.

Photo courtesy of Flatbread Brighton

Flatbread Brighton

Swap your boots for candlepin-friendly bowling shoes: During snow emergencies, games are free all day on a first-come, first-served basis at these Boston Landing lanes.

76 Guest St., Brighton, 617-903-4595, bowlbrighton.com.

Flour Bakery and Café

Got the Flour Bakery rewards app? Claim your $5, one-day-only, in-store credit any time it snows more than six inches.

1595 Washington St., South End, 617-267-4300; 190 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-225-2525; and six more locations, flourbakery.com.

Forage

At this Cambridge bistro, owner and general manager Stan Hilbert breaks out some quirky wines every snow day to pair with a special $39 three-course prix fixe, served in addition to the regular menu.

5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, 617-576-5444, foragecambridge.com.

The Gallows

Cozy up with one of your favorite childhood comfort foods when you spend your snow day at The Gallows. Anytime it snows 6 inches or more, this South End gastropub will satisfy your nostalgic cravings with a $5 bowl of mac and cheese.

1395 Washington St., South End, Boston, 617-425-0200, thegallowsboston.com.

Grafton Street

During every snow emergency, in addition to the regular menu this contemporary Harvard Square pub will offer $1 oysters all day—as well as the specials typically reserved for the late-night menu.

1230 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-0400, graftonstreetcambridge.com.

Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina

Snowy days have a lights-out drink special at this new Hub on Causeway joint: Whenever it snows, you’ll find Mexican hot coffee on the menu. The $12 cinnamon-spiced sipper is spiked with Kahlua and tequila, and topped with whipped cream.

110 Causeway St., West End, Boston, 617-896-5222, guyscocina.com.

Harvard Gardens

Cozy up at this Beacon Hill pub during snow storms for a $7 grilled cheese and tomato soup special.

316 Cambridge St., Beacon Hill, 617-523-2727, harvardgardens.com.

The Hourly Oyster House

The Hourly Oyster House. / Photo by Melissa Ostrow / Photo by Melissa Ostrow

The Hourly Oyster House

Bite into a half-priced burger, and share all-day late-night specials with friends as you wait out all snow emergencies at this Harvard Square spot.

15 Dunster St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-765-2342, thehourlycambridge.com.

Loretta’s Last Call

Perhaps two-stepping at this Fenway honky tonk will warm you up. Failing that, don’t miss the complimentary hot chocolate bar, which will be set up all day (noon-10 p.m.) during snow events. (Note that it’ll be an extra charge to spike your cocoa.)

1 Lansdowne St., Fenway/Kenmore, Boston, 617-421-9595, lorettaslastcall.com.

Lucky’s Lounge

Fort Pointers can ski right up to this neighborhood favorite, where appetizers are half-priced at the bar during snow days.

355 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston, 617-357-582, luckyslounge.com.

Momi Nonmi udon with short rib

Udon with short rib at Momi Nonmi. / Photo provided

Momi Nonmi

This modern Japanese pub won’t let a little snow close its doors on its Cambridge neighbors. Look for soul-warming snow storm specials, like a $17 Wagyu beef dan dan-style rice bowl $17, alongside chef Chris Chung’s regular menu.

1128 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge, 617-945-7328, mominonmi.com.

No. 9 Park

When the snow sticks, you can get toasty with a classic Tom & Jerry in No. 9’s Beacon Hill bar room.

9 Park St., Beacon Hill, Boston, 617-742-9991, no9park.com.

North Square Oyster Bar

Cozy up at this 10-seat, North End wine bar for $1 oysters whenever it snows.

5 N Square, North End, Boston, 617-829-4975, northsquareoyster.com.

PARK patty melt

Snow days mean half-priced patty melts at PARK Restaurant & Bar. / Photo provided

PARK Restaurant & Bar

As you wait for the storm to pass during all snow emergencies, treat yourself to half-priced patty melts and all-day late-night specials.

59 JFK St., Cambridge, 617-491-9851, parkcambridge.com.

Puritan & Co.

More than three inches of snow on the ground? Head over to this Inman Square spot for dinner and fill up on a $39 three-course storm menu, which includes a select appetizer, entrée, and dessert from chef Will Gilson.

1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge, 617-615-6195, puritancambridge.com.

Rochambeau

At this new Back Bay boîte and café, snow brings complimentary treats: Enjoy a gratis cup of drip coffee with the purchase of a sandwich in the café, and a complimentary cup of French onion soup with the purchase of any entrée in the lounge.

900 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston, 617-247-0400, rochambeauboston.com.

Russell House Tavern

Enjoy $1 oysters and late-night specials all day long at this Cambridge spot.

14 JFK St., Cambridge, 617-500-3055, russellhousecambridge.com.

Sonsie

Watch the snow fall on Newbury Street and warm up with a brick oven pizza, which are priced at $10 all day and night night during events.

327 Newbury St., Boston, 617-351-2500, sonsieboston.com.

SRV Boston

SRV’s red sauce meatballs are bottomless during snowstorms. / Photo by Morgan Ione Yeager

SRV

Snow days mean “all you can meatball” at this South End bacaro. A bottomless order of polpette is just $4 during any snow emergency, until they run out.

569 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-536-9500, srvboston.com.

State Street Provisions

This Long Wharf locale is shucking $1 oysters and serving its usual late-night specials throughout the snow day.

255 State St., Boston, 617-863-8363, statestreetprovisions.com.

/ Photo courtesy of Stillwater

Stillwater

Chef Sarah Wade is harkening back to snow days of our childhoods: Stacks of pancakes topped with ever-changing toppings are on special during every snow event at her new, downtown comfort food den.

120 Kingston St., Chinatown/Leather District, Boston, 617-936-3079, stillwaterboston.com.

Summer Shack

Both the Cambridge and Boston locations serve up free cups of chef Jasper White’s clam chowder to anybody seated at the bar during snow days.

50 Dalton St., Back Bay, Boston, summershackrestaurant.com.

Temple Bar

In addition to serving their late-night specials from open to close, this Cambridge tavern will offer a $10 pizza-and-PBR deal to commemorate the storm.

1688 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-5055, templebarcambridge.com.

Toro

Usually an off-menu item you must be in the know to order (hint, hint), street corn off the cob comes for free with any food or beverage purchase during snow emergencies only.

1704 Washington St., South End, Boston, 617-536-4300, toro-restaurant.com.