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  • Bring it BACK? When was there Happy Hour? (I left in 2007.)

    Most I recall, pubs would have discounts on food rather than drinks.
  • Massachusetts has some oddly inconsistent liquor laws.

    On the one hand, due to a quirk of how licensing works, most chain supermarkets cannot carry beer and wine.
    On the other hand, there are independent liquor stores on almost every corner.

    This effectively means it's less convenient to get beer but far more convenient to get hard liquor than it is in, say, Ohio.

    Liquor stores can be open till 11:00 pm seven days a week, but there are no happy hours and liquor stores must be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are going to Thanksgiving in Massachusetts and forget to buy wine the day before, you're SOL.
  • What they need to ban are "gritty" crime dramas set in Boston starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon or Marky Mark.

    I think "The Departed" only happened because Martin Scorsese saw a cell phone once and thought "Neat, lets make a movie about that".
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    Alcohol better Covid cure than the crap this guy is been selling.
  • dothemath: What they need to ban are "gritty" crime dramas set in Boston starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon or Marky Mark.

    I think "The Departed" only happened because Martin Scorsese saw a cell phone once and thought "Neat, lets make a movie about that".


    Noooooooooooooooo.

    I desperately need a sequel to The Town.
  • Martian_Astronomer: Massachusetts has some oddly inconsistent liquor laws.

    On the one hand, due to a quirk of how licensing works, most chain supermarkets cannot carry beer and wine.
    On the other hand, there are independent liquor stores on almost every corner.

    This effectively means it's less convenient to get beer but far more convenient to get hard liquor than it is in, say, Ohio.

    Liquor stores can be open till 11:00 pm seven days a week, but there are no happy hours and liquor stores must be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are going to Thanksgiving in Massachusetts and forget to buy wine the day before, you're SOL.


    The last time I was there we bought beer and wine at Big Y. Am I wrong, or was there liquor there as well? I seem to remember buying vodak at the Big Y in Hadley.
  • Calm your tits, Subby. If you don't like it or you're an unvaccinated moron you should stay home. The vaccinated & otherwise healthy rest of us are getting back to our lives.
  • waxbeans: dothemath: What they need to ban are "gritty" crime dramas set in Boston starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon or Marky Mark.

    I think "The Departed" only happened because Martin Scorsese saw a cell phone once and thought "Neat, lets make a movie about that".

    Noooooooooooooooo.

    I desperately need a sequel to The Town.


    That would only make me more annoyed by how different the ending was to the book
  • "You should do it drunk and happy."

    Or drunk and belligerent. That's a coin toss.
  • ToasterRadio: "You should do it drunk and happy."

    Or drunk and belligerent. That's a coin toss.


    Boston: Racist San Francisco
  • Jaesop: waxbeans: dothemath: What they need to ban are "gritty" crime dramas set in Boston starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon or Marky Mark.

    I think "The Departed" only happened because Martin Scorsese saw a cell phone once and thought "Neat, lets make a movie about that".

    Noooooooooooooooo.

    I desperately need a sequel to The Town.

    That would only make me more annoyed by how different the ending was to the book


    OMG

    Does that one YouTuber still make 10 minute versions of movies?
    /
    Runs off to get on the YouTubes
  • CFitzsimmons: Martian_Astronomer: Massachusetts has some oddly inconsistent liquor laws.

    On the one hand, due to a quirk of how licensing works, most chain supermarkets cannot carry beer and wine.
    On the other hand, there are independent liquor stores on almost every corner.

    This effectively means it's less convenient to get beer but far more convenient to get hard liquor than it is in, say, Ohio.

    Liquor stores can be open till 11:00 pm seven days a week, but there are no happy hours and liquor stores must be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are going to Thanksgiving in Massachusetts and forget to buy wine the day before, you're SOL.

    The last time I was there we bought beer and wine at Big Y. Am I wrong, or was there liquor there as well? I seem to remember buying vodak at the Big Y in Hadley.


    My understanding is that Massachusetts restricts the number of licenses to sell beer that a single entity can hold. This means that that for chains with lots of stores, they'll pick which ones to sell beer at carefully. So, for instance, there are two Trader Joe's stores in Cambridge. The one on Memorial Drive sells beer, but the one at Alewife does not, if I remember correctly.

    For a chain like Star Market or Hannaford which has many stores, you probably won't be shopping at the one that sells beer.
  • waxbeans: Jaesop: waxbeans: dothemath: What they need to ban are "gritty" crime dramas set in Boston starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon or Marky Mark.

    I think "The Departed" only happened because Martin Scorsese saw a cell phone once and thought "Neat, lets make a movie about that".

    Noooooooooooooooo.

    I desperately need a sequel to The Town.

    That would only make me more annoyed by how different the ending was to the book

    OMG

    Does that one YouTuber still make 10 minute versions of movies?
    /
    Runs off to get on the YouTubes


    See this is why I hate to internet it has no idea what a 10-minute movie is farking stupid mother farkers at Google
  • Martian_Astronomer: Massachusetts has some oddly inconsistent liquor laws.

    On the one hand, due to a quirk of how licensing works, most chain supermarkets cannot carry beer and wine.
    On the other hand, there are independent liquor stores on almost every corner.

    This effectively means it's less convenient to get beer but far more convenient to get hard liquor than it is in, say, Ohio.

    Liquor stores can be open till 11:00 pm seven days a week, but there are no happy hours and liquor stores must be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are going to Thanksgiving in Massachusetts and forget to buy wine the day before, you're SOL.


    I dunno man. If you forgot to buy wine for thanksgiving you probably also forgot turkey and that feels like it's not my problem.
  • Martian_Astronomer: Massachusetts has some oddly inconsistent liquor laws.

    On the one hand, due to a quirk of how licensing works, most chain supermarkets cannot carry beer and wine.
    On the other hand, there are independent liquor stores on almost every corner.

    This effectively means it's less convenient to get beer but far more convenient to get hard liquor than it is in, say, Ohio.

    Liquor stores can be open till 11:00 pm seven days a week, but there are no happy hours and liquor stores must be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are going to Thanksgiving in Massachusetts and forget to buy wine the day before, you're SOL.


    Mass has easy access to beer and liquor stores. They all go to NH

    Incidentally it seems most liquor stores in Ohio are in major grocery stores now but that's within the last few years.
  • GregInIndy: Calm your tits, Subby. If you don't like it or you're an unvaccinated moron you should stay home. The vaccinated & otherwise healthy rest of us are getting back to our lives.


    Offer not good in Los Angeles.
  • Massachusetts was likely the first entire state in the nation to ban happy hour in 1984 after a 20-year-old woman died in Braintree in a driving accident following a happy hour.

    Seriously?
  • bostonguy: Bring it BACK? When was there Happy Hour? (I left in 2007).


    1984. A pretty white girl died in a car accident after getting loaded at a 99 (or maybe Ground Round) and that was the end of that.
  • To live in Massachusetts you'll need plenty of alcohol in your system
  • whidbey: Massachusetts was likely the first entire state in the nation to ban happy hour in 1984 after a 20-year-old woman died in Braintree in a driving accident following a happy hour.

    Seriously?


    For the children.
  • Dukakis recalls happy-hour ban, guarantees more deaths if it's reinstated

    God, maybe it wasn't such a good idea to vote for Dukakis in 1988.  He's a dipshiat about "Defund the Police" too.
  • Robert Kraft approves.

    Oh wait, that's Happy Endings.
  • docilej: To live in Massachusetts you'll need plenty of alcohol in your system


    I've got family in a town called Three Rivers.

    The unofficial town motto is "It takes 3 livers to live in 3 Rivers."
  • Bowen: bostonguy: Bring it BACK? When was there Happy Hour? (I left in 2007).

    1984. A pretty white girl died in a car accident after getting loaded at a 99 (or maybe Ground Round) and that was the end of that.


    I say damn the consequences and bring it back and call it the Chappaquiddick hour ಠ‿ಠ
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