Nothing Beats $1 Drafts — Photo courtesy of planetc1/flickrCoogan's Bluff is a Boston institution. Ask any Bostonian between 21 and 45 and you can be sure that nine out of ten have spent more than one night drinking at Coogan's. Not the type of place where you'll find those who have the need to be seen, Coogan's is more a drinking buddies meet up for a casual night out than it is a place for a celebrity sighting. That does not mean Coogan's is not a meat market, because more than a few matches have been made inside this bar, even if only for one night.
Coogan's patrons are welcomed by friendly bartenders who mix pretty darn good drinks, pour from a solid selection of beers and can offer advice on where to go next during the night. They offer daily drink specials that range from $1 drafts on light, mass produced selections like Bud to $3 seasonal specialty brews. Coogan's also hosts a trivia night and karaoke, so those wanting something fun to accompany their drinks are often indulged at Coogan's Bluff.
Coogan's is not just a drinking establishment, this Financial District bar is a restaurant as well, often serving lunch to the white collar workers who have offices in the area. Their menu of pub classics is priced right and fairly decent, so why not have a burger with your beer before Coogan's Bluff gets crowded at night.