In honor of this most dubious of days, BLT Restaurants across the country will offer 50% off all drinks on April 17th. If you live in New York, that means you can drink for half off at BLT Steak, BLT Fish, BLT Prime, BLT Burger, BLT Bar & Grill, GO Burger Bar & Grill, and Casa Nonna. The same goes for their locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, DC, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Waikiki and Scottsdale. And, of course, White Plains. Who could forget about them?
The offer is to help relieve the pain brought about by Tax Day and clearly cheap booze is the perfect way to alleviate stress. BLT Restaurants feature full bars, with impressive wine lists and local beers on draft. Personally, I’m a big fan of their 5 at 5 Happy Hour, offering 5 food items and 5 drinks for only $5 between the hours of 5 and 7PM daily.
If you find yourself in the lovely city of San Francisco this week—surprisingly bereft of a BLT to call their own—fret not, for down in the Financial District you can enjoy some Tax Day-inspired specials at Credo (360 Pine Street). They are opening up their private dining room for a special 4-8PM Happy Hour with discounted beverages as well as $0.99 pizza for all the 99%ers out there.
Uncle Sam’s Deadline Date is traditionally quite a frugal time to go out on the town and enjoy a few cocktails. It is a perfect way to spend that ridiculously large refund check that you have coming your way. And if you’re not that lucky and owe the IRS more than you expected, you might as well drink away your sorrows on the cheap. Either way, Tax Day brings into focus one undeniable truth: there’s always a good excuse to hit the juice.