Brace yourself Boston, we’ve got another winter storm watch coming and this one looks like it might actually pack some punch. As of Monday morning, Boston is predicted to receive between eight and 12 inches of snow on Tuesday.
How much snow is Boston getting?
It’s looking to be the biggest snowstorm of the year, and the biggest since the winter of 2021-2022, when Boston was walloped by nearly two feet of snow on January 29, 2022. Most of the state is looking at a foot or more of snow, excepting, as always, the northwest corner of the state, the southeastern corner of the state, and the Cape and Islands.
Where to drink and dine when it’s snowing in Boston
So, what to do when you’re stuck in the city and it’s snowing? Walk your bundled up self to the closest eating and drinking establishment for some warm food and warming cocktails – that’s what we’ll be doing. We found the spots around town that are going to be open, and are planning on serving specials like prix-fixe dinners, free clam chowder and $1 chicken tenders. Who needs spring with specials like these?
Cold days call for warming drinks and sweet bites, those are the rules. Good thing Anoush’ella will be doing their tahini hot chocolate with a sesame cookie for just $5 on Tuesday, February 13.
Chef Michael Serpa and the Atlántico team will be serving complimentary patatas bravas with any bottle of wine any time it snows.
The restaurant at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge is a one time only soup special for lunch on Tuesday, warm and hearty two for one seasonal soups. Full of cozy winter flavor, you can have a double lunch date from 11am through 1pm.
Cozy up to the fire at the Banks in Back Bay and enjoy a decadent snow day special of Maplebrook burrata, winter black truffle, pesto, almond and grissini.
Chef Tony Susi and the Bar Enza team are serving up complimentary plates of biscotti with every etree purchased on snow days, while supplies last.
The South End’s Beehive venue will be offering its famous beef short rib poutine only during snow storms to reward those loyal followers during a chilly winter day. This is available for dine-in only on Tuesday, February 13th.
Overlooking Fenway Park, Bleacher Bar will be offering a free cup of chicken noodle soup with the purchase of an entree. Also, if you’re staying home, everything 20% off Uber eats.
Watch the snow fall on the Public Gardens and sample luxurious snow day specials: French Onion Soup with aged comté, sherry and fresh winter black truffle and Pommes Darphin & Caviar citrus crème fraîche, chive, with osetra caviar.
Jumbo burritos are on the menu at Cósmica in the South End all day long for those who brave the cold. Burrito flavors include: Brisket ($16), Roasted Vegetable ($16), Chicken ($16), Swordfish ($22), Pork ($16), and Shrimp ($18), available while supplies last. Guests who opt to stay home instead can still capitalize on burritos and more via Cosmica’s to-go menu for both delivery and pickup.
Harvard Gardens in Beacon Hill will be offering a free donut and hot drink (coffee or hot chocolate) with every to-go purchase of $20 or more.
Fenway’s favorite Irish pub will serve half-priced apps and Maple Bourbon Hot Toddies to celebrate the snow this Tuesday.
Two-step down to Loretta's Last Call on Lansdowne Street for a fun hot chocolate bar, rolled out exclusively for snow days! Available every day it snows for guests to enjoy, the hot chocolate bar starts at $8 and features fun, customizable options including and additional options to spike (because you need a little something extra to shovel later).
Every location of the local chain will offer a free cup of chowder to patrons (and snow plowers) who stop in during Tuesday’s storm.
East Cambridge gourmands, we have an amazing special for you. The Lexington will offer a three-course, prix-fixe Neighborhood menu for $45 that includes an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert. There will also be a wine pairing option as an add-on. This menu includes: Roasted chestnut and sunchoke soup or burrata and roasted butternut squash to start; grilled Atlantic salmon or braised short ribs for the main and a dessert choice of Black Forest gateau or lemon brulee torte.
LUCIE drink + dine (located on Huntington Avenue in the base of The Colonnade Hotel) has a fun and filling special for tomorrow’s storm: Unlimited short rib poutine! For just $5, diners will get a heaping portion (with endless refills) of house-made French fries, short rib gravy, cheese curds and chives.
Quite possibly the best spot in Fort Point to while away a snow day, Lucky’s Lounge will keep you warm with $1 tenders and $2 burger sliders. Additionally, Lucky’s will offer 15% off on Uber Eats orders.
South Boston’s vegan spot is getting in on the snow day fun with $5 tacos starting at 5 PM sharp! Fresh and made to order, you’ll get the toppings you want, and the restaurant offers gluten free options as well.
The cute Southie bistro is offering free fries with the purchase of a glass of champagne from 11:30am – 5pm on Tuesday. Cheers to carbs on a snow day!
Based near Inman Square? Walk over to chef Will Gilson’s flagship for a snow day three course menu. The menu will include items like pumpkin bisque, pesto fusilli, braised short ribs and devil’s food cake with fudge frosting.
Located in the heart of the Back Bay, adjacent to the Prudential Center, Rochambeau shucks and serves $1 oysters all day long on snow days.
Scampo, the stunning first floor restaurant in Boston’s Liberty Hotel, is a culinary destination created by legendary chef Lydia Shire, and in celebration of tomorrow’s snow, they’re offering half off desserts with every entree diners order.
The Allston comfort food spot will have Frito chili pie on special during Tuesday’s storm.
Head to this Newbury street classic for a Build-Your-Own super sized bowl of chili for tomorrow's snow day and beyond! The base price is $15 for an oversized bowl and guests can select any additional toppings they want from the menu and build the bowl themselves.
Sloane’s Leather District sister spot, Stillwater (which also serves some of the best burgers in Boston) is also offering a Frito chili pie special.
Both locations of this local classic will offer a free cup of clam chowder with the purchase of an entree all day on Tuesday. In addition, Summer Shack will be offering 15% off for UberEATs and 20% off all takeout directly from the website for snow days.
The Harvard Square stalwart will be offering $1 oysters with a splash of Champagne on Tuesday night, cozy up with a glass of bubbly!