After work, many people like to head to the bar on the way home to have a drink or two with friends. While you can do this in Boston, or across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you aren’t going to find any drink specials or other discounts like you do in other parts of the country due to a roughly 30-year-old law prohibiting bars and restaurants from offering happy hour specials.
The reason for this law, one that a number of other states also enacted, was to cut down on the number of drunk driving accidents that had reached alarming rates. It was fairly easy to connect people getting discount drinks before their drive home with the number of drunk driving accidents, some of which are fatal or result in serious personal injury. Continue reading