The Red Hat

9 Bowdoin St., Boston

Pub Food at The Red Hat (38% Off). Two Options Available.

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Highlights

Wings, fish ‘n’ chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

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Jim
45 ratings8 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 9, 2021
Great food and service, loved it!
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Rebecca
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
March 29, 2021
I had a great time here, good classic rock music and good food. Beware this is a straight up bar not a restaurant or for kids 😁 but our kids took it great and we were well taken care of by the bartender/ waitress while we were there.
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dashleen
55 ratings24 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
February 24, 2021
Overpriced Applebee’s with old flat beer
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Brian
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 27, 2020
Great Food, fantastic prices.
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Brian
19 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 15, 2020
Great Food, Cool atmosphere, Outstanding service. We’ll go back as much as possible. The food was really good and prices very fair.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $31 for $50 worth of pub food for four or more
  • $21 for $30 worth of pub food for two or more
  • Click to see the full menu.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for delivery or take out. Not valid for in-house specials. Not valid on Father's Day. Not valid on Mother's Day. Not valid on federal holidays. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per table. Not valid toward taxes or gratuity. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About The Red Hat

As you sit down on one of the The Red Hat's green vinyl barstools and lift a mug of lager to your lips, you might be replicating the movements of a patron from more than 100 years ago. Except that he or she would have snuck a nervous glance at the back door between every sip. The historic establishment survived the Prohibition era in Scollay Square—an area known for its bawdy vaudeville theater and risqué entertainment—by functioning as a reputable restaurant by day and a speakeasy by night.

Though the taps now flow freely in the daylight, some things at The Red Hat haven't changed. The menu still provides sailors, dockworkers, and local shoppers with hearty, comforting dishes of wings, fried fish, and other pub snacks. As Mike Dunphy of Beacon Hill Patch put it, "The Red Hat is a rare reminder of Boston's yesteryear, bringing an earthy spice to the more refined palate of Beacon Hill—an unpretentious watering hole to gain some courage for the climb." The exposed brick, wood-paneled walls, and old-timey memorabilia also give the space a turn-of-the-century feel. So do the nostalgic street-scene murals depicting the days when Saturns were Studebakers and people walked their Electrolux vacuums instead of pet dogs.