By Beth Rubin
Whet your whistle weekday afternoons at downtown Annapolis restaurants and watering holes and enjoy free or discounted snacks. Count on Â½ price or reduced-price rail drinks, cocktails, wine and/or beers. Partake of Â the complimentary or discounted appetizers with your beverage of choice and you can bypass dinner altogether. Our â€œofficialâ€ researchers offer these suggestions. Enjoy! (Please, always drink responsibly. If you overindulge, have a designated driver in place or take a taxi home. Better safe than dead.)
Acme Bar and Grill
163 Main St.
Have Acmeâ€™s award-winning chicken wings your way (Buffalo, BBQ, Teriyaki, Honey Mustard, Asian, Caesar, Chesapeake or permutations thereof) for only 39 cents each.
63 Maryland Ave.
Tasty half-price appetizersâ€”fried mushrooms, meathballs, onion rings and suchâ€”are featured at this authentic Irish pub and restaurant.
Loews Annapolis Hotel
Weather Rail Lounge
126 West St.
A short walk from Church Circle, friends and colleagues meet in the cozy lounge or on the patio (in season) and enjoy complimentary appetizers with their sundowners.
8 Market Space
Happy hour appetizersâ€”crab cake sliders, buffalo wings, crab pretzels and other surprisesâ€”are offered nightly for only $5 each.
2 Market Space
Items from the Oyster Bar menu (raw clams and oysters, steamed shrimp and mussels, and assorted hot appetizers) are 1/3 off during Happy Hour.
Ramâ€™s Head Tavern
33 West St.
Mon-Fri 4-7pm (food 5-7pm)
Locals flock for the substantial complimentary snacks which vary nightly: Mexican; oysters, crab legs or shrimp; carved beef, ham or turkey; brats & potato salad, or wings.