(Boston.com) Business Insider shared a list created by Deutsche analysts that shows how much it costs to get a beer in 47 cities around the world. While a few cities like Prague ($1.30), Johannesburg ($1.70), and Lisbon, Portugal ($2.00) offer beer that costs two dollars or less on average, Boston ranked fifth overall, averaging $7.20 for a pint, according to the Deutsche analysis.
Among the four American cities included in the report, Boston was the second-most expensive, behind New York City ($7.40), but ahead of San Francisco ($6.20) and Chicago ($5.30).
While I fancy myself as a sports writer, I have never played a professional sport and unfortunately do not have a blue check mark next to my twitter account to verify myself as an Boston Sports expert.
However, I have spent many a nights (and days) drinking in the fine city of Boston. In my professional opinion, using my wallet as an inside source, I can verify that these facts about the prices of beer in the city are indeed true. It’s damn near impossible to find a cheap beer in Boston. Most dive bars are hipster hangouts camouflaging themselves as a dive who will charge you an arm and a leg for a PBR (gross) and I am ashamed to admit that I have spent $7 on a 12 oz can of Bud Light in a location that was not Fenway Park, The Garden, or a concert venue.
Not to alert the hot take police but as a whole drinking in Boston kind of sucks. Expensive prices, no happy hour, and most importantly no bottomless brunches. Before anyone tries to hate on Bottomless brunches, tell me one downside of unlimited mimosas (besides the hangovers), for $15.
On the bright side at least we have Oslo, Norway ($9.90), Singapore ($9.00), and Hong Kong ($7.70) beat. Remind me to add those places to my list of places I will never visit under any circumstances.
Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section for the best spots to grab a beer for a decent price. My go to is Anchovies in the South End, Narragansett’s for $3.50 and Dogfish Head’s for $6, best of both worlds.