It's just been gorgeous out lately, hasn't it? And apparently this lovely rainfall isn't going to quit the whole rest of the week. Besides creating inconveniences, rain usually makes me pretty unmotivated to do much of anything, especially go out at night. Okay, depressing enough for you? Don't worry, there's good news.
Alexander's Tavern in Fells Point offers $1 domestic drafts while it's raining. So, really, this week could totally be a jackpot depending on how you look at it. I called over to Alexander's to see how they feel about all this downpour. "When we planned this special, we never really expected like 10 straight days of rain," laughed co-owner Charlie Gjerde. The deal is one of the tavern's many creative specials like build your own tots Mondays, kids eat free Wednesdays, and $1 off all local brews Thursdays. Gjerde explained that they came up with the weather-inducing special when they opened nearly two years ago. "With our location being in the heart of Fells, half of our business is tourists," he says. "So rainy days can be a problem and we wanted to combat that somehow."
So does the special work? "The bar definitely gets filled up when the weather turns bad," he says. "Especially if it rains during our happy hour, then we see a real boost in business." Gjerde explains that there's not really a science to the drink special and that it's mostly in good fun, though his staff does frequently check the weather and the special does have to end as soon as the rain dissipates. Luckily for Alexander's, it doesn't look like that will be anytime soon.
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