National Beer Day 2018 arrives this weekend with—what else?—great beer deals all over the country.
National Beer Day is Saturday, April 7, and bars in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and San Antonio are celebrating with deals. Think: pints for $2 to $3, or 50% off drafts all day. One Mexican restaurant in Baton Rouge is even offering $6 pitchers of beer as the special deal for National Beer Day 2018.
Some brewhouses and bars are giving all customers ages 21 and up a free beer on Saturday too.
Below, we’ve rounded up the National Beer Day deals. We say they’re the “best” either because they’re available at bars and restaurants with multiple locations, or because the promotions are particularly awesome—like simply free beer.
But first, perhaps you’re wondering why National Beer Day is held on April 7? Well, that’s the anniversary of the day in 1933 when Prohibition officially ended and beer could again be legally consumed in the U.S. (In a clever bit of counterprogramming, on April 7, 2018, there is a special National Beer Day tour in Granite Falls, Minnesota, at the former home of Andrew J. Volstead—the congressman credited for passing Prohibition, by way of the Volstead Act. Admission costs $8 and, amazingly, includes one free beer.)
Here’s where else you can find great National Beer Day deals.
Abuelo’s: This Mexican restaurant chain, with roughly 40 locations in 13 states, has happy hour prices on “grande” size Mexican draft beers all day on National Beer Day. Prices vary by location and beer, but in most cases a 22-ounce beer like Dos Equis or Modelo Especial will cost around $5 on Saturday, April 7.
Grand Central Terminal: Six restaurants inside New York City’s Grand Central Terminal have National Beer Day specials on Saturday, including 10-ounce draft beers for $3 at Central Market New York.
Pour Brothers Community Tavern: From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, each customer of age can get a free beer at this craft beer bar in Fort Collins, Colo. There is a limit of one free beer per customer, and the choices cover 20 craft beers on tap.
Spaghetti Warehouse: 22-ounce draft beers are $5 all day on National Beer Day at participating Spaghetti Warehouse locations.