Fun Things to Do in Boston for Less Than $10

Have a good time for a song

Decadent evenings are so last year. Save your pennies while treating yourself to activities that cost less than a Hamilton.

1. Tapas can be sneakily expensive, but the $1 menu at Estragon, happening Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., lets you nab patatas bravas and a traditional tortilla for a Washington. More decadent bites (like crispy fried pork belly and serrano ham croquettes) are just $3.

2. Weekend pregaming couldn’t be easier at a Friday-evening or Saturday-afternoon wine tasting at Brix Wine Shop in the South End. You might savor champagne cocktails one night, then move on to pinots or spicy food pairings the next day.

november project!

3. Sweat for less — for free, actually — with the November Project crew. Three mornings a week, a dedicated group meets for no-frills outdoor workouts like hill runs and stair climbing in the Allston-Brighton area.

4. If this is the year you’ve vowed to Warrior I for the first time, head to Sweat and Soul Yoga. The weekly Vinyasa Basics community class costs just $5 and lasts a full 90 minutes (mat rentals are also free).

5. We prefer our dollar oyster deals after dark, which is why Grafton Street Pub & Grill and Russell House Tavern earn our loyalty. Their buck-a-shucks, which often include Island Creeks and Wellfleets, happen nightly after 11 p.m.

somerville theater!

6. There’s no reason to suffer two hours at your nearest supermegaplex when a matinee at the beautifully appointed Somerville Theatre is still just six bucks — which means you can spring for a $3 popcorn with real butter and still feel virtuous.

7. Learn about your beer and drink it, too. The $5 hour-long Harpoon Brewery tour includes copious samplings. If you’re feeling flush, spring for an oversize $2 Bavarian pretzel at the end.

8. Take game night out for a walk at Knight Moves, a newly opened board game cafe in Coolidge Corner. Admission costs $5 before 4 p.m. ($10 after); you get access to more than 300 old-school diversions, and the owners are happy to coach you through the more obscure titles. Plus, an Equal Exchange coffee is just $2.

Photos: Bing / Flickr; Bojan Mandaric / Courtesy of November Project; Tim Sackton / Flickr

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