Ever heard that drinking alcohol causes salty food cravings? If so, then you’ll probably appreciate the following list of bars with free salty snacks to help point your tastebuds in the right direction. Caution: consuming these salt-laden goodies prior to drinking may not necessarily lead to a sudden desire to grab an alcoholic drink, however, the reverse action is quite possible. Fortunately, with a price tag of free, you can happily indulge on all, carbs and grease alike, to your heart’s content. For once, forget about the numbers and munch as much as you wish because the following tasty snacks are on the house.
1928 Fleet St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
If the thought of bacon causes you to salivate, then the monthly bacon-themed happy hour event at Bad Decisions will make you smile. Complimentary bacon jerky is served alongside innovative food and drink menu items, each prepared with the pork delicacy in mind. Varying specialties include bacon apple pie-infused martinis and bacon-seasoned Bloody Marys. The bar is centrally located in Fells Point with ample paid and unpaid parking nearby.
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Kozmo’s Lounge offers patrons a free oriental-style snack mix consisting of sesame sticks and Cajun nuts. Drink and food prices are also discounted during its happy hour held every Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The lounge is located inside the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel and has an upscale, trendy motif that matches its surrounding environment. On-site garage parking is available for $8.50 per hour or $26 per day.
1600 Thames St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
Duda’s Tavern serves complimentary, old-fashioned, sourdough pretzels that are a delicious alternative to the standard thin variety. Located in a mid-19th century corner rowhouse on Thames Street, Duda’s Tavern first emerged in Fells Point in 1949. The bar has happy hour drink specials on Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and offers specials on buckets of beer ranging in price from $10 to $26. Park in the neighboring garage for $5 all day on weekends and remember that the tavern is closed on Sundays.
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Alizée American Bistro
4 W. University Parkway
Baltimore, Md. 21218
Truffle oil is a gourmet specialty found in many bistros around the world. Alizée American Bistro ingeniously offers free popcorn infused with truffle oil to its patrons. This special oil provides a distinctively salty taste to the otherwise common fare. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and menu items include $3 domestic bottles and $5 appetizers. The bar is located near the campus of Johns Hopkins University inside the Inn at the Colonnade Hotel.
908 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
In addition to having a wide variety of Mexican cuisine, Holy Frijoles serves free tortilla chips and chunky salsa to refreshed customers. Happy hour is Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and features discounts on an assortment of menu items such as beer and tacos. As an extra incentive, the bar has a late-night happy hour from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. and the bar frequently has specials on food and drink, such as discounted DosXX’s and tacos. Holy Frijoles is located in the close-knit neighborhood of Hampden.
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