Raising the bar (snacks)
April 18th, 2013
11:30 AM ET
Share this on:

Stale, contaminated nuts and pretzels served in a culture dish are standard fare in most bars.

But some establishments across the country aren't only taking their countertop cuisine to new levels - bomboloni, gougères, croque monsieur! - they've decided to give it patrons on the house.

Gratis bar food may be a dying tradition in some quarters, but we found a number of joints that don't care about cost or mess, opting to dry your whistle before they wet it. Here are ten of the finest, for starters. Serve us up your own favorites.

Discover the 10 best free bar snacks in the U.S. on CNN Travel.

Posted by:
Filed under: Bars • Bite • Travel

soundoff (One Response)
  1. gemini232006

    Tapas which is generating out of Spain. Spain is the New Paris when it comes to Haute Cuisine.

    April 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

| Part of

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,939 other followers