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10 Bars with Freebie Bar Snacks

Hungry and cheap? D.C. has a bar snack for that.

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There’s cheap, and then there’s free. Sure, D.C. isn’t cheap, but the city is home to a lot of freebies (hint: monuments, museums, and zoo). But, did you know that D.C. is home to another kind of freebie — free bar snacks? And, what could be more perfect than a free taco, popover or even just plain peanuts while you drink? To the freebies map!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jackpot

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726 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 628-5225
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Munch on free popcorn while drinking at Jackpot. And since this Chinatown bar has no kitchen, management allows for food to be brought in by patrons.

[Photo: Brandy H./Yelp]

2. Ventnor Sports Cafe

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2411 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-3070
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Another free popcorn option is Ventnors Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. Feeling super cheap? Go on a Tuesday night when burgers are half-off.

[Photo: Erka. S/Yelp]

3. Bar Dupont

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1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 483-6000
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If happy hour needs a spicy kick, head to Bar Dupont. The staff serves free wasabi peas with drinks.

[Photo: Bar Dupont/Yelp]

4. Pizzeria Paradiso

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2003 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 223-1245
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Beer and pizza are main draws for Pizza Paradiso, but don’t overlook the free marinated olives that come in a small bowl at the bar.

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5. Quill

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 448-2300
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Don’t be fooled, the cocktails at Quill start at $15 and go up from there, but hey, at least the roasted nuts are free.

[Photo: Samantha L./Yelp]

6. BLT Steak

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1625 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 689-8999
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BLT is another option for free spiced nuts at the bar. And, don’t forget any food order — even something small, like a BLT sandwich or salad — comes with free popovers and chicken liver paté.

[Photo: A.R.P./Yelp]

7. Ivy and Coney

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1523 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
The drinks at Ivy & Coney cost next to peanuts — beers start at $3 and shots are $6 each, so why not crack open a few free peanuts too? For a real hunger fix, a Chicago or Coney Dog goes for $4.

[Photo: Mary T./Yelp]

8. The Front Page

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1333 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-6500
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Front page has a free taco bar on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. I repeat: Front Page has a free taco bar on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.

[Photo: The Front Page/Yelp]

9. Piola Arlington

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1550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 528-1502
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Another huge win for happy hour is Piola’s pizza giveaway. The staff walks around with free pizza and appetizers at the bar area.

[Photo: Norry H./Yelp]

10. Hank's On The Hill

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633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 733-1971
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At Hank’s, the cocktails may be adult, but patrons indulge in the childhood (and free) delight of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers.

[Photo: Lora C./Yelp]

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1. Jackpot

726 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Munch on free popcorn while drinking at Jackpot. And since this Chinatown bar has no kitchen, management allows for food to be brought in by patrons.

[Photo: Brandy H./Yelp]

726 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Ventnor Sports Cafe

2411 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Another free popcorn option is Ventnors Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. Feeling super cheap? Go on a Tuesday night when burgers are half-off.

[Photo: Erka. S/Yelp]

2411 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

3. Bar Dupont

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
If happy hour needs a spicy kick, head to Bar Dupont. The staff serves free wasabi peas with drinks.

[Photo: Bar Dupont/Yelp]

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

4. Pizzeria Paradiso

2003 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Beer and pizza are main draws for Pizza Paradiso, but don’t overlook the free marinated olives that come in a small bowl at the bar.

[Photo: Facebook]

2003 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

5. Quill

1200 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Don’t be fooled, the cocktails at Quill start at $15 and go up from there, but hey, at least the roasted nuts are free.

[Photo: Samantha L./Yelp]

1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

6. BLT Steak

1625 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
BLT is another option for free spiced nuts at the bar. And, don’t forget any food order — even something small, like a BLT sandwich or salad — comes with free popovers and chicken liver paté.

[Photo: A.R.P./Yelp]

1625 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

7. Ivy and Coney

1523 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The drinks at Ivy & Coney cost next to peanuts — beers start at $3 and shots are $6 each, so why not crack open a few free peanuts too? For a real hunger fix, a Chicago or Coney Dog goes for $4.

[Photo: Mary T./Yelp]

1523 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

8. The Front Page

1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Front page has a free taco bar on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. I repeat: Front Page has a free taco bar on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.

[Photo: The Front Page/Yelp]

1333 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

9. Piola Arlington

1550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
Another huge win for happy hour is Piola’s pizza giveaway. The staff walks around with free pizza and appetizers at the bar area.

[Photo: Norry H./Yelp]

1550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

10. Hank's On The Hill

633 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
At Hank’s, the cocktails may be adult, but patrons indulge in the childhood (and free) delight of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers.

[Photo: Lora C./Yelp]

633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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