Jennie Tai
Washington DC

10 Great Places to Score Free Bar Food in DC

Duck Fat Fries
Where to get it: Bourbon Steak
Enjoy a complimentary basket of crispy duck fat fries and assorted dipping sauces when you purchase any item on the menu at Michael Mina‘s Georgetown restaurant and bar.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave, 202-944-2026.

Jalapeño Cornbread
Where to get it: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
From Monday – Friday during 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy Sobieski Vodka Martinis ($7), Wine by the glass ($5), 1/2 price draft beers, 2 for 1 local oysters, Shrimp Po’Boys ($8) 1 pound of mussels ($9) and complimentary baskets of savory jalapeno cornbread with any menu purchase. 
1612 14th St NW, 202-986-8778.

Chicharrones (Fried Pork Rinds)
Where to get it: Bandolero
Check out Mike Isabella‘s blazing mod-mex cocktail menu that offers seven different types of margaritas, seven tequila and mezcal concoctions, and endless baskets of house-made chicharrones, tortilla chips, and fresh dipping sauces to share.
3241 M St NW, 202-625-4488.

Marinated Olives
Where to get it: Pizzeria Paradiso
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. enjoy half priced drafts, or a free 6 sixpoint draft with any $10 slice of NY-style pizza. Still hungry? Order anything off the menu (like their pumpkin pesto, bacon and parmesan pizza arriving October 1st) and score a free bowl of marinated olives to snack on.
Multiple locations.

Popcorn
Where to get it: Rustik Tavern
Every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy $2 off all beers, $3 off selected pizzas, and $5 glasses of wine. With any purchase, enjoy a complimentary basket of fresh popped popcorn all day, every day.
From 84 T St NW, 202-290-2936.

Warm Soft Pretzels
Where to get it: Capitol City Brew
What’s better than a bar with their own signature beer? One that offers complimentary soft pretzels that go great with their brews all day, every day, along with at least 7-8 beers on tap all year round.
Multiple locations

Chips and Salsa
Where to get it: Alero
The only place you’ll find a 32 oz. margarita, Alero offers $4 margaritas (in flavors like mango, watermelon, melon, black raspberry and more), mexican beer ($3.50) and domestic beer ($2.50), and appetizers like nachos, guacamole, chicken quesadillas and more for $3.99 a plate. With any drink or food purchase, score a complimentary basket of fried tortillas and salsa.
Multiple locations

Goldfish Crackers
Where to get it: Hank’s Oyster Bar
Dig into an addictive dish of goldfish crackers and enjoy a glass of one of their hand-selected wines, beers or spunky cocktails and be sure to try one of their delicious small plates like popcorn shrimp and calamari, griddled crabcakes, or baked mac and cheese. From 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. every night, enjoy half price specials from the raw bar. 
1624 Q St NW, 202-462-4265.

Edamame
Where to get it: Sushi Taro
Every Tuesday, enjoy a free bottle of Sushi Taro Sake (normally $30) with any tasting orders, and 30% off drinks every Thursday with any tasting order at the table. From Monday – Friday during 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy half price regular sushi and beer at the bar, or score a complimentary bowl of edamame beans with any menu purchase all day, every day.
1503 17th St NW, 202-462-8999.


Amaretto & Sambucca
Where to get it: Filomena
Okay, so complimentary shots of sweet liquor don’t count as snacks – but they’re still freebies. With any menu purchase, score a complimentary basket of buttery foccacia before your meal, and a small glass of amaretto after.
1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-338-8800.

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