Once the drinks start flowing, acquiring snacks becomes the focus of the evening (whether it’s happy hour or a late night on the town). Snacking while enjoying bar time becomes even more of a treat when the snacks are offered for free. These South Florida bars are thinking of their customers’ needs with delicious snacks ranging from typical bar fare to unexpected gourmet eats. Several of these locations even offer full menus for when bar snacks are just for getting started.

Lost Weekend
218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-1707

Lost Weekend is a fun bar with a dive bar appeal but plenty of offerings that give it a South Beach twist. The fully-stocked bar also comes with a late-night kitchen to help balance the buzz and cravings for fried food. Complimentary popcorn is available via a traditional popcorn machine – a perfect snack to munch on while playing billiards or foosball or just having a good time. This casual bar is open every day and features a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
1600 Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-5220

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is one of the most popular bars and restaurants in South Beach. The Southern-style cuisine is a hit with locals and travel foodies alike and the bar is right up to par. The full bar is complete with tasty house cocktails including blackberry bourbon lemonade. Guests at the bar may enjoy crunchy fried hominy to quell the drink time snack cravings at no charge. Hominy is made of dried kernels of corn making this an interesting popcorn alternative to bar food.

Kill Your Idol
222 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-1852

Free popcorn is a fun treat for bar guests who arrive early to Kill Your Idol. The funky bar features outrageous and fun-to-look-at pop culture décor and it seems as if there is always something new to see. The bar is open daily and it plays host to various events with unbelievably cheap drink specials for South Beach and even movie nights. Kill Your Idol is just next door to Lost Weekend.

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Meat Market
915 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-0088

Meat Market is a fine dining restaurant with a chic scene for dinner or drinks on Lincoln Road. Drinks may be enjoyed from the outdoor seating during non-peak hours and there’s a busy crudo and cocktail bar inside of the space. Hot and spicy wasabi peas make for a fun culinary treat on the house as well as Peruvian corn. These snacks give bar food an entirely new meaning.

The Royal Pig Pub
350 Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 617-7447

Royal Pig Pub is no ordinary bar with culinary offerings that include braised pork shoulder and bacon macaroni and cheese. The drinks are equally up to par with the usual suspects as well as special craft brews, signature cocktails and top label wine and champagne. During the week, this beautiful Las Olas pub offers free homemade potato chips for a crunchy and satiating bar treat. The tasty snack goes quickly so it’s best to arrive earlier – post-work cocktails are a great place to start.

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