Where to find free snacks
Snack on free pretzels (they're next to the water) while you work your way through the beer offerings.
Monday through Thursday at 8:30pm, hunker on down to Burwood Tap for a game of pool over free wings. You can head over earlier to grab free popcorn too, if you're extra hungry.
Sit down at the large brewery or drop by for a tour and have a beer. You'll be greeted with free peanuts and pretzels as you drink, and the taproom also has a robust menu if you need more than that.
Thinking of spending your Sunday morning at this classic Chicago diner? Better check the weather: The line snakes out the door and onto Lou Mitchell Way well into the afternoon. But hey, customers are treated to fresh, sugar-dusted doughnut holes (and, if you’re a woman, Milk Duds) while they wait.
Stop by to hang out and relax in the cozy tavern over a nice selection of craft beer and everyone's favorite beer snack–pretzel sticks.
Nestled right inside the Loop, grab a pint at Monk's to find a crowd of post-work imbibers. They'll give you peanuts to go with your beer, and you'll feel liberated as you throw the shells on the floor.
With a hefty list of craft beer on tap, come by the pub late at night when you can't quite sleep and receive free bacon after midnight Sunday through Thursday.
The well-made drinks at the sleek hotel bar come with free snacks, including seasoned mixed nuts and cheese crisps.
Cocktails reign supreme at Scofflaw. While the line can get long on the weekends, it's worth standing in to sip one of the restaurant's top concoctions. But make sure you stay around until midnight, when the staff serves freshly made chocolate chip cookies.
This Bucktown/Logan Square mainstay with almost 300 choices of beer serves free popcorn with your drink, offering a laid-back atmosphere for beer nerds and night owls alike.
The elegant hotel bar serves constantly replenished dishes of snacks, including olives and puffed corn, to munch on while you sip.
The comfortable South Loop brewery has baskets of buttery pretzel rods available for snacking on all tables.