Some Happy Hours aren’t really anything special; a dollar off a $9 beer is still an $8 beer. But some bars and restaurants really know how to make a crowd happy: by serving free (or close to it) bacon while enjoying discounted drinks. Here are 7 places around the country where happy hour comes with a side of bacon.
Orleans Grapevine, New Orleans
This hangout has a great wine list, and from 4 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, you can wash down your pinot with some free bacon.
The Irish Exit, New York City
For three hours every Thursday (6–9 p.m.), every drink you buy at this New York pub will get you one free strip of bacon.
Two Rivers Brewing Company, Easton, Pa.
Every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., this brewpub is offering a free handful of bacon with every drink ordered.
The Macintosh, Charleston, S.C.
At chef Jeremiah Bacon’s (yes, that’s his real name) hotspot, every weekday from 5 to 7 p.m. features several different bacon-centric dishes, which you can purchase for just $5. It’s not free bacon, but this also happens to be one of the city’s best restaurants.
On The ROX, Richmond, Va.
This bar is the real deal: If you show up on weekdays from 6 to 7 pm, you get free bacon with the purchase of any drink.
Skinny Magginy’s, Dubuque, Iowa
Every Monday and Friday starting at 4 p.m., the purchase of any drink will get you some free bacon.
Bonfire Country Bar, Portland, Me.
Every day from 4 to 7 p.m., there’s free bacon for all at this Portland favorite. And not only that, there’s also whiskey and tacos for one dollar, $2 fries and beer, and $3 burgers and wine. That’s one heck of a steal.