New York City's Ultimate Bar Snacks

by Jessica Klein on Apr 7, 2016 in Roundups
Drinking is an activity that is always best when paired with eating. If you’re not looking to commit to a full meal while you sip your artisanal cocktail or gulp down your draft beer, you can always seek out a light and tasty snack at any of the following bars.
 
All the snacks here, from the wings to the fried baby anchovies, taste even better when washed down with a shochu cocktail or a Japanese beer. The crispy chicken skin and grilled rice balls are some of their must-try small bar dishes. (565 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn; 347-425-9570)
 
This Southern themed bar offers up just the kind of comforting snacks you’d expect from the region. In addition to savory options like pickles, smoked beef jerky, and warm bourbon bar nuts, you can opt for something sweet, like the fresh baked cookies. Cocktails aren’t cheap, but they’re delicious and categorized by how easy they are to drink. (271 11th Ave.; 212-981-6188)
 
If you’re looking for something fishy to eat with your drinks, Bar Sardine goes beyond just oysters and into the realm of open sandwiches. Though they're a little on the pricier side (for bar snacks—not for New York), the smoked mussels on black truffle toast always seem to make beer taste better. (183 W 10th St.; 646-360-3705)
 
Though the wings here are nothing to sniff at, the veggie chips are, perhaps surprisingly, a bigger snack draw. They’re pretty unique, with various colors of potato and even lotus chips that you can dip into red pepper tofu sauce. Don't forget the mini doughnuts, which are covered in ginger, sugar, and cinnamon. They’re pretty hard not to order. (13 First Ave.; 212-995-5400)
 
Besides the full lunch menu, Houseman stocks classy bar snacks like dressed eggs and a pickles and cheese plate. However, the $4 fried fava beans seem to be the snack that people really come back for again and again. (508 Greenwich St.; 212-641-0654)
 
A happy hour snack menu will be ready to greet you at KOA if you go after work, featuring pork gyoza that stands out for its non-traditional dumpling shape. This, in turn, somehow makes the gyoza taste better. Even more noteworthy are the fried wonton skin chips. Whatever amazing powder the chefs use to coat the chips, they’re not telling. (12 W 21st St.; 212-388-5736)
 
Maybe the most divey bar snack you could ask for exists at The Levee. Cheese puffs sit out on the bar for any patron to munch on while drinking relatively cheap draft beers. It’s an interesting, slightly modern take on bar-side nuts. (212 Berry St., Brooklyn; 718-218-8787)
 
Photo via Flickr user niaid

Tags: Beer, Cocktails, Food
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Things No One Asked For: Prosecco Donuts

Things No One Asked For: Prosecco Donuts

In case you were tired of drinking Prosecco the regular way, a New York bakery has introduced a new way to imbibe it: a Prosecco donut....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Aug 8, 2017
Head to These New York City Bars for National Rum Day, August 16

Head to These New York City Bars for National Rum Day, August 16

We've rounded up where you can get some of the best rums and rum cocktails in New York City to celebrate National Rum Day....read more ›

by Kerry Jepsen Aug 8, 2017
This New York Winery is Producing a Rose-Inspired Gin

This New York Winery is Producing a Rose-Inspired Gin

Can't decide between a gin & tonic and a glass of rose? Thanks to Wolffer Estate Vineyard's newest gin release, you don't have to choose....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Aug 8, 2017
SPONSORED
Since Humans Aren't Creative Enough, Robots May Be Naming Our Beers Soon

Since Humans Aren't Creative Enough, Robots May Be Naming Our Beers Soon

Research scientist Janelle Shane decided to take matters into her own hands - well actually, the hands of robo...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Aug 8, 2017
Here's Where You'll Be Celebrating National Rye Month in New York City

Here's Where You'll Be Celebrating National Rye Month in New York City

In case you didn't know, August is National Rye Month. Yes, for an entire month, we celebrate the spirit that ...read more ›

by Kerry Jepsen Aug 1, 2017
Guillermo del Toro and Patron Tequila Collaboration Release

Guillermo del Toro and Patron Tequila Collaboration Release

Guillermo del Toro, Mexican writer, designer, and director for films such as Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, is working with Patron Tequila on a new expr...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Aug 1, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The Wine Necklace

Things No One Asked For: The Wine Necklace

Drinking wine can be such a hassle. First, you have to hold the glass in your hand like some kind of animal. Then, if you want to do something with ...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Aug 1, 2017
Beer Brand Aurosa Makes Beer 'For Women,' Women Say They Already Have a Beer, and It's Called Beer

Beer Brand Aurosa Makes Beer 'For Women,' Women Say They Already Have a Beer, and It's Called Beer

Throw away your beer stash ladies, because a Czech beer company has made the only beer we will need. The compa...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Aug 1, 2017
Great American Beer Festival Tickets Go on Sale August 1-2

Great American Beer Festival Tickets Go on Sale August 1-2

The Great American Beer Festival will take place in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center Thursday through Saturday, October 5-7....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Jul 26, 2017
According to Wall Street, Millennials Are Choosing Wine Over Beer

According to Wall Street, Millennials Are Choosing Wine Over Beer

The American financier Goldman Sachs downgraded the stocks of the Boston Beer Company and Constellation Brands this week due to 'sluggish' beer sales ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jul 25, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close