Free Bar Bites

barThe best things in life are free—especially when they come with cocktails. Lucky for us, lots of local boites are serving complimentary bar snacks for imbibers to nibble while they drink. Never again will our budget force us to choose between another glass of Pinot and a bite to eat. Here are some of our current—and free!—faves.

From 5:30-7 p.m., Monday through Friday at the bar, Union Bar & Grille serves free nouveau-American bites like sliders, mini corn dogs, and their play on the ball park favorites, Cracker Jacks. The options vary day-to-day. 1357 Washington St., Boston, 617-423-0555,

Complement your margarita with free tacos at the bar every Sunday night after 10 p.m. at Cactus Club. Gracias! 939 Boylston St., Boston, 617.236.0200,

Bread before the meal will seem so passé once you taste Taberna de Haro’s complimentary garlicky potato salad. This treat comes to you free-of-charge while you wait for your meal at the bar or in the dining room. 999 Beacon St., Brookline, 617 277 8272,

Dine at the bar at No.9 Park and enjoy complimentary gougéres. The French cheese puff is made of light dough with a cheesy filling. 9 Park St., Boston, 617-742-9991,

Don’t underestimate the art of the potato chip. Smith & Wollenksy’s Cajun spices are sprinkled on top of complimentary house-made crisps, which are served daily at the bar. 101 Arlington St., Boston, 617- 423-1112,

—Angela Giannopoulos