Food & Drink

Stay Until Last Call and Get Free Food at These Bars

They say nothing good ever happens after 2 a.m. And while that might be true most of the time, occasionally it pays to be a night owl and stick around at a bar until last call—like when they serve free food to the most dedicated late-night patrons. While most complimentary munchies are offered during late afternoon happy hours, these five bars serve up free snacks as a thank you to patrons who are still standing right before closing time. From whole turkeys to homemade chicken soup, these are the best free, last-call bar eats in America.

Employees Only, New York and Miami

This bucket list bar serves up the ultimate comfort food to patrons who make it until 3:45 a.m.—a steaming bowl of homemade chicken soup. The freebie is the bar’s way of saying, “Thanks for coming, and we hope you get home safe.”

The Pour House Bar & Grill, Boston, MA

If you stick around until 1 a.m. at this Boston drinking establishment, you’ll be rewarded with a piping-hot, foil-wrapped, ballpark-style hot dog. The late night snack is so popular, the bar often runs out in 15 minutes, so the best advice is to get there early.

Scofflaw, Chicago, IL

This gin-focused bar in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood is known for its amazing drinks, but those with a sweet tooth will really enjoy what comes at midnight. When the clock strikes 12, freshly baked cookies are passed around the bar for everyone to enjoy.

The Carlile Room, Seattle, WA

The Carlile Room features a “dark happy hour” every night from 10 p.m. to closing time at midnight. Not only do they feature discounted Martinis and wine, but they also offer complimentary cheesy poofs to keep you satiated.

The Frog and the Peach, New Brunswick, NJ

Broke Rutgers college students will love the latest deal at this Dennis Street mainstay. During the bar’s late night happy hour on Thursdays, they bring out a whole baked turkey at midnight for patrons to feast on for free.