Britain has pubs and Spain has tapas bars, but America’s collection of sports bars, taverns, saloons, dives, gastropubs, cantinas, cocktail lounges represents a bar-food tapestry, one that changes dramatically when you cross state lines. Every state has a go-to bar snack, something you see pretty much everywhere you pop in for a round. Oftentimes, you don't even realize how local they are until you leave. Don't believe us? Try ordering some chislic in Mississippi and see what happens.
In choosing the unofficial bar snack for every state, we looked at a lot of factors. Some are completely unique to the states they call home. Some are prevalent in other areas, but are extremely ubiquitous (or even invented) in their designated state. None are entrees (sorry Jucy Lucy and hot dogs), though if you want to sit down and eat two pounds of tater tots and call it dinner, good on you. Either way, whatever state you're in, keep an eye out for these delicious drinking snacks.