Hanging out at a bar can work up quite an appetite. Luckily, any bar worth its weight surely has a bevy of delicious snacks for you to satiate your hunger. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you'll learn of just a few must try bar foods.
A bar pie is a simple, personal sized pizza that is made to feed one. Generally just a few inches across, what makes a bar pie distinct is its crust. It's light and flaky, while being thin, but not too terribly crunchy. It is usually a bit too small to contain more than just a few toppings, but the usual suspects include pepperoni, sausage, and green peppers.
Any bar that claims to be a pub absolutely must serve this national treasure. French fries, cheese curd, and brown gravy combine together to form this potent, savory dish. It goes down quite well after a few pints.
Nothing can satisfy a gaggle of hungry bar goers better than a heaping plate of nachos. The best nachos a bar can serve are crispy tortillas loaded with cheese, meat, and sour cream on every bite. Many pubs serve the perfunctory topping of lettuce off to the side, as it only gets in the way of the real thing.
This is another dish that is best served to a large group of bar patrons. In a bar setting, shrimp is best served in its shell, seasoned to taste, and with plenty of cocktail sauce to go around. Perhaps the best setting in which to down a bit of shrimp at the pub is during the summer months, coupled with a few frosty mugs, and with the jukebox blaring.
Hot wings are perhaps the ideal pub food. These juicy little slabs of chicken wing should always be served spicy, and with a side of blue cheese dressing. Hot wings can usually be purchased at a minimum price at bars nation wide.
The proper jalapeno popper recipe, at least in a bar setting, requires a jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese (although occasionally a substitution of nacho cheese is acceptable), then lightly breaded and deep fried.
There you have it. Six of the best bar foods that you can much on while downing a few frothy beverages. These dishes are nothing fancy, but there are few things in life tastier and more satisfying than bar food.