Whether enjoying a cold beer or a hardcore cocktail, when a drink is served alongside a tasty bowl of snacks, the night is instantaneously better. Some bars in the Detroit area serve complimentary popcorn, while others swear by peanuts. Take a look at some local favorites that serve up delectable snacks in addition to the standard drinks.
Tommy’s Detroit Bar and Grill
624 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Come in for the drinks and stay because the staff is beyond friendly, making the time spent here a great experience. Tommy’s Detroit Bar and Grill serves popcorn made fresh in its popcorn machine, which is served piping hot in bowls. Challenge friends to a game of pool or try your luck at the dart board.
Ye Olde Tap Room
14915 Charlevoix St.
Detroit, MI 48215
Ye Olde Tap Room offers a few key things that make it a great place to chill. A complimentary basket of peanuts awaits, with the shells still on – pretty compelling, right? Well, throw a jukebox and a dart board into the mix and now this spot screams of a stellar time for everyone. Grab a seat outside on the outdoor patio when the weather is warm. With around 250 different beers to try, this is the bar that never gets old.
205 W. 5th Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
O’Tooles is a lively sports bar that has a substantial beer selection and will always have “the game” on. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable but not dull, with an excitement that grows while the hometown team is winning. On certain nights, O’Tooles hosts trivia; other entertainment includes a DJ spinning. All of these special touches make it the perfect spot to hang with friends, catch the game and munch on some free popcorn.
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Iron Mike’s Tavern
22900 Waltz Road
New Boston, MI 48164
Iron Mike’s Tavern has a comfortable vibe with all of the standard trappings of the usual neighborhood bar. The sporty environment features plenty of TVs to catch the game. There is a jukebox for musical entertainment and the conversation keeps it lively. Free popcorn is available and it is the perfect complement to a cold mug of beer.
Loco’s Bar and Grill
454 E. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
Loco Bar and Grill has a casual yet festive atmosphere. This establishment offers plenty of complimentary chips that are the perfect touch to the frosty margaritas or tasty beer. After drinks, move towards the dance floor, where the crowd has a blast salsa dancing until all hours.
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