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8 bars with the best free snacks in Toronto

People may believe free bar snacks in Toronto are an urban myth but I have a secret - they do exist. Some Toronto bars give away delicious snack foods so you can happily chow down as you sip away.

From taco joints to taverns, here are my picks for the bars with the best free snacks in Toronto.

The Addisons Residence
Every Friday and Saturday between 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. this Wellington street lounge hands out free pizza to patrons. Staff walk around with pies from Maker Pizza and hand them out until all the slices are gone.

Bar Buca
Stop by this King West hotspot between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a cocktail or glass of wine and you will be treated to some of their delicious aperitif pairings such as free focaccia and olives.

Shamone
This Junction bar does free snacks every Monday night. Starting at 5 p.m. you can snack on platters of assorted cure meats, cheese, fruits and veggies.

Round the Horn
This craft beer destination on Roncesvalles wants to satisfy your sweet tooth. Found at the bar is a bottomless pit of candy that you can snack on all night. Get your fill of classic gummies like fuzzy peaches, sour watermelons and Swedish berries.

Maple Leaf Tavern
The Leslieville tavern serves up free pickled eggs every Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The only catch here is you only get one free egg with every beverage purchase - but even non-alcoholic drinks count.

El Caballito
If you find yourself at this King West taco joint in the wee hours of the night you'll be treated to a little surprise. Every Thursday to Saturday when the clock strikes midnight everyone in attendance gets a free taco.

Swan Dive
This kitschy Dundas West bar has a few tricks up its sleeve. One of its many charms is its free popcorn made from a vintage popcorn machine. Snack away as you down your brew.

Church Aperitivo Bar
Hit up this West Queen West Italian restaurant and bar Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for complimentary antipasti and stuzzichini such as home made pizza, arancini and crostini. The only requirement is that you purchase a beverage first.

Photo of Shamone by Jesse Milns.


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