Not many places give anything away for free anymore, but if you look hard, you will still find a few. Some bars in our area will give out tasty treats to patrons. While our local bars in Sacramento draw people in without having to give out freebies, it’s always nice to receive anything you don’t have to pay for. An even better scenario than just getting free stuff is getting anything food related. Some of the following bars may already be some of your favorite watering holes. Free snacks may just be the added incentive people need to boost the frequency of their visits.
Final Gravity Taproom & Bottleshop
9205 Sierra College Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
Free can actually mean more than one thing depending on the context. In the literal sense, Final Gravity Taproom gives out a free snack which is a blend of pretzels and Utz mix. This taproom however does something almost unheard of in the industry by letting patrons bring in their own food from the outside without any charge or penalty (or wrist slap). In addition, Final Gravity has partnered with La Huaca Peruvian Restaurant which has created a limited menu for the bar and its guests. As a patron of Final Gravity, you can call La Huaca and it will deliver food to you at Final Gravity which, while not free, is very cool. The taproom also has a small menu available of its own. If you are a lover of craft beer, this is more than worth the visit. Final Gravity has 26 beers on tap with one being nitro and one cask conditioned. If bottled beer is what you crave, then never fear as Final Gravity offers a whopping 300-bottle selection of various styles of beers. Happy hour lasts all day on Sunday and goes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday when it offers $1 off beers on tap and wines by the glass.
Freeport Bar & Grill
8259 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95832
Freeport Bar & Grill is a great local spot offering quality cocktails and food. The bar has an impressive happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. where there are ever-changing drink specials and appetizers at half of their regular menu price. The name of this article however is not “Best Places For Things that Are Almost Free.” Every Monday, Freeport gives out free hot dogs and Thursday is complimentary taco night, both are foods that pair well with drinking of any kind. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Freeport supplies guests with free select appetizers. Freeport Bar & Grill could very well be the best place for free snacks on this list. Its offerings are certainly the most vast and filling.
El Patron Bar And Grill
10394 Rockingham Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
As far as free snacks go, there’s nothing better to snack on than chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant, and El Patron is one of the best. El Patron will bring you as many baskets of chips and salsa as you can eat and they are house made and delicious. Worth mentioning are what goes on at the bar and restaurant on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Taco Tuesday and Thirsty Thursday are the days of the week when you can get $1 tacos, $4 margaritas and $5 sangria. The $1 taco list consists of chicken, veggie, carnitas and steak. On select days, El Patron will also have the “El Pastor” which is a pork mixture and lengua (tongue) available for consumption. Don’t worry about what time to get there for these deals because El Patron does it from open to close on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Unfortunately, the Folsom Boulevard location closed down this past summer, but the Rancho Cordova and Roseville spots are going strong. The El Patron site will route you to the Folsom location but the menu information is accurate. Also worth mentioning is that the Rancho Cordova location does not have a full bar, but the beer, sangria and margaritas are quite quenching.
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As a hospitality professional Andy Soto has worked every facet of the industry. He currently leads the team at Spectrum Restaurant Consulting. He started writing a hospitality blog in 2009 and restaurant writing for Sacramento Press in 2010. In 2011 Andy became a Sacramento Restaurant Examiner for Examiner.com. His work can be found on Examiner.com.