Bar Food

As long as there have been bars, there has been bar food, in the form of snacks given away for free or entire meals that can be eaten while quaffing your favorite libation. (It’s said that the concept of tapas began when bartenders would cover a drink with a plate to keep bugs out, and then they began putting food on said plate.) Today, many five-star restaurants allow you to dine on their complete menu while sitting at the bar, stretching the definition of what “bar food” really is. At Drinkhacker, bar food means any number of things, including sweet or salty snacks that pair well with drink, food designed by chefs to pair with certain beverages, and (especially, since these are the most reviewable), foodstuffs that are made with alcohol as part of the recipe. A sampling of all of the above can be found below.

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Bokksu Japanese Snack Box Subscription
MarieBelle x Reserva de la Familia Chocolate Box Set
Homemade Beer Cheese

Review: Sacred Sauce

By Christopher Null | August 22, 2020 |

We don’t typically review hot sauces or other condiments, but if you think about it, a bottle of fiery stuff is always important to have on hand when you’re noshing on bar food — or kicking the spice level up on a Bloody Mary. Sacred Sauce can work to both ends, and it comes in…

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Review: Eastern Standard Provisions Pretzels

By Christopher Null | August 4, 2020 |

Oktoberfest may not be the raucous affair we’ve come to expect this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the experience to your home with some good oompah music, German beer, and a solid pair of lederhosen. What’s missing in this equation? Why, pretzels, of course — and sorry, but Snyder’s just isn’t going…

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Review: RumChata Limon Liqueur

By Christopher Null | June 15, 2020 |

If you had asked me what I thought the first line extension from RumChata — the horchata liqueur — would be, “lemon” would not have been at the top of that list. But here we are, staring down RumChata Limon to see how sweet and sour come together in cream liqueur fashion. As a refresher,…

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Review: Basil Hayden x Beehive “Pour Me a Slice” Bourbon-Infused Cheese

By Christopher Null | January 26, 2020 |

Well, the headline tells it all. Beehive Cheese took its aged, cow’s milk cheddar, pumped it up with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, and is bringing this intriguing combination to you, the drinker. “Pour Me a Slice” comes in both 4 oz. and 12 oz. sizes. The cheese is fairly firm, quite nutty, and mildly grassy —…

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Review: Slane Irish Whiskey Spiked Doughnuts

By Christopher Null | January 25, 2020 |

It’s Irish Coffee Day… and what goes better with Irish Coffee than a nice doughnut? Let’s take that one step further: How about an Irish whiskey-spiked doughnut, courtesy of Slane Irish Whiskey today and New York-based Dough Doughnuts? The concept isn’t difficult. The bakery has produced a trio of doughnut styles, all infused with Slane…

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Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day, 2019

By Kim Richards | March 14, 2019 |

Who says 13 is an unlucky number? Not us! We’re sharing 13 great cocktails to try out this St. Patrick’s Day. When you come up for air, give these festive Reuben Sliders a try, too. Gin n’ Greens 1 ½ oz. The Botanist Gin 1 ½ oz. celery juice ½ oz. lemon juice 1 oz.…

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Recipes for National Margarita Day 2019

By Kim Richards | February 21, 2019 |

This year National Margarita Day is on Friday, February 22nd. That’s right… an actual Friday! With these awesome margarita recipes, you can toast National Margarita Day many times over. Serve them up with our Margarita Glazed Baby Back Ribs (recipe included below) for a hit. ¡Salud! Blood Orange Margarita from Parker and Quinn 1 1/2 oz.…

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Cocktails for Super Bowl LIII, 2019

By Kim Richards | February 2, 2019 |

It’s time to don that team jersey again for this year’s Super Bowl. Here are a few cocktails to enjoy along with the game — plus we’re sharing a nacho recipe with a seafood twist. Beermosa courtesy of Brooklyn Brew Shop 1 1/2 oz. orange juice 3 oz. dry Belgian-style ale (We used Allagash Triple…

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Fall and Winter Cocktails for 2018

By Kim Richards | December 8, 2018 |

Plummeting temperatures during one of our busiest times of year really call for something to warm the body and soul at the end of the day. Here are a few cocktails designed to do just that. We’ve also included a punch and sangria recipe for when you have friends or family over (another common occurrence…

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Review: Bokksu Japanese Snack Box Subscription

By Christopher Null | November 20, 2018 |

Man cannot live on whiskey alone — even Japanese whisky. What one needs to go along with such delights are snacks, and no one does snacks better than Japan. Bokksu is a new subscription service bringing you innovative Japanese snack products — well beyond the usual Kit Kats and novelty candies you find in other…

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