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Fried pickles to ox tongue sliders

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With drinking comes the need to eat. For those looking for something lighter than full-on meals, it’s time to search for perfect bar snacks.

In Austin, this means offerings like the appropriately-named stoner snack from Whip In, sharable pizza from King Bee Lounge, Jeffrey’s deviled eggs and Lenoir’s wine garden trailer with hush puppies. And yes, sharable pizza from King Bee are included. This update adds brisket cheddar cheese tater tots from EastSide Tavern, Winebelly’s shishisto peppers, Workhorse’s fried pickles (chips, not spears), and others.

For more bar dining, check out Eater’s picks for the best bars with great food, happy hours, wine and cheese spots, charcuterie, plus oysters, French fries, chicken wings, deviled eggs, and queso. Then, for other drinking options, scope out cocktail bars both new and essential, beer destinations, dive bars, and restaurants and bars with killer wine lists.

Everything below is listed in alphabetical order. Is your favorite bar snack missing? Let Eater know through the tipline, comments, or over on the forum.

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Brisket Cheddar Cheese Tater Tots at EastSide Tavern

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EastSide Tavern combines smoked meats and bar snacks into one handy dish: the brisket cheddar tater tots, served with a side of spicy aioli.

Chicken Fried Olives at Second Bar + Kitchen

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The casual downtown restaurant offers a strong bar snack game, especially with the unmissable chicken fried olives.

Cornmeal Hush Puppies at Lenoir

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Lenoir’s food trailer out in the wine garden means that guests can try out food from the restaurant without committing to the prix fixe meal. That's where you can find the standout cornmeal hush puppies with fruit chutney and pecans.

Crispy Beef Tendons at Fixe Austin

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Take advantage of Fixe’s whiskey collection and snack on the restaurant’s take on chicharrones: airy, crispy beef tendons served with a side of the housemade hot sauce.

Deviled Eggs at Jeffrey's

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Take advantage of Jeffrey’s half-off bar food all night on Mondays, where truffled deviled eggs are $5.

Elegant Stoner Snack at Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

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The brewery/Indian grocery store knows its beer-loving crowd by offering what it dubs as the “elegant stoner snack,” a mess of fries, spicy queso, crispy bacon, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

Fried Pickles at Workhorse Bar

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Fried pickles are an essential bar snack, and the North Loop bar batters the brined cucumber in beer batter, served in chip form, not spears.

Frito Pie at Yellow Jacket Social Club

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Outdoor patio drinking is made better with individual bags of Frito pie, so you don’t have to share.

Ox Tongue Sliders at Contigo Austin

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Contigo elevates the slider by using ox tongue.

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Pizza at King Bee Lounge

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Mezcal and frozen cocktails pair well with full-sized pizza cut into square pieces, made and served in the bar.

Potato Chips at Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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The potato chips at Black Star Co-op are actually just giant thick cuts of well-seasoned potato wedges, which just makes it even better.

Shishito Peppers at Winebelly

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For shishisto peppers, look no further than the wine bar, where the dish is sprinkled with ricotta and Maldon salt.

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Brisket Cheddar Cheese Tater Tots at EastSide Tavern

EastSide Tavern combines smoked meats and bar snacks into one handy dish: the brisket cheddar tater tots, served with a side of spicy aioli.

Chicken Fried Olives at Second Bar + Kitchen

The casual downtown restaurant offers a strong bar snack game, especially with the unmissable chicken fried olives.

Cornmeal Hush Puppies at Lenoir

Lenoir’s food trailer out in the wine garden means that guests can try out food from the restaurant without committing to the prix fixe meal. That's where you can find the standout cornmeal hush puppies with fruit chutney and pecans.

Crispy Beef Tendons at Fixe Austin

Take advantage of Fixe’s whiskey collection and snack on the restaurant’s take on chicharrones: airy, crispy beef tendons served with a side of the housemade hot sauce.

Deviled Eggs at Jeffrey's

Take advantage of Jeffrey’s half-off bar food all night on Mondays, where truffled deviled eggs are $5.

Elegant Stoner Snack at Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

The brewery/Indian grocery store knows its beer-loving crowd by offering what it dubs as the “elegant stoner snack,” a mess of fries, spicy queso, crispy bacon, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

Fried Pickles at Workhorse Bar

Fried pickles are an essential bar snack, and the North Loop bar batters the brined cucumber in beer batter, served in chip form, not spears.

Frito Pie at Yellow Jacket Social Club

Outdoor patio drinking is made better with individual bags of Frito pie, so you don’t have to share.

Ox Tongue Sliders at Contigo Austin

[Photo: Denise F./Yelp]

Contigo elevates the slider by using ox tongue.

[Photo: Denise F./Yelp]

Pizza at King Bee Lounge

Mezcal and frozen cocktails pair well with full-sized pizza cut into square pieces, made and served in the bar.

Potato Chips at Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

The potato chips at Black Star Co-op are actually just giant thick cuts of well-seasoned potato wedges, which just makes it even better.

Shishito Peppers at Winebelly

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For shishisto peppers, look no further than the wine bar, where the dish is sprinkled with ricotta and Maldon salt.

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