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It was a close race, but Comet Cafe and its free bacon have captured the readers' hearts (and tastebuds).

Milwaukee's best free snacks, 2012: Comet Cafe

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The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2012. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of

Passing the time with some friends and a few drinks can make for a fun time, but it won't do much for you if you're hungry.

Thankfully, many Milwaukee bars have your back, offering up everything from M&Ms and peanuts to crispy bacon to stave off hunger pangs out on the town.

The latter comes courtesy of Comet Cafe, this year's readers' pick for best free bar snacks. Competition was close, but in the end it's hard to stack up against a basket of salty, bacon-y bliss.

Comet takes the top spot away from last year's pick, AJ Bombers. Their "P-nut" bombs put up a good fight, but we're giving the editors' pick nod to Blu for their cashews: the other free bar nut. editors' pick: Blu


2. AJ Bombers
3. Paddy's Pub
4. Von Trier
5. Leff's Lucky Town
6. Wolski's
7. The Pfister Lobby Bar
8. Blu
9. Y-Not II
10. Miller Time Pub
11. Whiskey Bar
12. Stepping Stone


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