lots of old dive bars here back in the day used to have huge jars of pickled eggs, think they charged $1 each. they were slightly gross but also so good, in that divvy environment after you'd had a few too many brews. I think many of them were Irish-american bars, is it an Irish thing?
also, I have a couple of picked peppers almost every day with my lunch, love love love. although i've heard that the pickling liquid is bad for your teeth, erodes the enamel.