The Best Happy Hour Deals in 8 Dallas Neighborhoods

Load up on bargain beers, discounted daiquiris, and marked-down margaritas.

Provided you’re not operating heavy machinery, there’s never a bad time to have a drink. But when the clock strikes 5—or, in some cases, noon—thirsty hordes of hardworking folks emerge from their homes, offices, and home offices in search of discounted drinks. Fortunately, bars all over the city answer the call with happy hour deals so good they’ll make you weep into your beer, wine, or cocktail.

These are 20 of the best happy hours in Dallas, broken down by neighborhood. Remember: Deals change, but your inalienable right to enjoy cheap beers on sunny patios never will.

DEEP ELLUM

Harlowe MXM
Harlowe MXM

When: Wednesday - Thursday from 4 - 7 pm, Friday 3 - 7 pm
The deal: Offset the cost of oysters, lobster rolls, and steak frites by partaking in this compelling Deep Ellum happy hour. Five American dollars gets you a glass of house wine, a frozen cocktail, draught beer, or well drink. The roof deck offering one of the best views in town is thrown in for free.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

Shoals Sound & Service
Shoals Sound & Service

When: All day Monday, Tuesday - Friday from 4 - 7 pm
The deal: Stop into this cozy Deep Ellum bar for good drinks, good vibes, and quality vinyl records. Do so during happy hour, and you’ll find select classic cocktails, including Daiquiris, Palomas, and Gimlets, for just $7 each. Pair them with a few discounted items from the bar’s Latin-inspired vegan menu, like Sweet Plantains, Shiitake Ceviche, and Fried Potatoes with pickled onions, chimichurri, and aji crema.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

DESIGN DISTRICT

Bowlounge
Bowlounge

When: Monday - Friday from 4 - 7 pm
The deal: This retro bowling alley bar offers $5 lane reservations until 7 pm on weekdays. Sure, there’s a “Caucasion” cocktail on the menu in a nod to Lebowski, but you’re here for the $2 beers and $4 wells during happy hour. Trust—after a few rounds, you won’t care so much about all those gutter balls.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

Meddlesome Moth
Meddlesome Moth

When: Monday - Friday from 3 - 6 pm
The deal: This convivial gathering place is known for its impressive beer list and stained glass windows. Kneel at the altar during Social Hour, and you’ll gain access to $4 rotating drafts, $6 wines, and $8 featured cocktails like Moscow Mules, Old Fashioneds, and Margaritas. For good measure, add a couple discounted plates to your order, from bargain-priced soft pretzels to a delicious burger topped with cheddar and Thousand Island dressing.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

DOWNTOWN

Happiest Hour
Happiest Hour

When: Monday - Thursday from 4 - 7 pm
The deal: This well-situated (and aptly named) bar draws crowds from surrounding Uptown, Downtown, and Victory Park for post-work and pre-Mavs/Stars drinks. The downstairs bar, sprawling patio, and roof deck are all prime spots to enjoy $6 Flatbreads and Pork Sliders, plus $5 pints, $6 wells, and $7 glasses of wine.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

When: Tuesday - Thursday from 4:30 - 7 pm, Friday from 2 - 7 pm
The deal: This Downtown den sports one of the best elevated patios in town. And said patio is a fantastic perch for watching the world go by with a drink in hand. During happy hour, score $8 craft cocktails, plus save $3 on glasses of wine and $1 on beers, then go ahead and invest those savings in yet another round.
How to book: Reserve via Yelp.

EAST DALLAS

Goodfriend beer garden and burger house
Goodfriend beer garden and burger house

When: Wednesday - Friday from 4 - 6 pm
The deal: Plan your day accordingly, and you can enjoy select $4 beers, wells, and wines all afternoon at this East Dallas stalwart. Heed the name and bring some good friends along, order a juicy burger to accompany your drinks, and plant yourself on the shaded patio for the foreseeable future.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

Hudson House
Hudson House

When: Monday - Sunday from 3 - 6 pm
The deal: Half-priced oysters and Martinis are the platonic ideal of an afternoon well-spent. Score a classic gin Martini, a Gibson, or tequila-spiked version, then load up on as many fresh oysters as you can fit on your table. Just be sure to leave a plate-size opening for a standout burger, which runs just $10 during happy hour.
How to book: Reserve via SevenRooms.

Photo courtesy of Toller Patio

When: Monday - Friday from 12 - 7 pm
The deal: One of the best patios in Dallas also sports one of the better—not to mention longer—happy hours. The menu features select domestic beers for $3, wells for $5, and draft cocktails for $6. If you’re feeling snacky, kindly request dishes like Buffalo Wings, Pimento Dip, or Hummus, similarly discounted throughout the duration of these seven glorious hours.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

LOWER GREENVILLE

Alamo Club
Alamo Club

When: Monday - Thursday from 4 - 7 pm, Friday from 3 - 7 pm
The deal: Beers are $5 and cocktails are $3 less than usual at this fun-loving Greenville Avenue bar. Dig up a little extra pocket money and you can live large with a heaping plate of Steak frites or Pot Roast Pappardelle.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

HG Sply Co.
HG Sply Co.

When: Monday - Friday from 3 - 6 pm
The deal: Hit up this Lower Greenville destination and you'll soon find that breezy rooftops pair ever-so-nicely with $3 rotating drafts, $6 house wines (red, white, and rosé), and $5 cocktails, including Old Fashioneds, Mules, and the stellar Strawberry Smash (strawberry and pink peppercorn-infused gin, mint, sugar, lemon).
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

Leela's
Leela's

When: Monday - Friday from 4 - 6 pm
The deal: This neighborhood wine bar is known for its well-curated selection of wines on tap available by the glass or carafe. During happy hours, glasses of house wine are just $5, and $7 nets you a signature cocktail, like the easy-drinking Leela’s Spritz (made with butterfly pea flower-infused blanc vermouth) or the Hibiscus Margarita.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

OAK CLIFF

Krio
Krio

When: Wednesday - Monday from 4 - 6 pm (closed Tuesdays)
The deal: Krio’s Asian-Cajun menu has become a neighborhood go-to for po-boys, bánh mì, and baskets of delicious fried seafood. Come during happy hour, and you can pair all that with $5 wells, beers, and glasses of house wine. Make it a Monday, and half-priced oysters make an appearance.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable

Tiny Victories
Tiny Victories

When: Tuesday - Friday from 4 - 7 pm
The deal: One thousand square feet and 40 seats—that’s what you’re working with at Tiny Victories, the lovable Oak Cliff cocktail joint. During happy hour, the talented barkeeps knock out half-priced classic cocktails like Negronis, Daiquiris, and Sazeracs, while also pouring discounted beers and wines.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

OAK LAWN

The Grapevine Bar
The Grapevine Bar

When: All day Monday - Tuesday, Wednesday - Friday from 4 - 7 pm
The deal: This trusty neighborhood dive offers one of the lengthiest happy hours around, ensuring many joyful hours inside. Drink deals start at $3 for domestics and wells, with frozen cocktails like the Tangarita and Bellini only 50 cents more. Get a couple drinks under your belt before challenging a fellow patron to a friendly game of one-on-one on the bar’s backyard basketball court.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

Warwick Melrose - Dallas
Warwick Melrose - Dallas

When: Sunday - Thursday from 4 - 7 pm
The deal: Behold: A piano bar that doesn’t make you want to Van Gogh your own ears. Nestled within the Warwick Melrose Hotel, The Library puts out legit piano and jazz tunes in a comfortable setting rife with rich leather, warm lighting, and actual books. During happy hour, it doles out half-priced cocktails and wines by the glass, to boot.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

UPTOWN

Photo by Kathy Tran | Courtesy of Las Palmas

When: Monday - Sunday from 2 - 6 pm
The deal: Everyone likes a happy hour unencumbered by day of the week. At Las Palmas, just remember to show up between two and six pm, and you’ll get access to $4 draft beers, $6 Ranch Waters and Old Fashioneds, and $6.50 Margaritas. Tex-Mex plates are also cheaper than usual, so pony up an additional $8.25 for crispy tacos, burritos, tamales, and nacho fries.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

The Standard Pour
The Standard Pour

When: All day Monday, Tuesday - Sunday from 5 - 7 pm
The deal: Slinging some of the best bourbon in town and sporting one of the neighborhood’s sunniest street-side patios, The Standard Pour achieves triple threat status with its happy hour food and drink specials. Beers start at $3, cocktails are $5, and wines by the glass are $7. Do the responsible thing and soak up that booze with discounted appetizers like Bacon-wrapped Jalapenos, Sourdough Pretzels, and Spinach and Artichoke Dip.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

When: All day Monday, Tuesday - Saturday from 5 - 8 pm
The deal: The good part is that classic cocktails (AKA French 75s, Gimlets, Moscow Mules) are only $5 during this Uptown bar’s generous happy hour. The best part is that happy hour prices also go into effect any time it rains. So check the weather, grab the umbrella, and get ready to party.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

Uchiba
Uchiba

When: Daily from 5 - 6:30 pm
The deal: Uchiba has no business being this darn cheap during happy hour, but you’ll hear no complaints from the patrons who rush the doors at opening time. Stop in for $4 beer, $5 sake, and $6 cocktails, plus choice nigiri starting at just $2. Once you’ve depleted the menu, remember that subterranean sister restaurant Uchi offers a great happy hour of its own.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

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Kevin Gray is a freelance writer and editor covering all things food, drinks, and travel.