Uptown Dallas's aptly named the Happiest Hour is sure to become your post-work go to. The outdoor bar and lounge scores with killer skyline views, an extensive bevy of fruity craft cocktails, and spacious digs (at over 12,00 square feet, it's the largest patio in all of Dallas, so bring your crew). Crudité-like small plates are good if you're in the mood for a snack; the signature two pound braised "Dino" beef rib is a solid choice to share.
Happiest Hour spans 12,000-square-feet of indoor-outdoor space littered with more than 30 TVs. It’ll have DJs throughout the bar and a surprise halftime performance, but if you really want to go big this year, join the 100-person rooftop viewing party, with theater-style seats, a massive video wall, and access to a premium open bar. Otherwise, just do what you’d normally do. Share the Nacho Tower or five-pound Big Happy Burger, request a 23-ounce beer, and laugh at chips commercials.
With 12,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space, Happiest Hour near the American Airlines Center continues to be one of the largest bars in DFW. Of course, the name should be a hint that this place has a killer happy hour (with drinks starting at only $5), a great time to gather with friends on the rooftop deck featuring dynamic skyline views. But no matter when you visit, get your Tiki fix with a Harwood Paradise, a fruity creation made with coconut and dark rums, pineapple and lime juices, and coconut.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.
Of all the restaurants in Dallas with patios, Happiest Hour boasts the biggest, which we absolutely love this time of year. And outdoor dining for large groups makes it easier to get a little loud and crazy, right? (Just a little, though.) You can get bottle service if you’re feeling extra festive then get a ton of Happytizers (the chicken tenders rock) and you’ve got yourself a party, whether your group’s four people or more than 15.
How to book: Book bottle service with tables inside or out online. It can handle private events, too.
With 12,000-square-feet of indoor-outdoor space at your disposal, feel free to spread out and point your eyes toward the nearest TV. A plethora of screens show all your favorite college and pro games, and when the Cowboys take the field, it’s Game Daze time. Score discounted drinks and get your fill of the Dak Burger, a two-hander topped with mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and bacon-onion jam. To boot, two dollars from each order goes toward Dak Prescott’s Faith Fight Finish Foundation.