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8 Happy Hours for Drinking on a Budget in the Metroplex

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Toro Toro in Fort Worth slings some cocktails that would make any hour happier.
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Inflation is up, and what’s in everyone’s paycheck is down. Time to cut those corners and save some money. Luckily, there are wonderful spots around Dallas, Fort Worth, and in the ‘burbs to have a happy hour (or three) that won’t break the bank.

Here are some of the best drink specials going on — and many of them also come with food menus. So you can go out and still be fiscally responsible.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Grandscape

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This family-friendly spot in Grandscape is a happy hour-friendly spot as well. Its happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. daily (yes, weekends too!) and includes $1 off pints, $6.95 cocktails and wine; and a food menu starting at $6.95 and going up to $8.95. The happy hour cocktail menu includes an old fashioned, margarita, mojito, Moscow mule, and the Raspberry Drop Martini.

Bar Louie

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At all of its locations around the Metroplex, happy hour for Bar Louie runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a slew of options between $4 and $7, including domestic and imported drafts, premium liquors, wine, signature martinis, and house cocktails. Additionally, bar bites and flatbreads are half off. 

Sushi Mockï

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This spot has happy hour offerings, including $3 sake and $5 wine from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. There is also a happy hour food menu with sushi and appetizers between $2 and $4, while rolls go up to $8.

Rodeo Goat

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With a new Rodeo Goat in Casa Linda, it joins the ranks of all locations in celebrating happy hour on Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The happiness includes $1 off beers, $2 off wine, and $3.50 for well cocktails. 

Electric Shuffle Dallas

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Happy hour is power hour at Electric Shuffle. Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., try the $7 fan favorite cocktails, including the Spicy Lucy (jalapeno infused tequila, cucumber, agave, lime, orange liqueur and a Tajin rim), Bold Fashioned, Espresso Martini, Frozen Watermelon Margarita, and Frozen Aperol Spritz on offer. And while you’re there, you can partake in a game of electric shuffleboard.

Shown are: Spicy Lucy, Bold Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini, Frozen Watermelon Margarita, and Frozen Aperol Spritz — the happy hour offerings at Electric Shuffle.
Cocktails make up happy hour at Electric Shuffle.
Electric Shuffle

Toro Toro Fort Worth

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This fancy Latin American steakhouse in Fort Worth is worth a visit any time, but happy hour comes in with a bang from Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the lobby and at the bar. Enjoy $6 wells, half-off wines by the glass, and $4 draft beer that includes local DFW brews.

El Chingon Fort Worth

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Of course there’s a badass happy hour at Fort Worth’s badass Mexican joint. Join in from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Order a Dos Equis on draft for $4, a house marg for $5, the tequila of the month shot for $5, or the Bad Ass Michelada for $7. There are also discounted food specials, including a taco flight for $15.

Written by the Seasons

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Take a trip to Bishop Arts and enjoy happy hour from Tuesday through Saturday at a hidden gem restaurant. On the menu are half-priced bottles of wine from 3 to 6 p.m.

A pair of hands clink two glasses of wine at an outdoor table at Written by the Seasons.
Cheers it up at Written by the Seasons.
Kathy Tran

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Grandscape

This family-friendly spot in Grandscape is a happy hour-friendly spot as well. Its happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. daily (yes, weekends too!) and includes $1 off pints, $6.95 cocktails and wine; and a food menu starting at $6.95 and going up to $8.95. The happy hour cocktail menu includes an old fashioned, margarita, mojito, Moscow mule, and the Raspberry Drop Martini.

Bar Louie

At all of its locations around the Metroplex, happy hour for Bar Louie runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a slew of options between $4 and $7, including domestic and imported drafts, premium liquors, wine, signature martinis, and house cocktails. Additionally, bar bites and flatbreads are half off. 

Sushi Mockï

This spot has happy hour offerings, including $3 sake and $5 wine from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. There is also a happy hour food menu with sushi and appetizers between $2 and $4, while rolls go up to $8.

Rodeo Goat

With a new Rodeo Goat in Casa Linda, it joins the ranks of all locations in celebrating happy hour on Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The happiness includes $1 off beers, $2 off wine, and $3.50 for well cocktails. 

Electric Shuffle Dallas

Shown are: Spicy Lucy, Bold Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini, Frozen Watermelon Margarita, and Frozen Aperol Spritz — the happy hour offerings at Electric Shuffle.
Cocktails make up happy hour at Electric Shuffle.
Electric Shuffle

Happy hour is power hour at Electric Shuffle. Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., try the $7 fan favorite cocktails, including the Spicy Lucy (jalapeno infused tequila, cucumber, agave, lime, orange liqueur and a Tajin rim), Bold Fashioned, Espresso Martini, Frozen Watermelon Margarita, and Frozen Aperol Spritz on offer. And while you’re there, you can partake in a game of electric shuffleboard.

Shown are: Spicy Lucy, Bold Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini, Frozen Watermelon Margarita, and Frozen Aperol Spritz — the happy hour offerings at Electric Shuffle.
Cocktails make up happy hour at Electric Shuffle.
Electric Shuffle

Toro Toro Fort Worth

This fancy Latin American steakhouse in Fort Worth is worth a visit any time, but happy hour comes in with a bang from Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the lobby and at the bar. Enjoy $6 wells, half-off wines by the glass, and $4 draft beer that includes local DFW brews.

El Chingon Fort Worth

Of course there’s a badass happy hour at Fort Worth’s badass Mexican joint. Join in from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Order a Dos Equis on draft for $4, a house marg for $5, the tequila of the month shot for $5, or the Bad Ass Michelada for $7. There are also discounted food specials, including a taco flight for $15.

Written by the Seasons

A pair of hands clink two glasses of wine at an outdoor table at Written by the Seasons.
Cheers it up at Written by the Seasons.
Kathy Tran

Take a trip to Bishop Arts and enjoy happy hour from Tuesday through Saturday at a hidden gem restaurant. On the menu are half-priced bottles of wine from 3 to 6 p.m.

A pair of hands clink two glasses of wine at an outdoor table at Written by the Seasons.
Cheers it up at Written by the Seasons.
Kathy Tran

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