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18 Excellent Dallas Happy Hours for Drinking on the Cheap

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Having a great place to unwind with cheap booze at the end of the workday should be at the top of every 9-to-5er’s priority list. And considering the strength of Dallas’s cocktail scene, there’s no need to settle for ice-cold cans of PBR and crappy vodka, either — it is, in fact, possible to drink fancy-schmancy cocktails in Dallas on the cheap.

But where do you find Dallas' best happy hours? Pretty much everywhere, fortunately. From (about) 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekdays – and beyond! – drinkers can easily find a solid spot to work up a buzz at these 18 great happy hours without going broke.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. MoMo Italian Kitchen

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8989 Forest Ln #130
Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 234-6800
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MoMo Italian Kitchen, with its neighborhood vibes and Northern Italian menu offers an appropriately themed “Apertivi Hour,” with snacks like lamb meatballs and antipasto to pair alongside Italian wines and cocktails that all range in price from $2 to $8. Happy hour’s on here from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

2. The People's Last Stand

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5319 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-8755
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This tucked-away Mockingbird Station bar offers a solid list of well-mixed cocktails for just $8, including Moscow mules, strawberry palomas, The People’s Old Fashioned, and tons more. Stop by for happy hour every day until 7 p.m.

3. Fachini

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33a Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 838-9688
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On the fancy side of town in Highland Park Village, Fachini’s new happy hour runs Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. During those hours, the restaurant knocks $5 off house cocktails, $10 off house martinis and $3 off salads and appetizers.

4. Sundown At Granada

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3520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-8305
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This eatery next door to the Granada Theatre offers draft beers for $4, craft cocktails for $6, and house wine for $6 during happy hour. Oh, and on Thursdays, wine lovers can indulge in half-priced bottles. Happy hour is on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., plus Sundays from 4 p.m to close.

5. Chelsea Corner

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4830 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 726-2211
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North McKinney Avenue staple Chelsea Corner serves up $8 Casamigos margaritas, $6 select call drinks and $5 drafts to wash down $10 pizzas. Happy Hour happens Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. And after one too many, note the availability of brunch the next morning.

6. Alamo Club

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1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 399-7600
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With $5 beers and $3 off cocktails and wines during happy hour, Alamo Club on Greenville Avenue is an ideal spot to drink well on the cheap. Happy hour is on between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

7. Malai Kitchen

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3699 McKinney Ave #319
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 599-7857
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Available at all of Malai Kitchen’s outposts — there’s locations in Dallas’s West Village, Southlake, and Fort Worth — the happy hour at this popular Vietnamese eatery is a must. Score a house-brewed draft beer for $5, wines for $7, and $8 drinks like the Tropic Thai, mixed with vodka, ginger liqueur, passionfruit purée, pineapple, and mint. Pair with an order of chicken satay or Vietnamese meatballs for $5, or choose two for $9. Happy hour happens Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and all day Sunday.

8. Parliament

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2418 Allen St
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 804-4321
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This popular drinking den rings up its house craft cocktails for $5 during happy hour, including an expertly mixed Old Fashioned, French 75, Moscow mule, or gimlet. Those prices are good anytime it rains, too, so feel free to enjoy a Mai Tai and wait out the storm. Happy hour’s on all day Monday, and Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

9. Toller Patio

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3675 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 608-1780
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This colorful patio watering hole off Ross Avenue has a lengthy happy hour every weekday, running from noon to 7 p.m.. During this time, draft cocktails are $6, well drinks are $5, draft Miller Lites and Dos XX are $3 each. $5 dips like pimento cheese, buffalo chicken, queso, and hummus partner nicely.

10. Las Palmas Tex-Mex

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2708 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 647-1232
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Visit Uptown’s Las Palmas for a Tex Mex happy hour featuring $6 cocktails, $4 drafts, $4.50 bottles and $6.50 margaritas to wash down a wide selection of typical fare including tacos, burritos, tamales and nacho fries for $8.50 each. For those wanting to take happy hour to go, the bar serves canned versions of its frozen and rocks margaritas as well.

11. Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine Dallas

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1628 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 774-9903
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Some of the best-tasting happy hour bites and cocktails can be found at the bar at Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine, where $7 pizzas join $5 cocktails and wines between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Try the caipirinha with a Turkish lamb pizza for an international feast.

12. Meddlesome Moth

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
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Featuring tasty bites from new chef Joshua Bonee that range from a $6 soft pretzel to a $12 burger, Meddlesome Moth’s “Social Hour” won’t disappoint. Drink specials include $4 drafts, $6 wines and $8 featured cocktails.

13. Uchi Dallas

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2817 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5454
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Both Uchi and its upstairs sibling Uchiba host excellent happy hours. Downstairs, hit Uchi’s sushi and sake specials, with dishes and drinks starting at just $2 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At Uchiba, happy hour runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily, with maki and nigiri options that range from $2 to $8 each. Or, hit up the bar’s reverse happy hour, where dishes like wagyu tartare and cocktails made with Japanese whiskey are all on special between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

14. Harwood District

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2850 N Harwood St Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 273-5151
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Home to a slew of solid happy hours, the Harwood District is a perfet destination for a happy hour crawl. Start at Mercat Bistro for $6 martinis and wines, then head to Te Deseo, where cocktails start at just $5. Over at Saint Anne, find $6, wines, $5 pints at Happiest Hour, and $6 libations at Harwood Arms. Happy hour times differ among the restaurants, but most fall between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

15. Ocean Prime

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2101 Cedar Springs Rd #150
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 965-0440
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Monday through Friday between 4 and 7 p.m., Ocean Prime offers its small plates, select sushi rolls and cocktails for half off. Try a cucumber gimlet, regularly $15 but just $7.50 during happy hour. The temperature-controlled terrace is a particularly lovely place to enjoy all of the above.

16. Royal 38

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2301 N Akard St Suite 210
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 736-9010
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Sometimes a cheap happy hour isn’t the goal. For those Dallasites looking to knock a couple bucks off some pricey but well-built cocktails, Royal 38 is an excellent choice. No- and low-booze options abound, as well as creative concoctions organized into categories like “Tonic,” “Daisy,” and “Spirited.” Prices range from $8-10 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

17. Jaxon Beer Garden

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311 S Akard St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 838-1422
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Jaxon Beer Garden offers guests $4 Texas drafts, $5 house wines, $6 frozen drinks, and $6 draft cocktails from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Texas drafts are also just $4 on Sundays after 7 p.m., and everything’s on happy hour pricing whenever it rains.

18. Bowen House

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2614 Boll St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 484-1385
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This beloved Uptown bar is a best bet for cocktail snobs who want to save a couple bucks. Score a Mai Tai or Old Fashioned, among other libations, for just $7, and pair with snacks like olives, pommes dauphin, or lemon-chive deviled eggs. Happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

1. MoMo Italian Kitchen

8989 Forest Ln #130, Dallas, TX 75243

MoMo Italian Kitchen, with its neighborhood vibes and Northern Italian menu offers an appropriately themed “Apertivi Hour,” with snacks like lamb meatballs and antipasto to pair alongside Italian wines and cocktails that all range in price from $2 to $8. Happy hour’s on here from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

8989 Forest Ln #130
Dallas, TX 75243

2. The People's Last Stand

5319 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

This tucked-away Mockingbird Station bar offers a solid list of well-mixed cocktails for just $8, including Moscow mules, strawberry palomas, The People’s Old Fashioned, and tons more. Stop by for happy hour every day until 7 p.m.

5319 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

3. Fachini

33a Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205

On the fancy side of town in Highland Park Village, Fachini’s new happy hour runs Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. During those hours, the restaurant knocks $5 off house cocktails, $10 off house martinis and $3 off salads and appetizers.

33a Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205

4. Sundown At Granada

3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This eatery next door to the Granada Theatre offers draft beers for $4, craft cocktails for $6, and house wine for $6 during happy hour. Oh, and on Thursdays, wine lovers can indulge in half-priced bottles. Happy hour is on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., plus Sundays from 4 p.m to close.

3520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Chelsea Corner

4830 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

North McKinney Avenue staple Chelsea Corner serves up $8 Casamigos margaritas, $6 select call drinks and $5 drafts to wash down $10 pizzas. Happy Hour happens Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. And after one too many, note the availability of brunch the next morning.

4830 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

6. Alamo Club

1919 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

With $5 beers and $3 off cocktails and wines during happy hour, Alamo Club on Greenville Avenue is an ideal spot to drink well on the cheap. Happy hour is on between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Malai Kitchen

3699 McKinney Ave #319, Dallas, TX 75204

Available at all of Malai Kitchen’s outposts — there’s locations in Dallas’s West Village, Southlake, and Fort Worth — the happy hour at this popular Vietnamese eatery is a must. Score a house-brewed draft beer for $5, wines for $7, and $8 drinks like the Tropic Thai, mixed with vodka, ginger liqueur, passionfruit purée, pineapple, and mint. Pair with an order of chicken satay or Vietnamese meatballs for $5, or choose two for $9. Happy hour happens Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and all day Sunday.

3699 McKinney Ave #319
Dallas, TX 75204

8. Parliament

2418 Allen St, Dallas, TX 75204

This popular drinking den rings up its house craft cocktails for $5 during happy hour, including an expertly mixed Old Fashioned, French 75, Moscow mule, or gimlet. Those prices are good anytime it rains, too, so feel free to enjoy a Mai Tai and wait out the storm. Happy hour’s on all day Monday, and Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

2418 Allen St
Dallas, TX 75204

9. Toller Patio

3675 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

This colorful patio watering hole off Ross Avenue has a lengthy happy hour every weekday, running from noon to 7 p.m.. During this time, draft cocktails are $6, well drinks are $5, draft Miller Lites and Dos XX are $3 each. $5 dips like pimento cheese, buffalo chicken, queso, and hummus partner nicely.

3675 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

10. Las Palmas Tex-Mex

2708 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

Visit Uptown’s Las Palmas for a Tex Mex happy hour featuring $6 cocktails, $4 drafts, $4.50 bottles and $6.50 margaritas to wash down a wide selection of typical fare including tacos, burritos, tamales and nacho fries for $8.50 each. For those wanting to take happy hour to go, the bar serves canned versions of its frozen and rocks margaritas as well.

2708 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine Dallas

1628 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75207

Some of the best-tasting happy hour bites and cocktails can be found at the bar at Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine, where $7 pizzas join $5 cocktails and wines between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Try the caipirinha with a Turkish lamb pizza for an international feast.

1628 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75207

12. Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207

Featuring tasty bites from new chef Joshua Bonee that range from a $6 soft pretzel to a $12 burger, Meddlesome Moth’s “Social Hour” won’t disappoint. Drink specials include $4 drafts, $6 wines and $8 featured cocktails.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

13. Uchi Dallas

2817 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Both Uchi and its upstairs sibling Uchiba host excellent happy hours. Downstairs, hit Uchi’s sushi and sake specials, with dishes and drinks starting at just $2 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At Uchiba, happy hour runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily, with maki and nigiri options that range from $2 to $8 each. Or, hit up the bar’s reverse happy hour, where dishes like wagyu tartare and cocktails made with Japanese whiskey are all on special between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

2817 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

14. Harwood District

2850 N Harwood St Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201

Home to a slew of solid happy hours, the Harwood District is a perfet destination for a happy hour crawl. Start at Mercat Bistro for $6 martinis and wines, then head to Te Deseo, where cocktails start at just $5. Over at Saint Anne, find $6, wines, $5 pints at Happiest Hour, and $6 libations at Harwood Arms. Happy hour times differ among the restaurants, but most fall between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

2850 N Harwood St Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201

15. Ocean Prime

2101 Cedar Springs Rd #150, Dallas, TX 75201

Monday through Friday between 4 and 7 p.m., Ocean Prime offers its small plates, select sushi rolls and cocktails for half off. Try a cucumber gimlet, regularly $15 but just $7.50 during happy hour. The temperature-controlled terrace is a particularly lovely place to enjoy all of the above.

2101 Cedar Springs Rd #150
Dallas, TX 75201

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16. Royal 38

2301 N Akard St Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75201

Sometimes a cheap happy hour isn’t the goal. For those Dallasites looking to knock a couple bucks off some pricey but well-built cocktails, Royal 38 is an excellent choice. No- and low-booze options abound, as well as creative concoctions organized into categories like “Tonic,” “Daisy,” and “Spirited.” Prices range from $8-10 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

2301 N Akard St Suite 210
Dallas, TX 75201

17. Jaxon Beer Garden

311 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202

Jaxon Beer Garden offers guests $4 Texas drafts, $5 house wines, $6 frozen drinks, and $6 draft cocktails from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Texas drafts are also just $4 on Sundays after 7 p.m., and everything’s on happy hour pricing whenever it rains.

311 S Akard St
Dallas, TX 75202

18. Bowen House

2614 Boll St, Dallas, TX 75204

This beloved Uptown bar is a best bet for cocktail snobs who want to save a couple bucks. Score a Mai Tai or Old Fashioned, among other libations, for just $7, and pair with snacks like olives, pommes dauphin, or lemon-chive deviled eggs. Happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

2614 Boll St
Dallas, TX 75204

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