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$2 wells await you at Bryan Street Tavern.
$2 wells await you at Bryan Street Tavern.
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Drink Cheap in Dallas: Booze Bargains For Under $5

When a $12 cocktail just won't do.

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$2 wells await you at Bryan Street Tavern.
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When you're short on cash, there's nothing more defeating than looking at this new wave of craft cocktail menus where practically every drink is $10 or more. Sometimes you just want to get sloshed on the cheap — and more importantly, you need a drink that won't cost more than your dinner. When the need for bargain booze strikes, check out these Dallas establishments where you can get drinks for $5 or less — sometimes way less.

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Adair's Saloon

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If you need a little sad country music to go along with your booze, head to Adair's and bring quarters for the jukebox. On Sunday and Monday, it's happy hour all day long, which means $3.75 wells. On Tuesdays, all Texas spirits and beer are just $3.75, which means that you can drown your sorrows, celebrate Texas, and get buzzed for less than the cost of the Whataburger you'll need later to soak it all up. [Photo: Adair's/Facebook]

Bryan Street Tavern

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Cheap drink specials abound at this dimly lit East Dallas bar that serves some of the best pizza in town. On Thursdays, wells are just $2 all day; Tuesdays bring half-price Texas draft beers, and if you really feel like drinking like a frat boy, Fireball shots are $3 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday. (Don't say we didn't warn you.) [Photo: Sara Kerens]

Double Wide

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This Deep Ellum bar's Cheap A$$ Happy Hour is one of the best booze deals in town. Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm, you can get your fill of $2 wells and domestics. On Sundays, though, is when you can really power drink — you-call-its are $3 all night long. [Photo: Whitney Filloon]

The Goat

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Everyone's favorite East Dallas dive keeps it real with $3 wells and $2 domestic bottles during happy hour, which lasts from 3-7 every day. Ladies can drink especially cheap on Tuesdays, when drinks are half-price for ladies' night.

The Grapevine Bar

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When you need to get drunk and are really low on cash, The Grapevine is really the only place to go. Outside of their already reasonably-priced drink menu, you can snag $2 frozen Everclear bellinis during happy hour (Sunday through Tuesday all day and 3-7pm Wednesday through Saturday) which may very well be the most dangerous and beautiful creation known to man.

Lee Harvey's

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During happy hour (3-7pm weekdays), you'll find $3 well drinks and domestic beers, which is a solid bargain for happy hour boozing. This morbidly named bar sweetens the pot with $1 tacos on Mondays, a price only offered when you buy a drink. (Like you needed an excuse to drink.) [Photo: Lee Harvey's]

Maracas Cocina Mexicana

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This Deep Ellum Mexican spot is always a solid choice for drinking on the cheap, especially at happy hour. Margaritas, house wine, and well drinks are just $3.50, which means that you can drink too much to drive yourself home for less than $10. (Hey, at least you don't need cash for Uber.)

Milo Butterfingers

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If you think you can survive the throngs of college students that frequent this SMU-area haunt, Milo Butterfingers has one of the best beer deals in town. Split a $10 pitcher of Shiner with a friend or two anytime; on Wednesdays, all pints are $2.50. Should you really need to re-live your college days, well drinks are $2.50 on Tuesdays. [Photo: Brian W./Yelp]

Peak & Elm

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The cheapest booze is free booze, which is also the best kind of booze. Stop into this East Dallas Mexican joint for excellent enchiladas or fajitas, and indulge in the bar’s free frozen margaritas on Fridays (or free mimosas on Sundays). Pro tip: According to Peak & Elm’s Facebook page, if you order the restaurant’s current special, watermelon agua fresca, your server might just slip you a little free tequila for a DIY margarita sandia. [Photo: Stephen Masker]

The Quarter Bar

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Yes, it is possible to get drunk in Uptown without spending an arm and a leg. At Quarter Bar's happy hour (that's weekdays from 4-7pm) you can get $2 wells, $2 domestic beers, and, if you're feeling fancy, select glasses of wine are four bucks. When you truly feel like slumming it, go on Monday for $1 PBRs and half-price pizza. [Photo: Quarter Bar]

Adair's Saloon

If you need a little sad country music to go along with your booze, head to Adair's and bring quarters for the jukebox. On Sunday and Monday, it's happy hour all day long, which means $3.75 wells. On Tuesdays, all Texas spirits and beer are just $3.75, which means that you can drown your sorrows, celebrate Texas, and get buzzed for less than the cost of the Whataburger you'll need later to soak it all up. [Photo: Adair's/Facebook]

Bryan Street Tavern

Cheap drink specials abound at this dimly lit East Dallas bar that serves some of the best pizza in town. On Thursdays, wells are just $2 all day; Tuesdays bring half-price Texas draft beers, and if you really feel like drinking like a frat boy, Fireball shots are $3 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday. (Don't say we didn't warn you.) [Photo: Sara Kerens]

Double Wide

This Deep Ellum bar's Cheap A$$ Happy Hour is one of the best booze deals in town. Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm, you can get your fill of $2 wells and domestics. On Sundays, though, is when you can really power drink — you-call-its are $3 all night long. [Photo: Whitney Filloon]

The Goat

Everyone's favorite East Dallas dive keeps it real with $3 wells and $2 domestic bottles during happy hour, which lasts from 3-7 every day. Ladies can drink especially cheap on Tuesdays, when drinks are half-price for ladies' night.

The Grapevine Bar

When you need to get drunk and are really low on cash, The Grapevine is really the only place to go. Outside of their already reasonably-priced drink menu, you can snag $2 frozen Everclear bellinis during happy hour (Sunday through Tuesday all day and 3-7pm Wednesday through Saturday) which may very well be the most dangerous and beautiful creation known to man.

Lee Harvey's

During happy hour (3-7pm weekdays), you'll find $3 well drinks and domestic beers, which is a solid bargain for happy hour boozing. This morbidly named bar sweetens the pot with $1 tacos on Mondays, a price only offered when you buy a drink. (Like you needed an excuse to drink.) [Photo: Lee Harvey's]

Maracas Cocina Mexicana

This Deep Ellum Mexican spot is always a solid choice for drinking on the cheap, especially at happy hour. Margaritas, house wine, and well drinks are just $3.50, which means that you can drink too much to drive yourself home for less than $10. (Hey, at least you don't need cash for Uber.)

Milo Butterfingers

If you think you can survive the throngs of college students that frequent this SMU-area haunt, Milo Butterfingers has one of the best beer deals in town. Split a $10 pitcher of Shiner with a friend or two anytime; on Wednesdays, all pints are $2.50. Should you really need to re-live your college days, well drinks are $2.50 on Tuesdays. [Photo: Brian W./Yelp]

Peak & Elm

The cheapest booze is free booze, which is also the best kind of booze. Stop into this East Dallas Mexican joint for excellent enchiladas or fajitas, and indulge in the bar’s free frozen margaritas on Fridays (or free mimosas on Sundays). Pro tip: According to Peak & Elm’s Facebook page, if you order the restaurant’s current special, watermelon agua fresca, your server might just slip you a little free tequila for a DIY margarita sandia. [Photo: Stephen Masker]

The Quarter Bar

Yes, it is possible to get drunk in Uptown without spending an arm and a leg. At Quarter Bar's happy hour (that's weekdays from 4-7pm) you can get $2 wells, $2 domestic beers, and, if you're feeling fancy, select glasses of wine are four bucks. When you truly feel like slumming it, go on Monday for $1 PBRs and half-price pizza. [Photo: Quarter Bar]

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