10 of the Happiest Happy Hours around Dallas

If there’s anything Dallasites enjoy as much as brunch and football, it’s happy hour. After all, who doesn’t like to kick back and relax at the end of the day with a few cheap libations? Of course, it’s even better when there are also discounted bites involved. And we’re talking artisanal cocktails and high-end food, most of which you can score for under $10.

At sophisticated seafood haven, Eddie V’s, you’ll find a slew of discounted food and cocktail options priced at around $7 during happy hour, which coincidentally takes place seven nights a week in the lounge.

Another posh spot to check out is the Rattlesnake Bar, located inside of Fearing’s restaurant in the Ritz Carlton hotel. Not only can you dig into the likes of lobster tacos and craft cocktails on the cheap, but you can also score free guacamole with chips and mini margaritas every evening at 6 p.m. in the hotel lobby.

Speaking of free food, Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant keeps happy hour rolling with discounted booze and a complementary nacho bar set up in the back of a vintage car.

And it wouldn’t be a complete list of happy hours without mentioning Dallas’ temple of tipples, Parliament, which has some of the longest happy hours in town. The bar even offers happy hour prices when it rains.   

Feeling thirsty yet? Then keep reading to get the complete scoop on where you can get the booziest bang for your buck around Dallas.   

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As if this colorful Tex-Mex joint wasn't popular enough for its killer enchiladas and house-made tortillas, it also draws in the crowds with free food (you heard it right, free) during happy hour. From 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, Chuy's...  Read More

Barcadia Bar & Grill
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For those who like to pair their drinking with a little activity, this arcade themed bar has a happy hour that should be right up your alley. In addition to regular happy hour deals (weekdays from 4-8 p.m.; Saturday from 2-6 p.m.), when you can...  Read More

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Dallas is crawling with cocktail lounges, but this Uptown drinking den is considered one the best in the city, and for good reason. It's a handsome, moodily-lit space with a laid-back vibe and an extensive cocktail list (more than 100 libations)...  Read More

The Theodore
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What makes this hip, Teddy Roosevelt inspired eatery one of the greatest happy hour spots in town is not just the fact that it's the perfect place to unwind after a day of shopping at the mall, but that it also has two happy hours a day....  Read More

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Yama Sushi
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Any happy hour that involves $1 sushi is worth considering, but the deal at this cozy, izakaya-style Japanese spot is extraordinary because the sushi is actually good. Not only that, Yama Sushi's happy hour action doesn't even get started until...  Read More

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Even after 17 years, this neighborhood haunt of haute cuisine remains one of the hottest tables in Dallas. And it's easy to see why. Its sleek, contemporary interior is pleasing to the eye; the service is seamless, and the food is nothing short...  Read More

Zatar Lebanese Tapas & Bar
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Not only is Zatar the place to dine on the best Lebanese fare in Dallas, it also is a great place to come for happy hour, especially considering that everything on its mezze menu is offered for half price. Head here from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.,...  Read More

Fogo de Chao-Plano
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Sure, this high-end Brazilian steakhouse chain may be best known as a mecca for all-you-can-eat meat, but what many may not realize is that Fogo de Chao also puts on an excellent happy hour in the bar. Pop into any of the three DFW locations...  Read More

Eddie V's Prime Seafood
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If money is no object, then by all means, hit Eddie V's, the legendary seafood and steak chain, during dinnertime. But those who may be watching their budget should check out their happy hour specials at the bar instead. And what a happy hour it...  Read More

Rattlesnake Bar at Fearing's
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Dining at Dean Fearing's namesake restaurant inside the swanky Ritz Carlton can get pricey, but the restaurant's Social Hour is an inexpensive way to feast and imbibe without busting your wallet. Specials are served in the Rattlesnake Bar,...  Read More


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As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene