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Where to drink in Dallas right now: Top 5 new happy hours for February

Where to drink in Dallas right now: Top 5 new happy hours for February

Flower Child
Happy hour cocktails make us happy. Photo courtesy of Flower Child

February is a short month, and we're already a week in. Fortunately, it's Leap Year, so that gives us one extra day. One extra day to hit one of these happy hours around Dallas, and save valuable dollars while drinking for fun.

For our monthly Where to Drink feature, we bring you the 5 top new happy hours we've managed to ferret out:

Byrn Western Grill and Lounge
Anyone is welcome at Byrn Western Grill and Lounge, the signature restaurant and bar at Westin DFW Airport Hotel, whether you live in the area, are staying at the hotel, or just got off a plane and need a drink so bad, you can't wait until you get home. Hopefully your flight gets in on a weekday afternoon when they're serving house wines including Montevina cabernet, Montevina chardonnay, and Magnolia Grove chardonnay in 6-ounce pours for $5. Draft beers including Shiner and Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde are $5, and bottled beers are $4. Well drinks range from $5 to $6. Hours: Monday-Friday 4-6 pm.

Ellie's
Restaurant at Hall Arts Hotel has unrolled a new happy hour with a handful of dishes from the main menu and signature cocktails. Dishes include olives with orange zest; Texas beef meatballs with rosemary and roasted garlic mushroom sauce; and white bean hummus with artichoke tapenade, California za’tar, and naan bread. A quartet of cocktails priced at $7 includes a smoked Old-Fashioned, and there is a weekly rotation of "Sommeliers Selection" red and white wines for $20, which doesn't seem all that cheap, but this being the Halls, it's probably fancy wine. Hours: Monday-Friday 4-6 pm.

Flower Child
Rosewood Court location is swinging, with a full bar and lively lounge that offers happy hour specials include $4 Texas beer, $5 sangria on tap, $6 wine on tap, and $7 cocktails. The cocktail menu boasts seven vegan cocktails with a variety of wellness-minded ingredients like collagen, goji, hemp orange bitters, turmeric, and activated charcoal, to name a few. Sunday is the day to go, because the HH runs alllll day. Hours: Monday- Friday 3-6 pm, Sunday all day.

Houlihan's
The $5 Spot is a new happy hour menu where everything is $5. It includes spicy chicken & avocado eggrolls, ahi tuna, spinach dip with tortilla chips, avocao fries, creamy elote dip, chicken lettuce wraps, chicken wings 5 to an order, pork dumplings, margarita or BBQ chicken flatbreads, and giant cheesy tots. Well cocktails are $4. Craft beers on tap and cocktails are $5. And all wines by the glass are $7 for a hefty 9-ounce pour. Hours: Monday-Friday 3-7 pm, 9-11 pm; Saturday 1-4 pm; Sunday all day.

Iron Cactus
Downtown Dallas old-timer Tex-Mex has lasted 16 years, and it surely doesn't hurt that it offers a good happy hour for the worker crowd. It's $3 off appetizers such as ahi tuna ceviche or crab-stuffed jalapeños. So your table-side guacamole is $10.50 instead of $13.50. All wines under the Fetzer label — chardonnay, pinot grigio, merlot, cabernet — are $5 by the glass. Domestic beers are $3. All tequila drinks — from their unique smoked sage and spicy watermelon margarita, to their large library of tequilas available by the shot starting at $10 — are $3 off. Hours: Monday-Friday 3-6 pm.