The theme of Where to Drink, our monthly list of bars to try around Dallas, is usually happy hours. Where's cheap? But with the new year here, the January lineup pivots to bars that are new. (Or new-ish.)
If you're seeking a little change of pace from your usual watering hole, here are five recently-opened bars to try:
Ebb & Flow
New restaurant in Deep Ellum has a big menu with toasted ravioli, Cubano egg rolls, stuffed jalapeños, charcuterie, sausage queso, sandwiches, and wraps. They're making pretty cocktails and you get to drink them in an atmosphere with a floral theme that includes flowers and living vines.
Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse
Newest restaurant from the famed Pappas family recently opened with a specialty in BBQ and Southern food. But they also have an extensive American whiskey collection. You can order a pour by the ounce or in six whiskey flights. They're also hosting a happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-6:30 pm, with discounts on appetizers such as deviled eggs, pork belly bites, and fried green tomatoes, with half-priced craft cocktails, wine, and draft beer.
The Peak Inn
The subhed is "an Old East Dallas joint," and that sums it up pretty good. It's from two local bar veterans: Joel Morales, co-owner of Adair's; and Marc Hooper, formerly of Sundown and Elbow Room, and currently a partner in BoLeo's Taco Shack. Fans call it a good old-fashioned bar with no gimmicks. They have all the things you need: jukebox, pool table, fireplace, TVs and cheap drinks. Happy Hour runs Monday-Friday 3:30-7:30 pm, with $1 off beer, wine, and spirits.
All-day restaurant is serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. They also have a coffee bar and CBD infused water. Happy hour from Monday-Friday from 2-6 pm is pretty generous. They have eight cocktails – martini, old-fashioned, margarita, Sazerac – all priced at $7 with beer and wine for $3.50. They also have a menu of HH snacks that includes fried pork ribs, burrata toast, and ham & cheese croquettes, prices from $5 to $12.
Yogi's Home Plate
Former Greenville Avenue haunt has relocated its fun atmosphere, excellent food, and charismatic owner Dan Barbara to a new address in the welcoming neighborhood of Lake Highlands. The bar celebrates its grand opening on January 10, with a menu featuring customer favorites like the Bang Bang Shrimp and the fried catfish, and yet is already rolling out specials like $2 tacos on Tuesday, and 75-cent wings on Thursdays. They have live music, games on TV, and a happy hour that runs Tuesday-Friday from 3-7 pm and all day Monday.