Now that the mandated couples time is over for another year, it's time to raise a glass with your girls. Whether you're looking to bond over low-key drinks or out for an adventure, these Dallas hot spots are where you'll want to post up for the night.
With its glittery walls, pastel color scheme, and retro salon chairs, this Henderson Avenue staple is known first and foremost for its Martinis & Manis weekday happy hour. For a mere $10 you get a buff and polish change along with a girlie cocktail — the ultimate time-saver for busy #girlbosses. And if after a few of those drinks you're convinced it's time to bust a move, stick around for the DJs and theme nights and watch the dance floor fill up.
Ever since opening in July 2015, this Addison eatery has had a lock on ladies' night by offering all Southern belles half off bottles of rosé every Wednesday from 3 pm to close. If you're lucky, you might be able to snag a spot in the vintage Airstream trailer, though the garden and shabby-chic restaurant interior are equally charming.
A mirrored bar, sapphire velvet couches, and a view out over the twinkling lights of Highland Park Village — this spot above Bistro 31 was made for clinking glasses with your squad. And while the cocktails are appropriately heady and the wine list deliciously long, there's also a grand selection of tequila, sake, and Japanese whiskey. It all goes perfectly with the half-priced sushi rolls and select appetizers being served up during happy hour, which runs 4-7 pm Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday.
The sleek Dallas Design District restaurant is all about sexy lighting and elegant New American food, but its cocktail menu is populated with delicate-sounding drinks that pack a punch. Order up the Antoinette — Grey Goose vodka, Cointreau, blackberry, and a prosecco float — or the Mighty Oak, with its Lexington whiskey, lemon, ginger, mint, and club soda. There's also a solid list of wines by the glass.
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Speakeasies are absolutely still a thing, and there's one in Deep Ellum that promises sweet rewards to those who know how to find it. The elaborate facade of the Deep Ellum Candy Company on Elm Street hides a glam underground club, and you just need to know the password (hint: keep an eye on its Facebook). You've never felt more in-the-know.