The happy hour scene in Dallas is so hot right now, with four brand new HHs that have just been introduced. A fifth offering features a magical drink that changes colors before your eyes.
Here are the best new happy hours for March:
Prim and Proper
Restaurant concept at Legacy West in Plano has a new happy hour with discounts on drinks and sharable dishes. Charcuterie and cheese board is $10. Hummus plate is $6. Avocado toast is $6. "The Goods" burger is $5, and French fries are $2. Wines are $5, including Reata Three County Pinot Noir and Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Laforet Chardonnay. Beers are $3. Select cocktails, including a mule, French 75, "the cure, and an old-fashioned, are $7. Hours: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm.
Upscale coastal Mexican restaurant has launched its first happy hour featuring $7 small plates and drink specials. "Flutes" are corn tortillas with white chicken, chihuahua cheese, and potato with creamy avocado. Chicken tamal has chihuahua cheese, red chile guajillo, and serrano salsa verde. A vegan ceviche has portabella, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms, jicama, serrano peppers, and beets with plantain chips. There's also avocado with French radish chips. Cocktails and wine are also $7 and include a margarita with fresh lime juice on the rocks; house wells; and red or white house wines. Bottled beers are $5. Hours: Monday-Friday 5-7 pm.
The two-restaurants-in-one both have what they describe as a "next level" happy hour program, available only in Dallas and not at the homebase restaurants in Austin. Ha ha, Dallas wins. Uchi's "Sushi + Sake" offering includes sushi, maki, sake, beer, and wine, priced between $2-10. Sakes are $3-10. Uchiba's "Whisky + Wagyu" happy hour features coveted Wagyu beef and Japanese whisky cocktails for $3-$10, including a Wagyu skewer with bulgogi and lemon zest; Wagyu tartare maki with fried bonito and avocado, and a Wagyu mini burger with white cheddar, pickles, and caramelized onions. Hours: Daily from 5-6:30 pm.
Mexican restaurant and rooftop bar in Deep Ellum features a different weekday special on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Monday, it's half price margaritas all day, including one with Lunazul Tequila, frozen or on the rocks, for $4. Tuesdays, it's an $8 taco board with complimentary tequila. Thursdays are a reverse happy hour from 9 pm-2 am.
The restaurant has a new color-changing Magic Margarita that transforms from blue to purple before your eyes. The cocktail base is Don Julio Blanco, infused overnight with butterfly pea flower. When you pour in a sidecar of citrus agave, the acidity triggers a color change, from purply-blue to purple-pink. Ooooh. The drink is regularly $12.95, but it's $2 off during happy hour. Hours: Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, late-night Sunday-Thursday 9:30-11 pm.