There are lots of places to sip in Dallas, and lots of drinks to sip there. The drinks that appear in this chapter of Where to Drink just happen to be a little cheaper, with certain provisos. Arrive on the right day at the right time and discounts on drinks — and sometimes food, too — are yours.
Here are the 5 best new happy hours happening in April:
Deep Ellum restaurant bar is firmly committed to martini lunches and a glass of wine in the early afternoon. Very early. Their happy hour runs Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 am-7 pm with $5 cocktails, $5 drafts, $5 frozens, and $5 house wines. $8 Shares from 4-7 pm.
Plano people need drink discounts, too, and can find them at this seafood restaurant at the Shops at Legacy. It runs Monday-Friday from 4-6 pm, so you gotta cut out of work early if you want $2 off select drinks, beer, and wine by the glass. There are also discounts on fish and chips, spinach-artichoke dip, and lobster sliders.
Taqueria La Ventana
The fare is already pretty cheap at this street food-style taco chain from Firebird (El Fenix, Meso Maya), but they offer a happy hour deal on drinks Monday-Friday from 2-6 pm, with $2 prices house margaritas, micheladas, and cervezas. Yes, those drinks are $2.
Brand new neighborhood bar comes from This & That (High Fives, The Whippersnapper, Ferris Wheelers), in a cute spot at 604 N. Tyler St. in Oak Cliff. Tuesday-Friday from 4-7 pm, you can get cocktails by noted bartender Ryan Payne fore $6 or less; wine by the glass for $5, and beers for $3.50.
Newly opened beer palace in Plano at The Boardwalk in Granite Park is throwing a happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm, when customers can get house brews and signature snacks by chef Sean Sanders including chicken lollipops, flatbreads, chicharron, and beef jerky for $3-$7.