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Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 bars with best new happy hours
With the holidays coming, we need to pinch our pennies for gifts, festivities, splurges, and preparatory spa treatments. Dallas restaurants and bars are here to help by providing you with valuable cost savings on your cocktails and snacks.
Here are five new happy hours for November:
Upscale taqueria concept with locations at Dallas' Preston Center and Fort Worth's Clearfork has introduced a longer happy hour it calls "High Tide," which takes place weekdays from 3-6:30 pm; it used to be 4-6 pm. So it starts earlier, and runs later. You get pretty significant discounts on drinks such as the Mojito Tinto, usually $10 but $7.50 during HH. Wines are $6 and there's also markdowns on food such as tacos, only $2. Hours: Monday-Friday 3-6:30 pm.
Blatt Beer & Table
Unlike other happy hours that run weekdays only, Blatt is going all in with weekend happy hours, too, including Sunday afternoons. You get discounts on appetizers, wine, beer, and cocktails including chile con queso, mac & cheese bites, and deviled eggs. House wines are $3.50, and cocktails such as margaritas and Moscow mules are $6. Hours: Monday-Saturday 3-7 pm, Friday-Saturday 9:30-11 pm, and best of all Sundays, 3-8 pm.
Pok the Raw Bar
West Village spot with poké bowls, sushi, matcha, and sake is introducing its first happy hour offering on November 15. Huzzah. It'll be in effect every day from 4-6 pm — so thoughtful for budget-minded weekend tipplers. Their signature bowls will be $10, while their drink discounts will include sake and wine by the glass for $4, plus bottled beer, also $4. Hours: 4-6 pm daily.
Fun entertainment spot in Addison has a new "Social Hour" — their "social" renaming of happy hour — but it runs all during daylight hours until 6 pm. It features $4 call drinks, half-off house wine by the glass, and half-off flatbreads, too, to soak up your cheap drinks. They're also doing daily specials tha include: Mondays half-price wine bottles; Tuesdays $3 domestic drafts; Wednesdays $5 martinis; Thursdays $5 draft cocktails. Classic adult games including, hoops, darts, cornhole, ping pong, eight-man foosball, bocce ball, and shuffleboard are free. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-6 pm.
Hipster taco and mezcal bar in downtown Dallas has extended its happy hour time span from 3-7 pm, that's an hour later than its previous 6 pm end time. So if you're a downtown worker who punches out at 6 pm, you now have a shot at $3 house wines by the glass, $3 for draft beers, and $4 for house margaritas and well drinks. For the rest of you slackers, you can show up at your usual 3 pm. Hours: Monday-Friday 3-7 pm.