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Where to drink in Dallas right now: Best new happy hours for December

Where to drink in Dallas right now: Best new happy hours for December

Sassetta pizza wine
This fills all your food groups. Photo courtesy of Sassetta

During the holidays, we're ready to splurge, to indulge ourselves, money is no object — bartender, another round for my friends.

But who can say no to the allure of the discounted drink? And when Dallas bars and restaurants are generous enough to drop their prices, don't we want to support them with our hard-earned $20s?

For our December edition of Where to Drink, we present the latest new happy hour specials:

This downtown Dallas bakery and cafe is not just someplace to go for breakfast and lunch. They've introduced a post-workday feature with a little vino and something to nibble. That means a glass of their sommelier’s wine pick of the week and a charcuterie board featuring a butcher’s selection of house-cured salumi for $21. Monday-Friday 4-7 pm.

Kona Grill
Restaurant chain noted for its sushi and cocktails has a killer new happy hour that incorporates an extensive number of menu items –– ranging from sushi rolls to potstickers to tacos to flatbreads –– plus 20 cocktails and wines, all for $5. Draft beers are $2. Import/craft beer for $4. In addition, their house margarita, frozen or rocks, is $1 Monday-Friday, 4-5 pm. They've extended the hours: Monday-Friday, 2-7 pm; Monday-Saturday, 9-11 pm; and all day Sunday.

Dallas handroll bar has unveiled its first "social hour" featuring deep discounts on handrolls, sashimi, and drinks. The handrolls are $3 and include blue crab, salmon, and cucumber, among others. Sashimi is $5 and includes sea bream, salmon, and tuna. Wine, beer, and sake is $2. Namo is also serving its first cocktail, called the Tokyo Toddy, incorporating their nitro green tea, TKYU sake, raw honey, and lemon. Hours are 4-6 pm daily.

Italian cafe in Dallas' Design District just introduced a tempting new incentive to visit on a quiet weeknight. On Mondays, they're featuring half-off glasses of wine and pizzas for $10. This extends to any of their signature pizzas, such as the popular taleggio, parmesan, and black pepper with burnt honey. Or the one with oyster mushrooms, baby kale, mozzarella, and chili. Or the one with clam, garlic, cream, lemon, and chili. Pizzas that usually cost $15-$17, people. Monday 4-10 pm.

TNT Tacos & Tequila
Restaurant at the Quadrangle offers a generous happy hour with discounts on food and drinks. Margaritas on the rocks or frozen are $4. So are mojitos, well drinks, sangria, and glasses of house wine, red or white. Mexican mules and cucumber-jalapeno margaritas are $6. A big-boy 64-ounce pitcher of margaritas is $20. Snacks are $4 and include tacos, nachos, Texas toothpicks — skewers of steak or chicken — and a triple-dip combo with queso, black bean dip, and guacamole. Monday-Friday 4-7 pm.