- Nataly Keomoungkhoun and Catherine Downes, D Magazine



It’s been a long day. You’re parched and craving something to take the edge off from that awkward conversation you had with Susan in the elevator. Fear not! Dallas is brimming with drink specials. (So is Plano. And McKinney.) We spent weeks exploring restaurants, dive bars, brewpubs, and cocktail lounges from Oak Cliff to Lower Greenville and well beyond. Here are the best happy hour menus you’ll find in North Texas.


Bowen House

When: Every day from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

What: $9 cocktails, $10 wines by the glass, $4 bottled and canned drinks, discounts on snacks ($3 tuna taco, $10 burger, fried olives, Spanish croquettes, and chicken salad.)

Tip: Booths are cozy and cocktails are delicious. Spend the rest of your night here to get a break from the Uptown buzz.

Katy Trail Ice House

When: Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What: discounts on cocktails and beers

Tip: there’s an outpost in Plano, plus another heading up to Allen in 2025.


When: All day Monday, Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

What: Specialty cocktails for $6 to $7, $5 beer, $6 to $15 glasses of wine and champagne.

Tip: They run happy hour specials anytime it’s raining.

Saint Ann

When: Wednesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

What: $7 specialty cocktails, $5 domestic beers, $5 house wine, $7 small bites.

Tip: This patio is relaxing, shaded, and ideal for large groups.

Si Tapas

When: Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

What: $3 tapas and drink specials.

Tip: Sit on the patio, it’s one of the coziest in Dallas.

Standard Pour

When: All day Monday, Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

What: $6 to $7 cocktails, $4 to $6 beers, $7 wine, and food specials

Tip: Stick around for live music and a three-course meal.

Stoneleigh P

When: Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

What: $2.50 Lone Stars, $4.50 wells, $5 Absolut vodka, $6 quesadillas, wings, cheese fries, and queso.

Tip: They’re moving to Lemmon Avenue in Oak Lawn this April, so keep an eye on their specials.


When: Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

What: Half-off on liquor, beer, and wine at the bar.

Tip: Live music in the bar.


When: 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. every day

What: Discounted bites, $6 sake, $5.50 Japanese lager, $7.50 wines by the glass.

Tip: This happy hour in itself seems like a bonus with some of the most delicious sushi.