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Dallas’ 10 Most Unexpected and Swanky Happy Hours — High-Class Food and Drink Bargains

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BY // 11.22.19

Everyone likes a good happy hour. But what makes a happy hour even better is finding a great one in an unexpected place. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to have a drink at the fanciest hotel bar, rooftop club, or restaurant in town, but you’re not exactly in an indulgent mood. Well, unbeknownst to many, some of the swankiest or best cocktail havens in Dallas offer killer happy hours.

Here are the 10 Most Unexpected Dallas Happy Hours:

The Mansion Bar

2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard

Known for having Dallas’ swankiest happy hour, The Mansion Bar offers delightful deals on Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Signature cocktails like the Mansion Gin & Tonic, Mansion Manhattan and Texas Margarita, which are usually between $15 and $17, are available for $9 each.

Wine by the glass is also half price and a selection of beer is $4. Every Monday, a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial is offered for half off. You can also add on a side of truffle fries for $5 and oysters of the day for $2.50 each.

The Clover Club Rooftop

2404 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 400

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A killer happy hour deal, The Clover Club‘s rooftop bar offers $5 cocktails on Wednesdays through Sundays from 6 pm to 9 pm. Drinks on the rooftop menu include the classic Clover Club, Barrel Aged Old Fashioned, Seasonal Mule and Diablo Margarita. There are also some more creative concoctions including the Cardi Bee with tangerine and gin infused gin, honey, lemon and cardamom and the Mad Hatter with Greenhouse gin, citrus, St. Germain and fresh berries.

The Clover Club (Photo by Louis Rajsich)
The rooftop bar has great views of Uptown. (Photo by Louis Rajsich)

The Library

3015 Oak Lawn Avenue

On Sundays through Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm, the Warwick Melrose Hotel’s The Library bar offers half off of wines by the glass and signature cocktails. Cocktails include the Warwick International with Yamazaki, an Aviation with #3 London Dry Gin, and the South of the Border with Tres Generations Blanco Tequila.

Petro Bar and Bistro

1907 Elm Street

Located inside of the Cambria hotel in downtown Dallas, Petro Bar & Bistro puts on a great happy hour of drinks and food. Every day from 4 pm to 7 pm, cocktails are $8 and rotate by the day. Sundays are for Moscow Mules, Mondays for the Old Fashioned, Tuesdays are Tom Collins day, Wednesdays bring Cambria Margaritas, Thursday are all about the Aperol Spritz, Fridays highlight the Mint Julep, and Sundays are French 75 day.

A glass of the house red or white wine is also $8. Small plates like the braised chicken taco, beef slider, Togarashi fries and white cheddar & sour cream house chips range from $4 to $5.

Uchi Dallas

2817 Maple Avenue

At Uchi, happy hour runs every day from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. A short time frame, but well worth it for great deals on sake, wine & beer, sushi, maki, and cool & hot tastings. For $4 to $10, cold and hot sakes are available, a Sapporo beer costs $4, and wine by the glass is $7 with a bottle $27.

Get some sushi for $2 to $6, maki for $6 to $10, or tempura, pork rib, wagyu tartare, and more for $6 to $10. There’s also a mango okashi dessert on the menu for $6.

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Bullion

400 S. Record Street

Upscale French restaurant, Bullion, has a surprising happy hour menu. On Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, the downtown spot offers oysters for $2.50 each, gruyère cheese puffs for $3, and a charcuterie board for $9. Beer is $5 and for $8, you can order a glass of wine and cocktails like an old fashioned, seasonal punch, or daiquiri.

Bourbon & Banter

1914 Commerce Street

The hidden cocktail den in The Statler hotel, Bourbon & Banter, is a great place to spend happy hour. On Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm, the bar offers 25 percent off of food and $7 drinks. Bourbon & Banter is know for creative cocktails like the Red Maine, a cranberry-lime zest infused Grey Goose, St. Germain, lime, and egg white, which also comes with surprise cocktail art.

This speakeasy bar also has an unexpected secret entrance that’s worth the visit.

Underground cocktail lounge Bourbon & Banter.

HIDE

2816 Elm Street

Deep Ellum’s most experimental cocktail bar, HIDE, puts on a more than worthy happy hour. From 5 pm to 7 pm Sunday through Friday, the bar offers $6 to $7 specialty cocktails, as well as $1 off of beer and wine. Cocktails included are the American Highball, YAAS Betch, Old Fashioned, Pisco Sour, Aperol Spritz, Southside, Margarita and Daiquiri.

Not only drinks are celebrated during HIDE’s happy hour, but food as well. Most importantly, you can order the double cheeseburger with fries for only $6.

Al Biernat’s

4217 Oak Lawn Avenue

On Sundays through Fridays from 3 pm to 7 pm, Al Biernat’s has happy hour deals. These include $1 off beers, $2 off wine by the glass and $2 off signature cocktails like the Watermelon Basil Martini, Black Cherry Lemon Drop and London Fizz.

Rattlesnake Bar

2121 McKinney Avenue

Inside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, The Rattlesnake Bar has a social hour, as well as a reverse happy hour. From 4 pm to 6 pm on Monday through Friday, $7 drink specials are offered including the Hanging Fruit, a flavored vodka martini drops drink and Southern Comfort, which has Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, bourbon and house-made lemonade.

During Reverse Happy Hour, which is Sunday through Thursday from 10 pm to midnight, $7 spirits include drinks like the Orange Blossom. And both happy hours offer Paul’s Selection of Red and White Wine.

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