You've been eyeing the clock all day and it's finally here – happy hour!
Posted on Nov 21, 2018 By Taylor Voth
Whether you're meeting up for casual drinks with friends, going out with someone special, or catching the big game with pint in hand, these Downtown Dallas hot spots have something for everyone. And don't worry about getting caught in rush hour traffic - these happy hour locales are all less than a mile from Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Cheers!
Bourbon & Banter
Beauty Salon turned Bourbon Lounge
Daily, 4-7 p.m.
Once the on-premise beauty salon for the historic Statler Hotel, Bourbon & Banter boasts one of the hottest bourbon collections in the Dallas area. The swank lounge offers moody digs, creative cocktails and a menu sure to please any palette. Pro tip: Order the Pompadour and grab your phone for a hands-on Instagram cocktail experience!
Offerings: Half price drinks and food across all Statler Hotel concepts
Adamant About Apéritifs
Monday - Friday, 4-6:30 p.m.
Literally meaning apéritifs, L'Apéro at Bullion honors the ritual of gathering together with friends after a long day's work. Classic and contemporary styles meet to create an approachable yet elevated French dining experience. Try a glass of the seasonal punch and nosh on the charcuterie board. It's happy hour!
Offerings: Select beer, wine and cocktails are $5-$8 and small bites are $2-$9
City Hall Bar
Luxe Lobby Elixirs
Daily, 3-7 p.m.
Situated in the social lobby of the newly and beautifully remodeled Adolphus Hotel is City Hall Bar. Thoughtfully appointed in a modern European aesthetic, the ambiance makes it a perfect stop to grab a glass of wine and a snack before heading to a lavish dinner at its neighboring concept, The French Room.
Offerings: $5-7 beer, wine and cocktails, shareable plates and snacks
Frankie's Downtown & The Underground
Pints and Playoffs
Weekday Drink Specials, 11-7 p.m., all day Tuesdays and weekday food specials 5-7 p.m.
Consistently ranked among Dallas' best sports bars, Frankie's has a reputation for providing a lively atmosphere, great drink specials, a delicious food menu (blue cheese kettle chips, anyone?) and 44 HD TV screens with all major DirecTV sports packages so you don't miss a down, inning, round or match.
Offerings: $4 Texas craft draft beers, $5 wine, $7 or less cocktail specials, and plenty of pub fare
The French Room Bar
Ooh La La Libations
Tuesday -Thursday, 3-7 p.m.
If you're looking to take your date somewhere special, The French Room at The Adolphus is your answer. This sultry parlor is a wonderfully romantic respite where you can indulge in a pre-dinner cocktail or peruse the extensive wine list and elevated menu offerings. While you're there, take a walk through the Salon and glimpse over 40 pieces of art, all by artists with ties to Texas.
Offerings: $12 wine selections (red, white and sparkling), $8 classic cocktails and $5 beers as well as an artisanal menu with shareable plates
Drinks with a View
Monday -Thursday, 5-7 p.m.
Raise your glasses and toast to the Dallas skyline at Five Sixty, a Wolfgang Puck concept located at the top of the iconic Reunion Tower. Offering floor to ceiling windows and a 360-degree view of Downtown, there is no better way to see the city of Dallas in all twinkling glory.
Offerings: $4 off entire Izakaya menu and rotating beer and wine specials
Best Spot for a Gin Martini
Monday - Friday 12-6 p.m.
An upscale gin bar, The Mitchell focuses on gin cocktails, carrying hundreds of varieties, as well as other classic drinks like the Old Fashioned and Negroni. Talk your co-workers into finishing up that meeting over a crisp G&T and $1 oysters when the clock strikes 5 p.m.!
Offerings: $6 wine & cocktails, $4 beers and $1 East Coast oysters
Patio Pints with your Pals
Monday 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. and Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Centrally located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, this hidden gem is one you'll want to revisit time and again. The Woolworth offers handcrafted cocktails and a cozy atmosphere – complete with excellent views of the city skyline from their patio. Stop on by and stay a while, it's a guarantee you'll be a regular in no time.
Offerings: $8 craft cocktails, $5 wine selection and $1 off all beer