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Six Dallas Hotel Happy Hours to Guarantee some after-five fun.

Taylor Voth
Posted on Apr 26, 2019

Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, finding the perfect place to unwind with an after-five cocktail before that coveted dinner reservation or big morning meeting is essential to any travel itinerary. And we've got good news for you: some of the city's best happy hour offerings can be found right inside the lobbies of Dallas' most beloved hotels - all found within the city's most exciting neighborhoods. With enough local flavor and drink discounts to satisfy any type of traveler, these hotel hot-spots are going to be the highlight of your trip.

The Sheraton Downtown
Open Palette + The Parlor + Draft Sports Bar & Lounge
Downtown Dallas

Centrally located and fresh out of a multi-million-dollar hotel-wide transformation, the Sheraton Downtown is the perfect opportunity to explore some of Dallas' latest culinary ventures as they have introduced five new concepts just this year. Expect an elevated and updated aesthetic across the entire hotel experience that will not disappoint. For a casual take on upscale dining, try Open Palette. Their happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. which includes 25% off all appetizers, $6 well drinks and $6 glasses of house wine.

If an intimate cocktail setting is more your thing, look no further than The Parlor. Priding themselves on an upscale atmosphere and hand-crafted cocktails, here you will find happy hour offerings from 5-7 p.m. with 25% off appetizers, $5 local draft beer, $6 well drinks and $7 tap wine.

Finally, if there is a game you just can't miss, even on vacation, then head on over to Draft Sports Bar and Lounge. Feast your eyes on 25 screens across the restaurant and enjoy $4 local draft beer, $6 well drinks and $6 house wine from 4-7 p.m. No matter what vibe you're looking for, the Sheraton Downtown has just the thing.

The Cambria
Petro Bar & Bistro
Downtown Dallas

Located inside the historic Tower Petroleum Building in the heart of Downtown Dallas is The Cambria Hotel. Dressed in art deco style, the Cambria prides itself on pairing contemporary comfort with Texas-style hospitality. This rings especially true for the hotel's in-house restaurant, Petro Bar and Bistro. Flanked by cobalt blue wood paneling and highlighted with beautiful brass fixtures, the bar provides a perfect backdrop for that Instagram-worthy cocktail you know you'll order. Raise your glasses to $8 wine, $7 well cocktails and $2 off the rest of the cocktail menu, including some Texas-inspired favorites. Be sure to treat yourself to their select appetizer menu also offering happy hour deals every day from 5-7 p.m.

The W
Cook Hall
Victory Park 

Standing as a cornerstone in the up-and-coming Victory Park neighborhood, the W Hotel is a great place to stop in after work for a drink or two before trying out one of the many delicious restaurants popping up in the area or walking across the street to catch a game or a concert at American Airlines Center. Just inside the main lobby you'll find Cook Hall, the W's in-house restaurant. The pub-like atmosphere is accented with warm wood tones and the friendliest service. Make yourself at home in one of the giant booths and settle in for excellent happy hour deals including $5 wells, wine and draught beer Monday - Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

Fairmont Hotel
Pyramid Restaurant & Bar
Downtown Dallas

Nestled inside the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Dallas is the refined, yet soothing ambience of the Pyramid Restaurant and Bar. Noted for having one of the most extensive restaurant wine lists in the world, the Pyramid boasts an eclectic wine selection, exotic ports, high end liquors and a locally sourced farm-to-table food menu. Happy hour is celebrated every day from 5-7 p.m., with $5 well drinks, wine and draft beer.

Photo credit: Pyramid Restaurant

Warwick Hotel
The Library
Oak Lawn

Built in 1924, the beautiful and stately Warwick Melrose Hotel has been a staple of the Oak Lawn neighborhood long before it was a Dallas nightlife hotspot. The impressive crimson and gold interiors accented with chandeliers and columns provides an elegant experience from the moment you walk in the door. A popular spot for Downtown Dallas' business and after work social meetings, the Warwick's beautiful cocktail bar, The Library, is the place to be if you're looking for happy hour with some sophisticated flair. Stop by Sunday - Thursday from 4-7 p.m. to enjoy live music and half off signature cocktails and wine by the glass.

The Joule
Americano + CBD Provisions
Downtown Dallas

Housed in a 1920's neo-Gothic high-rise, The Joule is considered to be the most beautiful hotel in Dallas. Boasting a $20 million-dollar art collection (including pieces by Andy Warhol and Millard Sheets) it also attracts foodies from far and wide with restaurants like Americano and CBD Provisions.

Inspired by vintage Italian cinema, Americano offers a relaxed atmosphere complete with an outdoor patio in the middle of a bustling downtown walkway. It's the perfect place to enjoy beautiful weather and even better during happy hour. Treat yourself to half off all pizza, beer and wine on draft Monday - Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Molto buona!

Committed to a contemporary take on Texas staples, head to CBD Provisions for some local flavor. Sourcing sustainable ingredients native to the area, you can trust that their entire menu is as fresh as it gets. Their happy hour menu is no different; available Monday – Thursday from 4-6 p.m., CBD Provisions offers half off featured cocktails, wine and draft beer as well as half off select menu items that will leave your Texas-sized appetite fully satisfied.

Photo credit: Americano