In North Texas, there is an eclectic assortment of happy hour specials to partake in during the week to suit any price point. So, here’s to pilsners, hurricanes, pints and rocks. Thanks to Prohibition and World War II, these glasses hold the key to wiping away your case of the Mondays… and every other weekday.
On the Border
1414 Gross Road, Mesquite
3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Though Martinez Restaurant has won the hearts of many in Mesquite for their delicious Tex-Mex, the combination of great Tex-Mex and amazing happy hour deals makes On the Border another local favorite. Not only do they have their regular happy hour in the early evening, there is also a late night happy hour from 9-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. During both, guests can order $2 domestic beers and $3 margaritas, and appetizers start at $2. These specials are only provided to guests on the patio or in the bar.
Watermelon margarita from On The Border. Photo courtesy of On the Border via Facebook
Texas Land and Cattle
4881 Bass Pro Drive, Garland
2-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
pictured: Whiskey Smash from Texas Land and Cattle. Photo courtesy of Texas Land and Cattle
Dedicated to giving guests a taste of the Lone Star State, Texas Land and Cattle’s menu is full of dishes made with produce sourced in the state. There are also local craft beers such as Peticolas on tap. As a part of their new promotion, Happiest Hour, guests will have the chance to sit out on the new patio overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard and enjoy their crafted cocktails for only $5, house wine and craft drafts for $4, well drinks for $3 and their domestic drafts for $2. This is also the time for their bar bites, a pretty lengthy menu of quality $3 appetizers such as the house smoked sirloin slider, crunchy kale chips seasoned with cumin, parmesan and ancho chile, and the dirty bird, a taco filled with cilantro lime marinated grilled chicken, fried onion straws, cabbage-jicama slaw and a spicy ranchero sauce.
In addition to Happiest Hour, there are daily deals that occur all day Sunday through Thursday. Each day is dedicated to a specific deal such as Thirsty Thursdays in which guests can order $5 crafted cocktails and $5 shared plates or Smoked Sirloin Sundays in which guests can order a four-course sirloin dinner for $18.99.
2500 N. Central Expressway, Plano
3-7 p.m. Monday through Sunday
pictured: White Tuna Roll from Zenna. Photo courtesy of Zenna Restaurant via Yelp
Zenna is your swanky destination for incredible happy hour deals. For eight years, this restaurant has provided area patrons with high-quality sushi, flavorfulThai dishes and authentic Japanese food all plated beautifully in a relaxing, modern atmosphere. During happy hour, guests can indulge in a variety of basic sushi options such as tuna, salmon or shrimp rolls for $1 per roll. Each California, Spicy Tuna or Philadelphia roll is a bit more, but none of them exceed $3.50. There are also appetizers that meld the flavors of Japan and Thailand together such as the golden samosa or the tofu satay. Each of their tapas on the happy hour menu are up to $5.50.
For something to sip on, there’s a 6-ounce draft beer for 50 cents, frozen margaritas for $2, $3 cosmos and Long Island iced teas, and $4.50 house wines. For a more authentic experience, there are also $2 4-ounce shots of hot sake and $4.50 sake bombs.
Crú Food and Wine Bar
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 842 Market St., Allen
Shops at Legacy, 7201 Bishop Road, Plano
4-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
All about the social experience of tasting a variety of wines, Crú Food and Wine Bar has created an entire food menu based off the types of wines served at the restaurant. They are most known for their flights. During happy hour, guests will get $3 off of their glasses or flights, and each of their small plates (emphasis on small) served during happy hour are up to $5. Guests can enjoy steamed mussels served with bruschetta for $4, a few goat cheese beignets for $3, a small slice of margherita pizza for $3, or get adventurous with the chef’s feature of the day for $5.
Edoko Sushi and Robata
5490Highway 121, Frisco
5-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
pictured: Trio roll salmon and crab meat. Photo courtesy of Edoko Sushi and Robata via Yelp
Edoko is your swanky destination for incredible happy hour deals. For years, this restaurant has provided area patrons with high-quality sushi and authentic Japanese food all plated beautifully in a relaxing, modern atmosphere. With a full bar, Edoko offers guests a large selection of drinks to accompany their meal including over 40 wines to choose from. However, for guests wanting a more authentic experience, there are also $3 Japanese beers, $4 large hot sakes and $5 special martinis. Guests can also try a flight of wine for $8 and order select rolls for $7.
4005 Preston Road, Suite 512, Plano
3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Sharing a pizza with loved ones at Taverna Rossa feels like spending a few hours in a cabin. It’s beautiful, cozy and rustic. On various nights, guest can also catch a live show. But the best thing about Taverna Rossa is undoubtedly the pizza and the great happy hour deals that pair well with it. $3 wells, $2 off draft beers, $5 glasses of house wine and $8 tweaked cocktail classics such as the Rossa Mule, RossaRita or Spicy Bloody Mary complete any meal. For those in the area wanting a drink before a night out, Late Night “Hoppy Hour” starts at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
218 E. Louisiana St., McKinney
2450 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound
3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
pictured: stuffed mushrooms from Mellow Mushroom. Photo courtesy of Mellow Mushroom via Trip Advisor
A local favorite for delicious pizzas made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Mellow Mushroom offers a pretty extensive beer, wine and handcrafted cocktail collection. However, for those wanting something a little easier on the pockets, come between 3 and 6 p.m. for half priced liquor, beer under 7 percent and appetizers excluding wings.
Hank’s Texas Grill
1310 N. Central Expressway, McKinney
2-7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
A mainstay within the city limits, Hank’s Texas Grill has been the hub for Texas Country and southern rock in McKinney for years. Guests can come here to enjoy traditional barbecue that sticks to their ribs, indulge in a heaping helping of their famous sweet cornbread and listen to live performances from some of the region’s best artists in rock and country – from Reverend Horton Heat to Ray Wylie Hubbard. If you plan on attending a show, get there early to take advantage of their deals – $3 for any 12-ounce domestic beer or mixed drink.
Lucy’s on the Square
127 N. Ohio St., Celina
2-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
pictured: strawberry mojito. Photo courtesy of Lucy's on the Square via Trip Advisor
A mainstay within the city limits, Lucy’s on the Square has been is a hub for Celina culture. Guests can come here to enjoy southern comfort food that sticks to their ribs, have a slice of their famous coconut pie and sometimes listen to live performances such as the country concert happening tonight at 7 p.m. with headliner Kaitlyn Lindley. If you plan on attending the show, get there early to take advantage of their deals – 50 cents off of beers and $1 off of margaritas and mixed drinks.
Towers Tap House
290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday
pictured: tacos from Towers Tap House. Photo courtesy of Towers Tap House
Most nights, this bar and grill is serving up drink specials from open to close. Monday through Thursday, guests can order $3 wells and wine, $1 off beers and $15 per bucket of canned beer. It’s great deal any day of the week, but the day to really take advantage of all-day happy hour is Tuesday because their handmade tacos as well as their margaritas are $2.
From their massive patio under string lights to their live music, karaoke and trivia nights, this is a fun summertime hangout for friends and loved ones.
Drunken Donkey Bar and Grill
301 W. Round Grove Road, Suite 109, Lewisville
4897 Highway 121, Suite 140, Coppell
3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
A mainstay within the city limits, Drunken Donkey has been a social hub in the area for years. Guests can come here to enjoy elevated bar food such as half roasted duck glazed in UFO orange sauce, served over mashed sweet potatoes or wings with unique sauces such as citrus chipotle or kickin’ bourbon. Many may come to hear their jam on the juke box, eat great food and play a game of beer pong, but they stay for the specials during happy hour. From 3-7 p.m., guests get $1 off of appetizers, wine and drafts, $3 wells and $2.50 non-premium bottles.
pictured: Local beers that Carrollton Chopshop Sports Garage has on tap include Franconia Brewing Company from McKinney, Peticolas Brewing Company from Garland, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. from Dallas and Rahr and Sons from Fort Worth
Carrollton Chopshop Sports Garage
2661 Midway Road, Suite 109, Dallas
3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Inspired by an auto shop, actor turned restaurateur Brad Hawkins opened Carrollton Chopshop Sports Garage so locals could have an exciting place to watch sporting events. Not your typical bar and grill, this Chopshop opens every morning by lifting a garage door. They have a pretty no frills bar food menu: fish and chips, nachos, wings – the usual. But, what’s the most enticing is their drink menu and their daily specials. During happy hour, guests can get a local brew for $1.50, well cocktails and 14-ounce domestic beers for $2.50. Carrollton Chopshop also has a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. with $4 Kruto Blue Vodka cocktails.