For those who work and play in Dallas, we’re here to make your happy hours and evenings extra exciting. We’ve compiled a list of Arts District happy hours and other top spots in Dallas to grab an after-work drink this month. As we like to say, love where you work, and get to exploring the neighborhood after hours!
Dallas Arts District: Your Day to Night Destination
No one said it was all work and no play. The Arts District is Dallas is a hidden gem for nightlife, featuring some of the best happy hour specials, walkable locations, and arts-driven destinations. If you prefer more intimate settings for everyday drinks, fear not. Here’s what’s on tap around the Arts District and your best bet for beverages and crafty cocktails.
Flora Street Cafe
Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. enjoy Chef Stephan Pyles’ most creative concoctions to-date, at reasonable happy hour prices. This highly anticipated new Arts District hotspot and the accompanying cuisine are equally innovative, and at times almost too pretty to eat. Be sure to try the signature drink—Flora.
Jorges Tex Mex
Did someone say Margarita Monday? That’s right, less than 10 minutes away from Trammell Crow Center is the mecca of Tex-Mex, serving $5 margs all Monday long. Frozen or on the rocks, their famous margaritas are sure to shake up your Monday blues.
Lark on the Park
Any excuse to hang out near Klyde Warren Park is a good one—but drinking on the cheap is by far the best one. Happy hour here means $4 select draft beers and $7 select wines every weekday from 4-7 p.m.
Proof + Pantry
Photo by Thomas Garza
If you dream of champagne and oysters, but have a beer and buffalo-wing budget, head to Proof + Pantry on Thursdays from 4 to 11 p.m. Enjoy the exquisite flavors and affordable price this hotspot has to offer.
Located right near Trammell Crow Center in the One Arts Plaza is Dallas’ own authentic Japanese Soba House. Head there on Tuesdays to find your zen from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with free edamame with purchase of a $5 saki sangria or $5 Kirin draft.
The Tipsy Alchemist
Why limit happy to just an hour? Starting at 5 p.m. this showy cocktail lounge doesn't skimp on presentation—expect plenty of dry ice and gaudy garnishes. Behind the glamour, though, you'll find some pretty stellar drinks. During happy hour, score a selection of ever-changing $6 "creative cocktails" that are much more delicious than their price point would indicate.
One Arts Plaza, Arts District
All Around Dallas
Between St. Patrick’s Day and major, citywide food and beverage festivals in Dallas, there are plenty of food and drink events to keep you busy all month long. Whether you are looking for a complex sip mixed by one of Dallas’ finest bartenders, or simply asking yourself “What should I drink tonight?” there’s no need to stick to your same ol’ bar. Here’s the hottest cocktail spots to add to your itinerary this month:
III Forks Steakhouse presents Sommelier for a Day
The first Wednesday of each month III Forks offers a Sommelier for a Day opportunity, where guests can help select featured wines for the upcoming month. Patrons will sample six wines selected by the Wine Director, accompanied with hor d'oeuvres crafted by Executive Chef Chris Vogeli.
Les Dames d’Escoffier International presents: A Dame Good Party
The foodie-focused night features approximately 35 food and beverage stations from some of North Texas’ top female top chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, farmers, artisanal cheese and spirits makers, pastry chefs, and mixologists. And not to mention, all the proceeds go to the LDEI scholarships fund; there’s really not much more you could ask for. And as the name itself suggest, it’ll be a dame good time!
St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade of Floats
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Pinch us, we must be dreaming. Dallas’ annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival is back for the 38th year! Known for being the largest St. Paddy’s Parade in the Southwest, this event never disappoints! So grab something green and head to Greenville for brews, bands, and the many bars you’ll find along the way!
Arboretum Food and Wine Festival
For the first time ever, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is hosting an international Food and Wine Festival. Celebrate delicious, high-quality food and wine from a host of cultures and discover the connection between nature, gardens, and the food we eat.
Bacon and Beer Classic
Indulge in delicious suds and grub at the first Bacon and Beer Classic: Pop-Up Edition. Sample 50+ craft beers from regional breweries, eat dozens of original bacon-infused dishes, play giant Jenga and cornhole, compete in a bacon eating contest, and so much more.
Big Texas Beer Festival
Hardcore beer lovers, mark your calendars! The Big Texas Beer Festival is Dallas’ original beer festival. Immerse yourself in North Texas’ craft beer scene and discover the brews that suit your fancy from a selection of over 500+ beers from 120 featured breweries.