It’s always good to support your local watering hole but sometimes the heart wants something else, and even better when it’s something cheap. For our March edition of where to drink, we spotlight five drinking opportunities around Dallas that include a seasonally-focused happy hour, a one-day drink special, a new happy hour for the summer, and a new happy hour at an Arts District hotel bar.
Here’s Where to Drink in March:
Jinya Ramen Bar
The Dallas location of this sophisticated national Japanese chain joins in on their national “Hanami Hour,” which honors the Japanese custom of celebrating cherry blossom season. They’ll be offering a special combo of Nigori Sake and a Spicy Tuna and Salmon Cone for $18. Not exactly sure what that has to do with cherry blossoms, maybe lost in translation, but a sake special is always a yes. March 22-April 5
New Artisan Distillery
On March 30, the makers of Roxor Gin & Botanical Bourbon are launching a budget-friendly new program for the spring/summer, with a weekday happy hour featuring $5 gin and bourbon cocktails. Stick around for trivia, karaoke, and a Friday Piano Series on their in-house Steinway Piano. Fancy! The March 30 opener debuts with Trivia Night from Sporcle, whom they say is the leading trivia company in the U.S., and who are we to disagree. Monday-Friday 4-7 pm
Japanese restaurant-bar at the Hotel Crescent Court is part of an international chain with stellar sushi from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa that opened in Dallas in 2005. One of those glorious openings with Robert DeNiro in attendance. Their happy hour, launched in 2019, has a special name – Tanoshi Hour – and is really a killer deal. It features three specialty cocktails $10 each that include a lychee & elderflower martini, plus sake and wine by the glass for $8, Japanese beer for $6, and a big menu of snacks including sushi, tacos, and chicken wings, $10 each. Available in the bar area only, Monday-Friday 5-7 pm
Pyramid Lobby Bar
The bar at the Fairmont Dallas hotel in the Dallas Arts District has a new Texas Happy Hour, with delicious bites and great deals on brews and other beverages, plus live acoustic country music by Tyler Hammond on Thursdays 5-8 p.m. The drink lineup includes $6 Texas draft beers, $10 glasses of wine (house Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Prosecco), and $12 margaritas and Texas mules. Appetizers are $8 and include sweet potato fries, shishito peppers, lamb sliders, and chicken fried deviled eggs.
Monday-Friday 2-6 pm, Thursday 11 am-12 am
Sky Blu Rooftop Bar
Design District venue is hosting a cheap-drinking day on March 24 from 4 pm-2 am with a quartet of classic cocktails – the Aperol Spritz, Manhattan, Negroni, and gin martini – for $10. It’s just for that day and it’s a Tuesday, and you also need to pay $10 for valet. As discount drink experiences go, this one is not the best. But hey, rooftop views, and a discount is a discount. March 24, 4 pm-2 am