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Best Happy Hours in Uptown

01.21.2016 by: Shelly Markey
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Let's face it. January is a gloomy month. The weather is cold and cloudy, we have the post-holiday blues and we are finding our resolutions falling to the wayside. It's time to inject some good "spirits" into our day, and the best way to do that is through a great happy hour. Here are our current top spots in Uptown for some much needed pick-me-ups.

Machi Cure {Uchi Facebook Photo}


The Sake Social at Uchi has been legendary in Austin and Houston, and now Dallas gets to revel in this wonderful happy hour. The food is beautiful, the sake is hot and the ambiance is perfect for socializing. Find specials on sushi rolls and tastings like the Chef's Veggie Roll, the Spicy Crunchy Tuna, Machi Cure and Avocado Nigri. For your drinking pleasure, Sapporo draught, sake and a couple of wine selections are offered at a discounted price. This is a great time to sample some of their amazing dishes at affordable prices. And the best part? Sake Social takes place daily from 5pm-6:30pm, so you have a chance to check it out any day of the week.

Mekong Mule {Malai Kitchen Facebook}


After a day of shopping at West Village, take your packages and what's left of your money and head over to Malai Kitchen for their happy hour. Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm, you can nosh on $5 bites like grilled satay, spicy edamame and Vietnamese meatballs. Malai Kitchen mixes some of the best cocktails in the village, and they have a sampling of their finest on the happy hour menu. You can't go wrong with a Lemongrass Fizz or the Mekong Mule - they are light and refreshing and hit the spot. Go back to Malai Kitchen for their Sunday brunch and enjoy their all day happy hour.

Glass of White Wine {Max's Wine Dive Facebook}


Max's Wine Dive is known for great chicken and champagne, but they also offer ALL DAY happy hour on Fridays! Monday-Thursday, their happy hour runs from 4pm until 6pm, but the fun starts at 11am on Fridays. Enjoy wine and beer specials as well as discounted bites like fried pickles, pulled pork sliders and their yummy Drunk & Fried Bread. So on Fridays, leave work a little early or take a "happy" lunch break and sidle up to the bar for these specials.

Featured Roll of the Week {Sushi Zushi Facebook Photo}


One of the best happy hours in Uptown happens daily from 3pm-7pm at Sushi Zushi. Not only will you find specials on cocktails, wine, beer and sake, but you can also indulge in a wide variety of discounted appetizers and rolls. Nosh on edamame, dig into the Crawfish Dynamite or sample one of the many rolls on the happy hour menu. These specials only apply to dine-in (no take out), so plan to go with friends and linger for a bit.

Crispy Ahi Tuna Tacos {Public School Facebook Photo}


Happy hour at Public School 214 is so revered it even has its own name - recess! Close your laptops, put away those papers and head over to this popular spot on McKinney Avenue Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm. Go straight to the bar to take advantage of the specials. Chow down on some of their most ordered items like Parmesan Truffle Frites, Mini Cheeseburgers and Crispy Ahi Tuna Tacos at discounted prices. Wash it down with $5 well drinks, $10 half litre house wine and $4 & $5 craft beers.

Bellini with fresh peach


Looking for a fancy spot to unwind? Check out cocktail hour in the Stone Crab Lounge at Truluck's. Monday-Friday from 4:30pm-6:30pm, you can enjoy half-price cocktails, featured wines and select appetizers. Since Truluck's is on the upscale side (business casual attire is recommended), their appetizer menu is a step above the sliders and wings. Here, you'll find escargot, shrimp cocktail and beef tartare - you can even order caviar and champagne for two if you are on a special date. Live music starts at 6pm.

Goat Cheese Beignets


Relax and "un-wine" at this West Village wine bar during their happy hour Monday-Friday from 4pm-6:30pm. Cru Food & Wine is the perfect spot for wine drinkers to try some new wines by ordering their wine flights at a discounted price. To go with your glass of red or white, try some of their happy hour small plates like bruschetta, calamari and their famous Goat Cheese Beignets.

That should get you through a work week or two. With the great variety at these spots, you could revisit them and enjoy an entirely different selection each time. What are your favorite happy hours in Uptown? Don't forget to mention us in your food and drink adventures around Dallas -- we're on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Cheers! 

TAGS : Uptown/Victory Park , Malai Kitchen , Sushi Zushi , Cru Food & Wine Bar - West Village , Public School 214 , Truluck's , Uchi