Plano restaurants’ happy hour game is on point. Who doesn’t enjoy a nice pre-dinner beverage after the work day? Here’s a dive into 10 notable happy hours plus a hefty list of others not to miss!
10 Notable Happy Hours
Looking for great food specials to accompany your favorite martini? Look no further than Plano’s Blue Martini. With signature items like baked brie, a shrimp martini, shrimp and crab dip, beef tenderloin sliders, lobster tacos, seared tuna, lollipop lamb chops, and beef and portabella flatbread – you have plenty of options! Most of these items are half off regular price during happy hour.
CRU FOOD & WINE BAR
Relax and Un-wine at Cru Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with $3 off glasses or flights of wine and small plate specials. Enjoy your wine flight with calamari, goat cheese beignets, or steamed mussels and stick around for a fabulous dinner.
Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Haywire offers $5 Texas tea, Texas mules, and margaritas, $5 house wine, and $2 off draft beers. Enjoy $5 bites like their famous elk tacos, black eyed pea hummus, and queso and guacamole with chips and salsa. Every Sunday they offer half price bottles of wine, so be sure to stop by for brunch.
Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Legacy Hall puts the happy in happy hour with craft cocktails made from fresh squeezed juice and beer from the on-site craft brewery, Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. Grab your beverage of a choice, a friend (and/or coworker) and unwind on the patio or in the Box Garden. They’ll have the music on vibe, the drinks pouring, and the snacks ready for those munchie needs! Specials include $4 Unlawful Assembly beers, $5 house wine & frozen margaritas, $4 frozen cocktails, $6 frosé and select spirits.
Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. enjoy $2 off all signature cocktails, $7 frozen margaritas, $4 draft beers, and $6 food specials at Mexican Sugar. Tuesday-Thursday from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. you get a second chance happy hour with $7 classic and frozen margaritas and $5 select appetizers. Ladies night is every Thursday from 4 p.m. – close with half off glasses or bottles of wine and half off sangria kits.
Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. their house red wine, white wine, and sangria are just $5 for a glass or $16 a bottle/pitcher; all beers are $4. Pair with their in-house made Zucca chips, bruschetta, pizza, or a chef’s board. You can also indulge in a bottle of wine and a chef’s board for just $20.
This may not be your typical go-to restaurant, but Pinstack has an awesome chef-inspired menu with a stacked bar and craft cocktails. Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pinstack offers $3 domestic beers, $5 craft beers, $5 house wines, and $5 margaritas. On Wednesdays all bottles of wine are half off. Each Monday from 4 p.m. to close, enjoy any of their 24 draft beers for just $3 plus half off appetizers.
Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. enjoy $3 select beers, $4 select wines, $4 select house cocktails, $5 select cocktails, and $6 premium cocktails. From 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. they offer $6 Chef Snacks like smoked salmon, shrimp and grab dip, and chicken and beef satay. Come for the specials and stay for the live music!
TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. sip $5 seasonal cocktails, $4 local IPA’s and seasonal beers, and $5 select wines. Or get a farmers market sangria carafe for the table! Pair with small bite plates like soup, hummus, grass-fed steak or chicken tacos, and half salads. Or combine their margherita pizza and a bottle of wine for just $20. All day every Monday receive half off a bottle of wine.
This popular “Social Hour” (Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.) spot includes $5 bar bites like short rib poutine, turducken scotch egg, mini local boards, and a trio of dips and spreads. The house Old Fashioned is the Social Hour feature for just $5. Choose from a wide variety of draft beer, signature cocktails, wines, and whiskey and beer flights.
More Great Happy Hour Spots
Blue Mesa Southwest Grill
Brix Bar & Grill
Cru Food & Wine Bar
Del Frisco’s Grille
Earl’s Kitchen + Bar
Hilton Dallas Plano Granite Park Prairie Fire bar
Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar
Prim and Proper at Neighborhood Goods
The Blue Fish
The Biscuit Bar
The Ginger Man
The Holy Grail Pub
Cover photo credit: Legacy Hall