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Happy hours: Monday through Saturday 3-8 p.m.
1917 N. Henderson Ave. • 214-821-7300 • barcadiadallas.com
The chance to play your favorite old-school arcade games at the old-school price of a quarter each makes it worth braving the Knox-Henderson yuppie crowd most of the time, but especially during happy hour when you can take $1 off any drink. While you can catch an additional food or drink special most days, Tuesday may be the best, as it features $3 Texas drafts and free play on games all night in addition to happy hour prices till 8 p.m. Spent all your quarters on Q*Bert? Watch the traffic from the enormous patio.
Happy hours: Monday 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 4-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 3-8 p.m.
1111 N. Beckley Ave. • 214-943-8977 • beckleybrewhouse.com
Quite a remodeling feat has turned a former crackhouse into a homey hangout specializing in two other addictive substances—caffeine and alcohol. A diverse crowd of North Oak Cliff neighborhood regulars frequent this bar, grill and coffeehouse to hang out on the patio or play board and video games inside. Make sure to get there early enough to take $1 off beers (draft and bottled) and wells.
Happy hours: Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m.
Ozona Grill & Bar
4615 Greenville Ave. • 214-265-9105 • ozonagrill.com
Ozona's huge patio, landscaped and full of shaded tables and fans, may be one of the reasons Dallas loves patios with an enthusiasm so out of synch with the city's weather. Ozona's is one patio everyone and their grandma seems to agree on. During happy hour, take $1 off all drinks. You'll want to camp out until Saturday or Sunday morning's Bloody Mary bar brunch.
Happy hours: Sunday through Friday 4-7 p.m.