11 Dallas Bars Where Adults Eat Free, So Long As You're Drinking
Hit up the nacho car at Chuy's to fill up on all the queso you want.
What you can eat: Free fully-loaded nacho car
When: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
The off-the-wall-Austin transplant offers drinkers chips and salsa out of the trunk of a chopped-up car and quadruples down with queso, beans, ground sirloin and shredded pork.
Hit up Mattito's during happy hour and there are free snacks in it for you.
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What you can eat: Free appetizer buffet with alcohol purchase
When: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
If you’re into buffets and booze, this is your scene. If you purchase an alcoholic drink during happy hour, help yourself to the assorted traditional Tex-Mex goodies they offer until 6 p.m.
Three words: Free taco bar.
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Mucky Duck and Saintsbury Tavern
Mucky Duck, 5064 Addison Cir., Addison
Saintsbury Tavern, 6800 Windhaven Pkwy., The Colony
What you can eat: A free taco bar with drink purchase
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays
Forget Taco Tuesday, these pubs go all-in on Thursdays. This make-your-own taco bar is nothing to sneeze at. You can even take your fur baby along to Saintsbury — no tacos for Toto, though.
The sweet potato chips are a big draw on Blue Mesa's free quesadilla bar.
Courtesy of Blue Mesa's Facebook page
What you can eat: Free quesadillas
When: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Sidle up to the stone bar during happy hour, order up a cheap blue margarita and get free quesadillas. That was easy. Make sure to load on up on their delicious tortilla and sweet potato chips.
This looks too good to be free.
What you can eat: Free dessert with entree purchase
This Dallas mainstay offers a little booze-induced way to keep away the Sunday scaries and even offers diners a treat to end their visit. Choose any item from the dessert menu or bakery counter to enjoy with a White Russian after dinner.
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