It doesn't really mater if it's five o'clock somewhere, it matters that it's five o'clock here and that your workday is done. In honor of those very happy hours, we've rounded up several places offering new end-of-the-workday deals.
And don't worry. If your "five o'clock somewhere" really looks more like 5:30 or six o'clock, the bargains might still be there. Just drink fast.
Le Taco Cantina
Every day, 3-7 p.m.
If you remember this space on Oak Lawn Avenue as its former self, Scotch and Sausage, it has changed drastically. The once-dark space is lighter, brighter and more fun. Chef Daniel Tarasevich's Le Taco menu ranges from simple crowd-pleasers like the fried chicken to the Le Oscar, a decadent little taco, for $9, piled with Akaushi beef, truffle cream, lump crab and asparagus, with a squirt Sriracha hollandaise.
At happy hour from 3-7 p.m. every day, tacos are $1 off. That means a single Le Oscar is still $8, fine, but others, like the smoked chicken confit and the carnitas go for just $3. If you're a taco snob, check it out: Tortillas are made in house.
During T&A Social Hour -- that's tacos and alcohol, get your mind out of the gutter -- there's also $3 margaritas, sangrias, Mexican beers and certain tequila shots and well drinks. It's happy hour all day on Sunday, with live music and half-price bottles of Champagne. Tuesdays are $2 margaritas all day and Wednesdays have half-price bottles of wine and pitchers of sangria.
2808 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. letaco.com.
Luscher's Red Hots
Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Luscher's Red Hots isn't kidding around about the theme. Their happy hour is called Rush Hour, and they'll play Rush tunes from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
But wait, there's more: The 'dogs will cost $4 and pitchers of Chicago's Goose Island beers go for $10. Beer in a can, beer on tap and wine by the glass will cost $2.50.
If you haven't tried Luscher's Red Hots, it's a quick stop, just right for a bite before or after a show in Deep Ellum, downtown Dallas or Fair Park.
2653 Commerce St., Dallas. luschers.com.
Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m.
This hot spot offers drink specials at its new happy hour, but it's the food that'll really feel like a deal. The 'nduja pimento cheese toast appetizer goes for $5, as does a selection of chips and dip. The restaurant's burger, reportedly inspired by In-N-Out's Double Double, is $5 off; that means it costs $10 during those good, good hours.
For drinks, certain cocktails at CBD will cost $7. Wine goes for $7 to $9 and beer will be $4 to $6.
Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner gave CBD four stars in June 2015. The pig's head carnitas are the trendiest item on CBD's menu, but opt for a burger if you're looking to save some bucks.
1530 Main St., Dallas. cbdprovisions.com.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m.-close
A new restaurant in Addison is offering big deals on appetizers during its after-work and late-night happy hour. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, open as of Sept. 23, sells chicken wings, sweet potato tater tots, mini pizzas and about a dozen other appetizers for $3 to $7.
Lazy Dog also has deals on 16-ounce house beers, margaritas, and select martinis and wines.
And here's the best news: Any time of day, your dog (lazy or not) is welcome on its patio.
5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 500, Addison. lazydogrestaurants.com.
Monday, 4 p.m. to close
It pays to have a bite while you bowl at Pinstack in Plano. Bowlers get half-price appetizers and $3 draft beers from 4 p.m. to close on Mondays. The deal covers the mac & cheese pops, meat and cheese board, sliders and more.
Not valid on holidays.
6205 Dallas Parkway, Plano. pinstackbowl.com.
True Food Kitchen
Monday through Friday, 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Healthy gets happy at True Food Kitchen, the Preston Center restaurant with a new happy hour. The menu includes good-for-you food such as a bison short rib taco for $4 and a butternut squash tart for $6. (See the full menu.)
Cocktails such as a cucumber margarita and a pomegranate martini cost $5. All the happy hour cocktails are made with cane sugar or honey as sweeteners; no fake stuff here.
8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 100, Dallas. truefoodkitchen.com.