Happiest Hour will be location .2 miles or a 5 minute walk from American Airlines Center.

Happiest Hour will be location .2 miles or a 5 minute walk from American Airlines Center.

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It will always be 5 o'clock somewhere in Dallas' Harwood District once a new watering hole opens near American Airlines Center in September.

The new bar and restaurant is called Happiest Hour and, as we reported in April, it will be the district's largest retail space at 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a lower deck and rooftop patio. A press release promises craft cocktails, eight wines and more than 50 beers on draft in addition to 18 TVs for game watching. There will be some green space too, where patrons can play backyard games.

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As far as food, Happiest Hour will offer some locally sourced meats, such as Kuby's sausages, and smoked meats alongside salads, and sandwiches. Among the apps is Bob Armstrong Dip, which originated at Matt's El Rancho, though Happiest Hour is not affiliated with that restaurant group. (See full menu below.)

Sports lovers and concertgoers take note: Happiest Hour is about a 5-minute walk from AAC, adding to the not-so-robust eats scene in the area. 

The hours have yet to be determined, says Jessica Young, head of Harwood public relations, so no word yet if it will be a late-night spot. Same goes for happy hour, which we're secretly hoping is 24/7/365. Details will be announced soon, says Young.

Happiest Hour is the sixth restaurant concept from Harwood International, the commercial developer behind the namesake neighborhood that borders Uptown and Downtown. It joins long-running restaurants Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar, Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens and Mercat Bistro, as well as newer concepts such as The Grove at Harwood, a casual backyard bar and resto, and Magnolias Sous Le Pont coffee shop.

Happiest Hour, 2616 Olive St., Dallas. facebook.com/HappiestHourDAL

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