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This family-owned Cajun seafood restaurant, which has an older BYOB sister in Plano, recently opened in Richardson with a full bar and a #Tasty Tails selfie area complete with selfie stick. Happy hour runs weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and features $2.50 domestic beers, $3 imports and wells, $5 oyster shooters and calls, and $1 off wine. If you have the munchies, happy hour also offers $1 oysters, $2 off shrimp per pound and $3 off snow crab per pound. Specials are good for dine-in only. 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson. tastytailsseafood.com.
Ser Steak and Spirits
This restaurant on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole has debuted a new happy hour, Wednesdays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., when you can have $7 wines and $10 mini martinis plus a varied menu of shareable snacks. (Bonus tip: Get your valet ticket validated for free parking with happy-hour purchase.) Also, through the end of September, visit on Sundays for half-price bottles of select California wines. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. sersteak.com.
El Corazon de Tejas
This Oak Cliff bastion of traditional Tex-Mex food is owned by the Cuellar family that began the El Chico chain. At this space, which served as one of the original El Chico cafes and has its original 1930s-era chandelier and a painting of Mama Cuellar, you can get $2.50 domestic drafts and bottles; $3 wells and wine; $4 house margaritas, import drafts and bottles; and $4.95 fruit 'ritas and swirls weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. 110. W. Davis St., Dallas. elcorazondetejas.com.
Proof + Pantry
If you have Champagne tastes and caviar — make that oyster — dreams, but a beer and Buffalo-wing budget, head to Proof + Pantry on Thursdays from 4 to 11 p.m. Enjoy quintessential Champagne Delamotte and East Coast oysters at much less than half-price (regular prices are $35 per glass and $3 per oyster). A half-flute and three oysters will run you $10.75; get a full flute with six oysters for $22; a bottle with two dozen oysters is $105. With this great deal, the restaurant tends to fill up fast on Thursdays, so make a reservation or take your chanceswith the first-come, first-served seating in the bar and patio areas. 1722 Routh St., Dallas. proofandpantry.com.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
A second location of the Fort Worth original recently opened in Preston Hollow Village. Happy hour is the same at both. Get $2 cold sake; $3.50 Sapporo sake bombs, Sapporo drafts, Bud Light Drafts and house lime margaritas; $4.50 house wines and hot sake; $6.50 signature margaritas; and $7.50 sake sangria along with sushi, cold plates, hot plates and more that start at $4.50. Happy hour runs Mondays through Saturdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays noon to 10 p.m. A food-item only happy hour also runs Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. 7859 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, and 3131 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. bluesushisakegrill.com.
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