The Weekend Scene

A big part of any college experience is the fun of discovering the best place to grab a drink after a long week of classes. Luckily, the Dallas area is full of bars and restaurants, many of which have great happy hours. You might think that money-saving happy hours only occur during typical after-work weekday hours (often Monday – Friday, 4-7pm). However, it’s a testament to the great social scene in Dallas that there are plenty of good specials on the weekends as well. Here are a few examples from around the metroplex.

If you’re looking for a classy scene full of young, fun people, you can’t go wrong in Uptown. The popular Uptown Bar and Grill has a great happy hour that includes $2 kamikazes and $3 wells on Fridays, $4 vodka Red Bulls on Saturdays, and $3 Bloody Marys on Sundays, all from 7pm-2am. For Saturday or Sunday lunch, hit up Primo’s for $3 Bloody Marys and mimosas from 11am-4pm.

In Deep Ellum, highly-rated bar, The Bone, has $2 wells, $2 drafts, and $2.50 bottles from 6-8pm on Fridays (all week, actually). If you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex, try Monica’s Aca Y Alla for an all-night happy hour on Fridays that includes margaritas, beer, and well drinks for just $3 each. You also can’t beat their Sunday specials, which include extremely budget-friendly margaritas and mimosas for a mere $1 each, and screwdrivers and Bloody Marys for just $2.50 each. As a bonus, they also serve a $5.99 brunch special.

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Mid Semester Blues Pick-Me-Up!

Eyes crossed from the mid semester blues? Perhaps a good breakfast will do the trick to get your butt back in gear to finish out the semester strong. I recently had the grand pleasure of checking out a local hole-in-the-wall donut shop that is disguised as a pizza joint Monday-Friday. This delicious hidden treasure is within 5 miles of the UTD campus and is located on Preston, right before Frankford. Hypnotic Donuts is inside The Pizza Guy and man am I ever glad that I found this gem.

My roommate told me we needed to get there early but I had no idea that by early she meant at 6:30AM on a Saturday morning. Perhaps her intentions were correct because the weekend prior, they had SOLD OUT of donuts at 7:45am – just 45 minutes after they open! We arrived at The Pizza Guy, waited in our car patiently for the clock to strike 7:00AM. We were in line with 5 other people at 7:00AM when they opened up the gates to foodie heaven. The process was simple: look at their list of gourmet donuts, pick your poison, tell the sweet lady what you’d like, she writes it on a box, and then they dress the donuts while you patiently await your breakfast. Continue reading