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The History of the Happy Hour

Have you ever wondered how “happy hour” got its name? 

 

You’d be surprised to learn that one of our favorite phrases, “Happy Hour!” actually dates back to WWI and a group of homemakers… Sound intriguing? Read on to learn about the history of happy hour

 

Happy Hours at Sea

 

During WWI, a group of well meaning homemakers – determined to make life for our Navy officers at sea more pleasant – started “Happy Hour” on board the Navy’s USS Arkansas, which quickly spread to other ships. These happy hours would be a time for them to smoke and enjoy entertainment including wrestling matches, movies, dances, and boxing in the evenings.

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Modern Day Happy Hour

 

Before dinner drinking really began to take off during the Prohibition. Speakeasys readily advertised happy hours where their guests could enjoy drinks before they headed out to have dinner at restaurants that were not allowed to serve alcohol. As the Prohibition ended in the 1930s, the acceptability of day drinking began to rise in the workplace. For white collar workers in the 1950s and 60s, day drinking was just a part of the job and restaurants began opening advertising “happy hours” for drink specials after work. (Think Mad Men.) Interest in happy hour declined through the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but has since made a modern day resurgence. Let’s drink to that!

 

Dallas Happy Hour at The Nodding Donkey

 

Well now that you’ve gotten your daily dose of history and useless trivia, it’s time to talk about when you’re coming in to partake in your next Dallas Happy Hour at The Nodding Donkey! Join us any day this week for daily happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers; just ask your server for details on which handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, delicious appetizers, and wine specials are available that day! We’re the best sports bar in Dallas for a reason! 

Book a Dallas Happy Hour Party at The Nodding Donkey!

Want to know the perfect Dallas gathering place to celebrate the age old tradition of happy hour? A place where drinks flow freely and the food ain’t bad either?

 

The Nodding Donkey Uptown of course!

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we know a thing or two about having a good time and consider ourselves the perfect place to book a Dallas happy hour party. Simply call to speak to our manager about seating options, menu, etc. because we can accommodate a private party, an informal gathering at the bar, or anything in between. Tell us your vision, and let’s work together to make it a reality!

 

Dallas Happy Hour Specials

A big part of what makes our happy hour so spectacular is the happy hour specials. Plenty of tasty options; perfect for a crowd. Here’s the rundown:

 

·      Beer: Bottled or on draft, The Nodding Donkey has a plethora of delicious options to choose from. Local craft beer, imports, domestics, and more – you’re going to have a hard time deciding which to get. Fortunately you won’t have to. With domestics at $3/glass, imports at $4/glass, and locals at $5/glass, you can afford more than one.

 

·      Wells: Cheap Dallas drink specials are a happy hour must, and $4 wells open the door to a whole world of possibilities. Order bourbon neat, a vodka tonic, rum and coke and more. Not sure what you want? Just tell our bartender what type of liquor you like and he or she can offer recommendations.

 

·      Wine: Wind down after a long day at the office with one of our house wines, only $5/glass during Dallas Happy Hour.

 

·      Half Priced Appetizers: What Happy Hour is complete without a few snacks? Our half priced appetizers hit the spot! Chips and dip are always a hit, so brisket queso and an order of guacamole are “must-haves.” Want more food? Try the crispy chicken tenders, wagon wheels (okay they are really fried pickles), or stacked nachos.

 

Book now to have your Dallas Happy Hour party here at The Nodding Donkey! Happy hour is every weekday, Monday – Friday, from 4pm-7pm.

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Happy Hour Specials at The Nodding Donkey

Feel the need for a little pick-me-up after a long day at the office? Yep, us too.

Each weekday from 4-7pm, join the folks at The Nodding Donkey for our Dallas happy hour specials! Each day we offer a wide assortment of specials to whet your whistle. Draft beer, wine, cocktails, and more are all waiting for you at The Nodding Donkey- at a fraction of the price during Happy Hour! Here’s the rundown:

1.     Draft Beer

Grab a glass of ice cold draft beer for a mere $3 a glass for domestics or $4 a glass for imports/local craft beer! As the best sports bar in Dallas, we pride ourselves on having a wide selection of beer. Variety is the spice of life and we’ve got it in spades when it comes to our available draft beer. And at $3 a glass, you can afford a few! Don’t forget to check back often to see what's new.

2.     Wells

Have a hankering from something stronger? Order up a $3 well during our daily Dallas Happy Hour! Lots of favorites to choose from – rum, bourbon, tequila, etc. – just order up a mixed drink and we’ll get it fixed for ya in lighting speed.

3.     House Wine

Calling all wine-os… Happy Hour is the perfect chance to relax and unwind with your favorite house wines. $4 gets you a glass of house chardonnay, cabernet, merlot, etc. Plus snag a spot on the patio for great people watching as you sip the evening away.

4.     Appetizers

We wouldn’t want you drinking on an empty stomach…so grab an order of appetizers – half off during happy hour! Here are a few of our recommendations: chips and salsa, brisket queso, jalapeno skins, wagon wheels (aka fried pickles), or stacked nachos.

Can’t wait to see you for Dallas Happy Hour at The Nodding Donkey! 

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