Happiest Hour: Lift Your Spirits at Dallas’ Largest Patio Bar & Lounge

by Taheera Washington on August 9, 2023 in Entertainment, Dallas/Fort Worth,

Looking for somewhere to kick off your weekend festivities in style? Look no further than Happiest Hour, Dallas’ largest patio bar and lounge! This spot is located on the corner of Olive Street and Harwood Boulevard, allowing for an impressive view of the gorgeous Dallas skyline. Happiest Hour is where you can leave your worries behind, including the stress of having to find parking thanks to their complimentary valet every day a week. 


Happiest Hour has four full-service bars and over 30 TVs. Photo courtesy Happiest Hour.

We have all heard the phrase that everything is bigger in Texas, but Happiest Hour took that a step further. Outside of its impressive size (including 12,000 square feet of interior and exterior space), the atmosphere is as big of a feature as its size is. Your head will constantly be on a swivel until you make it to your seat, taking in one of the four full-service bars, or catching a quick glimpse of any sports game on their multiple flat-screen TVs. 

Whether you’re a cocktail drinker or prefer a beer on tap, Happiest Hour has something for everyone. Photo courtesy Happiest Hour.

Of course, this destination’s motto is that every hour is Happy Hour, and it would be a disservice to your experience to not try at least one of their cocktails. If cocktails aren’t your thing, then don’t fret; they have a beer program with over 50 different kinds to try on tap. Cocktails that stood above the rest were of the gin variety with the hilariously-named “YAS Queen” or the much-needed refresher “Stars Green Envy”.

The Big HH Pretzel is just one of the many Team Happytizers. Photo courtesy Happiest Hour.

Make sure to save room for your meal, because it’s either go big or go home at Happiest Hour. Depending on the size of your party, you can try appetizers (or Happy-tizers) for a single serving or for your entire team. Proceed with caution, because your appetizers can be a meal of their own! A favorite would be the classic loaded cheddar cheese fries, topped off with fresh jalapenos and crispy bacon. 

Saturday Night Lights brings the hottest DJs in town to Happiest Hour. Photo courtesy Happiest Hour.

After dinner, you have many choices. You can choose to relax on their rooftop patio, reclining on patio furniture (if the Texas heat is forgiving enough), or get liquid courage to dance the night away at the bar. Make sure to RSVP for their Saturday Night Lights series to spice up your summer nights with sets from local DJ’s!


Cover photo courtesy Happiest Hour

Taheera Washington is a contributor to Texas Lifestyle Magazine, with a degree in Writing & Rhetoric and Digital Marketing from St. Edward’s University. Washington is also currently the Lifestyle Coordinator at Overture Plano in Dallas, TX. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, shopping until she drops, and reading the latest books.