We love nothing more than a reasonably priced cocktail, but we also prefer to avoid bars that feel like breeding grounds for singles who swiped right. Here, ten classy Dallas happy hours for the grown woman you are--and being a grown-up means $2 sakes, right?

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Bowen House

If you aren’t quite ready to happy hour outside Uptown but want an elevated cocktail menu in an upscale setting, you’ve found your spirit bar. This darling den has happy hour every night from 4 to 7 p.m. and even has a popsicle cocktail menu-- lemon popsicle dipped in a Champagne, anyone?

2614 Boll St.; 214-484-1384 or bowenhousetx.com

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Five Sixty

Sometimes to escape the maddening crowd, you have to take it to the skies. Head up to the 50th floor of Reunion Tower and behold the sexy setup at this Wolfgang Puck restaurant. This 360-degree rotating bar has a cozy happy hour Monday through Thursday featuring discount beer and wine in addition to $4 off all izakaya menu items.

300 Reunion Blvd.; 214-571-5784 or wolfgangpuck.com


Joyce & Gigi's Kitchen

This modern South American kitchen named after its mother-daughter chef duo is located in an up-and-coming area at the corner of Ross and Hall. On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday the happy hour deals flow with cocktail specials and half-price appetizers. Did someone say "empanada trio"?

1623 N. Hall St.; 469-334-0799 or joyceandgigis.com

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Lounge 31

We appreciate that this über-chic bar knows that Sunday scaries are very real and thus offers its patrons happy hour pricing all day. This means half-price sushi rolls and appetizers and discounts on the delicious drinks.

87 Highland Park Village (2nd fl.); 214-420-3900 or lounge31dallas.com

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This French-Mexican restaurant serves up a happy hour that's almost too good to believe. Guests in the bar and lounge can enjoy 50 percent off food and drinks. Ummmm--what? Yep, Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. One enfrijolada, wild setas and violet churros coming right up!

4216 Oak Lawn Ave.; 469-513-2505 or madrinadallas.com

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Meddlesome Moth

Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., people make their way to the Moth for $4 brews and $6 glasses of wine. And with more than 100 types of beer, you can take anyone there and feel confident that they will find something to sip.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave.; 214-628-7900 or mothinthe.net


Mercat Bistro

Because, at the end of the day, what makes you feel more like a grown-ass woman than sitting on the patio at this haute Harwood establishment and waxing poetic about your days living abroad in Le Marais? Wednesday nights are perfect because bottles of wine are half off. If that’s not your cup of tea, perhaps one of the fun cocktails will do the trick.

2501 N. Harwood St.; 214-953-0917 or mercatbistro.com

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Proof + Pantry

Head to One Arts Plaza for this Tuesday through Friday happy hour that features $2 off all cocktails, wines by the glass, well liquor and beer. Not bad.

1722 Routh St.; 214-880-9940 or proofandprantry.com

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Scardello Artisan Cheese

If you fancy yourself a member of the wine-and-cheese crowd, do make it your mission to stop into this Oak Lawn cheese haven for a glass of wine and a chat with one of the staff. Once your friends arrive, order a $5 cheese board and a glass of wine starting at just $6.

3511 Oak Lawn Ave.; 214-219-1300 or scardellocheese.com

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Avoid the ridiculous wait list and the big bill by hitting up Dallas’s hottest Japanese restaurant during happy hour and ordering off its “social menu.” Grab a $3 sake, some discounted small plates and catch up with a gal pal in true Dallas style every day from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

2817 Maple Ave.; 214-855-5454 or uchidallas.com

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