Friday, August 9, 2013
Buzz on a budget: 8 Deep Ellum drink deals as eclectic as the neighborhood
We're drinking our way through Dallas.
DEEP ELLUM It’s been said that boozing can be an expensive hobby. So far this summer, we scoped out awesome drink deals in the East Dallas and Lakewood area, as well as specials in Uptown and Oak Lawn.
This time, we set our sights set on Deep Ellum. And rest assured, we found bargains as eclectic as the neighborhood. Check out these eight drink deals and let us know if you’ve heard of any others.
One of the cheapest places to find craft beer is right where it’s brewed. Deep Ellum Brewing Company hosts brewery tours and tastings Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. Hopheads pay $10 for entry, which includes three pints and a commemorative glass. Added perk: There's usually live music.
If you’re serious about getting the most bang for your buck, Mondays at Serious Pizzas are a must. Enjoy $1 draft pints and $5 pitchers all day with the purchase of food. On any day of the week, you can buy a 40-ounce beer for $3 to accompany that oversized slice of pie. They sell 40-ounce koozies, too.
In the mood for sushi? Head to Deep Sushi on Tuesdays for $2 hot sake and two-for-one nigiri plates all night. You’re not leaving this restaurant hungry, thirsty, or broke.
Wednesday nights at Cane Rosso are BYOB. We'll call that a deal, no?
We’ve said it before: Shot-and-beer combos rock. Pizza Lounge boasts one of the neighborhood’s originals, dubbed the Po’ boy Special. For $3, throw back a shot of tequila and chase with a chilled PBR any time, any day.
Speaking of shot-and-beer combos, Twilite Lounge, one of Deep Ellum’s newest tenants, recently started serving the stuff cheap bastards’ dreams are made of. The Gran Turino, available all day every day, is $5 deal that includes a shot of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey and a PBR tall boy. The bar’s two frozen drinks, Irish coffee and Jack & Coke, are also worth trying for just $6 each.
While $2.50 domestics do little to excite us during any ‘ol happy hour, Buzzbrews Kitchen is upping the ante. Weekdays from 3-7 p.m., the term “domestic” applies to several Texas craft brews including Saint Arnold’s Lawnmower, Real Ale Lost Gold IPA, Fireman’s #4, Deep Ellum Rye Pils, and Franconia Dunkle, as well as the usual Ziegenbock and Budweiser. All beers are served on draft by the pint. The $2.50 deal also pertains to the house specialty Buzzingria, a sangria blend of red wine, kombucha, brandy, and fresh fruit, also served from the tap.
If you’re looking for a boldface challenge or perhaps a spicy punch to the mouth, head to Wit’s End where the bartenders serve up some mean shots. It’s part of the bar’s Diablo series, which features seven original infusions that double in spiciness with each level up. The mildest shot is called “deceit,” a rum infusion with Thai coconut and one ghost pepper. The hottest is called “genocide,” a no-frills vodka infused with seven ghost peppers. Luckily, the $5 price tag won’t make you sweat.
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