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This Applebee’s $1 Margarita Deal Will Make You Forget Your Local Dive Bar

An Applebees margarita is pictured on a wooden bar.
Photo courtesy of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar


If you’re looking for a reason to take a break from happy hour at your local watering hole, head to your nearest Applebee’s this month for a better deal: dirt-cheap margaritas.

The chain is bringing back the “Dollarita” for the month of April – that’s a margarita for $1 throughout the entire month of April.

How to Get Applebee’s Dollar Margaritas This Month

You don’t even need to rush over there at a certain time of day: The “Dollarita” is available from open to close at every participating Applebee’s location. Just ask for one at the bar or your table.

Since Applebee’s lineup of margaritas is regularly priced from $5.99 to $8.99, you have little chance of winning an argument that Applebee’s dollar margaritas aren’t a good deal. But whether or not you’ll catch a good buzz is a different story.

Ever since Applebees first announced $1 and $2 drinks in October, customers have noticed the deals tend to skimp on the booze. When a pair of frugal friends put the typically liver-rattling Long Island Iced Tea to the test during another Applebee’s promotion, they found it to be a weak imitation.

Either way, you can still enjoy a few drinks with a few friends for a few bucks – just remember to tip your bartender accordingly.

P.S. Got a birthday coming up? Sign up for Applebee’s email list and get a coupon for a free treat on your big day. Sugar rush!  

Lisa Rowan is a senior writer and producer at the Penny Hoarder who struggles to resist the call of a discounted margarita.

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