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The best Cinco de Mayo festivities

Throw up your hands for drink specials!
Throw up your hands for drink specials!

It’s that time of year again, Cinco de Mayo, or rather, Cinco de Drinko is here at last (well, almost), which only means one thing- knocking off work and going out for a big ass margarita and eating way too many burritos. But where can a nightlifer go for the best party in town? Well this writer has narrowed down the top four parties for bringing out the sombrero- drink up, nightlifers!

The 31st Cinco de Mayo party at La Paz
1910 South Boulevard

And if there’s been 31 of them, they must be pretty good parties, right? Drink specials include $1 Tequila shots, $3 Coronas, $3 Corona Lights, $3 Pacificos, $3 Negro Modelo, $3 Modelo, $4 Margaritas, $4 Bacardi Bombs, $4 1800 Tequila shots, and $6 1800 Ultimate Margaritas. But what’s a party without drinking games? At least, that’s how La Paz feels. Just some of the games that nightlifers can participate in include limbo (how low can you gooooo), salsa diving, piñatas, and fishing for beer. And to get nightlifers spinning- although the alcohol will get that started- the Red Bull DJ is spinning tracks all night.

2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo block party
1900 Mexican Grill
1523-110 Elizabeth Avenue

With hosts such as Elevate Lifestyle, 704 Events, Paschal Promotions and Kiss 95.1, nightlifers know this party is worth pulling out the sombrero for. There’s live music starting at 4pm on the patio, with music performances by the Tongue and Groove band and 74 South Bound. As far as drink specials go, there will be 1800 Silver Tequila shots for $3, beer specials on bottles and drafts, and Margaritas on the rocks for $3.50- Ariba!

Cinco de Montford
1600 Montford Drive

According to the Facebook invite, Montford favorites such as Andrew Blairs, Brazwells, Angry Ales, and Moosehead are throwing a joint Cinco de Drinko party- let’s face it, four bars are always better than one! Some of the drink specials for the event are as follows:

$3.00 Corona and Corona Lights
$3.00 Mexican Hummers :)
$4.00 1800 Shots
$5.00 Margaritas
$5.00 Red Bull Vodkas (Cinco de Montford Facebook invite)

There’s also going to be $1 tacos, so bring an appetite. There will be a live band (Rayen) outside Andrew Blairs, and some bars will be hosting a DJ. As far as activities go, the bars want to keep that a surprise since they will all have something different, but there are rumors of a cornhole event and Angry Ales trivia- so what’s the answer for a great Cinco de Mayo party? Correct- Montford drive!

Cinco de Mayo block party at the Loco Lime

1101 Central Avenue

Go loco for the celebration at the Loco Lime. There’s scheduled to be a DJ, a beer truck, a Tequila luge, a taco eating contest, a margarita and burrito stand, and a charity dunking booth, with proceeds of the dunker going to Urban Ministry. As far as drink specials go, there will be Tecate, Sol, and Dos XX specials as well as $2.50 Coronas and Corona Light. The event starts at 3pm - what was that, have a case of a Mexican flu and have to leave work early? No worries if work runs late though, because the party doesn’t stop until they say so.



  • karen 5 years ago

    Woohoo so many excellent choices :)

  • petey 5 years ago

    I can't wait to try a couple of these spots out. It will be a great cinco de mayo. thanks for the info.

  • Linda C 5 years ago

    you guys have all the fun! Have a great night whichever one you choose!!!

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