Have a craft cocktail for Cinco de Mayo. Or drink some shots, whatever.

UPDATE 4/23/2018: Read our round up of 2018 Cinco de Mayo Parties right here

Here in Miami, we take all holidays seriously and Cinco de Mayo is no exception. Since you should never, ever be caught without a drink in your hand on May 5, hit these local hot spots to get your buzz on – it’s a Friday, so there are no excuses not to. May the turn-up be real for you.

1. Coyo Taco Wynwood

What to get: Coyo Taco’s Blood Orange Margarita, featuring Tequila Blanco, triple sec, fresh orange juice, lemonade, aave syrup and Red Bull Orange Edition (so you can turn up and stay up).

Where to get it: Coyo Taco Wynwood, 2300 NW 2nd Ave, Miami; coyo-taco.com

2300 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

2. TATEL Miami

What to get: TATEL’s Puerta de Angel, featuring Don Julio Blanco Tequila, TATEL’s spicy mix, fresh lemon juice, orange blossom liqueur (for the fancy pants in you).

Where to get it: TATEL Miami, 1669 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-604-0523

1669 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern

What to get: $5 margaritas and $20 buckets of beer 5 in total) all day on May 5 from 11 a.m. – midnight.

Where to get it: Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, 3535 Northwest 83 Avenue, Doral; 786 800-5750

3535 Northwest 83 Avenue, Doral, FL 33166

4. Tocaya Organica

What to get: $5 cervezas, $7 margaritas, and 2 for $10 Casamigos Watermelon Shots on May 5 from 11 a.m. – midnight.

Where to get it: Tocaya Organica, 920 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-909-0799

920 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 33139

5. Meat Market

What to get: Mixologist Ezra Pattek’s Quattro Verde, made with mezcal, ancho verde, lime juice, agave and fresh basil.

Where to get it: Meat Market Miami Beach, 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-532-0088

915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Gin + Collins

What to get: Gin + Collins Smoked Last Word, featuring mezcal, green chartreuse and maraschino. If you’d rather stick to the basics, enjoy 2 for 1 margaritas and a free shot of tequila with every taco order.

Where to get it: Gin + Collins, AC Hotel Miami Beach, 2912 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-264-4720

2912 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

7. El Grito

What to get: ANY of El Grito’s craft cocktails. Plus, enjoy a free open bar from 8-9 p.m. and Tequila Cazadoroes drink specials, live music and complimentary tacos from 8-10 p.m. on May 5.

Where to get it: El Grito, 1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach; elgritomiami.com

1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. OLLA Miami

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What to get: $5 margaritas with Cazadoroes and $8 Don Julio margaritas from 9 p.m. – close. Live music by DJ Supra.

Where to get it: OLLA, 1233 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 786-717-5400

1233 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139

10. Bitter Truth

3252 NW 1st Avenue #124, Miami, FL 33137

11. Baru Latin Bar

What to get: $8 Patron Reposado margaritas, $5 tequila shots, and $25 buckets of Dos Equis and Tecate. Plus, enjoy live mariachi at all Baru locations.

Where to get it: Baru Latin Bar Kendall, 8268 Mills Drive, Miami; Doral, 11402 NW 41st Street, Doral; Brickell, 901 Brickell Plaza, Miami

12. Seaspice

What to get: Seaspice’s Persea Martini, made with Baron Tequila, avocado, lemon juice, pineapple juice, fresh black pepper and simple syrup.

Where to get it: Seaspice, 422 NW North River Drive, Miami; 305-440-4200

422 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128

13. Villa Azure

What to get: Villa Azur’s Go Green Margarita, featuring Don Julio Blanco, cointreau, cucumber, cantaloupe, lime juice, mint, agave nectar and black salt – it tastes way healthy for all you juice heads.

Where to get it: Vila Azur, 309 23rd Street, Miami Beach; 305-763-8688

309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

14. ORA



What to get: The All Mez’d Up, made with Gracias a Dios Mezcal, DJ Blanco, ginger serrano syrup, lime juice, elderflower soda, chili powder and a mint sprig. Also enjoy complimentary Avion Tequila margaritas between 2-3 a.m.

Where to get it: ORA,  2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; oranightclub.com

2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

16. River Yacht Club


What to get: RYC’s Mezcalito, made with Union mezcal, crushed cucumber, pressed lemon, agave topped with champagne, or El Gringo, featuring bourbon, tamarind agua fresca, lime and citrus soda. Pair them with some $8 bar bites or a churro.

Where to get it: River Yacht Club, 401 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami; 305-200-5716

401 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami

17. Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

What to get: A Paloma, made with tequila, pink grapefruit juice, Squirt grapefruit soda, lime juice, simple syrup and a salted rim. Available Friday only – buy one for $13 and get the second for just $1. Olé!

Where to get it: Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-4636

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach