This year Cinco De Mayo falls on a Saturday, which means all your nine-to-fiver friends have no excuse not to make it out and party like there’s no mañana. So call them up, pick a fiesta from our list, and get ready for a long day of tacos and tequila.
1. Cinco De Mayo Brickell Block Party
Miami’s largest Cinco De Mayo block party returns with a new location —Brickell Waterfront Lots. Join thousands of partygoers in downing margaritas and Micheladas while partying to the sounds of top DJs. Tacos & Tattoos will be on site providing food to fuel up with between shots. Tickets start at $15 online, but you can purchase a Fiesta Party Pack for $20 that includes admission, mustaches, a margarita souvenir cup, and more swag.
2. Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl in Brickell
Drink your way through Brickell this year on Saturday, May 5 at the 3rd Annual Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl. Tickets start at $20, and include five free drinks plus drink specials at participating venues like Fado, Baru, American Social, Barsecco, Blackbird Ordinary, The Craftsman, RedBa, and Batch. The bar crawl kicks off at Baru LatinBar.
3. OH! MEXICO
This hot spot on Española Way will host a Mexican street party for Cinco De Mayo where you can score free margarita shots and dance to the sounds of a live mariachi band and DJ. The party starts at 7 p.m.
Celebrate ‘Drinko De Mayo’ by the river at Seaspice, which will offer specials on tequila shots and a curated margarita menu paired with live music, entertainment, and mariachis. Pose for photos at a photo station with themed props and relive the evening long after your hangover has faded.
5. National Hotel
This South Beach icon is jazzing up Cinco De Mayo at their Blues Bar, where they’ll offer a selection of festive cocktails like the Noble Blood and Sand, made with Casa Noble Reposado tequila, Carpano Antica vermouth, Cherry Herring, and blood orange and scotch rinse. If you stop by between 5 and 8 p.m. you’ll enjoy happy hour specials, followed by a live jazz performance starting at 8:30 p.m.
Tex-Mex eatery Chuy’s will start celebrating Cinco De Mayo on Friday, May 4 with $1 off Coronas and floaters starting at 4 p.m. Then, on Saturday, May 5, you’ll get to enjoy happy hour drink specials all day. Come back on Sunday, May 6 for $5 Tito’s Bloody Marys.
7. No. 3 Social
Wynwood’s hottest rooftop bar will extend it’s Social Hour through 8 p.m. on May 5, so you can celebrate the holiday with $5 bites, beer and wine, and $7 cocktails. We like the Mezing Around, which blends mezcal, hibiscus, lime, cucumber juice and habanero bitters. If smoky isn’t your thing, try Norman’s Revenge, a spicy margarita made with tequila, agave nectar, lime, jalapeno and black salt. Both will be available for $10 all night long.
8. American Social Brickell
When life gives you limes, use them for tequila shots. Or at least, that’s the motto at American Social Brickell. Stop by on May 5 and sip on discounted drinks from 6 p.m. – midnight. If you’re part of Brickell’s Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl, you’ll get one for free.
9. Sweet Liberty
Sweet Liberty is giving away free tacos all night long on May 5, so get your grub on before Grammy winner Jorge Moreno takes the stage at9 p.m. There will also be a live mariachi band.
Get your margarita on for $6 all day at Novecento on May 5. If you visit their Key Biscayne location, you’ll enjoy complimentary Viola Italian craft beer and frozen margaritas after 9 p.m. A live DJ will provide the sounds.
11. Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill
Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill will offer their signature 24-ounce Bo’s Big Rita in different flavors for $18.99 on Cinco De Mayo at multiple locations, along with a variety of dishes like Kourtney’s Loaded Nachos and Bo’s Blackened Mahi-Mahi Tacos. Wear your eating pants.
12. Smokey Bones
At Smokey Bones, you can get your Cinco De Mayo on with six different margaritas. May the drink be with you.
13. Lobster Bar Sea Grille
Ditch the cheap tequila shots and upgrade your Cinco De Mayo at Lobster Sea Bar Grille, which will offer handcrafted Tequila Revolución cocktails for $8-$10, Mexican inspired bites by Chef Arturo Paz, and discounted snacks during happy hour from 5:30-8 p.m.
14. Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Rocco’s Tacos will keep the tequila flowing all day and all night at their annual Cinco De Mayo block party, kicking off at all locations at noon. You’ll get free tequila pourings while partying to the sounds of a live DJ. There will also be prize giveaways, and Rocco Mangel himself might make an appearance — follow Rocco’s Tacos on social media to find out which location he’ll be visiting.
15. Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina
Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina will serve a selection of tacos, tamales, and nachos paired with different expressions of Revolution Tequila for a fixed price of $45 per person. The special will run from 5 p.m. until midnight on May 5.
Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Quarterdeck will be treating guests to an entire Avion Tequila shaker filled with margarita goodness on Cinco De Mayo. Get the Advil ready if you plan on drinking more than one of these.
17. L Bar
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s intimate L Bar, you can sip any of the lounge’s Ode to Agave cocktails for $12. Start with the Uno, move on to the Dos, and end with the Mexican Firing Squad.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale
18. Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Enjoy $5 Milagro Tequila specialty cocktails and 2-for-$5 street tacos from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. at this new Fort Lauderdale hangout. A live mariachi will keep the party going from 5-7 p.m.
19. Lolo's Surf Cantina
20. Farmer's Table
If you’re counting calories this Cinco De Mayo, head to Farmer’s Table and treat yourself to a Skinny Margarita for just $11.
21. Beach Bar at Newport Pier
Get your party on beachside with $5 Coronas (you can add a shot of Casa Noble Tequila for an extra $7) at Beach Bar at Newport Beach.
Rita Okinawa’s Japanese twist on the traditional margarita is the perfect Cinco De Mayo drinking companion if you’re tired of the same old same old. Made with Maestro Dobel infused with yuzu kosho, lime juice, agave and yellow chartreuse, it’s worth the drive to Hallandale if you live in Miami.
23. Doc B's Fresh Kitchen
At Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, the team behind the bar will be whipping up a spicy sweet Cinco sip called The Internal Affair, made with tequila, house-made jalapeno syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, agave nectar, pineapple juice and basil.
24. E11EVEN Miami
25. El Vez
26. KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
27. The Backyard at The Confidante Miami Beach
28. The Taco Stand
29. Duffy's Sports Grill
30. The Diplomat Beach Resort
31. Celebrate at home
Still want to celebrate but not in the mood to go out? Host your own Cinco De Drinko at home with Casa Tua Cucina’s Rising Sol cocktail. Here’s what you need:
- 1 1/2 ounces of Casamigos Reposado Tequila
- 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce of agave nectar
- 1/2 ounce of roasted spicy pineapple syrup
- Pomegranate seeds
- Ginger beer float
Muddle the pomegranate seeds in a tin shaker and add all the other ingredients, except for the ginger beer. Shake for 8-10 seconds. Double strain into a glass and add ice, then top with the ginger beer float.
32. Cantina La 20
Happy hour will run from 1-2 p.m. at Tacology on May 5 and will include free beer, margaritas, and tequila shots. Afterward, you can order $5 Dos Equis all day. There will be mariachis, a photo booth, and a live DJ performance starting at 8:30 p.m.
34. Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
35. Make a Disarita
36. Bahama Breeze
37. Tap 42
All four of Tap 42’s locations will offer $5 margaritas and specialty margaritas, such as Key Lime & Blood Orange — not to mention $4 Corona light and Modelo on Cinco De Mayo.
38. Brimstone Doral
39. Icebox Cafe
40. Gulfstream Park
Get your maracas ready, because Gulfstream Park is hosting the mother of all Cinco De Mayo fiestas. Head to Champions Plaza and enjoy live music by the band CACHET from 8-11 p.m. Then enjoy drink specials and delicious margaritas at Cantina Laredo, Strike 10 Bowling & Sports Lounge, ROK:BRGR, Frankey’s Sports Bar, Yard House, and Mijana Lebanese Cuisine, to name a few.
41. Cinco De Wynwood
Ever seen a giant pyrotechnic piñata? Now’s your chance. Head to the Wynwood Marketplace and enjoy flights of Avion 44 at an Agave Garden, 24-ounce margaritas, live music all day long, and a special performance by award-winning international reggaeton artist Reykon. The event is free and open to the public. You’ll also get a free beer at noon if you RSVP via this link. The party will run until 3 a.m.
42. The Butcher Shop
Score $5 Tequila tromba shots and margaritas all day at The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill while snacking on kielbasa quesadillas, Mexican street corn, steak and chicken fajitas, and enchiladas.
43. Bodega South Beach
From 3-9 p.m., Bodega will host a family-friendly Cinco De Mayo block party from Alton Road to Alton Court. Partygoers will enjoy live music, mariachi bands, face painting, a photo booth and food truck favorites like Ms. Cheezious, Mr. Goodstuff, Dolci Peccati and Pita Greek. There will also be craft beers from MIA Brewing, J. Wakefield, Stone Brewing and Civil Society. If you’re a big eater, register for Bodega’s Taco Eating contest (which starts at 3:30 p.m.) for a shot at winning at $1,500 grand prize.
44. VEZA SUR Brewing Co.
VEZA SUR is spicing up Cinco De Mayo with specially-priced Mexican eats, like grilled Camarones al Diablo ($5), wood grilled Elotes ($5), and Gazapacho Mejicano ($5). VEZA SUR’s Latin Lager makes for the perfect pairing. Oh, and there will be a piñata. If you plan on drinking all day, you can purchase an open bar ticket here for $55. The party starts at 2 p.m.
45. Quinto La Huella
Quinto La Huella will host a special pre-Cinco edition of their new La Previa happy hour on May 4, featuring $10 cocktails, $8 wine and $5 select beer. You’ll also enjoy complimentary snacks with every round of drinks.
46. Sugar at EAST, Miami
Join the fiesta at Sugar, East Miami’s rooftop bar, and sip on brand new tequila and mescal cocktails like the Level 40, made with Corralejo Blanco Tequila, Amaras Mezcal, Szechuan agave, pineapple and lime juice.
Basement at The Miami Beach EDITION will serve up margarita specials on Cinco De Mayo, which you can enjoy as you dance, bowl, or skate your way through the night.
48. Coyo Taco
Coyo will host its fourth annual Cinco De Mayo Block Party from 3 p.m. – midnight on May 5. There will be live mariachi bands, music by Los Mejores DJs, and live luchador matches from 3 p.m. – 1 a.m. If you have a dog, you can enter it in the Chihuahua Dog Race (all dogs welcome) and dog costume contest for a chance to win prizes. You’ll also enjoy specials like $5 margaritas and $5 tacos. Tickets are $5 here.
49. The Wynwood Yard
Get ready for an action-packed celebration this Cinco De Mayo at the Wynwood Yard. From 2 p.m. – 3 a.m., enjoy tacos, live music performances, DJs, piñatas and sombreros, plus specials on margaritas and tequila cocktails. If you purchase a VIP ticket for $40, you’ll get a complimentary sombrero, mustache finger tattoos, beads and a complimentary liter of sponsored beer and beer boot. General admission is $16 and includes a 16-ounce sponsored beer and green beads.
50. Wharf Miami
Join the Wharf’s first ever Cinco De Mayo Celebration, ‘Sombreros on the River’ with DJ Irie. If you buy a shot of tequila or mezcal, you’ll get a free Corona. Children accompanied by parents and leashed dogs are welcome before 6 p.m. RSVP here.
51. Nikki Beach
Drink Pink at Nikki Beach’s weekly Rose Saturday Party, which will be getting a Cinco De Mayo spin this weekend. You can enjoy funfetti churros with Nutella dipping sauce for $9, rose by the glass for $5, bottles of rose for $25, and a special cucumber jalapeno margarita for $15.
52. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
If you’re looking to ditch the margarita-madness, head to Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, which will host their first annual Air Show VIP viewing party from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. You’ll enjoy music by a live DJ, valet parking, unlimited Cinco De Mayo tacos and beer and rose margaritas. Tickets are $179 here.
53. 222 Taco
North Bay Village’s newest taco spot will celebrate its first Cinco De Mayo with an all-day fiesta featuring food and drink specials, live music by Local DJs and more. Enjoy small bites for just $2.22 while sipping $5 Mexican beer, margaritas and micheladas. The party runs from 11 a.m. – 2:22 a.m.
54. CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar
American-inspired eatery CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar will offer guests a Michelada bar and a Cinco De Mayo Mexican-inspired brunch on both Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.
At Tanuki, you’ll score half-priced tacos for $7, $5 margaritas and $5 tequila shots all night long from May 1-6.
56. Kiki on the River
Kiki on the River is giving Cinco De Mayo a Greek spin with Greek-inspired Mexican cuisine like chicken souvlaki tacos, spanakopita quesadillas, and Mexican corn with tzatziki. You’ll also enjoy $12 Casa Picante margaritas, mariachis, papel picado decorations and more. The party will run from 12-5:30 p.m.