Cinco de Mayo in DC – 2013

Cinco de Mayo – Sunday May 5th 

As mentioned in my post yesterday about the Kentucky Derby, this upcoming weekend is one of the more underrated ones on the calendar. This post will focus on Cinco de Mayo festivities in the District, trying to list all the “Mexican” restaurants and other noteworthy parties (hard to find info on a lot of them) Events are Sunday, May 5th unless otherwise stated. [UPDATE: Posted updated to reflect good info from DC After Five, WaPo GoG, Washingtonian After Hours]

Tortilla Coast (Logan Circle/Capitol Hill)

  • Thu. May 2: $3 Dos XX
  • Fri. May 3: $10 Coronaritas
  • Sat. May 4: $5 Sauza Hornitos lime shots
  • Sun. May 5: $4 mimosas, bloody marys & bloody marias

El Centro D.F. & Masa 14 (Logan Circle)

  • $5 margaritas in entire bars (including rooftop). Strawberry, spicy mango (El Centro), mango (Masa 14), fresh lime (Masa 14) & vanilla (El Centro D.F) flavors included

H Street Country Club (H Street)

  • Celebrate Thu.-Sun. May 2-5
  • $2 Dos XX, $5 margaritas & $2 tacos during happy hour
    • 5-8p Thu., 4-7p Fri-Sun
  • opens at 11a for human cockfights
  • Music & Sauza specials all weekend

Bandolero (Georgetown)

  • $4 Tecate, PBR, & Espolon shots,  $5 Pacifico, $6 Margaritas
  • $5 food specials (crazy corn, pork, or chicken tacos & Mexican pizza at bar)

Cafe Citron (Dupont)

  • opens Noon Sun.
  • $5 margarita, $6 mojito margarita, $4 Dos XX, $4 Hornitos tequila shots
  • Mexican apps $7 and less
  • Sexiest Mexican costume contest @ 4p wins $150 cash & $200 bar tabs
  • Free t-shirts & mexican hats

Crios Modern Mexican (Dupont)

  • $5 bottomless mimosa (w/ brunch), $5 margarita, $5 off Don Julio,
  • $5 tacos, $5 off dinner entrees

Alero (U Street)

  • All day Sat-Sun May 4-5
  • “DJs -Drinks Special – Food Special – Body Painting – Photographs – Souvenirs – Dancing – Ice Luge – Giant Search Light – Models, and more”

Surfside (Glover Park)

  • $19 buckets of Mexican beer
  • $5 cocktails during 11a-3p brunch

Zengo (Chinatown/Penn Quarter)

  • $5 margaritas & Latin beers after 5p Sun.

Austin Grill (Chinatown/Penn Quarter)

  • Fri. May 3rd: $4 Dos XX drafts, $3 house tequila shots, $15 Mexican beer buckets (5)
  • Sat. May 4th: $4 Dos XX drafts, $5 tequila infusion, $15 Quesadilla + 2 pints of Dos XX, $4 nachos
  • Sun. May 5th: $15 Mexican beer buckets (5), $5 tequila infusion, $4 Sauza & Hornitas shots $5 nachos, $5 pretzel + queso, Dos XX and Sauza girls

Ceiba (Downtown)

  • Fri May 3rd – Sat. May 5th (3p – close)
  • $5 margaritas & $5 street food, inc. chicken tamales, mole-glazed pork ribs, Mexican hot dogs & churros (bar & lounge only)

Casa Oaxaca (Adams Morgan)

  • Sat-Sun May 4-5
  • $4 Coronas, $5 house margarita 3-6p
  • dinner & drink specials
  • Barred in DC has been here a couple times for Cinco de Mayo, cozy downstairs, solid margaritas, kind of hectic though

Impala Cantina (H Street)

  • Noon-6p on patio
  • pig roast w/ live electro-tropical music
  • $5 Three Stars beers, $7 margaritas

Mama Chuy (Columbia Heights)

  • Specials all day Fri-Sun May 3-5 (closes @6p Sun)
  • New patio seating

El Tamarindo (Adams Morgan)

  • Special brunch menu

Cantina Marina (SW Waterfront)

  • $10 Corona-nitas on Sundays
  • deck/patio right on water

Other DC Mexican/Latin Bars having Potential Celebrations

El Chucho Superior (Columbia Heights)

Fiesta DC (Dupont Circle)

Lauriol Plaza (Dupont Circle)

Oyamel (Penn Quarter/Chinatown)

Cactus Cantina (Cathedral Heights)

Guapo’s (Tenleytown)

Gringo Bars

The Brixton (U Street)

  • Noon-8p
  • “Circus de Mayo”
  • All 3 floors including hidden back patio + dunk tank
  • $4 Coronas, $6 Hornitoas sno-cones, $7 frozen Sauza margaritas
  • Dunk/drunk tank, games, cotton candy, sno cones 

Town Tavern (Adams Morgan)

  • “Cinco de Mayo Mayhem”
  • live burro/donkey on patio, seriously
  • $12 all-you-can-drink margaritas & tacos from noon-3p
  • $5 margaritas & tequila shots from 3p-close
  • $3 Coronas, tequilas sunrises & taco baskets all day

Eden (Downtown)

  • Fri. May 3rd, doors open at 5p
  • 12th Annual Cinco De Mayo Networking Happy Hour sponsored by latinvip.com
  • $5 admission with RSVP; $10 if none
  • complimentary buffet 5-7p
  • mariachi & drink specials on Coronas & Model

The Mighty Pint (Dupont)

  • $3 Dos XX, $4 Coronas, $5 Margaritas

Public Bar (Dupont)

  • $10 admission
  • rooftop party on Sat. May 4th  2-9p
  • $3 Coronas, $4 Cuervo shots, $5 margaritas

Dirty Martini (Dupont)

  • $3 tacos, $6 quesadillas
  • $4 Coronas, $5 Margaritas, $8 Patron shots, $4 tequila shots

Fado (Chinatown/Penn Quarter)

  • Opens at noon
  • $7 mint juleps & margaritas & Mexituckys (can of Dos Equis & shot of Bulleit)
  • $4 Coronas, $4 Dos XX, $4 Cuervo shorties
  • Taco specials

Park at Fourteenth (Downtown)

  • $30 (use “DrinkResponsibility” code for 50% discount) inc. 2 drinks & brunch buffet
  • $3 Coronas, $3 punch, & $5 margaritas from 11a-2p, along with live mariachi band
  • $5 Coronas, $5 punch & $20 Corona buckets from 2p-7p

Uptown Tap House (Cleveland Park)

  • open at 9a
  • complimentary Mexican brunch buffet
  • $5 Tecates, tequila and tacos from 11a-2p
  • Live Latin music from Noon-4p

Sign of the Whale (Dupont)

  • $3 Tecate & Dos XX
  • $4 Margaritas & Cuervo shots
  • $5 soft tacos, burritos, and nachos

Ventnor’s Sports Cafe (Adams Morgan)

  • $4 Coronas
  • $5 margaritas
  • 1/2 price quesadillas
  • $1 tacos

Duffy’s Irish Pub (U Street)

  • $3 Tecate & Dos XX
  • $5 16 oz. margaritas
  • free quesadillas 3-7p
  • $6 Tecate + Cuervo shot

Ugly Mug (Eastern Market)

  • Sat. May 4th evening
  • $6 margaritas, $5 Malibu Red Hurricane, $15 Corona buckets

Bottom Line (Downtown)

  • open at 11:30a
  • $3 Corona, Corona Light, Tecate & margaritas
  • 25% off Mexican food

Rumors (Dupont)

  • Sat. & Sun. May 4-5
  • $3 Coronas, $4 Yuenglings, $4 Old Mexico drinks
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