Cinco de Mayo in DC – 2016

Everyone’s favorite American-celebrated Mexican holiday is Thursday. A hastily put together list of Mexican/Latin/Non-Latin spots celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 5th, 2016 is below. If you’re heading out of work/school early, El Rey, Mission, and Surfside starts the party at noon. Cheapest beer is The Front Page ($2 with a free taco bar).

Dupont Circle

  • Cafe Citron – 5p-midnight
    • $3 Coronas ($15 buckets) / $10 Coronaritas / $4 margaritas / $3 house tequila shots / $4 Milagro tequila shots / $7 mojitos after 8p / free Milagro shots from 6:30-7:30p
  • Mission – noon-2a
    • $4 Tecates + Dos Equis drafts / $5 Corona Extra / $6.50 El Jimador shots / $7 Mission margaritas / $25 Mission margarita pitchers
    • DJs + live mariachi bands
  • Lauriol Plaza  – drink specials all weekend long
  • Alero – 11a-1a all-day party with drink specials
  • Darlington House (Cantina) – $4 Coronas / $6 Margaritas / $5 Cuervo shots / $5 Nachos & $9 quesadillas
  • The Front Page – $2 Corona/Modelos/Miller Lite $5 margaritas & free tacos from 6-8p
  • Public Bar
    • $4 Coronas / $5 margaritas / $5 Cuervo shots (gold/silver)
    • $3 specials on rooftop: Avion Espresso/ Agave Loco/Peligroso/Cuervo Cinge

14th Street/Logan/U Street/Shaw

  • Tico – 3p-close
    • $5 tacos all day, plus $10 hibiscus, spicy orange and classic lime margaritas
  • Tortilla Coast – 5 days of specials from May 1-5 inc. raffle drawing on 5/5 for bike cruiser –
    • $4 Mini Tacos / $5 Queso / $7 Tot-chos
    • $4 Dos Equis Draft, Corona and Corona Light bottles / $5 Frozen Margaritas / $7 Milagro Silver Margaritas
  • El Centro D.F. – doors open at 4p
    • $20 Endless Mexican Cuisine + $6 Margaritas / $5 beers
  • Masa 14  – $6 food specials + $6 Margaritas / $5 beers
  • El Rey – noon-1:30a
    • mariachi band + photo booth + ice luge + live donkey
    • $6 Margaritas & Sauza Blue tequila shots / $7 shots of Corralejo
  • Espita Mezcaleria –
    • fried oyster tacos
    • $5 beer specials (Allende Golden Ale & Brown Ale) (add $5 to include 1 oz. mexcal pour)
  • Alero – 11a-1a all-day party – 2 DJs + drink specials + DJs
  • Hawthorne – party starts at 5p – Cinco de Rooftop party (not exclusive to rooftop)
    • $4 chicken tacos & $10 guac/chips
    • $5 Tecate tallboys & $7.50 margaritas
  • The Royal – Nueve de Mayo celebration on Mon. May 9th starts at 9p
    • mezcal cocktails / arepas / frozen drinks / tequila-filled pinata
  • Lost Society – 5:30p-2a
    • DJ on rooftop
    • $5 tequila shots & Coronas
  • Policy
    • tacos & drink specials
  • The Prospect
    • 2 for $6 tacos
    • $4 Coronas and Tecates, $5 tequila shots and $6 margaritas.
  • Provision No. 14
    • $3 beer bottles and cans, $6 house red and white wine, $6 draft cocktails and $5 draft beers ($10 suggested donation at the door)
  • The Brixton – Mexican menu – $4 Tecates
  • Commisary – $5 margaritas and food specials

Shaw/Bloomingdale

  • Espita Mezcaleria –
    • fried oyster tacos
    • $5 beer specials (add $5 to include 1 oz. mexcal pour)
  • Wicked Bloom – $3 Coronas & Dos Equis Amber & $5 house margaritas
  • The Royal – Nueve de Mayo celebration on Mon. May 9th starts at 9p
    • mezcal cocktails / arepas / frozen drinks / tequila-filled pinata

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/Navy Yard

  • Agua 301 – $4 Corona Light and Negra Modelo drafts, $3 Corona bottles, $6 Sauza margs and $9 Casa Noble margaritas
  • Tortilla Coast – 5 days of specials from May 1-5 inc. raffle drawing on 5/5 for bike cruiser –
    • $4 Mini Tacos / $5 Queso / $7 Tot-chos
    • $4 Dos Equis Draft, Corona and Corona Light bottles / $5 Frozen Margaritas / $7 Milagro Silver Margaritas
  • Banana Cafe – $4 Tecate/Corona/Pacifico/Cuervo shots + karaoke
  • Boxcar Tavern
    • $1 off all tacos
    • $4 Coronas & Cuervo Gold shots
  • Union Pub – $5 margaritas (frozen/rocks)
  • Pacifco – open at 11a – grande Coronaritas in larger glasses

H Street

  • H Street Country Club
    • $3 for 2 tacos / $3 Tecates and $5 ritas 4-7p
    • music all night
  • Impala Cantina – 5p-midnight / 2 DJs
  • Sol Mexican Grill – HH 3-5p – open till 11p (48 oz fishbowl margaritas available)
  • Chupacabra – Tequila specials + $5 taco w/ shot of tequila/PBR or water combo
  • Ocopa – $9 Margaritas: Mango Aji/ Pineapple/ Watermelon/ Cherry
  • Halftime Sports Bar – $2 Coronas / $4 frozen margaritas / $20-25 hookah specials
  • Da Luft – $6 HH margaritas / $10 Peligroso / $12 Sinna-Rita / $15 Don Julio margaritas / more specials on Dos XX & Corona

Chinatown/Penn Quarter

  • Zengo – $5 beer / $6 margaritas / $6 food specials
  • Del Campo – 6-9p – SEIS DE MAYO MAY 6TH – rooftop celebration
    • $35 admission includes food
    • optional $30 cash bar
    • Cigar & Mexcal offerings at late night HH on patio downstairs afterwards
  • Bar Deco – $4 tacos / $6 Deco margaritas / $10 nachos
  • Penn Social – $5 margaritas & quesadillas

Adams Morgan

  • Johnny Pistola’s
    • Live DJ
    • Happy hour from 5-7pm including $2 Select Tacos, $3 Tecate, $4 Pacifico, $5 Margaritas
    • $5 min donation for wristband for $3 Tecate all night / donation for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Rumba Cafe
    • La Unica band at 8p
    • taco specials
    • $4 Pacifico & Dos XX / $12 Don Julio margaritas
  • 2020 – $4 beer & rails
  • Town Tavern – starts at 3p
    • get 1/2 off 1st drink if you wear sombrero or mustache
    • $3 taco baskets till 10p
    • $4 Coronas / $5 margaritas & tequila sunrises all night
    • $12 optional open bar (domestic bottles & rails) from 9-11p

Georgetown/Glover Park

  • El Centro D.F.
    • $20 Endless Mexican Cuisine + $6 Margaritas / $5 beers
  • Chaia – $7 beer and wine cocktails
  • Mad Fox – HH specials
    • food specials
    • DJ during HH
    • $5 Kolsch-A-Rita
  • Surfside – rooftop party starts at noon
    • 1/2 off margarita pitchers & new frozen rum-based cocktail
    • DJ

Columbia Heights/Petworth

  • Top Spanish Cafe – HH starts at 4p
    • food specials
    • $4 Corona / $6 Cuervo / $8 Patron shots / $24 Margarita Liter / $20 House Sangria Liter
  • Petworth Citizen – 7p-midnight
    • Mexican cocktail spotlight in Lexicon cocktail series
  • El Chucho Superior – opens at 4p – $5.50 margaritas / $7.50 Jimador + Tecate combo

Downtown

  • Toro Toro –  all night HH inc. $5 Beer, Wine, and Cocktails + free salsa class from 9-10:30p
  • BLT Steak – $30 cocktail flight with 3 drink pairings (tequila & sangrita)
  • The Park
    • HH from 5-7p inc. $5 Don Julio margaritas & Bud Light Ritas
    • food specials from 5-8p inc. $5 quesadillas, chicken fajita skewers, and guac/chips
    • Roving Mariachi band
    • complimentary “Park-A-Rita” if RSVP
  • Opera – $5 Corona bottles / $7 Avion tequilla drinks

 

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