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Where to Wear Your Sombrero and Shoot Tequila for Cinco de Mayo in Dallas

If you’re looking for deals on Mexican munchies, we’ve got your guide. If you’re in the mood for a little liquid to wash it all down, we’ve got you covered there, too. In no particular order, find a lineup of events that’ll allow you to rock a sombrero and sling tequila shots all weekend long, right into the wee hours of Tuesday.

photo by Kevin Marple
photo by Kevin Marple

Where: The Quarter Bar
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: $3 Ritas, $3 Mexican beers, $3 Jalapeno Rita Booze Pops, and $2 margarita Jell-o shots. Complimentary nacho bar. Doors open at 4pm.

Where: Flying Saucer
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Tapping at 2pm of Ska Mexican Logger and Lakewood Mole Temptress with glassware. Draft Cerveza Victoria & Draft Modelo Especial with glassware available as well (for a limited amount). Nearly all 82 drafts are $3 for $3 Pint Night. Churros will be sold until gone.

Where: Londoner Addison
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Happy hour runs all day. (That’s $1 off each drink.)

Where: J. Black’s
When: Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Patron margaritas and street tacos.

Where: Gin Mill
When: Sunday, May 4
What’s Happening: $3 Mexican beer, house-made Pozole & Shrimp Flautas, Bloody Mary & Mimosa specials. The Voice’s Marisela will be singing Spanish tunes.

Where: Capitol Pub
When: Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: $14 buckets of Coronitas, $7.50 Coronita Y Partida shot, specials on Hornitos Reposado Y Pardita Blanco, $3 chip and queso, $4 chips and guac, and $7 street tacos

Where: Dubliner
When: Saturday, May 3 and Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Saturday will include a tapping of Lakewood Brewery Mole Temptress. There will be Mexican beers for $2.50 and Cuervo Gold shots for $3 on Saturday and Monday.

Where: Time Out Tavern
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: “Cuatro, Cinco, Seis Especials”: All Mexican beers are $4.00, margaritas are $5.00, and all tequila shots are $6.00.

Bob Armstrong queso eating contest at Mattito's (photo by WJN Photos)
Bob Armstrong queso eating contest at Mattito’s (photo by WJN Photos)

Where: The Libertine Bar
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: The bar is tapping a keg of limited edition Lakewood Mole Temptress. The kitchen will serve house-made Sopapillas to enjoy with the beer.

Where: The Holy Grail Pub
When: Saturday, May 3
What’s Happening: Order from five street tacos, house-made sopapillas, and margarita cheesecake. Also enjoy a tapping of beer brewed for the bar by Oskar Blues, a tequila barrel-aged version of Mama’s Little Yella Pils.

Where: Urban Taco
When: Saturday, May 3
What’s Happening: Mariachis, DJs, drink specials.

Where: Mattito’s
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Festivities include Moncho Poncho Band, Bob Armstrong queso-eating contest, mechanical bull rides, tequila tastings, games and prizes, drinks specials, and Mexican food.

Where: Blue Goose Cantina
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: All-day happy hour: $1 off liquors, $2.25 domestics, $3.25 premium beers, $3 top shelf frozen margaritas.

Where: Katy Trail Ice House
When: Friday-Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Festivities run from Frida through Monday, May 5 and include beer-ritas, live Mariachi bands, margarita and tequila samplings over the weekend. Monday ends the weekend-long extravaganza with “Cinco de Drinko.)

Or you can skip all the hubbub and order our favorite margarita of Stampede 66. the Modern Star Canyon Margarita.(photography by Kevin Marple)
Or you can skip all the hubbub and order our favorite margarita at Stampede 66. the Modern Star Canyon Margarita.(photography by Kevin Marple)

Where: The Rustic
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: The music line-up includes Tex-Mex honky tonk band Tejas Brothers from 5:30-8:30 pm, the drinks feature Dulce Vita Margaritas, and Dulce Vita shots will be passed around for sale.

Where: Urban Taco and Cafe Herrera in Mockingbird Station
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Expect drink specials all day, a DJ from 2-8 pm at both locations and live Mariachi music!

Where: Barter
When: Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 4
What’s Happening: Bites include 36-hour Beef Cheek Barbacoa Tacos and Pork Jowl Carnitas. Drinks include four specialty cocktails made for the occasion.

Where: The Grapevine Bar
When: Monday, May 5
What’s Happening: Signature Tangarita frozen drinks and house margaritas for only $3.50

Where: Double Wide
When: Saturday, May 3
What’s Happening: DJ Gabriel Mendoza spinning, Mexi vs Frenchie costume contest for $50 gift card to the bar, and nacho eating competition. Tacos and elotes served from Taqueria Pedritos. Music lineup includes The Rich Girls, Androgynous, Nathan Brown. Cover is $7.