Cinco De Mayo has squeezed itself smack dab in the middle of the week this year.
The holiday is sometimes considered a minor holiday in Mexico, but it’s becoming widely celebrated here in the U.S., which makes for a fun time at bars and restaurants around Tucson. If you’re not sure how to celebrate, there’s plenty of food, beer, Bloody Mary’s, and good old-fashioned family fun happening on Wednesday, May 5.
There are a few options out there — safe and socially distanced — so take a peek if you need help making a decision.
118 E. Congress St.
From 6 – 10 p.m., the downtown whiskey bar is havings specials on tacos during their pop-up event. More details about the event are supposed to be revealed soon.
For more information, follow Batch on Facebook.
1664 S. Research Loop
The local brewery is offering $1 off Micheladas, sandwiches by Sonoran Brunch Company, and plenty of chicharrones will be on deck. The fun is happening from 2:30 – 9 p.m.
For more information, visit BlackRock Brewers on Facebook.
Borderlands Brewing Company
119 E. Toole Ave.
Borderlands Brewing is going all out with $3 Margaritas and $2 Micheladas from noon – 1 p.m. — one hour only. The rest of the day will be consumed with beer, good times, and live Mariachi from 7 – 10:30 p.m.
For more information, follow Borderlands Brewing Company on Facebook.
8225 N. Courtney Page Way
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! And we’re bringing you 3 brand new margaritas!
Mi Casa su Casa. The craft beer, cocktail bar, and pizza joint is bringing three brand new margaritas to the menu for the holiday, including the Mango-Tajin Margarita, Cucumber Cilantro Margarita, and the Jalapeño Prickly-Pear Margarita.
They’ll also be having live music from 7 – 9 p.m.
For more information, follow Casa Marana on Facebook.
Charro Steak & Del Rey
188 E. Broadway Blvd.
Some call it Cinco De Drinko and that’s what’s goin’ on at Charro Steak & Del Rey. Their full menu will be available with $1 Margaritas, two-for-one Modelos, and a Happy Hour from 3 – 6 p.m.
For more information, follow Charro Steak & Del Rey on Facebook.
Cobra Arcade Tucson
63. E Congress St.
What’s better than drinks and video games on Cinco De Mayo? It’s tough to imagine but if this sounds like your kind of night, Cobra Arcade is the place for you. Plus, they’re having a DJ bust out the jams beginning at 9 p.m.
For more information, follow Cobra Arcade Tucson on Facebook.
The Downtown Clifton
485 S. Stone Ave.
As part of the hotel’s celebration, they’re hosting a special tasting of red and white varietals from Mexican wine country and distinctive spirits including Uruapan Charanda Blanco single blended rum from estate-grown cane juice — distilled on a copper pot still in Michoacán.
In addition, the celebration will also feature a housemade white Sangria.
For more information, follow Downtown Clifton on Facebook.
311 E. Congress St.
Here’s a great opportunity to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a guided mezcal tasting, great food, and live music.
“In the pre-covid days, late April and early May was one of our favorite times of the year as our Agave Heritage Festival would take over Tucson, celebrating the region’s cultural and gastronomical identity with great food, music, talks, walks, and distilled spirits.”
Since the two-week festival isn’t a thing this year, Hotel Congress is bringing a one-night event that taps into the cultural depth of Agave Heritage Festival and the fun of Cinco de Mayo. There’s going to be mezcals, food, and music for a limited number of folks on the still covid-aware plaza.
Advanced tickets are $25 and include a complimentary, guided tasting of three artisanal mezcals
For more information, follow Hotel Congress on Facebook.
The Hut Tucson
305 N. Fourth Ave.
Fourth Avenue’s The Hut is throwing a celebration on its outdoor patio on Cinco de Mayo, so you can bet to expect plenty of music and drinks galore.
For more information, follow The Hut Tucson on Facebook.
La Botana Tacos
3200 N. First Ave.
There’s going to be Margaritas, tacos, beer, and a fantastic celebration that’s even got a free giveaway for the first 100 people to show up. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll snag yourself a free “Happy Drinko De Mayo” t-shirt (the purchase of a meal is required). Also, this is happening at the location on 3200 N. First Ave.
For more information, follow La Botana on Facebook.
MotoSonora Brewing Company
1015 S. Park Ave.
The patio is the perfect spot to hang out but perhaps it’s even better on Cinco De Mayo. They’ve got more than a handful of beer on tap, live music, food by Substance Diner, and enough space for your dog to relax.
For more information, follow MotoSonora Brewing Company on Facebook.
8225 N. Courtney Page Way
The northwest side restaurant is having two-for-$5 Mexican beers, $5 Corazón Margaritas and $5 silver tequila shots. Plus, they’re having Mariachi Mixteca come play for the first time in over a year. The live music is happening from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
For more information, follow Nana’s Kitchen on Facebook.
Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
The pizza joint is serving up a special pizza, which is only available Tuesday, May 4 – Wednesday, May 5.
It’s called Taco Tuesday Pizza and it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s got Creamy Jalapeño Sauce made from scratch, Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Roma Tomatoes, and Roasted Chicken — finished with Creme Fraiche and Cilantro.
For more information, visit prooftucson.com.
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Reforma, which is just across the courtyard from Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta, is having a celebration and incorporating the St. Philip’s Plaza. Live music is happening from 7 – 10 p.m., followed by DJ Phatal and Big Brother Beats until 2 a.m.
For more information, visit reformatucson.com.
1765 E. River Rd.
Celebrate CINCO DE MAYO with us! ?? $5 Seis Margaritas ??$4 Dos Equis Lager ? ? Seis Joesler Village | 1765 E. River Road #cincodemayo #seismargarita #cincoatseis
The Joesler Village location is dishing out $5 Margaritas and $4 Dos Equis Lagers to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year. Keep in mind, this is happening at the location on River Rd.
For more information, visit Seis Kitchen on Facebook.