Cinco De Mayo 2022: Drink specials, dining deals & fiestas happening in Tucson

Holy guacamole, it's party time!

It’s time to celebrate Cinco De Mayo it has positioned itself in the second half of the week this year — Friday Eve.

The holiday, which is sometimes considered a minor holiday in Mexico, has become widely celebrated here in the U.S. over the years, making for a fun time at bars and restaurants around Tucson. If you’re not sure how to celebrate it this year, there’s plenty of food, beer, bloody marys, and good old-fashioned family fun happening on Thursday, May 5.

There are a few options out there so take a peek if you need help making a decision.

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Borderlands Brewing Company

119 E. Toole Ave.

The brewery is celebrating Cinco De Mayo with $5 margaritas from open to close, and please don’t forget about the wonderful taco stand over in the corner of the beer garden.

For more information, follow Borderlands Brewing Company on Instagram

Caps & Corks

3820 W. River Rd. #100

Tacos, cerveza, and plenty of live music beginning at 5 p.m. The northwest side taproom will be also be serving up $3 Crooked Tooth Brewing’s Crooked Light Mexican Lagers and $5 Micheladas all throughout the day.

For more information, follow Caps & Corks on Facebook

Casa Marana

8225 N. Courtney Page Way #191

The folks in Marana want you to party, drink, and eat plenty this Cinco De Mayo. Their annual is back and featuring live music by Brooke Sample from 7- 9 p.m. Plus, they’ll be crafting special margaritas for the event until 2 a.m.

For more information, follow Casa Marana on Facebook

Chicago Bar

5954 E. Speedway Blvd.

The popular drinking and dancing spot is hosting local DJs with $4.50 Buenavezas. Be sure to bring your dancin’ shoes, too.

For more information, follow Chicago Bar on Facebook

Dillinger Brewing Company

3895 N. Oracle Rd. • 402 E Ninth St.

Micheladas and pinatas galore! The celebration is happening at both of their locations, too.

For more information, follow Dillinger Brewing Company on Facebook

Forbes Meat Co.

220 E. Broadway Blvd.

The weekly sandwich program is coming in strong for Cinco De Mayo with Pork Carnitas Tortas. To preorder a sandwich, you’ll need to call (520) 474-2714 beforehand to get it into the system on time (or before they sell out).

For more information, visit forbesmeatcompany.com

 

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The Frozen Cactus

5769 E. Speedway Blvd.

They’ll be offering buy-one-get-one deals all throughout the day but you’ll need to check out the specials on the day of. Also, they’ll be serving up enchiladas.

For more information, follow The Frozen Cactus on Facebook

Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Plaza with food, drink specials, and live music from Santa Pachita and DJ Buttafly. You’ve got to be at least 21 years old and it kicks off at 6 p.m.

For more information, follow Hotel Congress on Facebook

Louie’s Pub

746 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

The bar is hosting a party beginning at 3 p.m. on Cinco De Mayo, featuring a taco bar, tequila specials, rotating DJs, and a very special announcement at some point in the day.

For more information, follow Louie’s Pub on Instagram

 

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The Maverick

6622 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

This Thursday, the party is destined to get a little loco at The Maverick with dance lessons by Kennedy, live music with Flipside, and drink specials ($1 Jell-O shots, $3 margaritas, and more) starting at 8 p.m.

For more information, follow The Maverick on Facebook

Monkey Bar

1120 S. Wilmot Rd.

The bar will be offering drink specials like $1 off beers and tequila beginning at 1 p.m., and there’s even going to be a free nacho bar with any purchase (while supplies last).

For more information, follow Monkey Bar on Facebook

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

115 E. Broadway Blvd.

It’s Margaritaville down on Broadway because Pueblo Vida has a new infused creation on their hands. It’s the Margarita Clara Vida Lager and they’re open on Cinco De Mayo from 3 – 9 p.m. Plus, to get a 32-ounce crowler to take elsewhere, order it online before you head in.

For more information, follow Pueblo Vida Brewing Company on Instagram.

St. Philip’s Plaza

4280 N. Campbell Ave.

Reforma, Union Public House, and Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta are all in for the big Cinco De Mayo partying happening in the plaza. It’s happening from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. and half-priced tequila, multiple drink specials, and live entertainment.

For more information, follow St. Philip’s Plaza on Facebook.

El Sur Restaurant

5602 E. 22nd St.

Aside from their regular menu, they’ll be serving up $5 specials on food and drinks to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. The restaurant opens up at 8 a.m.

For more information, follow El Sur Restaurant on Facebook

 

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