Row 2: All from Zapatista
Row 3: El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill / Frontera Grill / Mago Grill & Cantina
When it comes to drinking holidays, Cinco de Mayo is my favorite. What’s not to love about warm weather and cold drinks while drinking on a patio? I’ve always spent Cinco de Mayo bouncing around Hollywood like a Mexican jumping bean because that’s what we do at The Happy Hour Tour. Now, that I’m living in the Chicago suburbs, I don’t know what I’ll get into this year, but here’s a few Chicago area specials for inspiration!
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Ay Chiwowa! – 311 W. Chicago Ave.
$5 Sauza Margaritas plus food specials
Ay Chiwowa is putting the cinco in Cinco de Mayo with a five-day celebration starting on May 1st at 5pm. They will be launching new margarita specials and food specials are to come. Bring your sombrero or floppy derby hat because this cinco celebration will also be joined by a Kentucky Derby celebration with $5 Mint Julep specials!
Bull & Bear - 431 N. Wells
$3 tacos, $9 Dosaritas, $10 bottomless guacamole, $25 Sangria pitchers
Bull & Bear is all about the bottomless specials from the $10 bottomless guacamole to the $30 Fiesta Package that includes bottomless specialty margaritas and chips & salsa, from 1-4pm.
Fiesta Mexicana - 2423 N. Lincoln Ave.
$16 assorted beer buckets, free tequila shots by Casa Noble
Thanks to the popular #ChiChats hosted weekly on twitter by Cece & Melinda of Raymi Productions, I’ve been introduced to Fiesta Mexicana and their great deals. They always feature deals, which often feature free margaritas or free appetizers. I can only imagine that by Cinco de Mayo will be even greater!
Frontier - 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.
$4 Mexican beers, $5 Michelados, $6 Don Julio, & $7 Armargo Adios
Frontier will have their patio open for their celebration. To keep you on your feet, Frontier will feature Mexican street food for $3 - tacos, churros, & elotes
High Noon Saloon – 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.
$3 Corona Bottles, $3 Milagro Tequila Shots, $4 Pacifico Drafts,
A DJ will get the party started at 2pm. Once the tequila shots have kicked in, you can dance along to the mariachi band starting at 4pm!
John Barleycorn - 1100 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173
$25 admission benefitting Susan G. Komen For the Cure
JB & I love to promote events that involve drinking for a good cause! On May 5th, John Barleycorn is celebrating Pinko de Mayo with five bands performing throughout the day. The $25 ticket price includes two drink tickets and one meal ticket. After the tickets run out, food & drinks are priced from $5-$10.
Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill – 431 W. Bougton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440
$2 Coronas, $3 Margaritas, $1 Tacos all weekend
Tailgaters is a popular sports bar in the southwest suburbs known for its concerts, karaoke, many TVs for sports viewing, and wide range of daily specials. There’s always something going fun going on here so Cinco de Mayo here is sure to be good time.
Zocalo Restaurant & Tequila Bar – 358 W. Ontario
$5 Margaritas and Tecates served with a shot of tequila
The Cinco de Mayo deals start on Friday, May 3rd. Bands and DJs will perform throughout the weekend.