Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2016 in Baltimore

by Jennifer Waldera on May 2, 2016 in Roundups

If you know the actual reason for the season when it comes to Cinco de Mayo, you may be in the minority. However, the majority of us know that it’s one of spring’s best holidays for swilling salt-rimmed glasses of lime and tequila concoctions and for ingesting tacos at top speed. (We’d tell you what the holiday is about, but you’ll forget after all that tequila anyway, right?). Sip or swill at any (or all?) of these spots on Cinco de Mayo.

Food specials will accompany $2 Coronas, $3 margaritas, and $3 pints of sangria at this popular spot. (601 E Fort Ave.; 410-727-4799)

Das Bier Haus
Putting a German spin on the holiday, DBH is celebrating Cinco de Maibock with $7 Hofbrau and Corona Light Liters, $10 shot skis, and a free shot of tequila with every boot purchased. (1542 Light St.; 443-708-8854)

Federal Hill Bar Crawl
Cover-free admission to many Fed Hill bars is included with tickets for exclusive drink specials and food with beer specials including $3 Miller Light, $4 Blue Moon, $4 Summer Shandy. Registration is from 5 — 10 pm at No Way Jose.

Filippo’s
Free food served by officers from the Southeastern District will kick off the Cinco de Mayo celebration and the 2016 Concerts on Conkling Plaza. (418 S Conkling St.; 410-327-4550)

Kislings
Pop into this popular corner bar for a tequila tasting with Altos Tequila. (2100 Fleet St.; 410-327-5477)

La Palapa
Starting at 11 am at this Ellicott City spot, DJ EZ Amaya & DJ Turtle Bryan Castagnett will be spinning all day in addition to live music from Keiron Brian Raphael, Ahmad TheThrill Ibrahim, and The Amish Outlaws with outdoor tents and a grill, miniature donkeys, Sauza tequila and Dos Equis giveaways as well as food and drink specials inside and out. (8307 Main St., Ellicott City; 410-465-0070)

Mad River
Mad River’s 1st Annual Cinco De Drinko Fiesta includes food and drink specials and a live DJ from 7 pm - close. Specials include $2 tacos, $6 Avion margaritas, $10 “Power Margaritas” with an extra shot of Avion Tequila, $4 Corona & Corona Lights,, and $20 Corona buckets. (1110 S Charles St.; 410-727-2333)

MEX Baltimore
This celebration features a live donkey, pinatas with prizes, drink specials, human in donkey suit relay races, live music, and games as well as $4 El Jimador house margaritas all day. (26 Market Pl.; 410-528-0128)

Papi’s Tacos
This Fell’s Point taco spot is featuring a long list of drink specials as well as giveaways, shot promos, and a raffle for 2 tickets to see Galactic or Violent Femmes at Flying Dog Brewery in July. Specials include $12 pitchers of Dos Equis, $3 Patron XO Cafes (Dark and Incendio shots), $4 shots Camarena Blanco, $4 Tecate Lights, $5 of shots of Corazon blanco, and $6 shots of Camarena Reposado. (1703 Aliceanna St.; 410-299-8480)

The University Club at Towson University Marriott
Tequila flights, served with a trio of salsas, will be available, including Don Julio ($15), Patron ($10), and Avion ($20). Food specials include fish tacos for $8, a tostada trio for $8, and chips and salsa for $5. (10 Burke Ave., Towson; 410-324-8202)

Vida Taco Bar
This Annapolis spot will be featuring $5 margaritas and sangria all day as well as all-day giveaways. (200 Main St., Annapolis; 443-837-6521)

Wit and Wisdom
Lead bartender Jonathan Levy will be featuring a margarita punchbowl and serving Palomas as the daily happy hour special for the holiday. (200 International Dr.; 410-576-5800)

Mt. Washington Tavern
In the SkyBar there will be custom margaritas for $8 and street tacos for $4. (5700 Newbury St.; 410-367-6903)

The Yard at Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Food specials will be featured at The Yard, including pulled pork nachos for $10, chicken quesadillas for $8, and chips and salsa for $5. (110 S Eutaw St.; 410-962-0202)

Photo via Flickr user jpiercexxl


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