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Where to Drink and Eat This Cinco de Mayo


Ruby Red Margarita - COURTESY OF CHUY'S
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Cumbias, Tejano orchestras and more are in store for this Cinco de Mayo.

Bang Bang Bar: Relive the best of SA's festival foods with Fiesta in a Cup Micheladas! This drink is garnished with a turkey leg, chicken-on-a-stick and elote with Hot Cheeto crumbles. Or you can enjoy a Big Red cocktail accompanied with a barbacoa flauta. Can you say puro San Antonio? Enjoy live music courtesy of Bombasta and cumbias spun by DJ Messiah. $10, Friday, May 5, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 119 El Mio Dr., (210) 320-1187,

Bexar Pub: The East Side's newest bar is getting down for Cinco with Mexican beer, tequila and margarita specials along with music by La 45 Next Generation Chicanos, a Tejano Orquestra at 10 p.m. Prices vary, 3p.m. to close, 114 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 236-7828,

Blue Box: You already know Blue Box is going all out for Cinco de Mayo. Come early for a nacho bar until 8:30 p.m., or enjoy $5 margaritas and drink specials throughout the night. $5 drink specials, Friday, May 5, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., 312 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 2107, (210) 227-2583,

Chuy's: Chuy's is bringing fun specials this weekend in honor of this year's Cinco de Mayo. Start the party early with happy hour from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday. If you come later, you can still enjoy $1 margarita floaters and $1 off Corona beers. All day is happy hour on Friday with drink specials and Thursday's deals. Cure the night before's hangover with $5 Tito's bloody marys and the ultimate hangover combo on Saturday. Heads up, margarita lovers: This Cinco fest is the last chance to enjoy the restaurant's limited-time frozen Ruby Red Rita. $1-$5 specials, Thursday, May 4-Saturday, May 6, times vary, multiple locations,

Fast Eddie's: Get your Cinco de Mayo festivities on at Fast Eddie's this year. Order up house margaritas and Mexican beers for only $3 or some micheladas for a dollar more. Don't forget to take a shot or two (really, who's counting) with specials until 11 p.m. $3-$4 drink specials, Friday, May 5, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., multiple locations,

Freetail: The South Presa location is going big for Cinco de Mayo. Devour fajita tacos and chips and salsa while playing loteria or after a free (!) yoga session. Don't forget to take advantage of $4 pints and flights all day - even until the end of the Spurs game. $4 drink specials, Friday, May 5, 2000 S. Presa St., (210) 395-4974,

Hopdoddy Burger Bar: How can you celebrate Cinco de Mayo without 7-layer dip? You can't. The bar's signature fries are topped with a specially-made dip featuring refried black beans with bacon, cheddar cheese, green chile queso, guacamole, pico de gallo and cilantro. The Mexican-themed loaded fries are served with two mini frozen margaritas or two Mexican Cokes. $9, Wednesday, May 3-Tuesday, May 9, 17623 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 101, (210) 434-2337,

Hungry Howie's: First they blessed us with flavored crust pizza, and now Hungry Howie's is blessing us with a week-long Cinco de Mayo deal. For only $5.55, you can snag up to 5 large 1-topping pizzas with the promo code 555LARGE. This deal is good for both online and carryout purchases at participating locations. Grab one before you start drinking and save it for those post-buzz munchies. $5.55, Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5, multiple locations,

Industry: Where else would you go for cheap drinks and good music? Have the usual Feel Good Friday drink — select drinks for $1 from 9-10 p.m., $2 cherry vodka sours or $3 blue Hawaiians — or have the Cinco de Mayo special of $3 Dos XX. DJ Eddie will keep the tunes pumping with an '80s, '90s and '00s mix. $1-$3 drink specials, Friday, May 5, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 8021 Pinebrook Drive, (210) 374-2765,

Little Woodrow's: Grab a round of margaritas and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your crew. Friday, May 5, 3 p.m.-2 a.m., multiple locations,

Luther's Cafe Inc.: Get your drink and philanthropy on all in one night at Luther's. The Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Alamo Empire will host a fundraising show with special guest Armani D Andrews. Saturday, May 6, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 1503 N. Main Ave., (210) 223-7727,

Jack Rabbit: Freestyle Friday at Jack Rabbit is even better this week. Join the Cinco de Mayo fiesta with $3 Dos XX all night and shake your hips to cumbia, hip hop and freestyle as always, courtesy of DJ Irok. $2-3 drink specials, Friday, May 5, 10, 6322 San Pedro Ave., (210) 202-8989.

Market Square: Looking for a three-day event to get your party on? Market Square is the place to be. Live entertainment includes the Palacio Brothers, Ruben V, Patsy Torres and Viella. Free, Friday, May 5-Sunday, May 7, 12-7 p.m., 514 W. Commerce St., (210) 207-8600,

Michin Grill Kitchen & Tequila Bar:
Fiesta may have ended on Sunday, but the party is still going on at Michin. Specials all week long on tacos and tostadas (only $4.50!) and $5 drink (translation: tequila and margaritas) specials on May 5. $4.50-$5, Tuesday, May 2-Friday, May 5, 427 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 202, (210) 277-7222,

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