Mañana is Cinco de Mayo and it looks like nearly every bar is advertising some type of event to celebrate the occasion. I am all for holidays devoted to drinking but being the thematic type, I think justice isn’t being done unless you are in a Latin (I say Latin because there are only a small handful of Mexican bars and restaurants) establishment. With that, we offer DC City Blog’s top picks for Cinco de Mayo:
Rosa Mexicano – Grab a sombrero or go undercover with a feathered mask to celebrate DC’s first Mexican Masquerade party. The first 200 guests to show up after 5 p.m. in costume will receive a free shot tequila and there will be prizes for creative costumes.
Alero – Celebrate at any of the three locations with margarita specials including $4 Cuervo Margaritas and $6 Cadillac Margaritas.
Cafe Citron – Costume contest with a $100 prize and many drink and food specials including half price appetizers from 4-8 pm.
Lima – I don’t know if the weather will allow patrons to take advantage of the sidewalk lounge but the music and up beat crowd will surely keep things lively.
Maté – I don’t think the sushi qualifies as latin fare but the drinks will certainly be. Arrive early for free Dos Equis beers from 8 to 9, plus $5 sushi rolls. The night continues with a number of drink specials, including $3 and $6 1800 tequila shots, house piñas coladas and raspberry mojitos.
Lauriol Plaza – The go to spot for most looking for Mexican fare will open it’s doors at 11am. There will be several specials, giveaways and live music.