Who doesn't need a reason to get drunk on a holiday that doesn't belong to Americans? Because we do! Enjoy any of the following specials and goings-ons in the city of Atlanta on Mexico's special day.
Bone Garden Cantina Food and drink specials all day long, plus live music by Big Mike Geier and dancing by Dames Aflame. Free. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd, 404-418-9072. www.bonegardencantina.com
The Corner Pub $5 margaritas all day. Choose from raspberry, apple, pomegranate, blue, or ting-a-rita, made with Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit drink. Free. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. 627 E. College Ave, 404-377-0603. www.pubalicious.com
Dad's Garage presents ?Amigo, Donde Esta Mi Burro?, a jam-packed festival of nachos, margaritas, and an improved Mexican soap-opera. $15-$27. 8 p.m. 280 Elizabeth St., 404-523-3141. www.dadsgarage.com
Eclipse Di Luna wants you to free yourself at their Cinco De Mayo Bash with Latin and Brazilian beats and $4 margaritas presented by Dos Equis and Bacardi. Free. 5pm. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, 678- 205-5862. www.cincodemayoatl.com.
Ixtlan Restaurant and Lounge will party it up with free admission for women all night and free hookahs for the ladies from 8-11 p.m. Guys can RSVP to email@example.com for free entry as well. $5 margaritas all night. 8 p.m. 2160 Monroe Dr, 404-549-2433. www.erostapas.com
No Mas Cantina isn't content to have just one money-making lime-flavored booze fest - so they started on May 1st with their "5 days of Cinco" celebration. Specials every day through the 5th, culminating with live music and 2 outdoor bars on the actual day. 180 Walker Street. 404-574-5678. www.nomasatlanta.com/CincoDeMayo
The Original El Taco is serving up special menu items such as smoked trout with a spicy masa cake and salsa borracho, shredded savory pork tostadas, and grilled chicken with poblano cream over steamed morisqueta. $18 buckets of Dos Equis and $4 pineapple-infused tequila shots. Free. 5-10 p.m. 1186 N. Highland Ave., 404-873-4656. www.eltaco-atlanta.com
Pozole Nuevo Latino and Mexican Bar host Virginia Highlands 3rd Annual Cinco De Mayo Block Party with pinata smashing and hot pepper eating contests. $5. 5 p.m. 1044 Greenwood Avenue, 404-892-0552. www.atlantaincodemayo,com
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