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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Vegas in 2019!

Before we throw back too many shots, let’s get a few facts straight about Cinco de Mayo – no, it isn’t Mexican Independence Day. Bear with us we promise shots will follow. On May 5, 1862 Mexican troops beat the French during the famous Battle of Puebla defending their independence. And for that reason, it marks a historic day of Mexican unity and patriotism – which basically led to a huge party you didn’t want to miss. And for that, one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. It’s tequila time, let’s go on an adventure.

Cinco De Mayo Parties and Events

SLS Las Vegas
Like food? Like drink? Like deals? If you said yes to these three things, you’re going to be jumping out of your boots at SLS Las Vegas this Cinco de Mayo weekend. Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book is serving up margaritas for $6, Mexican beer and a Cazadores Resposado tequila shot for $7 and a five-bottle beer bucket for $17. If you like Piña cocktails, Center Bar and Monkey Bar has the hookup for $9 drinks. And it ain’t a party if a pool ain’t involved, so Foxtail Pool is offering fiesta cabana packages for $350 that comes complete with chips and salsa, a 12-pack of Corona and a bottle of Patrón. Say “SLS” out loud. It just sounds like a good time. 

Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas
Only in Las Vegas can you celebrate Mexican troops defeating the French on the rooftop bar of a Paris-themed casino! What a time to be alive, because Beer Park isn’t throwing any old party. They’re throwing a party sponsored by Hornitos tequila! Starting at 7 p.m. you’ll be able to get down on tequila samples, food specials and drink specials like the Grand Slam Peacharita for $11 and margy pitchers for $44. All of that is super amazing, but what we’re really getting loco about is the mariachi band that’ll be rockin’ into the night!

The LINQ Promenade at The LINQ
Ain’t no Cinco de Mayo party like a LINQ Promenade Cinco de Mayo party, cause a LINQ Promenade party has chihuahuas. Yeah, you read that right. There’s going to be a live Mariachi band roaming the Promenade and food and drink specials at each of the bars and restaurants. If that wasn’t enough, the High Roller is partnering with Sauza tequila to host a “Tequila Takeover,” but what we’re obviously stoked about are those cute little dogs. Starting at 5 p.m. they’ll race to raise awareness for Chi of Hearts – an animal rescue dedicated to finding homes for pets in need. If that doesn’t give you the feels, we have two words for you: “Chihuahua Cuddle.” After the race you’ll be able to play and snuggle with the pretty pooches. Day made.

Best Cinco de Mayo Bars in Vegas

Vegas is home to several Mexican restaurants and festive bars where visitors can celebrate Cinco de Mayo. These bars are fun any day of the year, but come Cinco de Mayo they can't be beat for the fun atmosphere, mouthwatering margaritas and Mexican cuisine.

Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood 
Sammy Hagar's bar is definitely about partying, but it's also about having some good food and keeping things just a little more laid back than usual. The menu features tasty Tex-Mex cuisine and lots of tequila including Hagar's own Cabo Wabo brand. There is also a Strip-side patio, which is a great place for watching all of the action.

Señor Frog's at Treasure Island
Every day is spring break at Señor Frogs. The well-known Mexican party staple has brought its raucous brand of fun and its anything-goes atmosphere to Las Vegas with a location at Treasure Island. Those who have visited a Señor Frog's in Mexico on spring break know that it's all about partying and drinking. The staff makes sure you are having a good time whether it's pulling you out onto the dance floor or encouraging you to participate in a beer-chugging contest. Señor Frogs serves just about every rum and tequila-based drink you can think of including margaritas, daiquiris, mojitos and more, which you can take to go in a souvenir palm tree-shaped cup.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Flamingo 
There's no better place to grab a margarita than a place called Margaritaville. Buffett fanatics will get their fix as the singer's signature songs play continually along with accompanying video throughout the restaurant. Patrons can also dance the night away to live entertainment, performing both indoors and outdoors. The three-level facility features a large outdoor balcony overlooking the Strip. There are several bars including the centerpiece Volcano Bar, a three-story volcano that erupts over the bar, spilling margarita mix into two giant 300-gallon blenders every hour.