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Cinco de Mayo Events In Atlanta

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Start off Cinco de Mayo right with a FREE Pre-Cinco Cuervo Tasting at Churchills in Buckhead on Friday, May 4th at 7:30pm! Come taste five great Jose Cuervo Tequilas including Traditional Silver, Reposado, Black, Platino and Reserva plus great food provided from Banged Up and Mash from 7-10pm. The event is hosted by Master of Tequila Paloma Del Rivero. A $75 value, this tasting is free and only open to Order of the Pub Members. Sign up to be a member here. Once a member, guests must also RSVP via email at ChurchillsOfBuckhead@gmail.com. Spaces are very limited so be sure and get on the list!

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The party continues on Saturday at Churchills with a Cinco de Mayo Party. The festive event will feature live music from Travis Boyles from 4-7pm followed by Likkrd Up from 8-11pm. Banged Up and Mash Food Truck will be onsite with traditional pub fare & Cinco specials. Presented by Dos Equis, Jose Cuervo, Fireball, Red Bull and Jagermeister, there is no cover charge.

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Want to party in Midtown? Head to Atlanta Bar Tours and RSVP ATL’s Cinco de Mayo Tequila Crawl on Saturday, May 5th from 7PM – Midnight . Tickets includes admission & hosted Cinco themed shot at each bar, pinata raffle and food & drink specials. Registration is at Deadwood Saloon from 7-11PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased HERE. Enjoy $6 Svedka Vodka specials at all particpating bars & clubs plus other specials at each location:

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  • Rí Rá:  The shots are Tequila Sunrises, $3 Miller Lites and $5 Margaritas
  • Deadwood Saloon: South of Border Tequila Shooters, $2 Tacos, $3 Beers and $5 Margaritas plus at Midnight Pinata raffle stuffed with gift cards, cash, and other goodies
  • Cosmo: Margarita Tequila Shooter
  • Flip Flops: Tequila Bay Breeze Shooters
Then head back to Deadwood Saloon for the Crawl After Party! There’s no cover and music from two DJs.

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AtlantaBarTours.com & WhatQue.com present Virginia Highlands Cuatro de Mayo Patio Pub Crawl on Friday, May 4 · 7pm – until at Pozole Tequila Bar, Diesel, Dark Horse Tavern, Neighbor’s Pub & Hand in Hand. Registration is at Diesel at 870 N. Highland Ave from 7-11PM. Tour of 5 of highlands best patios includes 5 Cinco de Mayo themed shots at each bar, food & drink specials plus free admission along with a raffle. Tickets ar $20 and can be purchased HERE.  Enjoy $5 Svedka Vodka specials at all particpating bars & clubs plus other specials at each location:

  • Neighbor’s Pub: Mexican Independence Day Tequila and a splash of Cholula plus $1 Beef or Chicken sliders
  • Hand in Hand: Margarita Jello Shots
  • Dark Horse Tavern: Ras Rita Shot (Tequila, Black Ras Liquor, Sour Mix, and Cran),  $1 Beef or Chicken sliders plus $3 cover for Metalsome until midnight with wrist band
  • Diesel: Tequila Ssunrise Shooter- silver tequila, orange mix & grenadine
  • Pozole: Lemon infused Tequila Shot, $4 Margaritas, $1 Tecate

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The Original El Taco, Citysearch Atlanta’s 2010 pick for best Mexican restaurant, is celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The party will start when it opens for weekend lunch at 11:30am and won’t stop until the last person is ready to go. Enjoy $12 22oz El Jimador Margaritas and $9 22oz Dos Equis Lager Drafts in a souvenir cup, $12 Buckets of Dos Equis Amber or Lager and our semi-famous pineapple-infused Tequila Shots for only $4.  They have some great new dishes on the menu like the smoked trout taco with sweet lime mayo, red habanero cabbage and yellow pico de gallo, a party in a flour tortilla! The Kentucky Derby will be played on the flatscreen TVs as well. For more information or reservations, call 404.873.4656.

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Team America Productions is bringing you its third annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at Buckhead Saloon, right in the heart of Buckhead. TAP, with help from sponsors Bud Light and Kill Cliff, has quite the party planned with outdoor live music all day starting at 2pm featuring Todd Wells (acoustic band), Ocean Street (cover band) 6-10pm and DJs Madflip, Counterstrike, and Vallee will keep the party going ’til 3 in the morning. Throw in a mechanical bull, a truly American version of a mariachi band, some pinatas, and a viewing of the 138th Kentucky Derby and you’ve got a fiesta.

WHEN: Friday, May 4- Saturday, May 5th

WHERE: Locations vary throughout Atlanta

MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.atlantacincodemayo.com.

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