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10 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the D.C. Area

We have everything from rooftop parties, Flashback Friday night and Teacher Appreciation Day on this list.

Looking for something to do Friday? Well, you're in luck! Many local restaurants are hosting Cinco de Mayo parties and celebrations.

We rounded up 10 places where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the area!

Remember to be safe and drink responsibly.

Alero (1724 Connecticut Ave. NW and 1301 U St. NW)

Alero, a Mexican restaurant with locations in U Street Corridor and Dupont Circle, offers tropical, frozen drinks and authentic food year-round. Cinco de Mayo means more drinks and food at lower prices!

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be at the U Street location. There will be two live DJs, souvenirs, models and, of course, food and drink specials!

Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 2:45 a.m. That’s right, it’s an all-day affair.


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The Green Turtle (601 F St. NW)

The Green Turtle is kicking off their Cinco de Mayo celebration with half-priced nachos and $4 Coronas, Corona Lights, Jose Ritas and Dos XX lagers all day.

There will also be $4 Jose shots from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Drink the District Canal Park Fiesta (200 M St. NE)

Drink the District is hosting a two-day party at Canal Park!

General admission tickets get you access to the first round of Mexican bingo and a chance to win prizes. You'll also get access to Mexican food and a grande Mexican beer - yum! General admission tickets are $15,

If you upgrade to the drink lover’s package, you’ll also get $25 worth of drink credit to use at all of the bars.

Tickets are $30.

The fiestas will be held Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To get your tickets, click here

Mezcalero (3714 14th St. NW)

Have you ever gone to a happy hour that starts at 11 a.m.? Mezcalero, a Mexican kitchen that brings authentic flavors to Columbia Heights, is giving you just that!

Happy Hour will start at 11 a.m Friday. That means $3.50 beers and $5 margaritas all day! There will be a patio party starting at 3 p.m., with an outdoor bar and $2 build-your-own tacos. Now that’s a deal!

Quesadillas and tortas will be $5, and there will be $3 Tequila and $4 Mezcal shots from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The party won’t stop until 2 a.m., but early birds get the worm!

Taqueria del Barrio (821 Upshur St NW)

An authentic Mexican eatery is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Tickets to this exclusive fiesta are $65. You’ll get unlimited food and bottomless drinks on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll also get to participate in beer and tequila tastings. There will be giveaways too!

To get your ticket, click here.

Decades (1219 Connective Ave. NW)

Did somebody say Flashback Friday? This retro-themed club plays '80s and '90s music all night!

On Cinco de Mayo, happy hour will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. That’s two extra hours of food and drink specials! You’ll get free tacos, $5 Coronas, $5 margaritas and $5 tequila shots. There will be hookah available for $20 as well.

Del Campo (777 I St. NW)

This Latin restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Del Campo is having a rooftop party starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

For $35, you’ll get unlimited Taco Bamba tacos, music and access to a cash bar. Wristbands for open bar will be available for purchase at the door for $30.

To get your tickets, click here.

The W Hotel Pinea Patio (515 15th St. NW)

Enjoy margaritas and Mexican food favorites at this elegant party at The W Hotel.

Specialty cocktails will be $10, and you’ll be able to play lawn games too.

The patio party starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Admission is free! To register, click here

Morton’s The Steakhouse (1750 Crystal Dr., Arlington)

This steakhouse is offering great Cinco de Mayo specials, in addition to its already delicious menu!

You’ll get $2 steak tacos and $8 specialty margaritas during happy hour Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

No registration or entry fee necessary, just go and enjoy the deals!

Rosa Mexicano National Harbor (153 Waterfront St.)

National Harbor is beautiful as it is, but imagine a Cinco de Mayo celebration on the waterfront! Rosa Mexicano is bringing you the closest thing to that.

There will be 3-course meal specials for $40. Each table will get one appetizer for every two guests, one meal per person and one dessert for every two people. So make sure to bring friends to share this deal!

Margarita pitchers will be $45 to $52. To check out the full Cinco de Mayo menu, click here

How will I get home?

SoberRide has partnered with Lyft to offer D.C. area residents free rides home. The service covers the first $15 of the fare, but riders will be responsible for any additional cost. All you have to do is download the Lyft app and enter the code CINCODC in the app's promo section

You have to be 21 years old and up for this deal.

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