Diesel Filling Station: Having trouble deciding whether you should celebrate Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby this year? Now you don’t have to choose thanks to Diesel Filling Station! Diesel will be celebrating the best traditions from both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo at “Cinco de Derby” on Saturday, May 5, 2012 beginning at 4 p.m. Specialty menu items will be offered in addition to double drink specials. South of the border themed games, like the Tortilla Toss, will accompany Kentucky flare. Can’t decide between classic Derby or Cinco attire? Diesel has a simple solution: combine them! A fancy hat contest will be held during the event, with prizes awarded to the person with the best Kentucky Derby inspired sombrero! For more information please visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call (404) 815-1820.
Park Tavern: $1 Margaritas, $1 Dos Equis bottles and one of the best patios in Atlanta. Need we say more? www.parktavern.com
Cypress Street Pint and Plate: Cypress Street Pint and Plate is hosting a one-of-a-kind Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5! This special edition of Beer Geek Brunch will take a fresh approach to celebrating the annual holiday we know and love. Cinco de Mayo is, contrary to popular belief, not Mexican Independence Day. It is in fact a celebration of the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. In honor of this commonly overlooked fact, Cypress Street has themed the Cinco de Mayo menu to reflect this battle and will feature French beers that will “face off” against Mexican fare. The historically inspired Beer Geek Brunch will be a lively event, not to be missed. From 10a.m. to 2 p.m. diners will choose from a three-course Mexican inspired menu. Aside from the holiday festivities, as always, there will be fourteen beers on tap and forty bottled selections. For more information or to make a reservation call 404.815.9243 or visit Cypress Street Pint and Plate on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CypressStreet.
D.B.A. Barbecue: Put your party hat on and celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day and night at D.B.A. Barbecue during “Gringo de Mayo” beginning at 11:30 a.m. and get served by special guest bartender, Johnny Latte a.k.a. The Most Interesting Man in the Highlands. Enjoy $3 Dos XX pints, $5 margaritas, $15 margarita pitchers, and delicious Tex-Mex specials along with the live music of Parker Smith and the Bandwith at 9 p.m. For more information please visit www.dbabarbecue.com.
Bad Dog Taqueria: Pull out your sombreros and celebrate Cinco De Mayo in style with Bad Dog Taqueria. Joining forces with Dolce Vida Organic Tequila, Bad Dog will offer specialty cocktails and drink specials including $5 house margaritas and $7 FatAss Skinny Margaritas. Come hungry because Bad Dog will also be debuting their new Empanadas. Diners can choose from traditional brown beef empanadas, spicy chicken and black bean empanadas, and vegan roasted Poblano empanadas. T-shirts, koozies, and more will be given away courtesy of Dolce Vida Tequila. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/BadDogTaqueria or call 404.370.8822.
The Real Chow Baby Ponce – At The Real Chow Baby on Ponce, Cinco de Mayo is more than a daylong celebration! Visit Chow Baby now through May 12 for a variety of Cinco de Mayo Drink Specials like the Bloody Mariachi, a tequila twist on the classic Bloody Mary and Jose Cuervo and 1800 Margarita pitchers! For more information please visit Chow Baby’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chowbabyponce.
Tongue and Groove: The legendary Tongue and Groove is throwing down as usual on Saturday night. Join them for Glam Slam Saturday and receive $6 Corzo shots and Margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo! Please visit www.tngonline.com for more information.
P’cheen International Bistro & Pub: Join the crew at P’cheen for “Montezuma’s Revenge”, a party on May 6 for those that need a hangover cure to get their head straight the day after Cinco de Mayo. Ice cold Coronas, bottomless Mimosas, a DJ on the curb. What else could your hangover need? P’cheen’s delicious lunch menu featuring international sandwiches, delicious appetizers and an extensive beer and spirits collection will also be available. Please call (404) 529-8800 or visit www.pcheen.com for more information.