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Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant -- Phoenix
3336 W. Bell Rd.
Annual Cinco de Mayo tent party featuring a live remote from Mega 104.3/99.3, local DJs at 3 p.m., and live music by Tierra, and Fire & Desire at 6 p.m., food and drink specials, prize giveaways, and more. 21 and over. Starts at 3 p.m. with food until 11 p.m. and bar service until 2 a.m. $10 cover. Call 602-636-0240.
Bars & Clubs:
Ain't Nobody's Bizness
3031 E. Indian School Rd.
DJ Red spins hip-hop and reggaeton, and drink specials include $3 Cuervo shots and $2 Coronas. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-224-9977.
101 E. Jackson St.
Cinco de Mayo festivities with Cabo Wabo drink specials and live music from Jaspers Clue, Junk Ditch Road, and more. 7 p.m. Call 602-253-7337 for cover.
Baja Tilly's Cantina
1123 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Huge Cinco de Mayo celebration with drink specials, promotional giveaways, music from New Frequency and special guests at 5 p.m., MC Majic at 10 p.m., and various DJs throughout the day. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover. Call 480-968-6224.
The Brickhouse Theater
1 E. Jackson St.
Party with dance rockers Tigerface during their CD release party featuring live music from the band, as well as The Loveblisters, Icy Core of Jupiter, The Nudniks, and Another Day. $10 cover (which includes a free CD). 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-258-7880.
5510 W. Camelback Rd., Glendale
Drink specials and live music by King's Field, Rising Pain, Corvus, Lockdown, and Bury the Fallen. 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $7 cover for under 21, $5 cover for 21 and over. Call 602-451-9675.
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill
4747 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix
Cinco de Mayo fiesta with Latin rock from Uptown, $2 Coronas, $2 mystery tequila shots, 99-cent tacos, and promotional giveaways and prizes. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $2 cover. Call 480-893-6630.
Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Specials on Corona and other drinks, as well as live music from local bands. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-945-4585 for cover.
CK's Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Ahwatukee's Cinco Party featuring $2 Heineken and Molson pints, as well as music from 4 Turns Left. 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. No cover. Call 480-706-5564.
2740 W. North Lane
The Corona and Cuervo models will be in attendance at this banging Cinco de Mayo bash, with 1-cent premium drinks -- including margaritas and tequilas -- until 11 p.m. and prize giveaways. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $8 cover. Call 602-943-4646.
The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Rock out with the Emergenza International Music Showcase featuring Dearly Beloved, Existance A.D., Man Overboard, The Van Buren Regulars, Idle Red, Radio Dogma, The Facilities, and Mossy Rocks. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3238 for cover.
7043 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Club 95.1's Cinco de Mayo fiesta with drink specials, promotional giveaways, and DJ Shy and Leo Blaze spinning reggaeton, salsa, merengue, and cumbia. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover. Call 480-874-1112.
Coach & Willie's
412 S. 3rd St.
Cinco de Mayo Pan Dulce Block Party with drink specials, sexy Pan Dulce dancers, free glow toys and party beads, free Pan Dulce mix CDs for the first 500 attendees, live music from Vilma Diaz, DTTX of Lighter Shade of Brown, and Playa'Rea, as well as DJs Melo, Astonish, Villin, and Kool-A spinning cumbia, hip-hop, old school reggaeton, and Latin pop. 21 and over. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-254-5272.
5944 W. Bethany Home Rd., Glendale
"Cinco de Mayo at Cypress" celebration and CD release party for Tweeker Chic with live music by the band, as well as Christfucker, Social Reason, and The Fed-Ups. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-939-8709.
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
Cinco de Mayo blowout extending into the parking lot with two DJs, food and drink specials, a tomato toss, $2 Coronas, $3 Gringoritas, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover after 6 p.m. Call 480-423-3800.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
Weekend-long Cinco de Mayo party with beach volleyball, DJs, dancing, food and drink specials, a tomato toss, $2 Coronas, $3 Gringoritas, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-7879 for cover.
915 Grand Ave.
Cinco de Mayo party with drink specials, karaoke, and prize giveaways. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-252-0988.
Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Live music from Phunk Junkeez, 2 Dimes, Furious George, and others, as well as promotional giveaways, $5 Cuervo margaritas, $2 Coronas, and other drink specials. 5 p.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.
Graham Central Station
7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
Cinco de Mayo party with a sexy salsa contest, DJs, a free happy hour buffet from 5 to 7 p.m., $2.50 Coronas and margaritas all night, as well as 5-cent well, wine, and longnecks from 5 to 9 p.m. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. 5-cent cover from 5 to 8 p.m., $5 cover from 8 p.m. to close. Call 480-496-0799.