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2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa
Live music from Fred Green, The BlackMoods, and P.C. & The Badass Motherfuckers, as well as drink specials. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-820-7117.
13825 N. 32nd St.
Cinco de Mayo celebration with live music from Whisker Biscuit and Whisper Alley, as well as $2.50 Coronas and shot specials all night long. Open until 2 a.m. $5 cover after 8:30 p.m. Call 602-992-1007.
5110 E. McDowell Rd.
Cinco de Mayo goes punk rock with prize giveaways, a taco and tequila bar, free tee shirts for the first 100 people through the door, and live music from ETTS, Inducing Terror, Army of Strippers, Graves at Sea, and more. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-225-0307.
Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Cinco de Mayo Party with live music from The Pistoleros, Los Patrons, and 2 Tone Lizard Kings, as well as Mexican beer and shot specials all night long. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-557-6656.
The Library Bar & Grill
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Drink specials include $1 Dos Equis and $2 margaritas from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $2 Dos Equis and $3 margaritas from 6 to 10 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $5 cover for guys after 10 p.m. Call 480-929-9002.
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Corona Party with live music from Foolz Paradise, and others, as well as $3 Coronas and $3 margaritas. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-967-8188.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
Cinco de Drinko celebration with DJ and karaoke at 9 p.m., as well as food and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-842-1053 for cover.
Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Finals of the $3,000 bikini contest, with a happy hour and free buffet from 5 to 8 p.m., and drink specials like $2.50 wells and domestics, and $3 Budweisers, Bud Lights, and Sauza margaritas all night. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-968-3301.
Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Cinco de Rancho with specials on tequila and Mexican beers, a complimentary Mexican food buffet from 7 to 10 p.m., and music from Money $hot, DJ J. Alan, and Bobby St. Vincent. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-970-0500.
Matador Mexican Food Restaurant
125 E. Adams St.
Caliente Chica with DJs AL3, JT, and the Manic Hispanic dropping reggaeton, hip-hop, and cumbia, as well as $1 Miller Lites and $2 margaritas from 9 to 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. to close, and $1 tequila shots all night. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-254-7563.
15184 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
This Cinco de Mayo fiesta includes music from DJ Sean, dancing, and such drink deals as $1.50 Budweisers, $3 Coronas, and shot specials all night. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Ladies free, men pay $5 cover after 9 p.m.
7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
House 7340 featuring the hottest in house music from DJs Jonboy, Dave Epstein, MCB, Vance Rodgers, and Tim Heit, as well as drink specials. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover. Call 480-970-5000.
Pattie's First Ave. Lounge
7220 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
DJ Pedro spins hip-hop and dance music starting at 9 p.m., drink and shot specials, Ping-Pong, and pool. 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-949-1668.
Phase 54 Nightclub
1700 W. Drake Dr., Tempe
Posh Cinco de Mayo fete with margarita drink specials, $3 Coronas, and prize giveaways, as well as music from live bands and local DJs. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover after 10:30 p.m. Call 480-897-1430.
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
1860 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
Both locations feature the annual "Señoritaville" party extending into the parking lot with live music from local bands (including Knee Deep, Shirley's Temple, and Metalhead) on outdoor stages, food and drink specials, its infamous heckler, beer tubs, Island bars, a retro arcade, margarita huts, promotional giveaways, and more. Noon to 2 a.m. Call 480-946-7258 or 480-632-8226.
Sandbar Mexican Grill
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
More than 50 tons of sand will be used to transform the parking lot into a beach party featuring games, prizes, live music by Island Magic at 3 p.m., and outside drink specials like $3 Tecate, Sol, and Dos Equis. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-998-8845.
San Felipe's Cantina
20825 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Cinco de Drinko festival presented by KDKB and Sauza Tequila where attendees have a chance to win a trip to Mexico, as well as enjoying drink specials and live music from Danny Rhodes, Good Fight, and others. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-563-9495.
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Latino rock bands in the main club and a dance party with DJs in the Bugatti Room. 21 and over. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-829-1822.