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BARS & CLUBS:
26th Street Blues Bar
2547 E. Indian School Rd.
Specials on Corona and Tecate, as well as live rockabilly from the Heymakers. 9 p.m. -1 a.m. $3. Call 602-955-0881.
Baja Tilly’s Cantina
1123 W. Broadway, Tempe
Cinco de Mayo Celebration with a performance by DJ Kane (formerly of Los Kumbia Kings), Daniel Sol, and Bobby Anthony, and others. 5 p.m. -2 a.m. $15 presale, $20 at the door. Call 480-968-4437.
1 E. Jackson St.
"Cinco De Mayo Kick Ass Fest" with music from Auralast, One Body Too Many, Vistalance, and others, as well as $2 bottles and drafts, $3 margaritas, and giveaways. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. $10. Call 602-258-7880.
Casa Blanca Nightclub & Lounge
1801 W. Van Buren St.
Experience live music from NunZilla, Whorchatas, Page The Village Idiot, Lori Bravo, the Green Lady Killers, the Janitors of Anarchy, and others. Tacos, Tecate, and tequila will also be available. 4 p.m. -2 a.m. $5. Call 602-252-5353.
Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Drink specials and rock from Hardwire, Element A440, Ikonoklast, and Demonic Synthetic Sound. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-945-4585 for cover.
3110 N. Central Ave., #140
Get down at this Cinco de Mayo party featuring DJs spinning Latin music and drink specials all night. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. $10. Call 602-200-8121.
CK’s Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $2 pints of Blue Moon and Heineken all day, as well as music from Legend City from 9:30 p.m. -close. 10 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.
702 N. Central Ave.
Ladies' Night and Cinco de Mayo party featuring promo giveaways, drink specials like $3 wells until 11 p.m., and DJs spinning Latin pop, merengue, reggaeton, and salsa tracks. 9:30 p.m. -4 a.m. $10. Call 602-258-8343.
Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
"Cinco de Mayo Rock Fest" with live music from Cold Fusion, Idle Red, Burnin Phoenix, Midnight Aurora, Dead On Broadway, Burning The Bridge, and PJ Grinch. 6:30 p.m. $8 presale ($10 day of show). Call 480-968-3238.
5400 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
DJs Rob Gee, Big Latin, and Javier spin reggaeton, merengue, cumbia, and hip-hop. 21-and-over until 2 a.m., 18-and-over afterwards. 6 p.m. -5 a.m. Call 623-934-8071 for cover.
7043 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Club 95.1's Cinco de Mayo fiesta with drink specials, promotional giveaways, and DJ Cesar Tercero and Leo Blaze spinning reggaeton, salsa, merengue, and cumbia. 21 and over. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover. Call 480-874-1112.
Coach & Willie’s
412 S. 3rd St.
Ritmo Latino's "Cinco de Mayo Block Party" with drink specials, vendor booths, giveaways, as well as music from Boondocks, Sol Camp, No Remorse, Monica Castro, Akani, and Coast Fusion. The DJ lineup includes sets by AL3, Villin, Deuce, Abstract, Trademark, Rob Gee, Tranzo, Antic, and Aztec. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. $15. Call 602-254-5272.
Connolly’s Bar & Grill
5160 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
Cinco de Mayo fiesta with drink specials and $1 carne asada tacos all day, as well as DJs and dancing in the evening. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 623-915-5645.
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
"A Good Day To Daydrink" fiesta with a 20,000-square-foot party area, DJs, drink specials, Mexican food, and more. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-423-3800 for cover.
Dos Gringos Mexigrill
1958 S. Greenfield Rd., Mesa
"Cinco de Gringo" party with a 13,500-square-foot parking lot extension, Mexican food, live music, drink specials, DJs, and more. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-633-5525 for cover.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
Gigantic 15,000-square-foot "Cinco de Mayo Blowout" offering drink specials, Mexican favorites like tacos and margarita, DJs, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-7879 for cover.
4343 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Catch the bout between boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on pay-per-view, followed by live music from Barrio Latino. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 623-937-6131.
Flicka’s Baja Cantina brp> 2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Raven's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta" featuring a complimentary Mexican buffet from 6-8 p.m., as well as live music from Throttlebox and House Quake, DJ Tyger spinning the hits, two full bars, food and drink specials, a margarita tower, dollar taco stand, and more. 5 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-945-3618.
Graham Central Station
7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
Cinco de Mayo party with piñata-breaking contest with $500 in cash and prizes, a sexy salsa contest, DJs, drink specials, and more. $8 before 8 p.m. (or free with a ticket stub from the Kenny Chesney concert). Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-496-0799.
Hidden House Cocktail Lounge
607 W. Osborn Rd.
Turntablists DJ Robyn and DJ Oopie will be spinning old-school and Latin hip-hop. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. Ladies free, $5 for guys. Call 602-266-1763.
1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day long with breakfast burritos being served starting at 8 a.m., followed by Mexican menu selections from lunchtime on, promo giveaways, live music during the daytime, DJs spinning the hits in the evening, cage dancing starting at 9 p.m., and a wet T-shirt contest for prizes at 11 p.m. Drink specials include $3 Pacifico, $5 24-ounce Tecate bombers and Mackaritas, and $5.50 Don Julio shots. 8 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-899-6735.