Cinco de Mayo 2013 Guide

San Felipe's Cantina
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
Partake in margarita, big party drinks, and live music during San Felipe's "Dos Dias De Mayo" on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. Call 480-736-8226.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurants
3336 W. Bell Road
Two huge Cinco celebrations will take place both inside the restaurant and in the parking lot throughout the weekend. On Saturday, May 4, the "Cuatro De Mayo" affair will transpire and offer a DJ and dancing from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Then, on Sunday, May 5, Valle Luna will throw a big bash with games, trivia contests, scavenger hunts, live music from Whisker Biskit, an outdoor street taco grill, and various drink specials. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., $5. Call 602-993-3108.

Bars & Clubs

Cadillac Ranch
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
The Cinco de Rancho party will be raging all day on both Saturday, May 4, to Sunday, May 5, and will feature DJs, cover bands, and more. Specials include half-priced 22-ounce skinny Beergaritas, $3 well tequila shots, and $3 Dos Equis lager and amber drafts. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-894-1111.

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
DJ Seduce will spin sweet Latin sounds at 8 p.m. and the bar will offer $3 Mexican beers, sangria, and tequila all night on Sunday, May 5. 6 p.m., free. Call 602-716-2222.

Dos Gringos
4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
The Scottsdale day-drinking crowd will likely turn out in droves for the bar's "Cinco de Mayo Block Banger" on Sunday, May 5, as the event will offer a potent mix of bands, bars, and booze starting at 1 p.m. Portions of Craftsman Court will be cordoned off for the event and its enormous stage featuring music from Rome Ramirez (of Sublime with Rome fame), Kongos, Seedless, The VeraGroove, Valley Love, Through the Roots, and RAC. Drummer/DJ trio The Wednesday Machine, featuring Switch and Blue Collar Profit, will host the party, which will benefit PeppedUp!, a local cancer charity. Admission is $8. Call 480-423-3800 or see

El Hefe
4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
El Hefe's typically energetic Sunday dancing and drinking fiesta will get even livelier during its Cinco de Mayo block party. The revelry will start on the morning of Sunday, May 5, and last long into the night when Thomas James and other Scottsdale club DJ spin Top 40 and EDM hits and keep asses moving throughout the place. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-241-2682.

El Santo Cantina y Mas
7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale
A special Cinco de Mayo edition of the Relentless Beach pool party will take place on Sunday, May 5, and DJ/producer (and all-around house specialist) Porter Robinson will headline. Noon; $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call 480-584-3801 or see

Karamba Nightclub
1724 E. McDowell Rd.
The club will host music from Mariachi Nuevo Mexico on the patio at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Admission is $10. Meanwhile, Barbra Seville's Salsa Challenge takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, followed by Diamond's Cinco de Mayo Show at 10:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 602-254-0231.

Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta with $3 Tequila Sunrises, $2.75 Coronas, $2.50 margaritas on the rocks, $2 tequila shots all day. Happy hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to close, special menu items will be served, Texas Hold'em is at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., and karaoke starts at 9 p.m. in the lounge. Opens at 11 a.m. Call 623-842-1053.

Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
House and trance sounds will flow throughout this newly opened posh beach club as DJ Morgan Page headlines its Cinco de Mayo festivities on Sunday, May 5. Doors at 11 a.m.; $15 general admission, $100 for VIP access. Call 602-810-0736 or see

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Venerated Rhythm Room bartender and manager Mona Watkins presents her annual "Cinco de Mona" celebration on Sunday, May 5, which will feature live art, a dunk tank, mustache and salsa contests, tattoo inkers, and a huge array of local rock and indie bands. The lineup includes Mergence, Pride Through Strife, The Deer Leader, Hurry the Rising, Sara McAllister, King Fathand, The Pübes, Treasurefruit, and more. 11:30 a.m.; $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 602-265-4842.

The Shout House
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
Enjoy $3 Coronas. $4 Sauza Hornitos, and $5 margaritas on Sunday, May 5. The dueling pianos start at 8 p.m. Open from 7 p.m. to midnight. Call 623-772-1500.

Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
The Binge celebrates Cinco on Sunday, May 5, with DJs, live art, a record swap, $2 cans of PBR, $3 Bloody Marys, and more. 4 p.m. Call 480-794-1706.

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It’s about that time again! Are you all ready for it? WE ARE! Macayo’s Depot Cantina has put together a FULL 3 DAY EVENT to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2013! We’ll be partying from 10 AM Friday morning till close late Sunday night! You will NOT want to miss any of this action! Doors will open each day at 10 AM! We'll have awesome drinks specials ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT throughout the whole weekend. Just a few here include: $7 Patron Margaritas (the best in town) $6 Patron Shots $5.99 Depot Beer Rita’s! (that’s with a FULL Dos XX Bottle) $2 Dos XX Bottles On top of those, we’ll have hourly drink specials each day! FRIDAY: For something different! Check out the Paint and Patron Art Show Friday night (more info at the website here: SATURDAY: We’ll mix it up with some awesome entertainment throughout the day and night SUNDAY: THE MAIN EVENT! Live music will be starting at noon on Sunday and will take us all the way till the end! Bands include: Jeanne and the Beat Central Divides The Jeremiah Clay Band The Jeff Clay Band The Jake Dean Band Our favorite DJ – Bum Squad DJ Area 4 PLUS! Your favorite 90’s classics will be rocking on the Caboose Patio We’ll keep you updated every day leading up to this big event! Keep a look out for drink and food specials! Follow us on Instagram: Macayos_DepotCantina