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Cinco de Drinko

¡Odelay! Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, so you'd better dust off your sombrero and bust out your rusty knowledge of Spanglish, because there are plenty of phat fetes going down in P-town from Wednesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 7.

Wanna celebrate Latino culture? You're in the right place, wey, as hundreds of eateries and cantinas from Avondale to Apache Junction will be dropping the Hispanic hotness, giving you the chance to bash piñatas with a bat, dance to rockin' reggaeton beats, or load up on tequila and more Mexican beers than you can shake a lime at. We've pulled together listings of the biggest and the best so you won't wind up wasting away again in Margaritaville. ¿Donde esta la fiesta caliente? We got 'em right here, cabrón.

You could be the winner of a pair of tickets to the Sammy Hagar concert on June 4 at Cricket Pavilion, a case of Corona, and six Harkins Theatres movie passes! To win, just count the number of Corona Light bottles that appear throughout the print version of this Cinco de Mayo Guide, and enter your guess online at: www.phoenixnewtimes.com/corona. Winners must be 21 or older. The winner will be selected at random and notified by phone by Monday, May 8, 2006.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

Special Events:

The Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
www.thetrunkspace.com
Argentine tango lessons and open dancing hosted by instructors Ravi and Satya. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover. Call 602-256-6006.

Bars & Clubs:

Mr. Lucky's
3660 Grand Ave.
Chingo de Mayo with Latino superstar Chingo Bling performing hip-hop and reggaeton with supporting acts Zig-Zag, the Mob Family, and R.L. 9 p.m. $20. Call 602-246-0686.

THURSDAY, MAY 4

Bars & Clubs:

La Perla Cafe
5912 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Pre-Cinco de Mayo party with cumbia artist DJ Kane (formerly of Los Kumbia Kings) performing at 10 p.m. and DJ Big Latin spinning Latin hip-hop and reggaeton throughout the evening. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 cover. Call 623-939-7561.

Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.margaritarocks.com
Maxim Exposure Party with the preliminaries of a $3,000 bikini contest, 50-cent drinks until 11 p.m., $3 Sauza margaritas, $1 tacos, 10-cent wings, and $1 Budweisers and Bud Lights until midnight (and $2 thereafter). 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover after 9 p.m. Call 480-968-3301.

Mythos Mediterranean Bistro
2515 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.mythosbistro.com
Salsa night with beginner and intermediate dance lessons at 9 p.m. and live music from Havana Che and Latin Lady DJ Margarita at 10 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $7 cover. Call 480-947-6896.

Next Lounge & Nightclub
7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
www.nextscottsdale.com
DJs Mikey Mike, Big Latin, and Richie Rich work the wheels of steel with $4 tequila drinks and $2 Coronas all night long. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $7 cover (with ladies free until midnight). Call 480-970-6398.

SixShooters Sports Grill
7611 W. Thomas Rd.
Get a jump on the holiday with Club 95.1's pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring drink specials and DJs Uniq and Shy spinning reggaeton, salsa, merengue, and cumbia. 9 p.m. $10 cover. Call 623-247-8540.

FRIDAY, MAY 5

Special Events:

Epiphany Lutheran Church
800 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
www.epiphanychandler.org
Cinco de Mayo family with food, live music, salsa challenge, piñatas, games, and more. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $5 admission. Call 480-963-6105.

Glendale Arena
9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale
www.glendalearenaaz.com
Cowboy up at a concert by country music sensation Brad Paisley, with opening acts Sara Evans and Josh Turner. $39.50 admission. Call 480-784-4444 or see www.ticketmaster.com.

Glendale Gaslight Inn
5747 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
www.glendalegaslightinn.com
Live jazz from Delphine Cortez, Joel Robin, and others. 8 to 11 p.m. $5 cover. Call 602-505-1399.

Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Authority Zero performs a special Cinco de Mayo concert with Vayden, Pour Habit, and The Heartless as supporting acts. 6:30 p.m. $15. Call 480-829-0707 or see www.luckymanonline.com.

Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Arizona Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with food, drinks, games, a carnival, vendors, and live entertainment from Fiesta Mexican Ballet Folklorico, the Rastafarmers, the Str8up Band, and the Zapp Band. 3 to 11 p.m. $4. Call 623-878-4337 or see www.azcincodemayo.com.

Scottsdale Center for the Arts
7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
www.scottsdalearts.org
The Virginia G. Piper Theater hosts nuevo flamenco guitar Jesse Cook, whose diverse musical style fuses Latin, jazz, and world sounds. 8 p.m. $38 admission. Call 480-994-2787.

 

Scottsdale Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
library.scottsdaleaz.gov
Nosh on chips and salsa from Chipotle during a screening of The Legend of Zorro. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Call 480-312-2170.

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
Cinco de Mayo festivities include live music, arts and crafts, and a performance by the Scottsdale International Club dancers. 4 to 10 p.m. Free. Call 480-312-2711.

The Teeter House
622 E. Adams St.
www.theteeterhouse.com
Appetizers, desserts, specialty drinks, and Mike Ozuna performing a set of Latin jazz. 7:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-252-4682.

Restaurants:

Arriba Mexican Grill
1812 E. Camelback Rd.
17211 N. 79th Ave., Glendale
15236 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
4649 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
www.arribamexicangrill.com
Whoop it up at all four Arriba locations with live music, promotions, and giveaways. 4 to 10 p.m. No cover. Call 602-265-9112.

Aunt Chilada's
2021 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta offering a design-your-own-burrito station (at $8 per burrito), tequila dinners for $50 per person, live music, and a special appearance by the Sauza girls. 4 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover. Call 602-431-6470.

Buckets
7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
www.bucketsscottsdale.com
Live music by the Ted Allan Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. and the Latino Rebel Band at 10:30 p.m., as well as drink specials like $3 Coronas, $5 Patrón shots, $2.50 domestic beers, and $3.50 well drinks. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-994-8484.

Cantina Laredo
7361 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale
www.cantinalaredo.com
Cinco Party on the Patio with a mariachi at 5 p.m., and a DJ and karaoke at 8 p.m. Open until 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-951-3807.

El Torito Mexican Restaurant
6200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Fiesta featuring $3 margaritas and Mexican beers, prize giveaways, and music from mariachis. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-948-8376.

Los Compadres Restaurant
2350 W. Northern Ave.
Highlights at this Cinco celebration include prize giveaways, and food and drink specials. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. No cover. Call 602-864-0043.

Los Olivos Mexican Patio
7328 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
Free taco bar, live music from Atrapados at 7 p.m., prizes, free tee shirts, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-946-2256.

Los Olivos Norte
15544 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
www.losolivosrestaurant.com
Live music from Bohemios at 6 p.m., as well as food and drink specials, prizes and giveaways. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-596-9787.

Los Sombreros
2534 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Special Cinco de Mayo prix fixe menu with the choice of four appetizers (including seared tuna ceviche style and smoked chicken tamal), four entrees (such as carne asada with scallop verdolaga enchiladas, grilled duck breast with mole poblano, and pork barbacoa), and four desserts (like Yucatán flan and crepas de chocolate), and patrons can enjoy the botana of grilled shrimp calabacitas sope. Mango margaritas will also be served for $8.95. Dinner is $32.95 per person. Call 480-994-1799.

Macayo's Depot Cantina
300 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
www.macayo.com
Cinco de Macayo's outdoor fiesta with food and drink specials, a live remote by Super Snake and Chris Cruz of KISS FM from 5 to 9 p.m., as well as live music by The Chadwicks, and Cage 9. 1 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover from 3 to 5 p.m., $10 afterward. Call 480-966-6677.

Macayo's on Central
4001 N. Central Ave.
www.macayo.com
Celebrate with food, drinks, a live broadcast by KFYI from 8 to 11 a.m., a mariachi from 6 to 9 p.m., a face painter from 5 to 10 p.m., and a DJ from 3 p.m. to close. 11 a.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 602-264-6141.

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Ahwatukee
12637 S. 48th St., Phoenix
www.macayo.com
Experience live mariachi music, DJs, face painters, and magicians at this party. 5 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 480-598-5101.

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Desert Sky
7829 W. Thomas Rd.
www.macayo.com
Cinco de Macayo party featuring food and drink specials, piñatas, local DJs, and mariachis. 5 to 10 p.m. No cover. Call 623-873-0313.

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Goodyear
1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear
www.macayo.com
Fiesta fund raiser for YMCA with a face painter from 5 to 8 p.m., a DJ spinning the hits, and music from the Tina Bailey Band. 5 p.m. to midnight. Call 623-209-7000.

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Glendale
6012 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
www.macayo.com
Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration with food and drink specials, a live remote by KNIX from 4 to 7 p.m., mariachis from 5 to 8 p.m., a DJ from 5 to 10 p.m., and more. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 602-298-8080.

 

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Mesa
1920 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa
www.macayo.com
Join Macayo's annual celebration for food, drinks, a live remote from KGME at 1 p.m., music by Alonzo at 6 p.m., a mariachi at 6:30 p.m., and karaoke from 7 p.m. until close. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 480-820-0237.

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Shea
11107 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.macayo.com
Cinco de Macayo party offering food and drink specials, mariachis, piñatas, and face painters. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. No cover. Call 480-596-1181.

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Surprise
15565 W. Bell Rd., Surprise
Annual Cinco celebration extending into the parking lot with food, drinks, and entertainment from a DJ and mariachi from 4 to 7 p.m. No cover. Call 623-209-0230.

Stupid's Pizza Pub
1301 E. University Dr., Tempe
Enjoy great pizza and $2 beers all day, with more than 50 different flavors to choose from. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-6666.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant -- Chandler
1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
www.valleluna.com
Lakeside fiesta with food and drink specials, a video DJ from Crazy Mexican Productions, raffle prizes throughout the night, a balloon twister in dining room, live music from New Destiny at 6 p.m., and more. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Food served until 11 p.m. and bar open until 2 a.m. Call 480-786-3100.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant -- North Phoenix
16048 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix
www.valleluna.com
Outdoor food court, mariachis at 5 p.m., and local DJs from 8 p.m. until close. Open at 11 a.m. with food until 11 p.m. and bar service until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-867-9100.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant -- Phoenix
3336 W. Bell Rd.
www.valleluna.com
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.
www.aintnobodysbizness-az.com
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.

Alice Cooper'stown
101 E. Jackson St.
www.alicecooperstown.com
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
www.bajatillys.com
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.
www.brickhouse.tv
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.

BulldogZ Bar
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
www.cactusjacksbarandgrill.com
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
www.ckgrill.com
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.

Club Blaze
2740 W. North Lane
www.blazenightclub.com
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
www.clubhousegigs.com
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.

Club Tropicana
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.
www.coachandwillies.com
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.

Cypress Lounge
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.

Dos Gringos
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
www.dosgringosaz.com
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
www.dosgringosaz.com
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.

Fat Cats
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
www.grahamcentralstationtempe.com
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.

Hollywood Alley
2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa
www.hollywoodalleyrocks.com
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.

Joe's Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
www.joesgrotto.com
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.

Jugheads
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
www.lastexitlive.com
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
www.thelibraryusa.com
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.

The Loft
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.theloftbistroat420.com
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
www.marcssportsgrillandnightlife.com
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
www.margaritarocks.com
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
www.martiniranchaz.com

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.

McDuffy's Peoria
15184 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
www.mcduffys.com
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.

Myst
7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
www.mystaz.com
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
www.phase54.com
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.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
www.rhythmroom.com
Drink specials, food from the Rack Shack barbecue, and live music by George Bowman's Soul Revue. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6 cover. Call 602-265-4842.

Salty Señorita
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
1860 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
www.saltysenorita.com
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
www.sandbaraz.com
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.

The Sets
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.thesets.com
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.

Shady's
2701 E. Indian School Rd.
"Cocktails de Mayo" party with free pool, and the "only true lounge jukebox in the city." No cover. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-8998.

TT Roadhouse
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
Fiesta Grande with drink specials on tequila and beer, free pool, and "the best jukebox north or south of the border." Call 480-947-8723.

Upper Deck Sports Grill
4224 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
www.upperdecksportsgrill.com
Drink specials and live music from EastonAshe. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-941-9333.

The Vine Tavern & Eatery
2808 E. Indian School Rd.
www.vinetavern.com
Live music by Plumb from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $2.75 Corona bottles, and $7.99 chicken taco dinners. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-9806.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Special Events:

Chandler Downtown Library Plaza
125 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler
Cinco de Mayo Celebration with live music, food, dancing, vendors, and salsa challenge (with a $10 entry fee), as well as Chihuahua racing, and the crowning of the "King and Queen of Chihuahuas." Noon to 8 p.m. Free. Call 480-782-2735.

Downtown Phoenix Copper Square
Washington St. between 1st Ave. and 4th Ave.
Food City Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival featuring food, vendors, a piñata-making contest for cash and prizes (including a $1,500 first prize), as well as live entertainment by Tower of Power, the Temptation Review with Dennis Edwards, and local bands. 1 p.m. to midnight. $5 admission for adults, free for kids 12 and younger. Call 602-279-4669.

Glendale Gaslight Inn
5747 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
www.glendalegaslightinn.com
Live jazz from Delphine Cortez, Joel Robin, and others. 8 to 11 p.m. $5 cover. Call 602-505-1399.

Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Arizona Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with food, drinks, games, a carnival, vendors, and live entertainment from Str8up Band, La Familia, Redline, DJ Tony Bear, Joe Lopez y Nuevo Mazz, and Califas. 2 to 11 p.m. $4. Call 623-878-4337 or see www.azcincodemayo.com.

Bars & Clubs:

Baja Tilly's Cantina
1123 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe
www.bajatillys.com
Post-Cinco de Mayo party with drink specials, promotional giveaways, music from New Frequency and Lighter Shade of Brown, and various DJs throughout the day. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover. Call 480-968-6224.

Club Blaze
2740 W. North Lane
www.blazenightclub.com
Prize giveaways, the Corona and Cuervo models in attendance, and all premium drinks -- including margaritas and tequilas -- are 1 cent until 11 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. $8 cover. Call 602-943-4646.

Coyote Hill Bar & Grill
12417 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Experience "Cinco de Mayhem II -- The Phunky Phiesta" with live music by Phunk Junkeez, Apollo, Psychostick, Fayuca, and more, as well as the LBZ National Model Search, an exhibition of the Pro Moto X stunt riders. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. $17. Call 623-536-7711.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
www.dosgringosaz.com
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.

Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
www.marcssportsgrillandnightlife.com
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
www.margaritarocks.com
Cinco de Mayo Recovery Party with various bar games, happy hour and free buffet from 5 to 8 p.m., and drink specials like $3 Budweisers, Bud Lights, and Sauza margaritas all night. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover after 9 p.m. Call 480-968-3301.

Sandbar Mexican Grill
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.sandbaraz.com
The Cinco de Mayo beach party continues with a massive dodgeball tournament, prizes, and outside drink specials like $3 Tecate, Sol, and Dos Equis. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-998-8845.

SUNDAY, MAY 7

Special Events:

Downtown Phoenix Copper Square
Washington St. between 1st Ave. and 4th Ave.
Food City Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival featuring food, vendors, a piñata-making contest for cash and prizes (including a $1,500 first prize), as well as live entertainment by Tower of Power, the Temptation Review with Dennis Edwards, and local bands. Noon to 10 p.m. $5 admission for adults, free for kids 12 and younger. Call 602-279-4669.

Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Arizona Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with food, drinks, games, a carnival, vendors, and live entertainment from Mariachi Aguila, Fiesta Mexican Ballet Folklorico, Powerdrive, and Cascabel. 2 to 8 p.m. $4. Call 623-878-4337 or see www.azcincodemayo.com.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
www.dosgringosaz.com
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.

Sandbar Mexican Grill
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.sandbaraz.com
The Cinco de Mayo beach party wraps up with a massive dodgeball tournament, bikini contest, live music from EastonAshe at 4 p.m., prizes, and outside drink specials like $3 Tecate, Sol, and Dos Equis. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-998-8845.


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