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Margarita Madness

Given P-Town's proximity to Mexico, we Phoenicians pretty much experience Latino culture in one form or another nearly 365 days a year. But things are really gonna get amped up from Friday, May 4, to Sunday, May 6, as the PHX is fixing to host some serious Cinco de Mayo shindigs. Whether you're a vato or a gabacho, nearly every bar and watering hole in the Valley's gonna fire up the blenders and make sure they've stocked up on Sauza, with the hope you'll plunk down plenty of pesos at their establishments. We've sorted through all the cerveza celebrations and amassed a selection of some of the hottest Hispanic hootenannies going on around the 'Nix, including some fabbo fetes where you can stick some culture in your craw, as well as plenty of Corona. Comprende?

(All events have no cover charge unless otherwise specified.)

FRIDAY, MAY 4

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Cinco de Mayo festivities include live music, arts and crafts, and a performance by the Scottsdale International Club dancers. 6:30-10 p.m. Free. Call 480-874-4607.

RESTAURANTS:

Aunt Chilada’s
7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr.
www.auntchiladas.com
Cinco de Mayo celebration benefiting the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities with music by the Chris Parker Project, food booths, prize giveaways, a complimentary happy hour buffet, and more. 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-944-1286.

Macayo’s Depot Cantina
300 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
www.depotcantina.com
Drink specials include $6.99 Sauza Sunset and 1800 Texas Margaritas; $2.50 Coors Light bottles; and $3 Corona, Corona Light, and Pacifico bottles. 10 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-966-6677.

Mateo’s Cantina & Dining
5502 N. 7th Ave.
www.sylviasfiesta.com
Get a jump on Cinco De Mayo with this indoor and outdoor party featuring salsa music under the canopy from Cascabel at 4 p.m., DJ Tony De Paz spinning old-school R&B on the patio at 6 p.m., and Top-40 band Tribe 7 performing on the stage at 8 p.m. There will also be a $8 Mexican buffet from 4-7 p.m., a 99-cent tostada bar, and such drink specials as $2 Corona and Tecate, $3 Cuervo Gold shots, and $5 Grande Baja Blue margaritas. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-242-4252.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant
1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
www.valleluna.com
The two-day "Lakeside Fiesta" kicks off with food and drink specials, DJ Mick spinning the hits, a balloon twister, entertainment from Si Se Puede Hispanic Dance Group at 6 p.m., and more. 5-10 p.m. Call 480-786-3100.

BARS & CLUBS:

Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.lastexitlive.com
The good ol' boys of The Earps hold a CD-release party with music from the band, Big Tex & The Blazin' Pintos, and others, as well as drink specials, raffles, an appearance by the Arizona Derby Dames, and more. 9 p.m. $5. Call 480-557-6656.

Macayo’s on Central
4001 N. Central Ave.
www.macayo.com
"Pre-Cinco Party" with DJ Big Latin and DJ Villin dropping the hot reggaeton and hip-hop tracks, as well as a piñata drop at midnight. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-264-6141 for cover.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Bass Invaders Cinco de Mayo Bash
www.nightowlent.com
Get your dance on at this all-night rave featuring piñata busts, fire dancing by S_T_3, and a loaded lineup of turntablists spinning jungle and drum 'n' bass tracks, including Killah-Ranks, DJ Sickx, Coda, Quentin, Free-D, Carmen Vega, Robotech, DJ Aries, and others. 8 p.m. Call 480-285-6605 the night of the event for admission price and location.

Celebrity Theatre
440 N. 32nd St.
www.celebritytheatre.com
"Reggaeton Explosion" featuring performances by N.O.R.E., Rameses, Brisaye, Tont Haze, Kemo the Blaxican, and Power 98.3's DJ Skandalis. 8 p.m. $25-$35 presale ($30-$40 day of show). Call 602-267-1600.

Chandler Downtown Library
100 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler
www.chandleraz.gov
Pack up your pups for Chandler's annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, which is headlined by Chihuahua racing at 6 p.m. (with a $10 entry fee, signup at 1 p.m.), and contests to determine the "King and Queen Chihuahua" at 7 p.m.; in addition to live entertainment, vendors, food and drink, and more all day. Noon to 8 p.m. Call 480-782-2735.

Cricket Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave.
www.cricket-pavilion.com
Cowboy up at a concert by country music sensation Kenny Chesney. 7 p.m. $35.50-$73.50. Call 480-784-4444 or see www.ticketmaster.com.

Downtown Phoenix Copper Square
Central Ave. & Washington St.
The two-day Cinco de Mayo Festival promises live music and dancing from both local and international entertainers, food and drink, vendors, a children's play area, and more. 1 p.m. -midnight. $5, or free for children 12 and under. Call 602-279-4669.

 

El Pedregal Festival Marketplace
34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.elpedregal.com
Cinco de Mayo Festival featuring a salsa challenge, music from the Mariachi Tierra del Sol Band and Spanish guitarist Miguel de Maria, tequila tastings, and plenty of Mexican cuisine. Noon-4 p.m. Call 480-488-1072.

Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Indie rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club perform with support from the Fratellis. 6:30 p.m. $17. Call 480-829-0707.

Monstar Shop
6016 N. 27th Ave.
www.myspace.com/monstarshop
This West Valley head shop will celebrate Cinco with a massive concert featuring performances by Anybody Killa, Uphorik Demyz, Delerious, Spooky Z, Siccmade, Nukie, Dark Side Immortals, and others, as well as raffles, giveaways, a barbecue, and more. 6 p.m. $28 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 602-841-5142.

Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
www.thepaperheart.com
Scandalesque presents a special Cinco de Mayo burlesque showcase featuring their newest performer, Peekaboo Pixie, as well as vaudeville comedian Brad Zinn. 9 p.m. $15. Call 602-262-2020.

Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Arizona Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with food, drinks, games, a carnival, vendors, and live entertainment from Alfonso de la Espriella, El Lonely, Estados de Union, Estigma, Far From Stereo, My Enemies Hero, Plazma, Un Dia De Octubre, Verzus, Olivia Garcia, the Str8Up Band, Mr. Zig-Zag, Evelyn Champayne King, and more. Noon-11 p.m. $5 (free for children under 12). Call 623-878-9113.

Pioneer Park
526 E. Main St., Mesa
Mesa's Cinco de Mayo Festival offers traditional Mexican cuisines, kiddy rides, vendors, Latin entertainment from local and national bands and dance groups, and more. 2-10 p.m. $5 (or free for children under age 6). Call 602-791-0113.

Plaza Fountainside
12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills
www.plazafountainside.com
Cinco De Mayo Celebration featuring live music from Furious George, as well as margaritas, foor vendors, contests, giveaways, raffles, and more. 6-10 p.m. $3. Call 602-909-4566.

Roosevelt Community Church
924 S. 1st Ave.
www.rooseveltchurch.org
"Cinco Day Slam" hosted by Iman and Vocab Malone and featuring local "positive poets" Cho, Faynt, Ricardo Macias, Jessica Pullen, B-boy Drew, Kat, and Victoria in a slam competition for cash prizes. DJ Cre will also spin downtempo beats and house band performs chill soulful music. 7 p.m. Call 602-495-3191.

RESTAURANTS:

Ajo Al’s
6990 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

Cinco de Mayo fiesta with $5 premium margaritas, $2 Coronas, promo giveaways, and more. 11 a.m. -midnight. Call 480-998-1734.

Antojos
13686 N. 75th Ave., Peoria

Live music, food and drink specials, promo giveaways, and more. 10 a.m. -10 p.m. Call 623-412-0200.

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 (Rhythm of the Sun at 6 p.m. in Glendale; and a DJ in Phoenix), promo giveaways, appearance by the Corona and Sauza Girls, as well as such food and drink specials as $2 Coronas and tequila shots and $4 margaritas. 4-11 p.m. Call 602-265-9112 or 623-878-5777.

Aunt Chilada’s Hideaway
7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr.
www.auntchiladas.com

Cinco de Mayo celebration benefiting the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities continues with music from The Scones, The Walk-Ins, Unlimited Phlavor, The Crown Kings, a 10-piece mariachi band, and a local DJ, as well as food booths, prize giveaways, ice luges, a complimentary happy hour buffet, and more. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. $10. Call 602-944-1286.

Brennan’s Sports Bar & Mexican Food
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.brennans-sportsbars.com

"Derby Day & Cinco Fiesta" with Brennan's opening at 9 a.m. for breakfast and OTB, followed by the Kentucky Derby at 3 p.m., and live music from the David Dodt Band at 8 p.m., as well as drink specials on margaritas, mint juleps, and Coronita buckets all day. 9 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-951-8837.

Cafe Carumba
7303 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale
www.cafecarumba.com
This restaurant is throwing its "Carumba de Mayo" celebration with $5 Patrón margaritas, shots, and specialty drinks cocktails all day. There also will be a series of "tequila tasting tours" available for $9-$40. Opens at 7 a.m. Call 480-947-8777.

Cantina Laredo
7361 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale
www.cantinalaredo.com

Knock yourself out with $3 Coronas, $5 house margaritas, shot specials, giveaways, half-price appetizers on the patio, music from DJs, and more. Noon-midnight. Call 480-951-3807.

 

Caruso’s Italian Ristorante
4341 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert

Spicy Italian dinners priced from $12.95 to $20.95 will be served for Cinco de Mayo. 4-9 p.m. Call 480-633-9100.

El Toro Bravo Mexican Grill & Cantina
16041 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria
www.eltorobravousa.com
"Save the Siesta for Sunday" all-day party extending into the parking lot and offering a live karaoke mariachi band, music from the Chris Parker Project, a DJ working the turntables, mechanical bull-riding, games, prizes, and more. Patrons can enjoy such dishes as steak lime tacos, pollo baja queso, stuffed seafood enchiladas, and picado de carne, as well as outside food like $5 burritos and burgers, or two tacos for $5. Drink specials include $5 Dos Equis bombers, $6 house margaritas, $8 Don Eduardo shots, and $3 bottles of Dos Equis, Tecate, Bohemia, or Sol. 10 a.m. -2 a.m. $10 cover after 2 p.m. Call 623-773-2855.

Jalapeño Inferno Mexican Bistro
23587 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Drink specials on Tecate and signature margaritas, live music from 4-6 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m., and more. 11 a.m. -11 p.m. Call 480-585-6442.

Julio G’s Mexican Restaurant
12631 N. Tatum Blvd.
7633 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale
www.juliosaz.com
Both locations feature food and drink specials, mariachi music, and folk dancers. 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Call 602-788-7400 or 480-423-1600.

La Piñata Mexican Restaurant
3330 N. 19th Ave.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music from a mariachi trio starting at 7 p.m., with prizes and food and drink specials all day. 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Call 602-279-1763.

Los Compadres Restaurant
2350 W. Northern Ave.
Highlights at this super Cinco shindig include door prize drawings, food and drink specials, and live jazz. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 602-864-0043.

Macayo’s Depot Cantina
300 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
www.depotcantina.com
"Baja Beach Bash and Patio Party" featuring a DJ and bikini contest from 10 a.m. -4 p.m., live entertainment from 4-10 p.m., and a video DJ from 10 p.m. -2 a.m. Drink specials include $3 Coors Light bottles; $5 16-ounce house rocks margaritas; $6.99 Sauza Sunset and 1800 Texas Margaritas; $7.99 Don Eduardo margaritas; and $4 Coronas, Corona Lights, and Pacificos. All ages for the restaurant, 21-and-over for the patio. 10 a.m. -2 a.m. $5. There will also be a "VIP Boxcar Bash" on the private boxcar patio offering premium tequila tastings, a fajita bar and buffet, an exclusive bartender, live acoustic entertainment, and more. 21-and-over. 4 p.m. -2 a.m. $50 presale, $75 at the door. Call 480-966-6677.

Macayo’s — Ahwatukee
12637 S. 48th St., Phoenix
www.macayo.com
Experience live mariachi music, face painting, piñatas, and magicians at this party. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Call 480-598-5101.

Macayo’s — Bell
6012 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
www.macayo.com
Macayo's "Countdown to Cinco Celebration" extended patio event with live entertainment, drink specials, and live music from Bill Hranek. 4-11 p.m. Call 602-298-8080.

Macayo’s on Central
4001 N. Central Ave.
www.macayo.com
Cinco de Macayo celebration with food and drink specials, and DJ Richie Rich spinning hip-hop, Latin, and reggaeton. 5 p.m-2 a.m. Call 602-264-6141.

Macayo’s — Desert Sky
7829 W. Thomas Rd.
www.macayo.com
Join in Macayo's annual all-day party with food and drink specials, DJ Ruben working the wheels of steel, mariachi music, piñatas, face painters, and more. 11 a.m. -midnight. Call 623-873-0313.

Macayo’s — Goodyear
1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear
www.macayo.com
Huge fiesta extending onto the patio with live music, food and drink specials, mariachis, piñatas, DJs and more. 4 p.m.-midnight. Call 623-209-7000.

Macayo’s — Mesa
1920 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa
www.macayo.com
Cinco de Macayo both inside and outside on the patio with food and drink specials, live entertainment outside and karaoke inside. 4-11 p.m. Call 480-820-0237.

Macayo’s — Shea
11107 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.macayo.com
Highlights of this party include food and drink specials, a DJ, mariachis, piñatas, and face painters. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 480-596-1181.

Macayo’s — Surprise
15565 W. Bell Rd., Surprise
www.macayo.com
Annual Cinco de Macayo Celebration with food and drink specials, mariachis, live entertainment, piñatas, and more. 5-11 p.m. Call 623-214-5950.

Mateo’s Cantina & Dining
5502 N. 7th Ave.
www.sylviasfiesta.com
The boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be shown with an all-you-can-eat buffet and such drink specials as $5 pitchers of Bud Light and Dos Equis. 6-10 p.m. $25. There will also be an after party with DJ Tony Paz spinning R&B, Latin, and old school. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 602-242-4252.

 

Salty Señorita
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
1860 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
14950 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale
www.saltysenorita.com
The annual "Señoritaville" extravaganza takes over all three restaurants, with each location transforming into a Mexican outdoor village with more than 10,000 square feet of party space, taco stands, beer tubs, tomato hecklers, belly dancers, specialty outdoor bars, retro arcades, dunk tanks grills serving up burritos and tacos, and more. Live entertainment starts at 2 p.m. with performances by Phunk Junkeez, Capital Down, and Rock Lobster in Mesa; The Knee Deep Experience, Dimonet, Shirley's Temple, and Metalhead in Old Town Scottsdale; and The Acoustics, The Chadwicks, 9-Ball, and Azz Izz in North Scottsdale. 12 p.m. -2 a.m. $10. Call 480-946-7258.

San Felipe’s Cantina
20825 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
www.sanfelipescantina.com
"Cinco De Drinko" hootenanny benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with music from five bands, dancing, food and drink specials, and more. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. $10 cover after 5 p.m. Call 480-563-9495.

Sub-Culture Cafe
227 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe
www.stuffedsubs.com
Cinco de Mayo goes punk with music from The Prosthetics, Die Ignorant, Last Resistance, and Slut Sister. 7 p.m. $5. Call 480-481-7827.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant — Chandler
1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
www.valleluna.com
The two-day "Lakeside Fiesta" continues with a carne asada barbecue, specialty tacos, and more. Live entertainment includes music from Top 40 cover band Shallow Water starting at 2 p.m.; with Loz Bad Boyz performing Latino, old school, and funk music following at 6 p.m. 21-and-over. 1 p.m. -2 a.m. $10. Call 480-786-3100.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant — North Phoenix
16048 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix
www.valleluna.com

Barbecue food, drink specials all day, mariachi music from 5-7 p.m., karaoke from 8 p.m. -midnight, and more. Open at 11 a.m. with food until 11 p.m. and bar service until 2 a.m. Call 602-867-9100.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant — Phoenix
3336 W. Bell Rd.
www.valleluna.com

Annual Cinco de Mayo tent party with live music from singer Claudia Molinar at noon p.m., Fire & Desire at 2 p.m., Young Country at 6:30 p.m., as well as DJs, karaoke, piñatas, margaritas, carne asada barbecues, pepper-eating contests, Mexican chili dogs, Sonoran-style hot dogs, and more. 21-and-over. Starts at noon with food until 11 p.m. and bar service until 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-993-3108.

BARS & CLUBS:

26th Street Blues Bar
2547 E. Indian School Rd.
www.26thstreetblues.com
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
www.bajatillys.com
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.

Bar Smith
130 E. Washington St., Phoenix
www.barsmithphoenix.com
"Solstice" with DJs Pete Salaz and Senbad laying down house tracks. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-229-1265.

Brickhouse Theater
1 E. Jackson St.
www.brickhouse.tv
"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.
www.myspace.com/casablancalive
Experience live music from NunZilla, Whorchatas, Page The Village Idiot, Lori Bravo, 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
www.chaserslive.com
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.

CK’s Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
www.ckgrill.com
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.

Club Central
3110 N. Central Ave., #140
www.clubcentralphx.com
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.

 

Club Dwntwn
702 N. Central Ave.
www.clubdwntwn.com
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
www.clubhousemusicvenue.com
"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.

Club Mardi Gras
8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Cinco De Mayo Extravaganza featuring live music from The Reign Kings and Ronin Meyer. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-970-5707 for cover.

Club Reventon
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. $10. Call 623-934-8071.

Club Tropicana
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.
www.coachandwillies.com
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.

Crabby Don’s Bar & Grill
3861 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert
www.myspace.com/crabbydons
Pirate-style Cinco party with music from Cellphish, One Night Star, Faucet, Hollow, and 2 Dimes, as well as promo giveaways, and a visit from the Jäger and Corona girls. Drink specials include $4 Jäger and Cuervos, and $2 Coronas, Dos Equis, and Miller Chill. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-558-7540.

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

Famous Sam’s
4343 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
www.famoussams.net
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
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
www.grahamcentralstationtempe.com

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.
www.phxtheshop.com
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.

Hollywood Alley
2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa
www.myspace.com/hollywoodalley
Emergenza Battle of the Bands with live music by Shades of Silver, The Whiskey Fits, Cherish The Crown, Inamorato, Curious Fury, William, The Smob, Life on Standby, and Dopamine. 8 p.m. Call 480-820-7117 for cover.

Hot Shots
2929 N. 16th St.
"Cinco de Drinko" celebration featuring $2 Coronas, $4 Patrón, $3 Jägermeister, $2 Budweiser and Bud Light, and $1 beef tacos. 10 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-277-2188.

 

Iguana Mack’s
1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
www.iguanamacks.com
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.

J-Heads
5110 E. McDowell Rd.
www.myspace.com/jheadsbar
The punk bar celebrates Cinco de Mayo with drink specials, a taco bar, and live music from The Fed-Ups, Blemish, Walt Flanagan's Dog, and others. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. $6. Call 602-225-0307.

Jay’s Cocktail Lounge
3208 W. Indian School Rd.
www.jayscocktails.com
Live music from Bluzone, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-242-1150.

Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
www.joesgrotto.com
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $3 Coronas until 11 p.m. and live music from -Itis all night. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-992-1007.

Karamba Nightclub
1724 E. McDowell Rd.
www.karambanightclub.com
Live mariachi music from Mariachi Tierra Del Sol from 9:30-11:30 p.m.; followed by DJ Tranzo spinning salsa, merengue, cumbia, and Latin pop until 2 a.m.; and DJ Melo dropping some high-energy Latin house until close. Open until 4 a.m. Call 602-254-0231 for cover.

Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.lastexitlive.com
Cinco de Mayo Bash with live music from Budweezer, Ghetto Cowgirl, and others, as well as such drink specials as $3 Coronas, and $2 margaritas. Call 480-557-6656.

The Loft
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.theloftaz.com
Hip-hop showcase with performances by Drunken Immortals, Conscious Collective, Goldentung, and DJ Kris The Fist. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. $8. Call 480-967-8188.

Marc’s Sports Grill and Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
www.marcssportsgrillandnightlife.com
"Cinco de Drinko Fiesta" offering a DJ in the main bar and karaoke in the MarcTini Lounge starting at 9 p.m., as well as such drink specials as $2.25 tequila sunrises, $2 Coronas and Margy-on-the-Rocks, $1.75 tequila shots, and $1.50 Dos Equis pints. Open until 2 a.m. Call 623-842-1053 for cover.

Margarita Rocks
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.margaritarocks.com
The first 500 patrons receive an "authentic Cinco Sombrero," with live music from Jack Ripper until 8 p.m., a dunk tank, and such drink specials as $3 Budweiser and Bud Light, and $4 Cuervo margaritas and shots. 5 p.m. -2 a.m. $5. Call 480-968-3301.

McDuffy’s
15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
www.mcduffys.com
Combination Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo party with promo giveaways, DJs, dancing, and drink specials like $3 Coronas, house margaritas, and Budweiser bottles. Open until 2 a.m. Call 623-334-5000 for cover.

Mickey’s Hangover
4312 N. Brown Ave.
www.mickeyshangover.com
Mickey's Hangover transforms into "Miguel's Hangover" and offers plenty of Mexican food, DJ Tricky T working the wheels of steel, piñata busts, and such drink specials as $3 Modelo Especial, $3 Jose Cuervo, and $5 Don Julio. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-425-0111 for cover.

O’Kelley’s
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
www.okelleysbar.com

Live music from Roxster starting at 9:30 p.m., with drink specials. 6 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069.

Palo Verde Lounge
1015 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Rock music from Tight Holes, The Revenge, and more. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. $3. Call 480-968-9221.

Pattie’s First Ave. Lounge
7220 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
"Kentucky Derby Cinco Party" with a DJ spinning dance music starting at 8 p.m., drink and shot specials, and more. 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-949-1668.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
www.rhythmroom.com
"Cinco de Mona!" blowout celebrating manager Mona Watkins' birthday with music from the Bob Margolin Band, Diaunna Greenleaf, and Bob Corritore, as well as eats from the Rack Shack BBQ. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. $10. Call 602-265-4842.

Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.roguebar.com
A special edition of Shake! with DJ William Fucking Reed, Jay Wiggins, and Kevin The Makeout Bandit spinning Britpop, indie, and rarities. The event also serves as the after-party for the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Fratellis concert. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. $5. Call 480-947-3580.

Rogue West
3593 W. Northern Ave.
Cinco De Mayo party with music from The Liquor Store Junkies, the Shadowcasters, Chip Hanna, and others. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-242-1418 for cover.

 

Sandbar Mexican Grill
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.sandbaraz.com
"Cinco De Sandbar" party where more than 50 tons of sand will transform the parking lot into a beach party featuring a "Sandbar Olympics," a fashion show at 1 p.m., games, prizes, live music by Island Magic, The Walk-Ins and drink specials from 10 a.m. -7 p.m., including $3 Tecate, Sol, and Dos Equis. 10 a.m. -2 a.m. $10. Call 480-998-8845.

Shady’s
2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Score with free pool, drink specials, and the "only true lounge jukebox in the city." Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-8998.

Shayna’s
2017 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Punko De Mayo with DJs Lantzer and Cro-Mag spinning punk, and $1 PBRs and whiskey shots all night. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-945-1165.

Sky Lounge
132 E. Washington St.
"Celebracion Cinco de Mayo" with mariachis, drink specials, Mexican appetizers, and DJs Latin music. 8 p.m. -4 a.m. $10. Call 602-229-1110.

Sub-Culture Cafe
227 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe
www.stuffedsubs.com
Live music from The Prosthetics, Die Ignorant, Last Resistance, and Slut Sister. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-481-7827.

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." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.yuccatap.com
Live music from Attack Of The Giant Squid, Daughters Of Fission, and others. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.

SUNDAY, MAY 6:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.asukerr.com
"Cinco De Moio" concert with Latin jazz from brothers Bill and Dom Moio, vocalist Carmela Ramirez, and an all-star lineup of musicians. 3 p.m. $21-$24 (with $4 off for Jazz in Az members). Call 480-596-2660.

Downtown Phoenix Copper Square
Central Ave. & Washington St.
The two-day Cinco de Mayo Festival concludes with live music and dancing from both local and international entertainers, food and drink, vendors, a children's play area, and more. Noon-10 p.m. $5, or free for children 12 and under. Call 602-279-4669.

Pioneer Park
526 E. Main St., Mesa
Mesa's Cinco de Mayo Festival continues with traditional Mexican cuisine, kiddy rides, vendors, Latin entertainment from local and national bands and dance groups, and more. 2-10 p.m. $5 (or free for children under age 6). Call 602-791-0113.

BARS & CLUBS:

Karamba Nightclub
1724 E. McDowell Rd.
www.karambanightclub.com
Kaliente Sundays with DJ Miguel spinning salsa, merengue, cumbia, and Latin pop. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-254-0231 for cover.

Sandbar Mexican Grill
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.sandbaraz.com
"Cinco De Sandbar" party continues with a massive dodgeball tournament (with a $150 entrance fee per team), games, prize giveaways, Mexican food, and drinks specials from 10 a.m. -7 p.m., including $3 Tecate, Sol, and Dos Equis. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-998-8845.


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