Seven Must-See Cinco de Mayo Parties in Metro Phoenix

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Dos Gringos 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 in the early afternoon. 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) and a slew of local bands. The event also benefits PeppedUp!, a local cancer charity. Gates open at 1 p.m. Admission is $8.

El Hefe Sundays are normally a big day for partying at this Saddlebag Trail spot and Cinco De Mayo weekend will certainly be no exception to that rule. In fact, El Hefe's proprietors will be getting an even earlier start to the weekly rager on Sunday, May 5, as they're kicking things off in the mid-morning and will keep the party running long into the night. And array of local club DJs will drop Top 40 and EDM hits for hours on end and keep asses moving throughout the place. Doors open at 10 a.m. Admission is free.

Sky Lounge Latin dance hits and banda sinaloense will flow through both floors of Sky Lounge during its Cinco de Mayo festivities on Sunday, May 5. DJ Clavo and DJ Daffy will perform, models and vaqueritas will be in attendance, and Tio Gio will host. Drink specials include $2 Coronas, $3 margaritas, and $5 tequila. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $10 (with ladies free before 11 p.m.)

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.