Stuff some cab money in your pocket, grab your dorkiest sombrero, and get ready to suck down some cerveza. It's Cinco de Mayo and the tequila's gonna be flowing like water today at bars, restaurants, and drinkeries throughout the Valley.
Looking for a place to party? Click here to persue our annual Cinco guide, or check out some of these additional affairs that are happening today:
-- Cadillac Ranch (2000 East Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, 480-894-1111) will be throwing its "Cinco de Rancho" party with plenty of Sauza Gold tequila shots, Mexican beers, and frozen margaritas for $3 each. There will also be DJs, dancing, and a late night raffle for two tickets to tomorrow night's Dave Matthews Band gig at Cricket Wireless Pavilion.
-- Elsewhere in Tempe, the cats and kittens at the Library Bar & Grill (501 South Mill Avenue in Tempe, 480-929-9002) will host "La Biblioteca" (that's "library" en español, natch), which boasts a mariachi bands at 5 p.m., followed by music from rockers Vinyl Revival at 6 p.m., and then DJ Pete working the wax until closing time. Drink specials include $4 golden margaritas, $3 Dos Equis and Landshark $5 Don Julio shots, and more. (it's also the place to party before and after tonight's "Undie Run.")
-- Tim and Willy from local country music station KMLE will be putting on a super-sized shingdig over at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at the Westgate City Center (6751 North Sunset Boulevard in Glendale, 623-772-0011) called "Guitars & Guacamole" this afternoon with music from Whiskey Falls, Stephen Cochran, and Rio Grand. The event starts at 3 p.m. Meanwhile, The Shout! House dueling piano bar at the outdoor mall will also be featuring live entertainment, $3 Coronas, $12 buckets of Corona and more. Call 623-772-1500.
And if you're in something of a teetotaling mood (or want more of a non-traditional kinda party), then check out the Cinco de Mayo Comedy Fiesta at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale or the hard rockin' Cinco de Metal event at Club Red in Tempe.