While nothing rivals St. Patrick’s Day in terms of drunken cultural holidays, Cinco de Mayo has become a favorite fiesta among sauce sippers of all backgrounds. Toss back some tequila on Sunday (or sooner) and thriftily join the fun at these Twin Cities bars.
1300 Lagoon Av., Mpls. • 612-825-2525 • www.barabilene.com
For those who can’t wait until the weekend, this Uptown Tex-Mex joint is throwing a Dos de Mayo bash (why not?) on Thursday, with live music, salsa dancing and a taco eating contest. Bargain boozers should be most excited for $6 Sauza margaritas all day and free Monster Rehab tequila shots (if you dare) handed out from 7-10 p.m. Plus, Dos Equis will be $4 all weekend.
235 E. 6th St., St. Paul • 651-222-3250 • www.barriotequila.com
Do a little day drinking at Barrio’s Minneapolis, St. Paul or Edina locations and marvel at your Chihuahua-sized tab. Enjoy $3 Dos Equis taps and $5 Barrio margaritas between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Twin Cities tequila bars. Cerveza swigging just got cheaper.
2539 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. • 612-871-7014 • www.panchovillasgrill.com
This Eat Street institution is marking the occasion with a discount on its heralded margarita. All day Sunday, margaritas made with your choice of tequila are just $6 (super-size that sweet elixir for another buck). We’re not opposed to riding the rails, but anytime you can save some pesos without cutting out the premium hooch is a win.