Cinco de Mayo

Your guide to Cinco de Mayo: 11 Houston hot spots to shake it up

Your guide to Cinco de Mayo: 11 Houston hot spots to shake it up

Cottonmouth Bar Maybe Memphis, Maybe Mexico drink
Mix up your Cinco menu with the Maybe Memphis, Maybe Mexico at Cottonmouth.  Courtesy photo

Cinco de Mayo is a magical, festive time. It’s an occasion where people, some of whom probably don’t know the significance of the day, will most likely celebrate by drinking a lot of cerveza and trying their damnedest not to offend anyone in the Hispanic community.  

If you feel like celebrating this special day, here are 11 Cinco de Mayo-related events happening this weekend:

Cottonmouth Club will hook you up with $6 specialty cocktails all day long, including the “Maybe Memphis, Maybe Mexico” Spicy Paloma (Puebla Viejo Tequila, fresh lime, grapefruit soda, spicy stuff, and a pinch of salt). 

Crystal Wall’s Mixfitz Studios will have a Cinco de Mayo edition of “Tipsy Trap Yoga,” from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The session will include a live DJ playing trap music and Selena, as well as complimentary Tito-ritas from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. 

El Big Bad will open up its doors at 11 am with a full plate of goodies for young and old visitors: liquid nitrogen margaritas, live music, face painting, tequila sampling, a giveaway — and...a donkey.

El Patio (aka Club No Minors)’s featured Cinco drink will be the $7.75 blur margarita. There will also be an all-day happy hour, with $5 tamales and $6 chicken quesadillas and mini-ceviches. And for the dancing folk, there will be mariachis and a DJ. 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is teaming up with Tequila Herradura and crystal manufacturer Baccarat in serving up a $100 Prime Margarita, with Tequila Herradura Seleccion Suprema and Grand Marniker Centenaire. 

Hugo’s has a whole day planned, starting with a brunch buffet with food and drink demonstrations. Then, a happy hour with special prices on drinks with Suerte Tequila. Finally, there’s dinner service, complete with live music during the evening.

Molina’s Cantina will have $6 Molina Margaritas (agave tequila, Triple sec & lime juice, frozen or on the rocks) and $7 La Luna Azur (Dolce Vida organic tequila, blue curacao, agave nectar and a splash of soda) all day. Raise a glass to former first lady Barbara Bush, who was a frequent patron. Live music will also play from 6 to 10 pm. 

Silver Street Studios will present “Cinco in the City,” featuring live painting from Gonzo247, regional cuisine from Monica Pope, a VIP lounge with Cheech Marin’s Tres Papalotes mescal, and an interactive Frida Kahlo exhibit for the kids. Event runs from 11 am to midnight. 

The Address will throw a “Tacos and Tequila Fest” from 2 to 9 pm. A full food menu will be available, with $2 tacos and $5 Patron and Don Julio, along with live sounds from 97.9 The Box’s DJ Young Streetz x MC Kut. 

The Cinco de Mayo Art Market is presented by Under the Radar Brewery, along with SHOP LOCAL Market and runs from 4 to 10 pm. Several local vendors (Labels Vintage, Pop Soap, Xocolla Chocolate) will be there, as well as the Deutscher Fleischwagen food truck. 

“TIRRquila and Tacos” is a way to drink for a good cause. The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) will throw their party at The Owl Bar. From 2 to 5 pm, this event will offer margaritas and Mexican food. But it’s also a benefit for wheelchair sports camp Moran Camp Extreme, so you can feel good about your partying.