Cinco de Mayo falls on the Friday this year! Kick off your weekend with these Cinco de Mayo parties, events, and food and drink specials taking place around Austin.

Cinco de Mayo Rooftop Party

Head over to Otopia Rooftop and celebrate at their Cinco de Mayo Rooftop Party with cold drinks and rooftop views! Enjoy sun-themed cocktails, a selection of lite bites, and $5 tequila shots while you soak up the Austin sun and stellar views of the downtown skyline. Their live DJ will keep tunes going well into the night from 7-11 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo with Frida Friday ATX

Progress Coffee is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with everyone’s favorite market, Frida Friday ATX. Expect a fun evening with music, lotería, food and drinks, and your fave market crew!

Cinco de Mayo at Armadillo Den

Armadillo Den is throwing an all day Cinco de Mayo fiesta from noon – 2 a.m. Sip on frozen chamoy mimosas, skinny spicy margaritas, and Mexican Candy Shots. They’ll also have a raffle going on, live music at 8 p.m., and the NBA Playoffs showing on their 13 ft LED screen.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at El Alma

Get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style! Join El Alma Restaurante for a rooftop party like no other starting at 4:00 p.m. Their pre-purchased tickets include two drinks and delicious food, so come hungry and thirsty! They’ve got an amazing DJ lined up and plenty of surprises in store, so grab your tickets now and get ready to party! There will be a Queso and Guac Bar, Street Taquitos Bar, and delicious passed appetizers like tostaditas, ceviche classic cups and mexican street corn boats.

Las Perlas x Asador Tacos Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

Y’all already know Cinco de Mayo on a Friday at Las Perlas is going to pop off! Sip on $9 margaritas and Palomas, $7 tequila + Tecate combos, $2 Grand Marnier floats, and $6 tequila bandera shots. Asador will be serving up tacos all night long and they’ll have a DJ  onsite from 6-9 p.m.

Austin Official Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl

It’s Pub Crawl’s annual Austin Official Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl and they want you to takeover the city with them! You will be given a wristband and access to their digital crawl map and you will be on your way. Everything you need to know is on that digital map. You will be able to see all the best bars in the city of Austin, as well as enjoy the food/drink specials they are providing. Highlights of the crawl include exclusive food and drink specials, free shots at select bars, free entry to participating venues, costume contests, and more.

Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza at Hotel Vegas

Party into the early morning hours last Hotel Vegas’ Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza! There will be paletas, piñatas, free tacos, DJs and mariachi on the patio, and live music inside Volstead and Hotel Vegas.

La Barbecue x Zilker Brewing Cinco de Drinko

La Barbecue and Zilker Brewing are teaming up to offer a Cinco de Drinko celebration from 2-6 p.m. La Barbecue will have special taco menu items and Zilker Brewing will be serving up their gold medal winning La Beer.

Selena Night at Superstition

Dance the night away at Superstition’s Selena Night. Get down to everyone’s favorite Selena hits and deep cuts. The party starts at 9 p.m. and free entry is until 11 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Haymaker

Spend your Cinco de Mayo patio sipping’ at Haymaker. They’ll have $4 frozen margs, $2 tequila floaters, $8 Palomas, $10 tequila old fashioneds, El Paso style rolled tacos, and chicken fajita taco plates. They’ll also have a mariachi band starting at 2 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo at The W Hotel 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The W Hotel with $10 margarita specials and $35 tequila flights at all bars. Additionally, join them at WET Deck from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. to mix your own marg on a margarita bike to the rhythm of classic Latin hits.

Tac-Olympics at Moxy Hotel

Calling all Elite Taco Eaters! Can you hang with the best of the best when it comes to eating tacos? What about playing flip cup? Combine your talents and feed your hunger with a few margaritas on the side at Moxy Hotel’s Tac-Olympics. Sign up your crew of two – four people to compete on Cinco de Mayo – it’s basically a national holiday, right?

Cinco de Mayo at Higher Ground

Higher Ground is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with special street tacos and Aguasol margaritas. They’ll also have a DJ Pheonix takeover going on all night!

Extended Happy Hour at Easy Tiger

Calling all margarita lovers! Easy Tiger is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $1 of every Margarita or Tigerita ft. Susto Mezcal being donated to Mexic-Arte Museum. Enjoy extended happy hour from 3 – 7 p.m. which includes $5 pretzels, sausages, select beers and more. Stick around for live music from 7 – 9 p.m.

Black Sheep Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Stop by Black Sheep Lodge on Cinco de Mayo for $10 frozens, $7 shots, and $9 Mexican martinis. They’ll also have a photo booth, El Paso style rolled tacos, and a mariachi band at 5 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Margs and Tacos at Fierce Whiskers

Join Fierce Whiskers at their distillery to enjoy special cocktails made out of their very own agave spirit! To pair with the drinks, Fierce Whisker’s onsite taco truck, TEXSUENO, will be serving up a special menu item for the day – Gorditas with Chile Verde.

Cinco de Mayo Comedy Show

Join Rozco’s Comedy Club for a hilarious Cinco de Mayo celebration, featuring some of the funniest Mexican comedians in Texas! What better way to celebrate than with their margarita specials? Sip on a deliciously refreshing margarita as you enjoy the show and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Cinco de Mayo at Skinny’s

Skinny’s Off Track Bar is turning their food truck into a special taco truck for Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy one taco for $5 or two for $8. They’ll also have Aguasol margaritas flowing.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Trudy’s

Sip the day away at Trudy’s North Star and South Star locations. Enjoy $5 House Margs, $35 Grande Mexi-Marts, and $8 Red Chile Watermelon ‘Ritas. Mariachi de Corozon de Tejas will be performing at Trudy’s North Stay from 4-5 p.m. and then at Trudy’s South Star from 6-7 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Chuy’s 

Chuy’s is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with all day drink specials! They’ll be offering Grande Marg upgrades for $2, $1 tequila floats, and $5 chips & dips from 3-6 p.m.

Born and raised in Austin, Emily thrives off sunlight and a good happy hour. In her free time she enjoys finding hidden spots along the greenbelt and frequent trips to Austin Pets Alive! She graduated with a degree in PR and has spent the past four years as a social media manager and writer.