Cinco de Mayo falls on Thirsty Thursday this year, and we’re ready to celebrate! We’ve rounded up a list of food and drink specials, live music, group hangs, and more taking place across Austin.

El Chile Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Chile with $6 house margaritas, $10 Volcan margaritas, and $8 bike-your-own blended margs! DJ Kick It will also be there spinning tunes. The celebration takes place from 4-8 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza At Volstead & Hotel Vegas

Hotel Vegas and Volstead are throwing a Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza from 5p.m. – 2a.m. You can expect music from ulovei & friends, free tacos, mariachis, a paleta cart, piñatas, and more.

Cinco De Mayo at Codependent

If tequila doesn’t fix your problems, tacos will. Fiesta with Codependent this Cinco de Mayo for $10 frozen margaritas + a taco pop-up from Top Chef Winner, Gabe Erales. Margaritas will be served all day + tacos will be available from 6pm – 9pm (or until sold out).

Tromba & Tacos at Wax Myrtles

Photo: Chase Daniels

Wax Myrtle’s will host a party on their patio which is free and open to the public! There will be taco specials, boozy popsicles, margarita and ranch water specials. Pool cabana reservations will be available for this event via RESY to enjoy the party with!

Sip & Swim At Hotel Van Zandt

Beat the heat during Hotel Van Zandt’s Sip & Swim with cocktail specials from Bacardi, Bombay, Grey Goose, and Patron, and poolside tunes from Grupo Massa. Enjoy poolside food and drink service from Geraldine’s along with complimentary sunscreen and wifi. Tickets include a free specialty cocktail and Day Pass to the pool.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta At Parlor & Yard

Parlor & Yard and Herbal Unlimited have teamed up to throw a Cinco de Mayo bash with 10+ local vendors, live music, drink specials, games, an herbalist, and more. There will also be exclusive gifts for the first 20 people from Herbal Unlimited Essentials.

Cinco de Mayo At Revelry Kitchen + Bar

Head to Revelry Kitchen + Bar on Cinco de Mayo for $1 off margs and a one-day-only nacho special! Live music by Eddie Robbins Band starts at 7 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo With Mayawell And Cuantos Tacos

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo right with Mayawell at Arbor Food Park from 6-9 p.m. There will be free tacos, new Mayawell flavors, cocktails, and floats. The first 100 people to join the celebration will receive one free taco from Cuantos.

Cinco de Mayo Run

Join Fleet Feet for their Cinco De Mayo Celebration Run with Mizuno and the Circle C Run Club. You’ll take off at 5:55 p.m. 5:55pm and you’ll head out for five (and three) mile routes, in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. Arrive early to wear-test Mizuno’s lineup of shoes and as always, all paces are welcome!

Cinco de Mayo Shenanigans At Blue Owl 

Blue Owl Brewing has put together a full day of Cinco de Mayo shenanigans including Lotería Game Night at 7 p.m., house-made Michelada mix, and a slushee machine Paloma and Spicy Beer-Rita-inspired slushees.

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.