Here in Houston, Cinco de Mayo means all-you-can-eat fajitas, the best margaritas in town and of course, queso. For my non-Houstonians: no, queso is not JUST melted cheese. There’s an art to it. You better believe us Houstonian’s take our queso, margaritas and fajitas very seriously.
For that reason, I rounded up the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Go ahead and indulge – it’s only one day right?
WHERE TO EAT
May 5 – 8, 11 a.m. to close
Those lucky enough to live at Camden Post Oak, it’s just a short walk over to Anejo to partake in its Cinco De Mayo celebrations with live music, taco and cocktail specials.
Lupe Tortilla Celebration
All Day Thursday, May 5
Happy hour here goes from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. so you have all day to enjoy margaritas, wines, wells, pints, beer buckets and live music!
WHERE TO PARTY
El Big Bad
May 5, 11 a.m. – May 8, 6 p.m.
Boasting the “Coldest Frozen Margaritas On The Plant,” because of their liquid Nitrogen Margarita Performance, you’re not going to want to miss this! With 12 DJs and musical acts, Tequila sampling, giveaways and live music, El Big Bad has activities all weekend long.
Main Street Block Party
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. – Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2 a.m.
5 venues all connected by their love of tequila and fun! Participating venues include Capitol Bar, Leon’s Lounge, Mongoose versus Cobra, Traffic Lounge, Cle Day & Nightclub.
- Free admission from 2-4 p.m.
- Free Tacos for the first 100 who order
- Free Mexican Beer for the first 100 people
- Live music, DJ’s, traveling Mariachi band, food and retail vendors, doc costume contest and so much more
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tasting Room
Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
RSVP Required! This event is co-sponsored by T1 Texas an dYour LifeStyle Elevated. Complimentary beverages by Anheuser-Busch. Purchase great tasting food from Wiley’s Food Truck.
Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5 p.m. – Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2 a.m.
This year, get ready to enjoy your favorite Mexican-style drinks at your favorite Midtown Houston bars. Margaritas, Sangrias, and of course Tequila Shots. Featuring some of the best bars that Midtown Houston has to offer, you’ll meet new friends and be able to hop around town with all of them.
Getting to these events from your Inner Loop Camden apartments is also incredibly easy. Just hop on the METRORail, grab an Uber, or drive yourself – either way you’ll definitely get there before your friends in the ‘burbs!