Events guide: Cinco de Mayo 2012
Wed, May 2, 2012 (11:50 p.m.)
Don’t forget your sombreros this weekend as Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday, which means an entire weekend of partying. Two new Mexican venues- Carlos ‘n Charlies and Senor Frogs- celebrate their grand openings with festive parties. Read on to find the perfect place to grab some tacos and margaritas this weekend.
Cinco de Mayo grand opening fiesta at Senor Frog’s: Senor Frogs has opened its fourth stateside location at Treasure Island and will celebrate its grand opening on Cinco de Mayo. They’ll attempt to break the world record for the largest tequila toast at 9 p.m., so come raise your glass in hopes of making history. Robin Leach will be on hand for the tequila salute. Throughout the day, enjoy bikini contests, conga lines and karaoke.
Cinco de Mayo celebration: Meet the 1800 tequila girls at the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Count's Vamp'd. From 9:30-11:30 p.m., enjoy specials on tacos, margaritas, beer and tequila plus live music from Jizzy Pearl Band featuring Doc Ellis, Jeff Tortora, Michale Vassos, Josh Jones and special guests plus Beautiful Disaster (formerly Stained Angel), all beginning at 9:30.
Cinco de Mayo drink specials: Cool off this Cinco de Mayo at Minus5 Ice Bar. From 11am to 7pm, guests who wear Minus5 t-shirts will receive $5 off any entry package. In addition, Minus5 Mandalay Bay will be offering Blue Ice Margaritas (Espolon Tequila and Hpnotic Liqueur) for $8, as well as tequila shots off their frozen jalapeño luge for $5 and $10. Guest will also have a change to mingle with the lovely ladies of Espolon Tequila from 1-4 p.m. and Hpnotic Girls from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo pool party: Check out Artisan Hotel Boutique's Naked Pool this Saturday for the evolve Beach Club Pool Party celebrating Cinco De Mayo. This week's couples only, European-style party is sponsored by Patron, so enjoy some margaritas by the pool.
Cinco de Mayo menu specials: PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops presents a $5 specialty menu in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Small plates like BBQ potato chip nachos, queso con carne dip with tortilla chips, chicken and cheese enchiladas, fresh corn on the cob and cheese quesadillas will only be cinco dollars. PBR Rock Bar’s daily happy hour will run form 3 to 6 p.m. with $3 draft beers, 2-for-1 well drinks and $5 shot specials.
Cinco de Mayo drink specials: LBS Burger Joint inside Red Rock Resort will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $5 specials on Davalos tequila shots and Dos Equis bottles. Enjoy the spicy El Caliente Burger with pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, jalapenos and an creamy avocado and chipotle spread.
Cinco de Mayo drink specials: Guests can enjoy $5 Don Julio Tequila shots from 9 to 11 p.m. at Crazy Horse III at The Playground to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo drink specials: Rhumbar celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a daylong fiesta featuring specials on tequila, beer and hookahs. Guests can enjoy Coronas and shots of Patron for $10 and hookahs for $30 with an unlimited refill option priced at $65. Special guest DJ Larry Lynx will begin spinning at 2 p.m. while DJ A+ takes over in the evening.
Lorena Peril: Lorena Peril from Fantasy hosts the Cinco de Mayo party at Tacos and Tequila at Luxor. Following Peril’s appearance, DJ Larry Lynx spins party beats from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. as Peril's castmates join the party. Start the day with T&T’s signature mariachi brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a high-energy mariachi band and two-for-one house margaritas and Bloody Marias, the Mexican version of a Bloody Mary. Other drink specials including an $18 bucket of Sols; a “Seis y Seis” package, priced at $29 with six specialty tacos and six bottled beers; and the “Seis, Seis y Seis” special for $59, featuring six tequila shots, in addition to tacos and beer. In addition to the Mariachi brunch, T&T will offer an all-day Cinco de Mayo $5 happy hour menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., featuring chicken quesadillas, habañero wings, flautas, guacamole and more.
Cinco de Mayo drink specials: The Stratosphere celebrates with an all-day party featuring $2 margaritas, $3 Coronas and $3 shots of Sauza Tequila.
Cinco de Mayo party: Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood celebrates Cinco de Mayo with an all-day patio party featuring Waboritas, $15 pitchers and $25 buckets of Coors Light plus music from a mariachi band and music from DJ Jimmy Z. The Cazadores tequila girls will give away free merchandise and tequila samples and one lucky winner will take home a Cazadores surfboard.
Cinco de Mayo three-day fiesta: Border Grill Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a three-day fiesta. Drink specials include $5 Patron margaritas, $25 Patron "Grande" Cadillac margaritas, $29 buckets of Corona and 200 milliliter bottles of Patron and $5 Corona and Corona Light. Guests will receive a raffle ticket with every purchase of a specialty margarita or beer. Border Grill will be hosting hourly giveaways Saturday 5 from noon until 8 p.m.
Two-day Cinco de Mayo bash: Mexican restaurant El Segundo So celebrates with a two-day bash starting on Friday as El Segundo’s Loco Hour specials are in effect all day long. Enjoy $5 Prickly Pear Margaritas and tallboy cans of beer for $4.25. Food specials include the atomic cheese nachos and slow braised boneless short rib beef quesadillas. Shot girls will be on hand offering $3 Cazadores tequila shots. The specials continue on Saturday, plus $3 shots and table-side margaritas for $5. DJ Andy Gill and a live band will provide the music.
Cinco de Drinko weekend: Cinco de Drinko weekend at the Palms features music from Flo Rida at Ditch Fridays at the Palms pool then, later in the evening, at Rain Nightclub. The fun continues on Saturday as Diddy hosts a party following the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight at MGM Grand.
Lee's Beer Experience: Celebrate the holiday with a choice of 300 beers and 70 tequilas at the 6th Annual Lee's Beer Experience. Proceeds benefit Lee's Helping Hand charity.
Cinco de Mayo drink specials and concert: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a specially themed menu at Pink Taco and festive signature cocktails at the resort’s restaurants and lounges. Through Sunday, guests can celebrate at 35 Steaks + Martinis, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco, and Mr. Lucky’s Café. Specials include salted chipotle lime peppers, Mexican shrimp cocktail and tequila lime shrimp. On Saturday night, Ozomatli performs at Body English.
Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials: Ri Ra at Mandalay Place puts an Irish twist on Mexican favorites. Enjoy dishes like beer battered fish tacos, corned beef quesadillas, Irish style nachos and chicken curry burritos. In addition, Rí Rá will offer $4.50 drink specials on Pura Vida Tequila cocktails, including the Pura Vida rita, the Pura Vida paloma with grapefruit soda and the Pura Vida flaco with topo chico.
Nacho Daddy's Cinco de Mayo fiesta: The celebration at Nacho Daddy starts at 9 a.m. inside and kicks off in the parking lot at 11 a.m. with live entertainment, street tacos, a beer trailer and margarita and shot specials. FukuBurger and Sno Ono will also be there to help feed the crowd from noon to 6 p.m. DJ Ultra spins at night inside, and promo models from Don Julio will be on site. Drink specials include $4 Negra Modelo, Modelo Especial and Pacifico, $5 Don Julio margarita and Don Julio shots plus three street tacos for $5 or $2 each.
Cinco de Mayo drink specials: Hussong’s Cantina & Taqueria celebrates Cinco de Mayo with drink specials and special tournaments. Guest can participate in a shake-weight competition (Thursday 7:30-10 p.m.) and foosball (Friday 7:30-10 p.m.) and beer pong tournaments (Saturday 1:30-3 p.m. and 7:30- 10 p.m.) while enjoying drink specials like five bottles of Corona, Corona Light or Victoria for $15 and Hornitos margaritas and shots for $5 and XO Patron shots for $5. On Cinco de Mayo, the restaurant will offer Draft Negra Modelo for $3, draft Pacifico for $3, tequila shots off of an ice luge for $5, Taparitas of Pacifico for $35 and 60 oz. Taparitas of Pacifico for $50. A mariachi rock band will provide the tunes.
Cinco de Mayo celebration: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Marquee parking lot at the Suncoast. The celebration will include a beer and margarita garden, paint ball, a rock wall and King Putt golf. Food vendors will include Ladder Truck Pizza, Carefree Catering, Charlie’s Lunch, Smoothie King, Funnel Cake Café and Pizza Hut. DJ GC will provide music throughout the day, plus there will be live performances by Volume 1 from noon to 3 p.m., Latin Vida from 4 to 7 p.m. and Bidi Bom, a Selena tribute band, from 8 to 10 p.m.
Carlos’n Charlie’s inaugural Cinco de Mayo party: Carlos’n Charlie’s hosts its inaugural Vegas Cinco de Mayo party on the patio. Guests can enjoy flair bartenders, dancing waiters, live entertainment and drink specials, including $30 buckets of domestic beer, $35 buckets of import beer and $38 bazooka beer towers.
Cinco de Mayo folklore dance: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music at Winchester, featuring Ballet Folklorico Xyachimal presenting "Puebla Linda," a concert recreation in dance of the Battle of Puebla. The concert is part of the continuing World Vibration Concert Series.
Cinco de Mayo bash: Coconuts Beach Bar is celebrating its first Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy music from mariachis strolling and playing throughout the restaurant and a pinata smash every hour. Other activities include a four-foot burrito eating challenge, sombrero throwing contest, worm eating contest, Miss Coconuts Cinco De Mayo contest and Coconuts taco eating contest. Food and drink specials, available from noon to 8 p.m., include $3 Coronas, shots of tequila and frozen house margaritas, $8 pitchers of Pacifico, Modelo Negra, $5 sangrias, $10 sangria pitchers, $5 taquitos, nachos and fiesta tacos.
Three Amigos of Comedy: The Laugh Factory celebrates Cinco de Mayo with special performances by some of the hottest names in Hispanic comedy, the Three Amigos of Comedy: Alex Ortiz, Rene Garcia and Aida Rodriguez. Showtimes are 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl: The Cannery presents a Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl featuring $1 drinks at various bars across the property. The schedule is: Vino’s Bar, 3-4 p.m.; Casa Bar, 4-5 p.m.; Pin Ups, 5-6 p.m.; and Booze & Bets, 6-7 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo weekend: The LVH celebrates with a weekend full of fun including half-priced appetizers, Coronas, margaritas and tequilas at Vince Neil’s Tres Rios Cantina from 2 to 5 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. May 4-6. At the Cool by the Pool Happy Hour, guests can enjoy free DJ entertainment, $3 ceviche and half-priced Coronas and margaritas from 4 to 8 p.m. On Friday, the party continues poolside with a free concert until 10 p.m. Free nightclub entertainment and half-priced Modelo beers will be available at The Oasis from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, The Oasis will be serving $2 Coronas and house margaritas from 6 to 9 p.m. Shimmer Cabaret will have live music performed by The Edge from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, along with half-priced Coronas and margaritas.
Two-day Cinco de Mayo party: Mi Casa Grill Cantina is celebrating Cinco de Mayo two days with $1 Pacifico Negra Modelo and El Pabstadero draft beer. Enjoy a $5 food and drink special of three ground beef tacos and two Coronas, plus 50 percent off tequila shots and $3 Mi Casa margaritas. On Friday, guests can stop by between noon and 2 p.m. for a live radio broadcast with BOB FM 107.9. On Saturday, The Point 97.1 will do a live radio remote from 7 to 9 p.m. From 10 p.m. to midnight there will be an after-party with DJ Golden Child and BOB FM 107.9. Enjoy prize drawings throughout the night, such as a Les Paul guitar signed by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Pure Vida tequila bottles, concert tickets and dining gift certificates.
Cazadores Cinco de Mayo party: Super Mex will have the Cazadores Tequila Girls giving out swag and samples of the Super Cinco Margarita. The drink is made with Cazadores Reposado 100% agave tequila and is priced at $5.55 in honor of the holiday.