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Charleston’s 2019 Cinco de Mayo Round-Up



Looking for some Cinco de Mayo plans? Look below for a few options (check back for updates):

  • The Alley
    • Open at 11 am on Sunday
    • Frozen Margaritas – $5 (8oz) and $10 (16oz)
    • $2 Tecate cans
    • $3 Espolon shotS
    • Half-Price Nachos
  • Charles Towne Fermentory
    • Open at 11 am on Sunday with 167 Raw serving up ceviche, tuna tacos, and guac and chips
    • 5 to 9 pm – Pub Fare will serve double patty burger
    • $1 off pints of lager all day
    • Taproom is open 11 am – 10 pm
    • Click here for details
  • Charleston Visitor Center & Bus Shed
    •  The 14th Annual Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival (Saturday, May 4th)
    • Live Music
    • Food, Drinks
    • Dance Exhibitions
    • The festival promotes awareness of Charleston Animal Society and raises funds for their programs
    • Get tickets here
  • Container Bar
    • Cuatro de Mayo (May 4th, noon to 5 pm)
    • Charitable Society of Charleston hosts this event benefiting Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
    • Live music
    • Food trucks
    • Raffles
    • Click here for details
  • El Jefe
    • Cinco de Anniversary Celebration on Sunday
    • Food and Drinks specials
      • $1 Lunazul Shots
      • Tecate and Coronoa Buckets
      • Redbull Tequila Tropical Cocktails
      • LOTS of Tacos
    • Mechincal Bull
    • Get more info here
  • Kwei Fei
    • April 30th – May 5th
    • Part of the menu will be classics that inspired David’s NYC restaurant (Cabrito) and the other half will be a preview of their upcoming project (Micho – opening Summer 2019) plus piles of cocktails
    • Click here for details
  • Lewis Barbecue
    • Cuatro de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 4th
    • “Juan Luis,” the Tex-Mex spinoff of Lewis Barbecue, returns for a Cinco de Mayo pre-game
    • $4 margaritas and Beef Ribs smothered in Hatch red and green Chile and Mexican cheese served with Spanish rice and pinto beans
    • The special runs all day and Kentucky Derby fans will find the race on the big screens
    • Click here for more info
  • Manny’s Mediterranean Grille
    • Cinco De Manny’s Grande Fiesta
    • Food and drink specials
    • Click here for more info
  • Maui Tacos
    • Aloha Fiesta (May 3rd to 5th)
    • DJ Danny Seltzer on Friday and Saturday
    • Weekend specials such as:
      • $5 – 32 ounce Mexican draft beers
      • $3 – Espolon Tequila shots
      • $3 – frozen margaritas
      • $2 – Tecate can beer
      • $2 – beef tacos and more
    • Click here for more details
  • Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (West Ashley)

    • Cinco de Mayo Block Party on Saturday, May 4th
      • Doors open at 3 pm
    • Live music
      • 3 pm – 6 pm: Seitu Solomon Steelpan
      • 5 pm – 8 pm: Strawberry Squad with Ben Fagan
      • 7 pm – 10 pm: The Dubplates
    • Indoor and outdoor bars
    • Drink specials
    • Food stations
    • Performances
      • Local Capoeira group (a form of Brazilian Martial Arts)
      • Maculele (an Afro-Brazilian Dance played with sticks and machetes)
      • Samba dancing and a large drum circle
      • Brushfire Collective (flamethrowers)
      • Axe Throwing with Blade and Bull
    • Click here for more info
  • Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (Park West and Sullivan’s Island locations)
    • Live music and drink specials all weekend
  • Music Farm
    • Latin Groove and Music Farm Present Cinco De Mayo Festival After Party
    • 10 pm on Saturday, May 4th
    • $10, 18+
    • DJ Luigi, DJ Leo, DJ Shorty Trends, DJ Junior
    • Click here for tickets
  • Taco Boy (Downtown)
    • “Weekendo de Cinco” (May 4th and 5th)
    • Saturday – Swag and margaritas
    • Sunday – DJ Trevor D. (noon to 8 pm)
    • No cover charge
    • Details can be found here
  • Westbrook Brewing Company
    • Saturday, May 4th from noon to 6 pm
    • Westbrook is teaming up with Minero to host “Quatro de Cake-O,” a celebration of the release of the brewery’s most anticipated beer, Mexican Cake
    • Beer from Westbrook
    • Tacos from Minero
    • Click here for info
  • Workshop
    • 10 am to 9 pm on Sunday
    • $3 Infused Tequila shots & the return of the Queso Fountain at Rebel Taquería
    • Shrimp Ceviche at Little Miss Ha
    • Nacho Fries at Chuck & Patty’s
    • Red curry braised chicken taco & Thai inspired Margaritas at Root Note
    • Queso & chorizo pizzas at Wolf Peach
    • Jalapeño mango ice cube bellinis at Merrow’s Garden Bar”
    • Details can be found here

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