Cinco de Mayo Guide!


Sure, you can wait until May 5 to start your Cinco de Drinko celebrating. Or you can hit The Strip beginning May 3 and enjoy three days and nights of festivities! On your mark, get set…
May 3: Metalachi at The Roxy
Kick-off your Cinco de Mayo weekend celebrating early with Metalachi at the Roxy! You will never find a better mariachi Metallic cover band.  The night of music also features performances by PHILM featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer, The Dread Crew of Oddwood and Year of the Dragon. Tickets are $15 in advance. www.theroxyonsunset.com 
May 3-5: RH Bar at Andaz
Enjoy a weekend fiesta at RH Bar with drink and food specials beginning Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5. Options include: Avion Tequila Papaya Smash ($12), $5 dollar tequila shots (tequila infused with blackberries and roasted jalapenos, or tequila Caballitos shot with a tomato shooter, spiced rim), tequila shot & Modelo Especial combo ($8), traditional margaritas ($7), white sangria – white wine, roasted pineapple, mint, orange, homemade triple sec, Squirt ($7), taco platter: tinga chicken, fish, carne asada ($10), salsa trio: chipotle salsa, tomatillo salsa, guacamole, served with house made tortilla chips ($8), and ceviche: green ceviche, plantain chips, and house made tortilla sauce ($10). www.facebook.com/AndazWestHollywood
May 4: Pink Taco
Celebrate Pink Taco Sunset Strip’s one year anniversary with a Cinco de Quatro fiesta for the ages. Enjoy carnival games, mariachis, luchadors, tacos, churros, tequila, face painting, palm reading, kissing booth, beer pong and so much more. Tickets are $20 and are available online through Ticketweb. www.facebook.com/pinktacosunsetstrip
May 4: Los Angeles Vegan Beer Fest
You won’t find margaritas or carnitas, but you will find a healthy dose of craft beers, vegan tacos, live music and a full on party atmosphere at the fourth annual Vegan Beer Fest. This year the party expands across the street from The Roxy to the lot located at 8950 Sunset Blvd. Expect performances by Saint Motel, The Janks, Branches, Vegan Boss and more. Tickets are $40 and include beer tastings. Event begins at 1:00 p.m.  www.facebook.com/LAVeganBeerfest
May 4: Rock & Reilly's
Reilly is throwing his annual Drinko De Mayo party featuring $2 margaritas, $3 Modelos, tacos, games and more. The party begins at noon. No cover necessary. www.facebook.com/rnrpub
May 5: Rosa Mexicano
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (or cure your previous Cinco de Mayo celebrating) with brunch at Rosa Mexicano. Enjoy a special Cinco de Mayo menu featuring nopales con huevo, machacado con huevo, Mexico City chilaquiles, desayuno tamale, bloody marias and classic margaritas. Brunch is served 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. www.rosamexicano.com/sunsetstrip 
May 5: Cabo Cantina
Enjoy bottomless mimosas and bloody marys for $10 until 3 p.m. and drink specials including 99-cent Coronitas and two-for-one prices from 4-8 p.m. www.thecabocantina.com
Photo courtesy of Rosa Mexicano

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