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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Where to drink margaritas in Charleston this Cinco de Mayo

On the rocks with salt, please

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, May 2, 2017 at 4:43 PM

click to enlarge 492's El Avispón Verde is made with Hornitos Plata tequila, cucumber juice, habanero, agave, lime, and butterfly pea flower salt. - PROVIDED
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  • 492's El Avispón Verde is made with Hornitos Plata tequila, cucumber juice, habanero, agave, lime, and butterfly pea flower salt.
Holy May, Batman, this week is full of fun stuff. May the Fourth be with you, Cinco de Drinko, the Kentucky Derby... we can hardly contain how much fun we'll be having. And how many parties we'll be attending. Put your drinking pants on because Cinco de Mayo in Charleston is no joke. (Neither is the Derby, check over here for those parties.)

Head to a Frothy Fiesta at Frothy Beard where you can indulge in limited edition Zombie Bob's Pizza and Andale-ritas. (Andale is Frothy's jalapeño and cilantro-infused beer, and trust us when we say it's real, real good).

Proof mixes up a special margarita made with Milagro Silver, Cointreu, and lime ($10).

All three Triangle Char & Bar locations feature $3 tacos, margs, and Landshark drafts all day.

Summerville's Tijuana Flats will feature specials like $2 Mexican drafts (from May 5-7, 4-8 p.m.) and $2 tacos, churros, and chips and salsa from May 6-7.

The Granary serves up special tacos from 5-7 p.m. including the shrimp taco, made with tempura shrimp, kimchi aioli, daikon, and cucumber salad; the pork made with crispy pork, sweet onions, cilantro, radish, and corn tortilla; and the fish, made with pineapple salsa and chipotle sour cream.

John Lewis' Juan Luis, which just opened in Workshop this week and is offering 99 cent margs all day.

Head to Ms. Rose's for live music from Fanaticus from 5-7 p.m.; $4 shots of Espolon Blanco tequila; and $6 specialty margaritas including the cranberry margarita made with, of course, tequila, lime juice, cran juice, rosemary simple syrup, and grenadine.

3 Matadors Tequileria presents Cincopalooza 2017 on May 5 & 6, featuring music, giveaways, and a Milagro bartender competition.
Cumberland Street Smokehouse offers a special food menu while supplies last, as well as $3 12 oz. Bud Light drafts, tequila shots, and Fat Tire cans. You can also sip on $4 house margaritas and Coronas and Corona Lights.

SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Mt. P and Summerville features $5 fresh juiced Cinco margs all day. Both locations will have live music starting at 5 p.m. and guests will have the chance to enter to win a cruise to Mexico.

Mex 1's two locations feature live music on Cinco de Mayo: Batida 55 and The Dubplates in West Ashley and Return of the Mac and Mission Critical on Sullivan's Island. West Ashley's location will feature two outside bars and a taco tent. There's a suggested $5 donation at West Ashley that will benefit the Surfrider Charleston Foundation.

You can slurp on $5 Milagro Margaritas at Bay Street Biergarten, Pacifico and Modelo on tap, and Mexican-inspired dishes like nachos and tacos.

Take part in a fiesta fundraiser at Royal American benefitting the Charleston Parks Conservancy. There will be live music from Brianna Y Sus Guardianes Del Norte along with food available for purchase from Rebel Taqueira. Admission is $5.

At 492 you can take part in the $4.92 happy hour and sip on specialty margaritas like the El Avispón Verde made with Hornitos Plata tequila, cucumber juice, habanero, agave, lime, and butterfly pea flower salt. Chef Josh Keeler will also be whipping up lamb posole and ceviche.

Get your fill of live music from Emerald Empire feat. Mike Quinn at 3 p.m. followed by Whiskey Diablo at 5 p.m. at Pancito & Lefty. La Morra Pizzeria will be serving 'za and Red Rose Vintage sets up shop.

On May 6 and 7, Le Farfalle hosts Mike's Menudo Brunch with a Tex-Mex menu that features breakfast tacos, huevos rancheros, and specialty cocktails.

Home Team BBQ downtown hosts a late night celebration starting at 9 p.m. with food specials, Mezcal cocktails, and frozen Diablos.

At Crooked Crown on Spring Street, they'll have $4 margs, $4 Patron pops, and $4 Coronas.

Get yourself a Margarita Picante at Prohibition on Upper King Street.

Not a margarita, but at Verde locations today, you can get their Mesa Verde salad for $5.

Also not a margarita, at Park Pizza Co., their Pie of the Month is the Whole Enchilada, which has spicy mole, mozzarella, smoked chicken, roasted corn, lime crema, and cilantro.

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