Happy Cinco de Drinko…errr, Cinco de Mayo, amigos!
If you weren’t lucky enough to make it on the guest list for AMP Radio’s Switch Party, there are still plenty of fun events happening around SoCal.
So where’s the best place for margaritas and mariachi music? Keep reading!
845 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
May 5th: 12pm-8pm
May 8th: 9am-9pm
If you’re going to party on Cinco de Mayo, why not do it at the historical LA landmark? Take part in the festivities all day long, including live entertainment.
9009 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
May 5th: 8pm
Cost: $10 cover plus 2 drink minimum
Metalachi will be rockin at the Roxy tonight. Yes, it’s the world’s only heavy metal mariachi band! Better yet, taco trucks will be lined up outside the venue all night if you need a late night snack.
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
May 5th: 5:30pm-9pm
NOKIA Plaza will be turned into one huge party tonight. Check out a mariachi band battle, a beer & margarita garden, and plenty of delicious Mexican food!
The Mayan Theatre
1038 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
If you’re ready to get rowdy tonight, then this is the party to be at! This event at The Mayan features Mexican wrestlers, raunchy comedy, acrobatic chickens (yeah, I’m not exactly sure what that means), and a Cinco staple, tequila!
May 8th: 11am-6pm
These party planners aren’t kidding around. They’re shutting down a mile along Broadway from First Street to Olympic for this free celebration! Activities include live performances, folklorico dancers, games, and vendor booths!
251 Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660
If you’re looking for something a little more refined, SOL Cocina is a safe bet. There’s all sorts of Mexican eats to enjoy. Come stay for a drink and enjoy the view Balboa Marina.
1814 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
May 5th & May 8th
It’s a two-for-one party with Ortega 120 celebrating both Cinco and its 3rd anniversary! The deal of the day is a $20 trio of a chicken mole, lamb shank birria, and duck confit chilaquiles. If you’re in the drinking mood, check out the cocktail trio too!
2460 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5823
Most nights, this bar has a 40s throwback theme, but it’s getting in the spirit for Cinco de Mayo! Get complimentary chips and salsa with every order, $3 cervezas, $3 tacos, $5 shots, $7 margaritas, and a live performance by Cava.
9546 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Dance the night away at this Westside hangout. Nosh on tacos al carbon, margaritas, buckets of Corona. Mariachis will get the party started around 7pm and a DJ will take over at 9:30pm.
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