Cinco de Mayo is a celebration observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate day-drinking (and Mexican culture). The day usually involves Mariachi music, colorful art, friendly faces, vivid decorations, parades and folkloric dancing all with tasty margaritas.
Add a touch of glitter to your Cinco de Mayo celebration by joining a Gayborhood fiesta. Check below on where to get cinco de drunko:
If you’re in LA, Fiesta Cantina is the place to be. With Tex-Mex fare that pairs perfectly with pitchers of margaritas, you can cruise the California boys in the middle of the festivities. This West Hollywood location is the preferred spot for the gays.
With large Mexican-American population, Chicago ties one on with celebrations to usher in some great Spring weather. After the city’s parade downtown, head up to Boystown to get your drink at Las Mananitas. Translated to “little tomorrows” there is a good chance you might not remember much with high-octane margaritas and a mole sauce that your Abuela would be proud of.
New York City
In New York, make your way over to Queens for Fresco Cantina, a fun and lively, gay owned and operated restaurant. They host the only Drag Brunch in Queens, NY. With a menu that edges on the more modern, you will get a chance to try something new while partying it up. Whatever you choose, their guacamole scores high marks and it a persona left of ours.
Miami will be turning the music up at Twist for some cheap margaritas and plenty of tequila shots. The fiesta will get going once the go-go boys hit the stage and the tunes start pumping. And if you make it rain too much, just plan a less expensive beach day to burn off the hangover.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.