When you see the list of parties, you’ll be glad Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year

When you see the list of parties, you’ll be glad Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year
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If you care more about the margaritas than the parties, check out these five spots with the perfect recipes.

Blackfinn Ameripub (Ballantyne)

Live music, food and drink specials as well as a taco eating contest, margarita tasting and Chihuahua race and fashion show. 4 to 11 p.m. Details. Free – $10 (ticket includes margarita samples, chips and salsa bar and a raffle ticket). 14825 Ballantyne Village Way

Howl at the Moon

Expect live music, giveaways and drink specials that include a $25 Cuervo 86oz Blue Margarita Bucket, $4 Corona Extra, $6 Cuervo shots and $7 Cuervo margaritas. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. with free admission until 9 p.m. Details210 East Trade Street

Mortimer’s Café and Pub

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Live music, specials on tequila, margaritas and Corona, party favors and a limbo contest. Free. Doors open at 11 a.m. and live music begins at 9 p.m. Details210 East Trade Street

South End Station

Bottlecap Group is throwing their second annual Cinco de Mayo party with food and drink specials at Hot Taco, All American Pub and Slate. Expect satellite bars, food stations, Corona Flips and live music. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Details200 East Bland Street

The Peculiar Rabbit

Elevate Lifestyle is celebrating the holiday all weekend long with their Tres Dias of Cinco de Mayo party. They’re bringing in live music, taco food trucks, satellite margarita bars and will have drink specials, bar games, ping pong and a cornhole tournament on hand. Details. $10 (includes Dos Cervas, a t-shirt and a raffle ticket). 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 1212 Pecan Avenue

Vida Cantina

Expect live music, Corona keepsakes and food and drink specials that include $3.50 Corona, Corona Light and Modelo as well as $5 Cincoritas. Free. Details210 East Trade Street

Feature photo courtesy of Erin Brighton

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