Despite heavy rain, cloudy days, and some of the lowest temperatures on record, its spring in north Seattle. I know it because I see cherry blossoms and tulips everywhere while I’m shivering in my hooded jacket. And spring means Cinco de Mayo, a celebration that most of us only know of as a day to drink tequila and Coronas (it actually celebrates Mexico’s defeat over France in 1868, and as a born Brit I’ll celebrate anything to do with defeating France).
So, where do you celebrate? I took the guess-work out of it for you and narrowed it down to four recommendations:
The obvious choice is the Green Lake Tacos Guaymas at 6806 East Green Lake Way N. They’re holding their 10th Annual block party celebration which closes down part of the road from 12pm to 2am. There will be plenty of live music and DJs spinning, the Sauza Girls, and contests and prizes. Plus, of course, a full margarita bar. Organizers expect over 3,000 people to attend.
A little ways up the street in Tangletown, find a Cinco celebration at Bandolero (2253 N 56th Street) starting at 12pm. There will be Dos Equis and Aha Toro “representatives”, drink specials, the Aha Toro ice luge, and…wait for it…the beer garden will be open!
Over at The Matador in Ballard, Cinco do Mayo kicks off at 11am. You’ll find music, happy hour specials, and over 100 tequilas. Don’t drink them all at once!
In Phinney Ridge, stop into El Chupacabra at 6711 Greenwood Ave N to enjoy some fun beer and margarita specials. And here’s a bonus for those outside of north Seattle: El Chupacabra just opened their second location along Alki in West Seattle.