What You Need to Know for Cinco de Mayo in DC


What:    Cinco de Mayo Festival

When:    Sunday May 4th

Where:   National Mall

Time:     12:00pm

Live music and dance performances including pre-Hispanic, folk, and salsa

Traditional Latin American crafts for children

Healthy food from Latin America

Health fair with free medical screenings



What:     Cinco de Mega Crawl

When:    Saturday, May 3rd

Where:    Courthouse, Clarendon Ballston

Time:       4:00pm-9:00pm

Participating bars include Clarendon Grill, Velocity 5, Mad Rose Tavern, Greene Turtle, Hunan One, Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill, Mister Days, Wilson Tavern, Hard Times and “more to be added.” The crawl will feature “exclusive drink and food specials at each stop” and “Cinco de Mayo festivities, entertainment, music & fun.”


What:    DC Pub Crawl Cinco de Mayo Style

When:  Saturday May 3rd or Monday, May 5 or register for both days (that is a lot of liquor!)

Where: The Front Page-1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW

Time:     5:00pm-12:00am

Buy tickets here:   http://www.pubcrawls.com/events/cinco-de-mayo/cinco-de-mayo-pub-crawl-washington-dc.php

Killer drink specials!!! $1 Beers $3 Tequila shots


A few great Mexican Restaurants to try

El Centro D.F.

1819 14th St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 328-3131


El Centro knows how to party. The annual Cinco de Mayo party, complete with food and drink discounts and a DJ. 100 different kinds of tequila to sample and 2 rooftop bars sounds like a recipe for happiness!!!


El Rey

919 U St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 506-6418


This taqueria and Mexican beer garden has tasty cuisine and fun outdoor setting. One of the many new hot spots in the U Street Corridor, this bar has already developed quite a following, largely due to its good food and casual atmosphere.



2100 14th St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 758-3376


Known for their blood orange margarita, white peach sangria and a hibiscus tequila cocktail called a mezcal mule.


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