Another year, another Cinco de Mayo. This is always a fun opportunity to shamelessly celebrate a culture most of us ignorantly know very little about, despite our proximity, by drinking enough tequila to kill a horse!
While the rest of America is eager to celebrate what they think is Mexico’s Independence Day (it’s not), you, as an upstanding citizen of San Diego, know better. You’ve grown accustomed to partaking in Mexican culture on a near-daily basis; you don’t feel any inherent need to head off to a Mexican-themed bar to have a few beers and margaritas on what will, without a doubt, be the busiest day of the year. Everybody loves a decent crowd at their watering hole, but nobody likes waiting 30 minutes for a beer.
That said, here are the seven bars you should avoid at all costs on Cinco de Mayo. Instead, give the vast majority of them a try on Seis de Mayo, and be thankful that you didn’t have to elbow your way through crowds packed tighter than sardine cans for a shot of tequila.