Las Vegas Bust out the sombreros and ponchos, 'cause our Weekend Playbook's got nine muy bueno Cinco de Mayo parties/ deals/ events that’ll have you yelling, “Whoa, these Cinco parties/ deals/ events are totally awesome. Good thing I grabbed my sombrero and poncho!”... BUT IN SPANISH.
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Saturday, May 3rd: Celebrate the Cinco de Mayo weekend with (hopefully) a knockout at Hyde Bellagio's viewing party for Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s showdown against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana. There'll be signature cocktails and snacks from neighboring Circo, AND AC Slater himself, Mario Lopez, is hosting the after-fiesta with DJ Skratchy, who's spinning house and mariachi remixes. Continue Reading
All weekend: BLT Burger at the Mirage is slinging a carne asada burger w/ grilled skirt steak, queso fresco, guacamole & cilantro aioli for $13. Oh, and it goes great with their $5 michelada beertail, too.
All weekend: Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar is celebrating “Cinco de Chayo” with specials, shots, and bull rides to go along with your favorite lobster tacos. It wraps up Monday with a chance to bash a piñata and win prizes ranging from hotel rooms at The Quad to your own bar tab at Chayo.
All weekend: The “Tres, Cuatro, Cinco: Let’s Drinko!” party at Cabo Wabo is serving up live music, tequila shots (natch), specials on cerveza buckets, and a 24oz daiquiri known as La Bandera that celebrates the Mexican flag with red, white, and green colors and flavors.
All weekend: Spice things up at T&T: Tacos and Tequila's “Sexy de Mayo” -- the multi-day shindig at the Luxor hangout includes a special $5 menu featuring food, well drinks, wine, and sangria, not to mention an appearance by Playboy Playmate Jessica Burciaga.
All weekend: The Rockhouse at the Venetian has a big Cinco de Mayo party planned with specials that include $5 margaritas, as well as $10 shot-and-a-beer combos, plus a mariachi band to wrap things up on Monday.
Monday, May 5th: Rhumbar's transforming its Caribbean-themed patio at the Mirage into a Cinco de Mayo fiesta destination, where you can enjoy deals on some of their famous cigars and sip on $5 rum punch.
Ongoing: Sprinkles at the LINQ is offering a special Cinco de Mayo cupcake for at least the next two weeks: the tequila-infused cake is topped with key lime frosting and a rim of fleur de sel, which in Spanish means... wait, that's French?! Nevermind, then.
Seeeeeriously on-going: There’s a month-long Cinco de Mayo celebration at Amigo’s inside Fiesta Henderson that'll get you 50%-off the entire menu (except booze) every Sunday and Monday in May. Guests must have a Boarding Pass club card, and it’s cash only.
1. Hyde Bellagio3600 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
2. BLT Burger3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
3. Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar3545 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
4. Cabo Wabo Cantina3663 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
5. Tacos & Tequila3900 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
6. Rockhouse3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
7. Rhumbar3400 las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
8. Sprinkles Cupcakes & Ice Cream3545 Las Vegas Blvd S Spc L-23, Las Vegas
9. Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino777 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson
A legendary Vegas nightclub, Hyde Bellagio is on the cozier side at 10,000sqft, so unless you have a table, things are going to be intimate on the dance floor, where you can get down to a solid mix of top-40 hits, EDM, and hip-hop. The open-air view of the famous Bellagio fountains makes up for the smaller space, and regular costume parties with themed outfits and champagne showers step up the club's game, too. You can expect DJs ranging from Lil Jon to Brody Jenner, as well as multiple bottle-service packages. Come earlier in the night and it'll feel more like a lounge than a club, if that's the scene you're craving.
This NYC-based spot uses an open, red-bricked grill to prep exotic meat-wiches (American Kobe, lamb tandoori, salmon, meatball), some loaded with condiments like the Tex-Mex w/ jalapeños, chili, avocado, salsa, jack cheese, onions & sour cream, plus vintage LV-themed cocktails.
This Mextaurant on the LINQ serves up food that focuses on quality ingredients, like their Del Mar – a selection of grilled seafood and vegetables.
This combination booze-shack and live music venue is the 2nd stateside outpost of the franchise that somehow combined Cabo San Lucas sleepy-town laid-back attitude with Vegas' live-fast-die-young one. The result: a mid-Strip joint with grass awnings, full Mexican lunch and dinner menus and a whole lot of tequila. Any spot on the Strip is sure to be crowded at any time, but the wait to get on the patio is worth it to chow down on damn-near-perfect guacamole, idly drink a massive margarita and watch as drunken tourists and Vegas' eccentric crowd stumble past below.
The Luxor's T&T is 8000sqft of aluminum-walled, skeleton-bedecked haute-sombrero, rocking a massive, 65x25ft mural of a lady bullfighter, and serving classic Ameri-mex (nachos, tamales, enchiladas), plus nuevo tacos filled with the likes of lobster & more.
Rockhouse is an adult's playground, set right on the Strip in the middle of America's least responsible city: Vegas. With 9000sqft of space, this warehouse-sized venue has three bars, 83 TVs, pool tables, beer-pong tables, tire swings, and a mechanical bull. This place was clearly expensive to build, but they're not pretentious at the Rockhouse—the overall vibe here is of a Southern dive bar, from the weathered wood to the industrial lighting. Their food is cooked to match, as this self-described "ultra dive bar" churns out a steady stream of bar food classics like sliders, wings, and hot dogs. A menu of inventive and boozy cocktails is also available, patronizingly divided between "girly drinks" and "manly drinks."
The mojito-heavy bar/ cigar-smoking lounge/ tropical retreat at The Mirage offers a 4000sqft patio where you can sip on great cocktails like the Latin Manhattan.
If you need to escape the desert heat with something sweet, check out Sprinkles at the LINQ. The cupcake empire’s Vegas location lives up to the hype, serving confectionary favorites like red velvet cupcakes and Captain Crunch ice cream. Don’t fret if your sugar tooth kicks in after hours—the shop is equipped with its legendary Cupcake ATM. Just look for the nearby High Roller Ferris wheel, and let your drunk munchies be your guide.