Where Should You Spend Your Cinco de Mayo In Philly?
The popular Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, is rapidly approaching. Next Thursday, May 5, 2011, you might find yourself questioning where exactly are the best places in Philadelphia to celebrate. Let thetownbug route through the options and provide its top picks for you!
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
1310 Dury St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
First, an unlikely choice, but still a favorite, McGillin’s Olde Ale House puts an Irish twist on the holiday, hosting its “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.” There will be Mexican music, a long list of Margaritas (of course), Mexican food and beer, and even a piñata! Comically, McGillin’s will be toasting Charlie Sheen, who has a Mexican grandmother and Irish grandfather. Hey, why not? Frozen Peach Daiquiris, Rum Runner, and Malibu Bay Breezes will also be available. McGillin’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be running from May 1 through May 5.
Visit http://www.mcgillins.com for more information regarding McGillin’s, or check out thetownbug’s review under the “New Spots” section.
Cavanaugh’s River Deck
417 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Enjoy Cavanaugh’s Cinco de Mayo outdoor festivities on their river deck! Radio station WRFF 104.5 will be broadcasting live at Cavanaugh’s, giving fiesta goers the opportunity to win free Kenny Chesney tickets (If country music is your thing.) Drink specials include $3.00 Coronas, Corona Lights, and $5.00 Sauza Margartias. Food specials include $5.00 quesadilla appetizers. Although the specials are limited, Cav’s is the closest option to feel as if you were in Mexico for Cinco de Mayo, provided the weather remains favorable for outdoor fiestas.
Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse location will also be hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
Visit the Cavanaugh’s River Deck for more information regarding the bar at http://www.theriverdeck.com/, or check out Cavanaugh’s under thetownbug’s “New Spots” section for an honest review!
2011 March of the Sombreros
South St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia’s popular March of the Sombreros, hosted by Philly2night, is back for its fourth run in Philadelphia. Bars along South Street will be providing amazing specials that include $3.00 Coronas and Corona Lights, $3.00 Cazadores Margaritas, and $5.00 Limon-a-Coronas. “Marchers” will receive a free sombrero, a custom mustache, and a passport guide to each participating location, as well as chances to win various prizes throughout the night.
Please note that only registered guests will receive the perks listed above. Registration is FREE and easy, simply sign up at the Philly2night website at: http://philadelphia.cities2night.com/events/details/163533/0/2011-march-of-the-sombreros. (This is also the main event website)
This event will last from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Participating locations are Manny Browns, Paddy Whacks, Dobbs, Jon’s Bar & Grill, Wooly Mammoth, O’Neals Pub, and Reef Caribbean Lounge. A plus to attending this event is that these bars will also be providing their own individual specials throughout the night.
Do not miss this fun event; over 500 people attended last year!
So there you have it! A list of which events thetownbug believes will be the best value and overall fiesta for Cinco de Mayo! Go out and get your Mexican fiesta on!
*More events may be added.