On Tap: Five Fiesta Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Schlafly Beer is going tropical with a special release mango Hefeweizen for this year’s Art Outside Festival. Get a taste of Walking Tree Wheat from the tap at the Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks, the brewery’s Art Outside Festival Memorial Day weekend and select local retail spots. The packaging is also specially designed by local artist Dan Zettwoch, who also created the story of the Walking Tree Wheat in the form of a comic book that is included with the 750 ml bottles. 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

Cinco de Mayo is coming up next Thursday and is the perfect reason to start your weekend a day early. Here are five local spots celebrating to get your margarita fix.

Photo courtesy of Cinco de Mayo | St. Louis, MO – Cherokee Street

Photo courtesy of Cinco de Mayo | St. Louis, MO – Cherokee Street

The spirit of Pancho Diablito will bring the festivities to Diablitos this year. With $1 tacos, drinks flowing and the annual Chicken Drop, the DJ spins the party from 6-10pm. 3761 Laclede Ave., Midtown, 314.644.4430

Deemed Cinco St. Louis, the celebration begins with its no-cover party when the doors open at 11am. There will be plenty of margaritas and fresh eats along with DJs and live music to keep you moving. The party doesn’t stop there, though. Come back on Friday for tastings of Herradura Tequila and Saturday for Port Royal—a Honduran lager. 9748 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.962.7100

Cantina Laredo
Head to downtown Clayton from 5-10pm for hand-squeezed signature margs, drink specials, live music and more. 7710 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton

Rosalita’s Cantina
Washington Avenue’s popular Tex-Mex restaurant is hosting a Cinco De Mayo street festival complete with live entertainment and a mechanical bull. The events are suitable for all ages and will be held on the street from 10am-midnight. 1235 Washington Ave., Downtown

Cherokee Street
If you haven’t been to Cherokee Street’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival, you’re missing out. Celebrated the Saturday after on May 7, the entire street is closed off and filled with booths of food, drinks, art and more. Grab a churro and a horchata and watch the People’s Joy Parade of crepe paper floats and colorfully dressed dancers.

May 7: The fifth annual Hill Wine Walk is coming up. Enjoy the neighborhood sites while sampling wines from participating spots from 12-4pm. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of and include a souvenir sample cup for tastings, discounts at several of the markets and shops as well as live entertainment.

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