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Cinco de Drinko: The Ultimate Bar Crawl!
Bust out the maracas and slop it up at NYC’s latest, Latin-inspired Bar Crawl!

 

America being the multi-cultural melting pot of diversity and tolerance that it is, ensures that just about any international holiday is cause for celebration. Want to get wild and hit the bubbly for Bastille Day (July 14th)—done! Or perhaps, you prefer to get explicit and do some “ouzo-bombs” in honor of Greek Independence Day (March 25th). Whatever the occasion, America is the undisputed facilitator of revelry—especially in concerns to our dear neighbors in Mexico!

Though undoubtedly muddled in the memory banks of countless Americans, the actual history of Cinco de Mayo has taken a backseat to the margaritas, tequila, and salsa specials inherently associated with it. Though what better way to commemorate the unlikely Mexican victory over the French (circa 1862) than with some good old fashioned debauchery?

Any victory is cause for celebration, and thus, we cue the sombreros, Latin tunes, and overall misappropriation of Mexican culture! America’s homage to this victory has essentially culminated in a one-day booze spree of raucous proportions. With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Saturday this year, the natural progression is to extend this Latin-themed bacchanal into a “Cinco de Mayo Weekend!"

Enter  “Cinco de Drinko,” which proposes to achieve new heights of ossification in honor of this illustrious holiday. This ambitious endeavor spans two days, includes 11 venues, touts some ridonkulous drink specials, and somehow manages to incorporate the Kentucky Derby in the mix. The hoopla essentially breaks down into three different events:

 

“Cinco de Mayo Kick Off Party”: Friday, May 4th heralds the kick off of this hooch-fueled, salsa-dancing, tequila-bathing fiasco! Occurring from 5pm-4am at Tammany Hall, this bash features signature drink specials, Latin-themed chaos, and a guaranteed hangover for the 5th! Tix for this bash run $10 (for the individual event), or $20 (included in the All-Access Ticket).

 

Kentucky Derby Party: The racing of horses is serious business for gambling addicts and PETA advocates alike; therefore, one can not ignore the “Kentucky Derby” (one third of the racing Triple Crown)! To commemorate the occasion, Public House is hosting its own viewing party from 5pm-4am on May 5th—chock full of sexual drink offerings, slathering horses, and diminutive jockeys! Coinciding with the ongoing madness of Cinco de Mayo, tix for this event go for $10 (for the individual event), or $20 (included in the All-Access Ticket).

 

Cinco de Drinko: The Crown Jewel of the lot! This epic booze-crawl commences at 12 noon on May 5th, with registration occurring at Tammany Hall, Highland Park, and The Hill until 6pm. Touting righteous drink specials, an impressive array of 11 participating venues, and occurring all day (12pm-9pm), this booze-fueled sojourn is sure to impart the essentials of Cinco de Mayo: tequila, cerveza, and mayhem! Tix for the crawl start at $10, while the “All-Access Pass” (which includes all 3 events) goes for $20.

 

Whether you intend to rage maniacal for one event, or beast it through all three (via the All-Access Pass), the end result will undoubtedly include: various states of mass intoxication, a pervading stench of tequila, and a cornucopia of sombreros!

Check here for all the goods on the crawl, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to take a gander at my survival guide—guaranteed to see you through the tempest of hooch and mariachis!

 

Here’s a full list of participating venues (with corresponding drink specials) in the “Cinco de Drinko” Crawl.

 

NYC

 Tammany Hall Tavern

218 East 53rd St

$3 Dos Equis, $3 Domestic Drafts, $4 Well Margartias & Shots

 

 Highland Park

206 East 34th Street

$3 Canned Beers, $5 Well Drinks, $5 Shots of Tequila

 

 The Hill

416 3rd Avenue

$2 Bud Light Drafts, $4 Margaritas, $4 TequilaSunrise, $5 Tequila Shots

 

Traffic Bar & Lounge

986 2nd Ave

$2 Coors Light Draft, $5CoronaBottle, $5 Jose Shots

 

Blarney Stone Bar

710 3rd Ave

$3 Bud Drafts, $3.50 Bud Bottles, $4 Well Drinks, $4 Shots

 

Babylon Hookah Lounge

208 E. 34th St.

 TBA

 

Opal

251 E 52nd St

 TBA

 

Calico Jack's Cantina

802 2nd Ave

$2 Mexican Drafts, $3 Margaritas, $5 Tequila Shots

 

Public House

140 E. 41st St.

 $3 Bud Draft, $4 Dos Equis, $5 Margaritas, $8 Mint Juleps

 

Stone Creek

140 E 27th St

$3 Bud Light Drafts, $3 Coronas, $ Tequila Shots, $4 Margaritas

 

Butterfield 8

5 E 38th St

$3 Coronas, $4 Dos Equis, $4 Margaritas, $4 Tequila Shots