Cinco de Mayo: What You’re Doing

Here's your justification to start drinking.

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Why go to one bar when you can hit up four? Kick off Cinco de Mayo right with Kiss FM's annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl. The crawl kicks off at 8:30 p.m. and offers bar-goers a shuttle to and from Rockwood Place, Bar Celona, Grand Central, and Angels & Mariachis. Live mariachi's, festive food and drink specials, and resdient Kiss FM DJ's The Beatfreaks will keep it poppin' all night long.
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Cuna hosts a Cinco de Mayo party fit for a Mexican king with $1 Miller Lite & Coors Light bottles and $4 Patron shots. Take a bite out of their quesadilla burger for a little taste of Mexico.
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Hub 51 offers 5 different drink and food specials. $4 Grande Tecate, $4 Coronas, $5 Margaritas, $6 guacamole, and $10 tacos will surely get you to shake your maracas.
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Fifty/50's "Best Mariachi Mustache" contest highlights the Wicker Park bar's Cinco de Mayo bash. The best stache gets a free 10-person private party for 2 hours. The party starts at 8 p.m. with margarita drink specials, a live mariachi band, and authentic mexican food.
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Head to Moe's Cantina for free sombreros, drink deals, and $1 chicken and steak tacos. Moe’s staffers will be decked out in Cinco de Mayo gear to get you in the mood.
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Get your Mexican party on at Tin Lizzie's Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Chase $5 taco pizza with $3 tequila shots and try your hand at the donkey pinata. With a few whacks guests could grab a variety of treats, including tickets for free food and drink items, Tin Lizzie t-shirts, and a coupon or two for a free bash at the bar.
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Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar will be serving up $3 bottles of Corona, as well as a $9 spicy Mexican pizza, featuring ground beef, cheddar and monterey jack cheese, onion, tomato, cilantro and refried beans.
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Dos Diablos will take advantage of the beautiful weather for an outdoor lunch. Specials include fajitas, margaritas, and a live mariachi band. But if you're more of a thrill seeker scarf down and a 4 pound chimichanga, known as the Big Mel, in 20 minutes and win your name on the infamous burrito wall.
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Dunlays on Clark food specials include $4 Pacifico beers and $3 shots of Cuervo. Mexican dishes like $7 guacamole served with pico de gallo and tortilla chips and a selection of $7 chocolate, brandy, caramel, or berry flan will make you forget you're not in Mexico.
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Round up your amigos and get a little loco at Rock Bottom's Cinco de Mayo karaoke night. Before hitting the stage sip on $5 margaritas, $4 cervezas and munch on quesadilla rolls and smoked chicken enchiladas. The party gets started at 10 p.m.
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Watch Latina musical superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira take the stage at Kit Kat Lounge for their Cinco de Mayo party. Resident diva Jade performs hit songs produced by each spanish songtress to keep you dancing in or out of your seat. The bar will be serving up half-price margaritas all night.
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D.O.C Wine Bar in Lombard will feature a $12 chiicken enchilada plate served with rice and black beans, as well as $5 margarita martinis.
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