This year two great drinking events will collide for one epic day of partying. Cinco de Mayo and The Kentucky Derby will both take place Saturday, May 5. Several Houston-area restaurants and bars are taking advantage of this by combining the two for Cinco de Derby celebrations with tequila juleps, margaritas and more. Get your hats ready, have fun, but remember to always drink responsibly.
Pico's Restaurant, 3601 Kirby
An all day tent party will place with two DJ's, street food, big as your head quesadillas, roasted corn and nachos. The patio bar will feature five frozen drink machines, shaker margaritas and signature cocktails.
Fielding's Local Kitchen & Bar, 26400 Kuykendahl
Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated all day with street tacos, beer and cocktails. Derby celebrations take place all weekend and will feature three different juleps - Classic, Candied Walnut and Cherry Vanilla. Celebrate the best of both holidays with a Cinco-Derby Flight for $20 which includes a Classic Julep, Cherry Julep, Herradura Margarita and a Herradura Paloma.
The Cottonmouth Club, 108 Main
Don't miss Main Street's biggest party. The Cottonmouth Club will be hosting an epic Cinco/Deby Mash-up. Downstairs will be serving $6 drink specials including tequila juleps and cocktails with Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey. Tonight is also the premiere of the upstairs reverse speakeasy where guests can order bespoke cocktails.
Hugo's, 1600 Westheimer
Event will take place all day including a Street Food buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - $28 for Adults, $12 for children. Suerte Tequila happy hour is 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Hugo's regular dinner menu will be served from 3 to 11 p.m. with and optional Tequila Maestro Dobel tasting menu. End the day with live music and drink specials from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Fleming's, multiple locations
Celebrate the weekend in style with Fleming's $100 margarita. Made with Herradura Seleccion Suprema, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centantaire. The luxurious drink with be served in a keepsake Baccarat diamond-cut crystal tumbler.
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