Cinco de Mayo in Vegas

Fantasy star Lorena Peril will be at T&T Tacos & Tequila on Cinco de Mayo.

While there’s always a party happening in Vegas, Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays that brings out the best partier in all of us. From a multitude of drink specials to festive music, food and fun—Vegas has you covered for May 5.

Here are some of the best parties happening in Las Vegas that weekend.

Tacos and Tequila offers a sizzling Cinco de Mayo fiesta with the cast of Fantasy. Starting at 7 p.m., DJ Larry Lynx will entertain the crowd, along with a few of Fantasy’s hottest dancers to spice up the party. Grab a “Seis y Seis” package with six tacos and six bottles of beer for $29. Earlier in the day, enjoy a mariachi brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., featuring T&T’s signature bloody Maria’s.

Señor Frog’s at TI opens this Cinco de Mayo with a big kick-off party. Starting at 11 a.m., the crazy, “anything goes” environment will be a fiesta, both inside and on the patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Though we won’t give too much away, rumor has it, bikini contests, karaoke and conga lines are all part of the fun.

Rhumbar at The Mirage is spicing up Cinco de Mayo with an all-day party on the patio—featuring hookahs, DJs, drink specials and more. Hookahs are available for $30 or an unlimited refill option for $65.

El Segundo Sol at the Fashion Show Mall is right on the Las Vegas Strip. With that vibrant energy, it’s hard to ever let the party stop — especially on Cinco de Mayo. The celebration features an all-day “Loco Hour,” with $3 shots, $5 tableside margaritas, a DJ and a live band. Oh, and don’t forget to give the prize wheel a spin.

The mariachi band at Hussong's.

Cinco de Mayo is a major holiday and we feel Border Grill has the right idea by stretching it into a three-day event. The restaurant at Mandalay Bay will be offering drink specials like $5 Patron margaritas, $29 buckets of Corona and Patron and lots of prizes.

Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood always has a party happening and Cinco de Mayo is no exception. The restaurant has a huge patio, accessible from the Las Vegas Strip sidewalk. Share your $15 pitcher or $25 bucket of beer and Mexican fare with your new found friends at the fiesta. The party starts at 11 a.m.

You don’t automatically think PBR when you think of Cinco de Mayo, but with $5 small plates and drink specials, you may change your mind. PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile shops in Planet Hollywood will be serving $5 small plates all day long. Choose from options like BBQ potato chip nachos, queso con carne dip and chicken cheese enchiladas.  Additionally, the 2-for-1 well drinks and $3 draft beers are a good deal.

Potato chip nachos at PBR Rock Bar & Grill.

You had us at Shake Weight competition. Hussong’s Cantina & Taqueria is offering a lot of drink specials including $5 shots, $3 draft beers and more. But back to that Shake Weight competition…additionally, there will be beer pong and foosball competitions with prizes and more. The events start Thursday, May 3 and last throughout the weekend.

If you’re looking to turn up the heat, try LBS Burger’s spicy “El Caliente” burger—pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, avocado and chipotle spread, available all day for $11.95.

It’s the final night for Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub this Cinco de Mayo — and they’re going out on a good note.  Starting at 10 p.m., drinks will be $6—and will be going down by $1 every hour until they are free. We know there’s some math involved, but let’s just say beverages will be inexpensive toward the early morning hours.