Vegas gives National Tequila Day day a shot

The toughest part of this day might be selecting which variety of tequila you want.

Today is a national holiday, sort of.

Now, National Tequila Day doesn’t have the same storied history as, say, the margarita or tequila itself, but it’s still a good enough excuse for plenty of places to put on a celebration.

We’ve rounded up some of the best spots in town to get tequila specials on this occasion:

Cabo Wabo in the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood kicks off Taco Tuesdays today to celebrate National Tequila Day. Specials include $2 chicken and steak tacos and two-for-one house margaritas from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Tacos & Tequila at the Luxor has 2-for-1 Top Shelf Margaritas and Blueberry Smash cocktails, as well as $5 Milagro Tequila shots. Served on the rocks with a salted rim, T&T’s Signature Top Shelf Margarita is blended with organic agave nectar, Grand Marnier and delicious house-made margarita mix topped with fresh lime juice. The Blueberry Smash cocktail is made with fresh lime and mint, muddled with blueberries and topped with ginger beer.

They’ll also be serving summer tequila flights priced at $15, which include three shots of tequila and allow guests to choose from five different tequilas including Jose Cuervo, Cabo Wabo, Don Julio, Avion and Patron. Finally, “Macho Borracho” special has the option of six carne, carnitas or chicken tacos, six Sol beers and six Jose Cuervo shots and is priced at $59.

Top Shelf Margarita at Tacos & Tequila

Señor Frog’s at Treasure Island will have Ambhar Tequila specials, including 2-for-1 Ambhar Tequila shots, Cadillac (Ambhar Reposado, top shelf orange liqueur, sweet and sour mix) and Mother Frogger (Ambhar Reposado, Ambhar Platinum, top shelf orange liqueur, lime juice, sweet and sour mix) Margaritas, in addition to specially priced Ambhar Tequila flights (Platinum, Reposado and Añejo).

Border Grill Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay is hosting a tequila dinner featuring various Ambhar Tequilas, which are handmade in small batches from 100 percent blue agave in the traditional method. This one-night-only “Spicy Mexico Meets Texas” barbeque dinner will feature an observation kitchen with a giant smoker and grill station. General Admission is $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and you can RSVP by calling (702) 632-7403.

The new Grill 55, which is on the lobby level of the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, kicks off the celebration at 3 p.m. with Espolòn tequila specials: $4 Espolòn Scratch Margaritas, $22 Espolòn tequila flights and $2 street tacos. Guests will also receive a card with three National Tequila Day “stops,” which can then be turned in for a grand prize drawing.

Nacho Daddy in Henderson is offering “Buy One, Get One” on 66 different tequilas, Don Julio shots and Patron Margaritas for $4 and El Tesoro Platinum shots for $3. Street tacos run 3 for $3.33 or 10 for $10.

Crazy Horse III is home to more than just beautiful ladies tonight. You’ll get to celebrate with these senoritas with $5 Don Julia tequila shots.