Raise your shot glass for National Tequila Day in Las Vegas

We never need an excuse to indulge in a cocktail during the week but if you’re looking for one, we’ve got one for you on July 24. It’s National Tequila Day, time to honor the distinct distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant.

In Las Vegas you can celebrate all things tequila, from shots to margaritas, at bars and restaurants around town. Here’s where to go:

T&T – Tacos & Tequila at Luxor will celebrate National Tequila Day with tequila flights on July 24. Priced at $15, the flights feature guests’ choice of three shots from five different tequilas including Jose Cuervo, Cabo Wabo, Don Julio, Avion and Patron. If you’re feeling adventurous you can also try T&T’s Chonga, a giant frozen margarita served with two upside down 7-ounce Sol beers flowing directly into the drink, priced at $20.

Piña Picante

Spend National Tequila Day on Rhumbar’s patio with a Piña Picante made with Milagro Reposada Select Barrel Tequila, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, cilantro leaves, fresh jalapeño and sweet agave nectar, then garnished with a sprig of cilantro and a freshly sliced jalapeño wheel, priced at $12. Tequila lovers also have the normal tequila elixirs from Rhumbar to choose from, including the Spicy Lover and Pineapple Chipotle Margarita, both priced at $12.

Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood is serving up a week of half-priced tequila shots and margarita specials from Monday, July 21 through Thursday, July 24. Tequila lovers will enjoy half-priced select tequila shots including: Cabo Wabo, Milagro, Corralejo, Casa Noble, Tres Generaciones and Herradura. If a margarita is more your thing, there are flavors including mango picante, margarita verde, strawberita, Cabo Wabo sangarita and cocorita, starting at $10.

Rockhouse at the Venetian will offer guests tasty tequila margaritas, priced at $7, along with tequila shots, priced at $5, available all day.

PBR Rock Bar

Raise a salt-rimmed glass to honor National Tequila Day at PBR Rock Bar at Planet Hollywood. The bar and eatery will serve up its signature margaritas all day, priced at just $5 per drink.

Park on Fremont downtown is celebrating National Tequila Day by offering some tantalizing tequila specials which will include: Classic Margaritas, priced at $5, and Cazadores Blanco Tequila Shots, priced at $2.

BLVD. Cocktail Company at The Linq offers the Pina Verde, featuring a refreshing blend of Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila, Green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, Giffard Orgeat Syrup, pineapple juice and fresh basil leaves. This summertime concoction is perfect for celebrating tequila’s big day.

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will celebrate National Tequila Day by offering tequila specials and giveaways on July 24 at The Salted Lime Mexican cantina. This place even has a chandelier made from Cazadores tequila bottles. Drink specials will include $2 Tequila Cazadores margaritas and half-priced tequila shots from 3 to 10 p.m. The Cazadores team will also be on-site to provide tastings and giveaways from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Salted Lime offers a collection of more than 80 unique types of tequila.

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The Linq will celebrate National Tequila Day with a festive variety of signature tequila libations and specialty tequila flights. With more than 50 tequila selections to choose from, party patrons can start the fiesta by partaking in specially crafted tequila flights of Patrón and Don Julio Tequila, priced at $20 per flight. Chayo’s “bulltenders” will serve up $5 Sauza Blue Tequila shots to provide guests with enough liquid courage to take a ride on the wild side by hopping on the feisty mechanical bull named Chayo. 

Celebrate National Tequila Day at Border Grill Las Vegas. Guests can enjoy the Strawberry Basil Margarita (blanco tequila, fresh strawberry, basil, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave nectar, sugar basil rim; $13), Elderflower Paloma (blanco tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, elderflower simple syrup; $12), or Tequila Sunrise (blanco tequila, fresh muddled black cherries, fresh squeezed orange juice, simple syrup; $12​) in honor of the special holiday.


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