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Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday this year, but that won't stop fiesta seekers from visiting their neighborhood watering hole for a little celebrating. The revelry isn't limited to Mexican bars and restaurants, so we've rounded up some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo specials around the city. And if you happen to overindulge, we've included a recommendation for kicking that hangover in just one hour. Salud!

Commonwealth fundido
Fundido at Commonwealth Tavern in Roscoe Village

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Commonwealth Tavern

  • Tuesday, May 5
  • $3 to $6 food and drink specials
Guests who choose Commonwealth Tavern (2000 W. Roscoe) for their Cinco de Mayo celebration will enjoy a $6 fundido special, created by Chef Donny Farrell, paired with $6 Milagro margaritas, and $3 Corona and Corona Light.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Kanela Breakfast Club

  • Tuesday, May 5
  • $5 to $25 food and drink specials

For Cinco de Mayo, Kanela in Lakeview, Old Town and Wicker Park will offer a twist on the Breakfast Quesadilla, available for $10. The special features scrambled eggs, chorizo, black beans, corn, and chihuahua cheese served with salsa verde, sour cream and pico de gallo. Kanela will also offer house made margaritas for $5 each or $25 for a pitcher. Olé!

Trolley Crawl
Hop on board a Free Trolley Crawl between Frontier, Lottie's and The Pony.

Pioneer Tavern Group FREE Uno de Mayo Bar Crawl

  • Friday, May 1 starting at 7 p.m.
  • Complimentary trolley

Chicagoans are invited to join Pioneer Tavern Group as they host an Uno de Mayo Dos Equis Trolley Crawl between Frontier, Lottie's Pub and The Pony on Friday, May 1. The trolley is FREE and pick-up will begin at 7 p.m. Three trolleys will rotate between the bars every 30 minutes until 1 a.m. The trolleys will be stocked with Dos Equis beer, and Dos Equis promotional girls will be on board traveling between the venues.

Each location will have a featured specials like $5 Milagro tequila, brand samplings, a margarita station and more (complete list available below). Patrons can sign up at Lottie's and The Pony or by emailing their name to



  • Authentic Mexican street food including $3 Tacos and $3 Elotes
  • $5 Milagro Tequila
  • $5 Milagro Paloma cocktails
  • $3 Dos Equis
  • $6 Dos Aritas

Lottie's Pub

  • $3.50 Dos Equis
  • $5 Milagro Tequila
  • $5 Milagro Paloma cocktails
  • $6 Dos-aritas (Milagro Tequila, Dos Equis, fresh squeezed lime, sour mix, triple sec)
  • $6 Traditional Tacos
  • Margarita Station
  • Meet and greet with Milagro Brand Ambassador at 7 p.m.
  • Milagro Select Barrel Reserve brand sampling

The Pony

  • $3 Dos Equis
  • $5 Milagro Tequila
  • $5 Milagro Paloma cocktails
  • Free Milagro brand sampling starts at 8 p.m.
  • Live music at 8 p.m. from the MP3 Amigos
Fish Tacos at Stretch
Fish Tacos at Stretch

Cinco de Mayo Taco Eating Contest at Stretch Bar & Grill

  • Tuesday, May 5
  • 6 p.m.: Miniature Donkey Photo Ops
  • 8 p.m.: Taco Eating Contest
  • $2 to $20 food and drink specials

Guests who visit Stretch Bar & Grill (3485 N. Clark St.) will enjoy the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party with a taco eating contest beginning at 8 p.m. Entry for the contest is $20 and the winner will receive a free taco every Thursday for life. Other highlights include photos with a miniature donkey from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $2 tacos, $3 Corona, Corona Light and Modelo, half-off tequila, and complimentary sombreros and mustaches.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Tavern on Little Fort

  • Tuesday, May 5
  • $3 to $6 food and drink specials

Chicagoans are invited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Tavern on Little Fort (4128 N. Lincoln) and enjoy $6 Milagro margaritas, and $3 Corona and Corona Light as well as a $6 burrito special.

$5 Cinco Specials at Tuscany Taylor

  • Tuesday, May 5
  • $5 margaritas and $5 pizzas

Guests who dine at Tuscany on Taylor on Cinco de Mayo will enjoy $5 margaritas and $5 pizzas during lunch or dinner. $5 pizza selections will include:

  • Margherita
    Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil chiffonade, evoo
  • Speck
    Gorgonzola, smoked prosciutto, mozzarella
  • Funghi E Taleggio
    Caramelized mushrooms, taleggio cheese, arugula, truffle oil
  • Affumicata
    Smoked mozzarella, apple bacon, tomatoes, caramelized onion
  • Regina
    Tuscan sausage, tomatoes, roasted pepper, mushroom
Treat a Cince De Mayo Hangover in One Hour

Cinco de Mayo Hangover IV Special at IVme

  • Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6

IVme Hydration Clinic of Chicago located in Old Town (1347 N. Wells) and the West Loop (16 N. Peoria) will feature a 20 percent discount on Hangover IVs (normally $149) to help guests hydrate before or recover from Cinco de Mayo festivities.


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