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There are a bevy of ways to celebrate National Tequila Day throughout Chicago. On July 24, local restaurants and bars will feature tequila shooters, tequila flights, margaritas, Mexican boilermakers and much more. The Tequila Day happenings at these five festive spots are outlined below.

Nacional 27 and Tallboy Taco

Head to Nacional 27 and Tallboy Taco on Friday, July 24 for a "Fiesta Friday" celebration featuring a DJ spinning Latin beats in the lounge from 5 to 7 p.m. The River North restaurants will offer an array of tequila specials all day (11 a.m.-2 a.m.), including $3 tequila shooters, $8 classic margaritas and $10 tequila flights. 325 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654 312-664-2727

Taco Joint

On National Tequila Day, Taco Joint's Lincoln Park and River North locations will serve "Mexican Boilermakers" (i.e. tequila 'n cerveza). Guests may enjoy a cold can of Modelo Especial paired with a shot of Olmeca tequila blanco for just $5. 1969 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614 312-951-245; 158 W. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60654 312-337-8226

Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo in River North will feature shots of Patron silver tequila for $5 each on National Tequila Day. Head to the upstairs lounge from 4-7 p.m. to enjoy half-off small plates including tacos, empanadas, ceviche, guacamole and more. 508 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654 312-955-0014

Cactus Bar and Grill

Feeling frisky in the Financial District? Step into Cactus Bar and Grill on Friday, July 24 for $5 shots of Don Julio blanco tequila. Those who arrive after 5 p.m. may enjoy $5 select appetizers including: artichoke jalapeño dip; guacamole and chips; fried pickle chips; loaded tater tots; and mozzarella sticks. 404 S. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60607 312-922-3830

Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Timothy O'Toole's Pub in Streeterville will swap their Irish moniker for a Mexican fiesta on Friday, July 24. Guests may toast to National Tequila Day with $7 O'Toole's margaritas, $5 shots of Avion blanco tequila and $5 shots of Roca Patron tequila from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Chef Corey Grupe offers chicken Mexicali soup, goat cheese quesadilla, nachos, southwest chicken salad and a southwest burger. 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago, IL 60611 312-642-0700


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