Food & Drink

Your complete guide to Brooklyn Cinco de Mayo deals

Down some Tecate and free tequila at Papacito's. Photo by Flickr user EmilyRaw

Cinco de Mayo may be the one day a year you don’t hesitate before accepting that round of tequila shots, and it’s also, thanks to generous drink specials, the one day a year where tequila shots won’t drain your budget down to a few pesos. Brooklyn is bringing the fiesta in full force, with food discounts and freebies, extended happy hours, and even pottery specials, raging from 11am until the wee hours of the morning. You better stock up on your major tolerance to enjoy all the deals awaiting you to help celebrate the minor Mexican civic holiday.


Papacito’s, 999 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint
Food: Lunch and dinner specials starting at 7pm
Drink: Free tequila shots throughout the day “if you’re in the right place at the right time.”  $1 Tecates until 7pm. PLUS: Wheatus (of “Teenage Dirtbag”) fame is playing at 10pm; DJs start spinning at noon.

The Habitat, 988 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint
Food: $1 off empanadas
Drink: $4 Dos Equis and Negra Modelo draft, $1 off tequila

Public Assembly, 70 N 6th St., Williamsburg
Food: of the Latin variety
Drink: Free margaritas from 8 -9 with $10 cover
Entertainment: Noo Voyage Soiree presents Rosa Borracha – live music, painting, dancers, the works

Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St., East Williamsburg
Food: $15 vegan prix-fixe menu
Drink: Four premium tequila shots for $18

Comida, Fifth Avenue and President Street, Park Slope
Drink: 4pm-7pm happy hour with $5 margaritas, $4 sangria and $3 beers

Pacifico, 269 Pacific St., Cobble Hill
Drink: $25 margarita pitchers, $4 for drinks until 7pm

Fonda, 434 7th Ave., Park Slope
Drink: 5pm– 7pm happy hour with $5 sangria and margaritas

Pequena, 601 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights
Food: Free pico de gallo and chips with the lunch special
Drink: noon–5pm happy hour with $5 sangria, lime margaritas and cerveza

South 4th Bar & Café, 90 South 4th St., Williamsburg
Drink: 3pm– close $4 margaritas

People’s Republic of Brooklyn, 247 Smith St., Carroll Gardens
Food: FREE pulled pork and BBQ chicken tacos and nachos all night
Drink: 2-for-1 Coronas

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Williamsburg
Food: 2 tacos for $5
Drink: $4 margaritas

The Cove, 108 N. 6th St., Williamsburg
Drink: 10pm– close $4 Dos Equis, $5 Tecate and Tequila shots

Palo Santo, 652 Union St., Park Slope
Food: a “heaping helping” of authentic Mole Poblano
Drink: a “really big” beer or a pitcher of sangria, $25 all-inclusive

Black Horse Pub, 568 Fifth Ave., South Slope
Food: 6pm–close “loads of specials”
Drink: $5 margaritas

Nuevo Mexico, 491 5th Ave., Park Slope
Drink: Happy hour until midnight with $10 margarita pitchers, $4.50 tequila shots with a little something extra, free Jell-o shots
Entertainment: Live band at 7 PM


Brokelyn’s BeerUp! The Narrows, 1037 Flushing Ave., Bushwick.
Come have a drink with Team Brokelyn at one of our beloved Beer Book bars in this meetup+beer outing. The Narrows features custom cocktails and a killer back patio.

Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope
Entertainment: The Interview Show’s BK debut, featuring Das Racist, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Eugene Mirman, $8

Jonathan Adler Brooklyn, 378 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill
Specials: 20 percent off textiles and pottery and Mexican fiesta in the backyard

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