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Piñatas, margaritas and…pinball? Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Brooklyn

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You’d never know it, but these people are celebrating Cinco de Mayo

This has to be one of the happiest Mondays as it’s also Cinco de Mayo. Tuesday hangover likely to ensue be damned! While many of us have taken the holiday as a reason to get crunk it was originally celebrated by Mexicans to commemorate the day the Mexican army defeated the French in 1862. (Oh yeah, putting a little history on dat ass.) Here are some places in Brooklyn, with the kind of margarita and taco deals (oh and free pinball too) that will make you grateful in your heart for that fateful day.

Careful about overcelebrating though. One of the great things about being a blogger and working from home is that pants are optional, especially after Cinco de Mayo. But for the rest of you who are office-bound tomorrow, pace yourself. You’ll still need a job come Tuesday.

Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan Street, Bushwick
Drinks: $5 margaritas and $3 Modelos
Food: Tacos from La Lucha

Taco Santo
669 Union Street, Park Slope
Drinks: $5 margaritas from 5pm to midnight

The Graham
151 Meserole Street, Williamsburg
Drinks: Margaritas, micheladas
Food: $1 tacos, housemade guacamole

Plus, The Graham will also be screening classics set in Mexico like El MariachiThree Amigos and more

South 4th Bar
90 South 4th, Williamsburg
Drinks: The bar will eventually bust out a piñata as you down your $5 Margaritas, Dos Equis, and Tecate. It’s $5 for a Miller and a shot of tequila, gin or vodka

Black Horse Pub
568 6th Avenue, Park Slope
Drinks: Margaritas $5, Modelo and a shot of tequila is $7
Food: Margarita with 2 tacos $10, a Margarita with 2 tortillas with chicken and cheese $10, margarita with half nachos $10

La Gringa Taqueria 
800 Grand Avenue, Bushwick
Drinks: Snag a free margarita with purchase of an appetizer or entree, or just stick with a bucket of 5 beers for $11

351 Broadway, Bushwick
Drinks: $5 margaritas, $5 verbitas (in-house shots)
Food: Tacos are $6

584 Myrtle Avenue
Clinton Hill

If you’re having your own Cinco de Mayor bash, stop at this liquor store for $5 off any tequila or wine


And if you’re thinking of doing  something other than drinking the night away consider a free night of pinball at Sunshine Laundromat (860 Manhattan Ave). From 5pm to 10pm you can play pinball titles including Indiana Jones, Monster Bash and Star Trek: The Next Generation gratis.

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