Cinco de Mayo Party Guide


The Fifth of May: When we honor Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla … by attacking our liver with flowing alcohol. Read on and rage on! (Festivities occur May 5 unless otherwise noted.)

Wanna hear mariachi mixed with house? Head to Hyde where DJ Skratchy is on deck. TV personality Mario Lopez (and by default, his abs) host a fiesta May 3. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m., May 1-5, Diablo’s Cantina has a cast of rotating DJs and bands, plus $25 all-you-can-drink draft beer. May 5 is extra-special, offering a performance from everyone’s favorite metal-mariachi fusion act, Metalachi. (In Monte Carlo, 9 p.m.,

Tivoli Village’s Cantina Laredo presents two parties on the patio, both promising piñatas. May 4 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) is more family-friendly while May 3 (6 p.m.-midnight) is focused on the boozin’. (430 S. Rampart Blvd., Beauty Bar’s Sonidero bash boasts no cover, $3 Coronas, $4 shots of Jose Cuervo and tunes by DJs Bad Beat, St. JP and Dolores Flores. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m., Dive into the holiday beer-first with $18 buckets of Coors Light at Rhumbar. Additional specials include $5 rum punch cocktails and $8 cigar selections from 4-6 p.m.; $5 Dos Equis and $7 Jose Cuervo margaritas are served all-day. (In The Mirage,

Cabo Wabo Cantina doles out drink deals May 2-5 during their “Tres, Cuatro, Cinco: Let’s Drinko!” party. Slam $5 shots of Fireball, $21 buckets of Dos Equis or the 24-ounce daiquiri, La Bandera, for $19, which looks festive in red, white and green like the Mexican flag. (In the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood, If you love the taste of tequila, stop by the Salted Lime at Aliante for tastings and giveaways from Sauza Hornitos on May 3, and Tequila Cazadores on May 4. (7300 Aliante Pkwy.,