Birmingham’s top guide to Cinco de Mayo 2018

Birmingham, Cantina Tortilla Grill, Cinco de Mayo
Photo via Cantina Tortilla Grill.

May 5 marks Cinco de Mayo, everyone’s fave time to celebrate with tacos, margaritas and fun. What’s going down in the ‘ham this Cinco de Mayo? Find out with Birmingham’s top guide to Cinco de Mayo 2018.

Chuy’s Cinco de Mayo

For a great view of Birmingham, incredible drink specials and burritos ‘as big as yo face’, Chuy’s Birmingham is a prime spot this Cinco de Mayo.

When: May 4-6, 2018

  • May 4 – Happy Hour 4pm-7pm. $1 off Coronas and $1 Floaters
  • May 5 – Drink specials all day! $1 off Coronas and $1 Floaters
  • May 6 – $5 Tito’s Bloody Marys

Where: Chuys Birmingham. 216 Summit Blvd. Ste. 135, Birmingham, AL 35243
Time: 11am-10pm

Birmingham, Chuys Birmingham, Cinco De Mayo
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Chuys Birmingham. Photo via Chuys Birmingham.
Fiesta Ball

Annual Cinco de Mayo-themed event. Hosted by the Young Supporters Board of UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. One of Bham’s premier social events.

When: May 4, 2018
Where: Haven. 2515 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7pm-11pm
Tickets: $35 in advance/$40 at door

Cinco de Mayo at Nana’s!

Never-ending drinks and all-night fun is what Nana Funks is known for. If you’re looking for a Cinco de Mayo celebration you won’t forget, this is it!

When: May 5, 2018
Where: Nana Funks. 708 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 4pm-6am

Cinco de Mayo 15!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 15 years of Cantina! Located in the heart of Pepper Place Market, discover awesome food/drink specials, live music and DJ, plus lots of fun.

When: May 5, 2018
Where: Cantina Tortilla Grill. 2901 2nd Ave S., Ste. 110, Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 11am-10pm

Birmingham, Cantina Tortilla Grill, Cinco de Mayo
Camille Broadnax Redwine at Cantina Tortilla Grill. Photo via Cantina Tortilla Grill. 
Cinco de Mayo at the Pizitz

Enjoy tacos, margaritas and more at the Pizitz during their Cinco de Mayo party with The Louis Bar. Party’s in the courtyard, y’all!

When: May 5, 2018
The Pizitz. 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 11am-8pm

Birmingham, The Pizitz, Cinco de Mayo
The Pizitz courtyard. Photo via The Pizitz.
La Paz Cinco de Mayo

For a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo, check out La Paz in Crestline Village. The whole family will enjoy:

  • Live music
  • Tasty food
  • Photobooth fun
  • Kids activities

When: May 5, 2018
Where: La Paz. 99 Euclid Ave, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Time: 11am-10pm

Art Crawl de Mayo

If you’re a fan of the Birmingham Art Crawl, then you’ll love their Art Crawl de Mayo, which happens to happens to fall on Cinco de Mayo this year. Meet local artists and performers, buy and appreciate artwork and be a part of Birmingham’s rapidly expanding art scene.

When: Thurs. May 3, 2018
The Pizitz. 120 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Parking: Available in The Pizitz Parking Deck located on 18th St. N. and 1st Ave N.

Birmingham, Alabama Center for Architecture, Art Crawl de Mayo, K. Paige, Birmingham Art Crawl
Alabama Center for Architecture’s featured artist K. Paige. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl.
Cinco de Drinko @ The Sham!

Craving tacos and margaritas, but don’t want to wait hours for a table at a restaurant? Then check out The Red Shamrock Pub – your ultimate party destination this Cinco de Mayo.

The Red Shamrock’s Cinco de Drinko event offers:

  • $4 margaritas
  • $3 Mexican lagers
  • $3 tacos
  • Live music
  • Chips and salsa, quesadillas and all sorts of tequila

When: May 5, 2018
Where: The Red Shamrock Pub. 42 Manning Pl., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 11am

1st and 23rd Cinco de Mayo Day Party

Get excited! 1st and 23rd is hosting their annual Cinco de Mayo Day Party, featuring yummy food and amazing drink specials ($3 margaritas). You won’t want to miss it.

When: May 5, 2018
Steel 1st and 23rd Club. 2300 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 11am-2pm

Birmingham, Steel 1st and 23rd Club, Cinco de Mayo
Bartenders from Steel 1st and 23rd Club (2015). Photo via Steel 1st and 23rd Club.
Cinco de Mayo Party Workshop

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a DIY workshop where you can create your own beer opener pallet and yard games like ‘yardzee’ and ‘tic-tac-toe’.

Chips and dip along with Cervezas will be served. Feel free to BYOB and wine, too!

When: May 4, 2018
Hammer & Stain (Birmingham). 3704 Lorna Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216 
Age: 18+

Talk Derby to Me!

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Cindo de Mayo? Then don’t miss the A List Network Group’s 2nd annual “Talk Derby to Me” Kentucky Derby Brunch Networking Mixer!

Dress to impress in your derby day attire and enter the “Best Dressed Derby Day Outfit Contest” with special judges: IyISHIa Jones (owner of Ishi Boutique), Ryan Christopher (celebrity stylist), Carol Rodgers (owner of Classy Boutique), Herbert Beville, Jr. (HouseHeist), Chris Coleman (94.9 FM).

When: May 5, 2018
Where: Michael’s Steaks & Seafood. 1903 29th Ave S., Homewood, AL 35209
Time: 1pm-5pm
Admission: $30 (includes brunch of chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, Chef’s Omelette Station, assorted fruit, signature cocktails and bottomless mimosas)

Birmingham, Ryan Christopher, Talk Derby To Me, Cinco de Mayo
Ryan Christopher at Talk Derby To Me 2017. Photo via Ryan Christopher.
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