Astoria, Long Island City
Apr 28, 2017

Hello, Cinco De Mayo! Where to Drink and Eat in Astoria On May 5

Where to enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Astoria, LIC, and Jackson Heights.

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Every year on May 5, Americans love to indulge in copious amounts of Mexican food and drink in recognition of a battle won by Mexican forces over the French during the 19th century. Here’s where to do so—and then some—in the neighborhood (and a little beyond) this year.

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria

It’s time to celebrate all things Mexican with Cinco de Mayo Quiet Clubbing Party! Let the drinking and dancing commence! Get ready to experience 3 DJ’s battling it out for your attention, as you rock the night away, listening to the music that you want to hear.

Your 3 DJs will be spinning: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits
DJ 2 (Red): Throwbacks and Latin music
DJ 3 (Blue): Hip-Hop, R&B


Bubba’s Bistro
31-13A Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Bottomless margaritas $19/hour, $1 tequila shots and Coronitas, $10 appetizers—Margarita nachos or Mexican shrimp cocktail, and $18 chicken mole. “Who knows we might even start on Thursday.

El Coyote
80-18 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights

At El Coyote you can “fiesta like there’s no mañana” and you can get a free margarita by wearing a sombrero. House tequila shots will be $3. Expect a live DJ for the night, too.


El Olivo
21-15 31st Street, Astoria


45-17 28th Avenue
Doors 7pm, $10 cover

Fatty’s is hosting the May edition of the Not My President show. from the organizer, RoseAnn Fino: “Since February, I’ve been putting on Not My President-A Monthly Show of Resistance where I get a group of performers together and we put on a show/party to raise money for a nonprofit. So far we have raised money for Planned Parenthood, CAIR-NY, and the ACLU. This month we’ll be having our event at Fatty’s Cafe in Astoria on Cinco de Mayo. All donations will go to the Immigration Defense Project and Border Angels. A keg of Modelo Especial has been donated so every beer sold will also go to our fundraising.


34-19 Steinway Street, Astoria

$2 tequila shots, $3 margaritas, $4 draft beers. For more info 718.470.2086.


LIC Market
21-52 44th Drive, Long Island City

Join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday (5/4-5/6) for our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration! We will have $1 tamales at happy hour and drink specials all night to accompany our incredible selection of traditional Mexican dishes.


32-07 34th Ave, Astoria

We will have our chef specials and happy hour menu available from 4-6pm on Friday Cinco de Mayo. Drinks pricing will be at the regular price after 6pm.


Monika’s Cafe Bar
32-90 36th Street, Astoria

Hola Amigos! Join us on Friday May 5th to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! DRINK + FOOD SPECIALS ALL DAY LONG:

  • $5 Corona Extra | Modelo Negra | El Sully (draft)
  • $6 Michelada
  • $4 Tequila Shots
  • $30 Margarita Pitcher (classic or passion fruit)
  • $20 Cubetazo (bucket) of Corona or Modelo Negra
  • $20 Pitcher of El Sully (draft)
  • $14 Any 2 Tacos + Michelada
  • $35 Guacamole & Chips + Pitcher of Margarita

27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Come enjoy a special free Cinco De Mayo screening of 1986 cult classic, Three Amigos. Screened on our 9 foot screen. Enjoy frozen drink specials and chips & salsa!


Raven’s Head
38-04 Broadway, Astoria

The Cinco De Mayo Party is here at Ravens!



See you there!


Studio Square
35-33 36th Street, Long Island City
All Day

Studio Square will be doing their first official outdoor event of the season. $15 Dos XX pitchers, $4 Aviation Tequila shots. Live DJ in the garden starting at 10pm.

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35-01 36th Street, Astoria

Specials for Cinco de Mayo include food (see below) and $5 Baron Tequila shots. DJ playing all night.


The Thirsty Koala
35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Cinco de Mayo on Friday May 5 at the Thirsty Koala will start at 5pm with $5 cocktails, Mexican Street Tacos, Kangaroo Tamales and a lot more! The Koala got so excited this weekend over next weeks festivities that she had a few too many and fell over.

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Z Hotel
11-01 43rd Ave, Long Island City
Doors open 5pm sharp.

Cinco De Mayo at Z Hotel Rooftop!. Taco, nacho & burrito stations. Drink & bottle package specials all night long. Music with DJay718, DJDiezelOfficial, DJMartyPlay & DJLB1, and DJLouieMinaya. For more info call or text 646.475.2685.



33-29 Astoria Blvd., Astoria
Thursday, May 4
Doors open at 10pm

Pre Cinco de Mayo celebration Laid Back Thursdays. Free open bar for the ladies from 10pm to 12am. $150 bottles and $20 hookahs all night. Everyone free on the guestlist—mention Mike Fizz @ the door.


About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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