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May 3, 2010

Corkboard: Who has the best Cinco de Mayo specials?

CINCO de MAYO!Little known fact: Wednesday is Cinco de Mayo, the fifth annual Mexican celebration of mayonnaise.

I jest, I jest. Well, only about half of it -- the part about Wednesday being Cinco de Mayo is true. And Midnight Sunners deserve to know what Baltimore bars and clubs will be celebrating Mexican pride and culture.

If you're a cbar owner/bartender/bar-goer and you know about a particularly pleasing special, post a comment. I'll be calling around looking for specials today, too ...

I'm particularly curious about what the Upper Fells bars will be like, but I doubt many -- if any -- of them read Midnight Sun.

I heard something about a troupe of costumed Dos Equis dudes carrying a woman around on an elevated chair, going from bar to bar, but haven't been able to confirm it yet. Stay tuned!

Here is a link to FindLocal's list of about a half dozen Cinco de Mayo events at local bars and clubs.

(Ramon Ponce, of "Mariachi Real  De Mexico" plays a biguela during a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in 2001 at New York's South Street Seaport. The Mexican holiday celebrates the Mexican army's victory over the French in the 1862 battle of Puebla. AP photo by Tina Fineberg)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:46 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Corkboard


I own a car, but know of no specials.

Mex has a donkey! Good times are sure to ensue.

SOBO's Sombrero Stroll for Cinco de Mayo!!!l

Wednesday, May 5th

Please join Don't Know Tavern, Taps, No Idea, Muggsy's, Rowhouse Grille, and The Rowan Tree celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, May 5th. We will be raising money for Allen Center in Federal Hill and our friend, Lucas Dowd, and at the same time as celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Register for only a $5 Donation, in which 100% will go to the Allen Center and to the Lucas Dowd Foundation in Federal Hill and receive drink specials at 6 bars.


Specials include:

noon til 4pm @ NO IDEA




4-8PM (ALL 6 BARS)
(All day and night @ No Idea and Don't Know)
$2 Tecates (No Idea and Don't Know)
$3 Dos Equis
$4 Absolut and Sauza Drinks
$5 Sauza Hornitos Drinks
$7 a beer and a shot

Mex has a donkey show? Gross. I'll probably go anyway.

"I kinda felt sorry for her...and I kinda felt sorry for the horse".

Information about cinco de mayo is on Every drink special in the city is listed on the site.

what is most important about el cinco de mays

Mex will have a donkey and the Dos Equis Cinco Circuse with the team of guys and the woman on a throne and all of this:

Starting at 3pm a Full Day of Drink and Food Specials, Contests, and absolute MAYHEM!

Dos Equis, Sols, Tecate, and Margaritas!
3-5pm $.50
5-7pm $1.50
7pm-9pm $2.50

9pm-Close $2.50 Domestics and $4 Soco and Lime, Grand Marnier, and Jager Bombs


1/2 Price Burritos
$1 El Corn
$1 Tacos

4pm: 98 ROCK Party Bus
5pm: DONKEY PICTURES on the Plaza!
6pm: Acoustic on the Deck w/ Eleven:54
8pm: Rockstar Karaoke


*Monster Burritos
*1 Minute Taco Mayhem
*Jalapeno Meltdown

ALL DAY RAFFLE TO WIN MARGARITAS FOR A YEAR - 1 Ticket for $1 or 6 Tickets for $5!

Is the donkey spray painted black and white like they do in Tijuana?

"Is the donkey spray painted black and white like they do in Tijuana?"

...I mean, not that I'd know. Someone told me that...yeah, that's it

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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