The weather is fantastic and Cinco de Mayo is here! We hope that you, just like us, have only love and appreciation for Mexican culture and cuisine, and will make it a point to celebrate it this Friday.
Naturally, we don’t need to preach to you about how Cinco de Mayo should not be taken as a chance for cultural appropriation, but just in case, we’re going to leave this link right here, and this link to the history behind the holiday right here. And now the party may begin.
We reached out to Bushwick businesses with an offer to be listed in this guide for a small fee, so if you don’t see your favorite place listed, it’s likely because they didn’t sign up. Now let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater Bushwick area:
Eat & Drink at Awesome Bars
?? Cinco de Mayo @ Divine Bar (FRI starts at 3 p.m.)
896 Broadway, Bushwick
Divine Bar, a popular bar underneath the JMZ train, famous for its craft cocktails, draft beer, kitchen, and a great patio will celebrate Cinco de Mayo this Friday with all day specials including $2 Tacos (Cecina, Chicken, Chorizo, Shrimp and Veggie); $6 Corona & Shot; and $4 Coronas.
?? Cinco de Mayo @ Dromedary Bar (FRI starts at 5 p.m.)
266 Irving Ave., Bushwick
Dromedary has been known for a while as an instant-vacation-effect spot. If you combine it with Cinco de Mayo celebrations, you’re in for a treat. Expect: free giveaways, cerveza, tequila, and piñatas with drinks until 4 a.m. and Duncan’s Burgers’ food until 2 a.m. Specials include: Tecate and shot of Casamigos Blanco $6; Tecate and shot of Casamigos Reposada or Anejo $8; $1.25 Tuesday Tacos; $1.75 Nachos; $2.75 Pork Quesadillas, and churros!
?? Cinco de Mayo Blackout @ Lantern Hall (FRI starts at 6 p.m.)
52 Harrison Pl., East Williamsburg
Chill beer garden, Lantern Hall, known for its delish food and a great selection of beers will be hosting a wild Cinco de Mayo party. Specials include: $5 Margaritas; $5 Taco & Tequila Shots; and $9 Chicken Quesadilla. DJ Settly will spin tunes from 10 p.m. until late.
?? Very Berry Cinco de Mayo @ The Factory Bar Restaurant (FRI starts at 4 p.m.)
1612 Madison Ave., Ridgewood
Newly open, beautiful industrial bar/restaurant, The Factory, is inviting all their neighbors and friends to a very berry Cinco de Mayo. Expect half-priced quesadillas and berry-infused cocktails.
?? The Resistance Calls For Tequila! @ Pine box rock shop (FRi starts at 4 p.m.)
12 Grattan St., East Williamsburg
Celebrate the victory of the Mexican army over the more numerous and better armed French with $4 Margaritas, tequila fights, and specialty cocktails like the Chia Maria and Huay Chivo on the amazing Pine Box patio! There will be gratis chips and salsa; live comedy comes on at 8 p.m. and music at 10 p.m.!
Dance to House Beats
?? Lomax AF Cinco de Mayo House Fiesta & After Hours @ The Deep End (FRI starts at 10 p.m.)
1080 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood
If your idea of Cinco de Mayo includes 12 pulsating hours of sick house beats, then head to The Deep End in Ridgewood where Lomax AF presents DJs Self Help (10 p.m. to 4 a.m.) David Kiss (4 a.m. to 7 a.m.) and Cartel Twins (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.). What else to expect? Sultry gogo dancers by Rox Republic, jaccuzzis and lots of pinatas. There may even be a Trump pinata… Tickets are $10-$25.
Get a Deal on a Workspace
?? 1 Month Free @ Rockwall Studios
1080 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood
If you’re looking for an art studio or a cool workspace, Cinco de Mayo might just be your lucky day. If you reference this ad when renting a private workspace, Rockwall Studios will give you one month free of rent! Not bad!
Get a Deal on a Pipe
?? Sunflower Pipes Cinco de Mayo Sale (FRI starts at 11:30 a.m.)
12 Wilson Ave., Bushwick & 518 Grand St., East Williamsburg
In honor of Cinco de Mayo Sunflower Pipes/Sunflower Glass Company is offering discounts on their fine selection of handmade glass pipes, wooden pipes, ceramic pipes, crystal pipes, dugouts, herb grinders, bubblers, water pipes and more! Just make sure to mention this ad to receive 15 percent off of the regular price on Friday, May 5. Isn’t it high time you got a new piece?
In Case Your Tummy Hurts
?? ModernMD’s Got Your Cinco De Mayo Medical Needs On Lock
366 Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick; 68 Graham Ave., Williamsburg; 1248 Fulton St., Bed-Stuy; 916 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush; 436 Utica Ave., Crown Heights
Did Cinco De Mayo have you feeling sick? ModernMD has got you covered! They are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fiesta Friday, and are around on the weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet all of your post party medical needs. From tummy aches to stitches and minor breaks, ModernMD is a totally judgement free zone, in which you can silently reevaluate the day’s decisions! No appointment necessary, just stumble in.
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