Your Guide to Cinco De Mayo Drink Specials!
Head to The Twisted Tail on Saturday, May 5th from 2pm-8pm for their annual Kentucky Derby Outdoor Viewing Party. Watch the races outside on a giant 18-foot TV screen while sipping a Mint Julep ($6) in true Southern style. Every guest receives an entry into the Derby Draw for the winning horse. The raffle winner will receive a commemorative Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle. Additional prizes will be awarded to the Best Hat and Bow Tie.
Cook and Shaker, Kensington’s go-to neighborhood gastropub, is celebrating the Kentucky Derby with $10 Romeo and Juleps all day on Saturday. The traditional Southern sipper will boast Old Grandad Bourbon, pineapple shrub and fresh mint. Pair the Romeo and Julep with one of Cook and Shaker’s mouthwatering dishes, like the Fried Chicken Sandwich or Cook and Shaker Tots for the perfect Derby de Mayo meal.
Looking for a watch party in Center City? Square 1682, Rittenhouse’s Modern American Kitchen + Cocktails, will be airing Derby coverage all day Saturday. Put on your best hat or bowtie, pick your horse, settle in at the bar and enjoy Maker’s Mark Juleps ($10) and complimentary truffle popcorn all evening.
Red Owl Tavern, Independence Mall’s only full-service restaurant and bar, is celebrating the Kentucky Derby in true Southern style — with a Philly twist. Lead Bartender, Kyle Darrow, will be slinging Julep Jawns, boasting Knob Creek Rye, green chartreuse, simple syrup, mint, angostura, for only $5 all day Saturday. For those looking to enjoy a complete Southern brunch, pair the Julep Jawn with the Grilled Shrimp & Grits ($17) or Deviled Eggs ($12).
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style at Ocean Prime, one of Philly’s most gorgeous dining rooms. Guests will sip on Mint Juleps boasting Old Forester, simple syrup, Disaronno, Angostura Bitters and mint, while enjoying complimentary truffle popcorn and a live broadcast of the races.
124 S 15th St. | 215.563.0163 | www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/philadelphia/menus
Rex 1516, Philadelphia’s go-to for elevated Southern cuisine, will live broadcast the races starting at 5 pm on Saturday — the only sporting event the restaurant and bar airs all year. Guests will enjoy Mint Juleps ($9) from Lead Bartender, Lou DiNunzio, and $5 happy hour bites from Executive Chef Justin Swain, including Pimento Grilled Cheese, Shrimp Po’Boy, and Alabama Smoked Turkey Tails.
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Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop, arguably Philadelphia’s favorite cheesesteak joint, is putting a Philly twist on Cinco de Mayo! Cheesesteak and nacho lovers alike should head to either of the outposts — Fishtown or Torresdale — on Saturday, May 5th for Cheesesteak Nachos ($6.95) in celebration of the holiday.
For those heading to South Street District’s Springfest on Saturday, The Twisted Tail, Headhouse Square’s favorite restaurant, bar and live music venue, will boast an outdoor Cinco de Mayo tent with $8 margaritas, fresh popcorn and lemonade from 11am-8pm.
Revolution Taco-Revolution Taco celebrates its biggest day of the year with everything from free Chicharrón with any purchase, fresh fruit juice mixers for BYOT margaritas for only $3.00, and taco specials and favorites. Free orders of Chicharrón include barbecue spice plus home-made poblano ranch. Outside, Revolution Taco fires up an outdoor grill for the day with grilled hanger steak tacos (scallion salsa verde, white onion, cilantro), seasonal fish tacos and Grilled local oyster mushroom (Zatar, Romesco and a grilled scallion salsa). All tacos grilled outside are two for $8.00, no mix and match of orders. Plus look for special taco features inside – and of course, lots of chips, salsa, and other favorites – come hungry!
2015 Walnut Street |(267) 639-5681
Revolution Taco Truck will be set up and prepared to serve thousands of guests at South Street Spring Festival on South Street, between Front and 8th on Saturday, May 5, 2018, between 11:00am and 8:00pm. The truck will run the full menu plus Cinco specials until sell out.
Also: South Street Spring Festival will feature many restaurants and bars serving margaritas and tacos outside under the blue skies. The release for Spring Festival will be available by end of the week.
The Cambridge – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day at The Cambridge on South Street! Cinco De Derby features all-day food and drink specials, plus the windows will be open and the back patio is getting into the swing of things for the spring. Specials will be available at the bar, patio, bar tables and dining room. Hours 10:00am to 2:00am.
From the Kitchen: (Specials for the day)
Refried Bean Tostada – pickled jalapenos, pico de gallo, queso fresco
Ranchero Chicken Tacos – pickled shallots, lime crema
Queso Fundido – fontina, cheddar, provolone, queso fresco, chorizo, poblanos, roasted corn
Ranchero Burger – queso, guacamole, jalapenos, lime crema, tortilla chips w/ pico de gallo
Toast from the Bar: (Drink Specials)
Pomegranate Margarita – tequila, grand marnier, pomegranate, lime, simple, salt $8
Blackberry Paloma – tequila, grapefruit, blackberries, simple, sparkling wine $8
Kentucky Mule – old forester, ginger beer, lime $8
Jalapeno Dreams – tequila, jalapeno, lime, pineapple, simple $8
Bourbon Mint Julep – woodford reserve bourbon, mint, simple $8
1508 South Street | (267) 455-0647 | http://www.cambridgeonsouth.
Uptown Beer Garden- Uptown Beer Garden will grand open for the season in time for Cinco de Mayo! Look for grand opening festivities on Thursday night for May 3rd. On Cinco itself, look for Uptown Beer Garden to be open for its first Cinco with the grill fired up and the margaritas pouring. The Cinco menu will include a selection of beer and drink specials, plus MexiCorn hot off the grill, and tacos in chicken, pulled pork and mushroom varieties.
1735 Market St |(215) 397-3308
Mad Rex Restaurant and Virtual Reality Lounge – Mad Rex welcomes the spring weather in Fishtown with the doors in the lounge coming open and outdoor seating on the way! On Cinco, enjoy the Mad Margarita (Fresh fruit fruits, Guavca, papaya, orange, pomegranate, Don Julio, ghost pepper salt rim) for up to three people for $20.00. At the bar, also enjoy $6.00 margaritas (classic, blackberry and strawberry).
From the kitchen, look for the debut of Black Lava Rock Tacos – arriving at your table with a 700 degree black lava rock to finish your meat with – and cook to your preference. Served for $12.00 with ingredients for three tacos served with sour cream, Verde sauce, hot salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onion. Add guacamole for $4.00. Available in salmon, beef or tofu. Chips and salsa are available all day for $5.00 each, and chips and guacamole for $6.00. The Cinco menu will also feature the new Chicharrón fried pig skins from the happy hour weekday menu.
Mad Rex will also have the Kentucky Derby on the screens around the bar, lounge and patio.
1000 Frankford Ave St | (267) 773-7566 | http://themadrex.com
Nick’s Bar and Grille – Nick’s Bar and Grille presents their annual Cinco de Mayo Party in Old City with two special margaritas (Horseshoe with Herradura Silver, Cointreau, Agave Syrup, Fresh Lime, and Tres Agaves with Tres Agaves Reposado, Fresh Lime, Triple Sec) shaking at the bar. Plus, look for Corona and Corona Light Bottle $4.00 each, $3.00 beef tacos, $3.00 chips and salsa, plus house-made empanadas for $8.00 for two. For Derby, watch the Kentucky Derby at the Bar with sound, plus sip on Kinsey Bourbon Slush with local Kinsey Bourbon, iced tea and fresh mint for ten all day.
16 S. 2nd Street | (215) 928-9411