The Battle of Puebla

On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the occupying French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Although Cinco de Mayo is of limited national significance in Mexico, here in the States and elsewhere, it’s a day to celebrate Mexican culture by imbibing some of its finest exports. Like bars and restaurants all over town, some of L.A.’s favorite cocktail destinations will be hosting special events.

Following are a few of today’s festivities, as well as links to other Cinco de Mayo roundups. Salud!

Copa d’Oro
217 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-3030
www.copadoro.com

The Edison
108 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 613-0000
www.edisondowntown.com

  • $1 Casa Noble Tequila Shots from 5-7pm
  • From 7pm, live music by Willie Martinez Y Mambo Loco with DJ Tatiana
  • For every Casa Noble drink you purchase, you’ll receive a drawing card for special prizes to be awarded throughout the night.
  • Prizes include: a night at the O Hotel, Casa Noble products and Edison gifts.

Las Perlas
107 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 988-8355
www.lasperlas.la

  • $4 Tecates
  • $6 Margaritas
  • $5 shots of El Jimador Blanco
  • $6 shots of Herradura Antiguo
  • $7 shots of Herradura Blanco

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Malo
4326 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 664-1011
www.malorestaurant.com

  • Cinco de Mayo cocktails: La Cucaracha, Semental Italiano, Battle of Puebla
  • Cocktail specials: Herradura Silver Margarita ($4), Medicina Latina ($5)
  • Pitchers: Herradura Silver Margarita ($25), Medicina Latina ($30)
  • Shots: Oro Azul Reposado ($4), Oro Azul Añejo ($5), Arette Reposado ($4)

The Thirsty Crow
2939 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 661-6007
www.thirstycrowbar.com

  • $7 Corzo tequila shots
  • $8 Cazadores Añejo margaritas

More Cinco de Mayo events:

Battle of Puebla image from Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons License.

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