It is that time again, dear County Grind readers, when we gather to celebrate the triumphant independence of our neighbors to the south, Mexico. Let us waive that green, red, and white flag and ceremoniously push our lime wedges down our Coronas to toast... Er, wait... It's not Mexico's independence day? OK, well then, it's time to rejoice the Patron Saint of Oaxaca, a joyous celebration when the villagers bring out the clairvoyant toddlers! Um, yeah, no. That's not it either.
Let's be honest with each other, we haven't a clue what the hell Cinco de Mayo is really about, we just want another excuse to get shitfaced! Perhaps it commemorates some Mexican army win over the French in the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. But that sounds way too freaking boring for the shot, shot, shot, shot, shots of tequila good times this holiday is really about.
Give us a sombrero, a bottle of Patron, a freakin' chimichanga! We want a Mariachi band for the love of God! Here are the absolute best Cinco de Mayo parties, including a chihuahua race and plenty of Harleys.
Drinko De Mayo at Flossie's
Flossie's Bar, 3985 Ravenswood Rd., Fort Lauderdale
You are in luck compadre! Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, which just so happens to be the best day to visit this biker bar haunt located on a desolate road west of I-95.
Open since 1975, Flossie's brings out the best hogs Broward County has to offer, do not let the leather-clad regulars intimidate you. These ZZ Top lookalikes are softies at heart. Flossie's normally features a live music act each Sunday, and Cinco de Mayo is no exception. For May 5, Shovelhead will be gracing the stage. Picture a hybrid of Peter Fonda's character Wyatt, Captain America, in Easy Rider with the Southern Rock bravado of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Additionally, for its Drinko De Mayo event, Flossie's is offering beer bucket and tequila specials, Jell-O shots, and a free Mexican buffet served until 5 p.m.
Roxy's end of SunFest party and Cinco De Mayo celebration
Roxy's, 309 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
This plush Clematis Street Irish pub is throwing a double banger for its Cinco De Mayo fiesta; celebrating the end of the week-long SunFest festivities and ringing in the Mexican holiday in one big, sloshy shebang.
Energetic new wave troupe the Spazmatics headline here, followed by Roxy's resident DJ, Jar. Tequila and margarita specials are available all night and two-for-one drinks for in the biz people all night long.