The Aztec people first labeled tequila a “spirit” because it infused their bodies with warmth and could be extracted from their prickly agave pom-poms. Cheer on Mexico’s most prized libation with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49 for admission for two on Saturday, November 23 ($100 value)
- $95 for admission for four on Saturday, November 23 ($200 value)
- $49 for admission for two on Sunday, November 24 ($100 value)
- $95 for admission for four on Sunday, November 24 ($200 value)
The festival is held at the US Airways Center. Admission includes tastings of exotic margaritas and international tequilas, including reposados, añejos, and blancos, as well as organics and infusions. Local Mexican restaurants provide samples of dishes such as carne asada, shrimp ceviche, flautas, taquitos, and chimichangas. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. both days.
Phoenix Tequila Fest
The Phoenix Tequila Fest gathers together bartenders, mixologists, agave farmers, performers, and tequila enthusiasts for a two-day festival devoted to distilled goodness. There are countless booths offering tequila samples, which come from numerous brands, distilleries, and varietals around the world. But it’s not simply about sampling; festival-goers can also cheer on their favorite bartenders in the Margarita Challenge, fine-tune the art of describing tequila, and learn about the newest trends in flavor manipulations. Continuous live entertainment creates a festive atmosphere, and complimentary Mexican foods—such as taquitos, chimichangas, salsa and chips, and shrimp ceviche—from the Valley’s restaurants ensure that revelry last the entire afternoon.
“Had a really good time!”
“It was fun, but the lines were very long.”
“I would recommend getting to the Phoenix Tequila Fest early, otherwise the lines for the booths are extremely long.”