Cinco de Mayo commemorates the day when Mexican forces defeated the French by immobilizing them in thick layers of salad dressing. Celebrate condiment victories with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to BarCrawls.com's 2011 Cinco de Mayo bar crawl (a $15 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Cinco de Mayo bar crawl on Thursday, May 5 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Cinco de Mayo weekend bar crawl on Saturday, May 7 from noon to 9 p.m.
Sporting teeming throngs of festive revelers at cantinas throughout the city, BarCrawls.com's Cinco de Mayo bar crawls celebrate the United States' south-of-the-border neighbors. Begin the jovial journey at one of the crawl's registration locations on Thursday or Saturday, where you will be equipped with potable sips and ample party-going energy. Wet whistles at watering holes including Los Feliz, Rodeo Bar, and––on Saturday only––McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon, providing plenty of variety to keep bored eyes from winking at passing lampposts.
Though today's Groupon does not include the price of alcohol, participating taverns feature varying drink specials including bargain-priced Coronas (two for one) and tequila shots ($4–$5).
Barcrawls.com and Joonbug.com
Barcrawls.com and Joonbug.com team up to throw themed parties at locations from New York to Los Angeles. Events are typically held at hip nightlife spots such as clubs, lounges, and restaurants. Each year's get-togethers typically include parties for holidays—including Thanksgiving Eve—and viewing parties for baseball's beloved home-run derby as well as the sport's lesser-known "Is It a Balk?" contest.