Cinco de Mayo spots in Boston

Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do — By Andrea Mooney on April 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

Everyone likes a little Cinco de Mayo, but not everyone wants to
celebrate the same way. Foodies would rather discuss the inclusion of
cacti on their plates, while the young and the restless crave a free
T-shirt and pitchers of anything carbonated.

No matter who you are in Boston, there’s a way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Boston

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For young professionals:  Tia’s
Shine up those shoes and straighten your blazer – all the Financial
District guys and gals will be heading to Tia’s on the Water for its
BostInno De Mayo Summer Kickoff. Thursday May 5, at 5:00 pm (right in
time to leave the office) Tia’s will open its patio and serve up
Coronas and plenty more.
200 Atlantic Ave.

For the partier: Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl
If your best accessory is a backwards hat, this one’s for you. On
Saturday, May 7th from 2pm-7pm, the pub crawl kicks off at the Bell in
Hand, and will wander where it pleases around Faneuil Hall. Each
participant gets a free t-shirt and wrist band, and there will be a
contest for most interesting costume.
Faneuil Hall

For the culinary expert: Zocalo
If your version of Mexico comes on a plate, then consider eating and
drinking the night away at Back Bay’s Zocalo Cocina Mexicana. From
11:30 am to close on May 5, the restaurant will host a full-on
celebration of all things Mexican, with live music, food, and
beverages on its pretty outdoor patio.
35 Stanhope St.

For the swanky: Boston Harbor Cruise
All aboard the Mexican fiesta that will cruise around the Boston
Harbor. On Friday, May 6 at 7:30, celebrants can hop on at Rowes Wharf
to celebrate with plenty of food, music, and drinks from the cash bar.
The boat docks at the end of the night at 11pm.
79 Rowes Wharf

For the culturally alternative: The Beehive
Somewhere between tattoos, modern art, and Mexico is the way you want
to celebrate this cultural holiday. Go for it at the Beehive, where
they’ll celebrate with a live band onstage, special cocktails, and
inspired entrees on May 5 at 8:00 pm.
541 Tremont St.

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