Look, on certain occasions, we all adopt the heritage of certain, specific groups of people in order to join in on some fun. St. Patrick’s Day, and even Fat Tuesday are key examples. One occasion that has really gained steam in the past few years, forcing us all to celebrate an occasion many hold dear with a great deal of partying is Cinco de Mayo.

Interestingly enough, the fifth of May isn’t Mexico’s official Independence holiday, that would be September 16. Cinco de Mayo officially marks a significant victory for the Mexican army in the Battle of Puebla, over French forces. So, for those Dallasites looking to celebrate Mexico’s independent spirit, they need not go any further than Henderson Ave in Uptown for some drinks and good times.

Check out these Cinco De Mayo Events in Uptown:

Hacienda on Henderson *BEST BUZZ SPECIAL*

If there’s anywhere to attend a block party, Henderson Avenue is the place to do it. Pubs on every corner, people strolling between said pubs – it’s quite the prime nightlife spot. Luckily, Hacienda on Henderson hosts their Cinco de Mayo Block Party, which includes live music, outdoor festivities, and drink specials until 10 pm. If the location sell didn’t reel you in, then surely the $3 and $5 drinks will.

Hacienda on Henderson 2326 N. Henderson Ave.  (map) Dallas, TX 75393

214-515-9990 (phone)



Mattito’s Tex-Mex Cocina is transforming the corner of Routh and Cedar Springs into a “Grande” outdoor fiesta with tequila tastings, mariachis and a bull ride that will have you feeling like you’ve gone south of the border starting at 5pm.
Urban Taco is turning McKinney Ave. into the festive streets of Mexico City for two separate nights of partying. On Thursday, May 5th enjoy free mojito tastings and $5 drink specials starting at 2pm. Come back on Saturday, May 7th for an all-day Texas sized celebration featuring mariachis, $2 tacos, drinks specials and Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) displays.
Primo’s Tex-Mex Grille will have you saying Ole! As you walk into their Cinco do Mayo party tent on Thursday, May 5th from 4-10pm. Look for party-popping music from DJ Joe Ramirez and $3 margaritas and specialty drinks throughout the event.

Best of Texas is excited to launch our new social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) app called BestBuzz, so to celebrate, we’ll be doing “Appy Hour” parties around town all month.  Please join us and ‘buzz-in’ to receive great deals at our events and have some fun for a couple hours!  To get on the guest list for all of our upcoming parties, please visit www.BestBuzz.bz to register.

Using the BestBuzz app, users can scan unique QR codes on door stickers and get real-time special deals from several of the best places in Dallas!  Our motto is, “If you love it, Buzz about it,” so share what you like best at places and add photos using the BestBuzz app.

The BestBuzz app is free and available for iPhone and Android users (Blackberry version is coming soon), so make sure to download the app and join our “Appy Hour” party at Hacienda on Henderson this Thursday, March 3rd from 5pm-7pm . Our team of “social buzzerflies” will be on the patio and the first margarita is on us, and then you can stay and enjoy $3 margaritas and 20% OFF food when you buzz-in and show your waiter!

PLUS! BestBuzz is throwing the Official SXSW Interactive “Appy Hour” bash in Austin next Friday. Come and enjoy free food, free cocktails, and we even have special Grammy-winning artists showing up for some entertainment from 5pm-8pm!

RSVP- www.BestBuzz.bz/sxsw

Be sure to check out some of these other great places for BestBuzz special offers around Dallas:

Patriarchs Humidor
Patriarch’s Sanctuary Bar
Sugar Queen Cupcakes
The Salad Stop
Bounce U
Love, Peace & Popcorn
Salon & Spa at Eaton Court
Addison Improv
Café Malaga
Bounce for Fun
Rene’s Lagniappe Hair
Fortuna Grill Pizzaria
Papa Murphy’s Richardson
Adriatica Day Spa
Hacienda on Henderson
Primo’s Uptown
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Dallas
Roni Deutch Tax Center
Locked Out Comedy
Fox Sports Grill
The Alcove Uptown
Rock N Taco
Planet Beach Contempo Spa
Chito’s Mexican Restaurant
State & Allen Lounge
The Nodding Donkey
Christie’s Sports Bar
Vino 100
Aura Lounge
McKinney Adventure Boot Camp
Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka
Jasper’s Plano
ZEA Woodfire Grill
Tiff’s Treats
Rathburn’s Blue Plate Kitchen