Party Guide: Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco
Party Guide: Cinco de Mayo

It seems like every weekend in May is an excuse to party and - lucky for us - Cinco de Mayo's finally landed on a Saturday. Whether you're catching the Giants game, on the hunt for a more "traditional" experience, or have your mind dead-set on a boozy block party (with yard-long margaritas, might we add!), there's a little something for everyone this holiday weekend.

Read on below to ensure a fully stocked day and night of partying and celebration this 5th of May. The hardest part may be deciding which ones to attend…

8th Annual SF Cinco de Mayo Festival @ Dolores Park
Dolores Park gets a makeover on Saturday as the city celebrates Mexican and Latin American culture with everything from Zumba-thon classes and traditional flamenco dance performances to live cumbia and mariachi music. From 10am till 6pm, the park will be overflowing with food vendors, 50+ arts and crafts vendors, and booths raising awareness on local community issues.

Neighborhood: Mission
Address: Dolores Park
Details: sfcincodemayo.com

San FranCinco Block Party @ Public Works
Start your party rocking early at Public Works with the Eye Heart SF team as they attack the block with cabanas, indoor and outdoor bars, piñatas, and "yard-sized margaritas" (and if that's what we think it means…). Designer Deejays, ZAQ, Kool Karlo, and more will be working the outdoor stage while DJ E-No and plenty more keep thinks lively in the main room. Upgrade to a $50 all-you-can-drink pass for seven hours of bottomless margaritas.

Neighborhood: La Lengua
Address: 3158 Mission St (between Powers Ave & Precita Ave)
Details: Facebook Event

Mexican Institute of Sound @ Yoshi's SF
Longtime Mexico City-based mixmaster, Mexican Institute of Sound, wakes things up at Yoshi's with his distinct blend of electro beats and traditional Latin flavor. The venue will be opening up the dance floor and dishing out drink specials all night.

Neighborhood: Western Addition
Address: 1330 Fillmore St (between Eddy St & Ellis St)
Details: yoshis.com

Hard French: Pico de Gallo @ El Rio
Dancing hard and partying hard is easy with the Hard French crew - especially when beers are only $1 from 3pm - 4pm. Shake what your momma gave ya alongside the Jiggalicious Dance Babes as DJ Carnita and DJ Brown Amy rock a six hour set of soul stompers and funk jams. Come by early to snag some of the free BBQ they'll be serving out back.

Neighborhood: La Lengua
Address: 3158 Mission St (between Powers Ave & Precita Ave)
Details: Facebook Event

Giants' Game Cinco Celebration @ Pedro's Cantina
When the last pitch is thrown, this Cinco celebration kicks off with piñata drops, sombreros, and SF Giants' official DJ, Slick D. Stick around for $5 drinks and food specials all night - conveniently across the street from AT&T Park.

Neighborhood: SOMA
Address: 128 King St (between 2nd St & 3rd St)
Details: Eventbrite Page

Cinco de ILL @ Public Works
Tequila specials, $3 shots and Coronas, "titillating" Go-Go entertainment, birthday cake… it doesn't get much better for Cinco de Mayo as Illeven Eleven and Opel Productions show off their stuff with eight of their own working some serious Breakbeat ILLness following all the block party mayhem.

Neighborhood: Mission
Address: 161 Erie St (at Mission St)
Details: Facebook Page

French Tuesdays' Cinco de Mayo Party @ 111 Minna
Party with the pretty people at French Tuesday's elite bash this Cinco de Mayo. Cross our fingers at this one - a lucky few will be chosen for an exclusive VIP Tequila tasting with complimentary tequila samples and cocktails. For the rest, there'll be three DJs and a live mariachi performance taking over the full venue with Latin and international jams till 2am.

Neighborhood: SOMA
Address:111 Minna St (between 2nd St & New Montgomery St)
Details: 111minnagallery.com

Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Mezzanine
Party with Mind Motion, Ivan, Miles Medina and D-Sharp on Saturday night and class things up with a Don Julio tequila tasting before you get out on the dance floor. For folks looking to go VIP for the night, upgrade your ticket to $25 for catering by Papalote from 9pm - 10pm on the upper level.

Neighborhood: SOMA
Address:444 Jessie St (between Mint St & 6th St)
Details: Eventbrite Page

Hecho en San Francisco @ The Ferry Building
Returning bigger and better in its second year, the Hecho en San Francisco event hosted by CUESA, La Cocina, and Tacolicious will make you feel good while you do good. The food and drink-fueled celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, will feature some of the Bay Area's best Mexican food and cocktails to match. A $55 ticket wil get you all the Mexican food and tequila you can handle from 6 pm - 9 pm

Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Address:1 Ferry Building
Details: Eventbrite Page






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