Tampa Bay's Brewery Guide

7 Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Wherever you end up this evening, you’re sure to get your fix of Mexican-inspired craft beers and dishes. Many of our wonderful local breweries are whipping up something extra special for the craft beer-loving community.

1. Local Brewing Company

The Cinco de Mayo bash at the LBC Palm Harbor starts with the Greg Billings Band at 7, Aquaman and piñatas and finishes with a Dirty Sanchez look-a-like contest, debauchery and selfies in sombreros. Enjoy a tequila and Mezcal bar all day long, featuring $15 Corona buckets and $4 cans.

2. Green Bench Brewing Company

Green Bench is celebrating a little differently this year. Instead of serving up shots of tequila, they’re supporting The Children’s Dream Fund for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Stop in on your way to Red Mesa Mercado and donate to this great cause/organization. If you donate $25, Green Bench will give you a free beer of your choice! Learn more at www.givedaytampabay.org.

3. St. Pete Brewing Company

Like Green Bench, St. Pete Brewing Co. is using their powers for good and celebrating Give Day Tampa Bay. They’ll be showing their support for Friends of Strays and will be having Yappy Hour from 4 – 7 pm with some of their adoptable puppies and kittens.

If you’re not in the market for a new pet, you can come enjoy some great beer and donate to help raise some much needed funds for medical expenses incurred treating abandoned animals.

4. Rapp Brewing Company

Rapp will be featuring an authentic Mexican menu for the evening from Out of the Pot. They’ll be serving up chicken fajitas, carnitas tacos and chicken enchiladas with a side of rice and beans. You’ll also get $1 off your beer with a meal purchase.

5. Pair O’ Dice Brewing

If you can’t make it out on Tuesday night, Pair O’ Dice will be serving up the same three dishes from Out of the Pot on Wednesday from from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Come in for a bite and enjoy it with their Mexicali Jalapeno Lime Pale Ale!

6. Brewer’s Tasting Room

Sunset Salsa and Brewer’s Tasting Room are whipping up a delicious salsa-inspired beer for Cinco de Mayo! Hand made chips and salsa to be served along with a variety of beers! Brewers Tasting Room will feature a full lunch menu in addition to Sunset Salsa and beer. Their special edition Smoked Chipotle Porter is on tap!

7. Florida Avenue Brewing Company

Florida Avenue will be having a special Cinco De Mayo trivia night. Wear a festive hat and enjoy some chips and salsa at the bar. Tasty Tortilla food truck will also be there serving the main course.

Please drink responsibly. Salud!