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Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day in Austin

Cheers to perfect patio weather and specials on Austin's favorite cocktail

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Calling all margarita lovers, National Margarita Day is coming up on February 22nd! Bars and restaurants around Austin are gearing up to celebrate the tequila-centered holiday, offering limited time deals and special concoctions only available for this ultimate thirsty Thursday. Whether you’re looking to party on a rooftop bar with a DJ, relax in nature and sip on your locally-crafted drink, or anything in between, there’s a place in town for you.

Spicy Mezcal Margarita (photo courtesy of Otopia Rooftop)

Otopia Rooftop

1901 San Antonio St. Unit 1100

Otopia Rooftop is teaming up with Dulce Vida for a tequila-centered celebration. The rooftop lounge will be serving up marg-mosas, strawberry mint margaritas, and shots of Dulce Vida Tequila for just $7. Each purchase of a specialty cocktail serves as an entry for a raffle prize, meaning the more you sip, the higher your chances of winning! A DJ will be getting the party started at 7:30 and the celebration lasts until 10:30 when prize winners are announced. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

Photo by Aleigha Jalomo

Mama Dearest

515 Pedernales St.

Mama Dearest, east Austin’s beloved cabin-themed dive bar is putting an eclectic twist on the classic margarita. Tickle Fight, a margarita consisting of tequila, mountain dew, agave, lime and a variety of different flavor options makes for an unforgettable night… or a night you won’t remember. The bar offers a night-owl happy hour from 12 a.m. to closing time at 2 a.m.

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El Cockfight

121 E 5th St.

If you like to stick to the classics, El Cockfight has you covered. The mezcal and tequila oasis located in Downtown Austin will be featuring their housemade margaritas and Rosaluna Mezcal margarita all day long, with an unbeatable $6 happy hour pricing for the entire day.

Easy Tiger

3508 S Lamar Blvd. #300
6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. #1100
1501 E 7th St. 

Easy Tiger, a beloved beer garden and bakery is the ultimate destination for National Margarita Day. Guests can indulge in $5 Margaritas throughout the day, while also enjoying a 50% discount on the signature Tigerita. Crafted with Susto Mezcal, this exquisite concoction promises a delightful twist on the classic favorite. Whether you’re a margarita aficionado or simply seeking a vibrant spot to savor the day, Easy Tiger promises an unforgettable experience.

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Eldorado Cafe

3300 W Anderson Ln. #303

Not only does Eldorado Cafe offer freshly made margaritas, they’re serving up a hearty Mexican-inspired cuisine to ensure that your Margarita Day celebrations can last all night long. Whether you’re starting your celebration bright and early or catching up during lunch and dinner, Eldorado Cafe is offering their house made margarita, presented in their signature Big Ol’ Salt-Rimmed Margarita Glass, and their top-shelf margarita from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pair your drink with a wide selection of tacos, ribs, burritos, or their speciality Chile Relleno and Chicken Mole. Reservations can be made here.

Photo by Kirsten Kaiser

Cover 3

2700 W Anderson Ln. #202, 2800 N Interstate Hwy 35 #200

News flash, if you haven’t checked the weather forecast yet – it’s going to be warm on Margarita Day. Cover 3 is prepared to break the heat with their $5 frozen margaritas for dine-in guests from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bar and restaurant also has an array of bites to accompany the cocktail, from Nachos Piled High to The Triple, a triad of roasted tomato salsa, guacamole, and white queso with chips.

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Loro Asian Smokehouse and Bar

2115 S Lamar Blvd

Loro Asian Smokehouse and Bar is taking the meaning of refreshing to a whole new level with their speciality margarita this Thursday. The restaurant is presenting Loro’s Mandarin Margarita, crafted with tequila, mezcal, tangerine, and yuzu. Stop by between 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. to enjoy the reviving cocktail, with happy hour from 2 – 5 p.m.

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High 5 Entertainment

2700 W Anderson Ln. #101

High 5 Entertainment is hosting a tropical fiesta and raising their glasses to Jimmy Buffett in celebration of the day. Be transported to Margaritaville alongside The Texas Tide, a Jimmy Buffett cover band, High 5’s signature margaritas, and tropical vibes. Admission is free, and wearing your best Hawaiian shirt is recommended.

El Raval
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El Raval

1500 S Lamar Blvd #150

El Raval, the Spanish tapas restaurant on South Lamar, is serving a limited-time only Clarified Watermelon Margarita from 5 – 10 p.m. Guests are invited to stay and enjoy the Spanish cuisine, with flavorful dishes such as Ceviche de Pargo Rojo, Paella de Pato and Basque Cheesecake. Reservations are recommended, and can be made here.

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Edge Rooftop Bar

110 E 2nd St.

Celebrate Margarita Day five stories up at Edge Rooftop Bar, enjoying the downtown view while sipping on a specially-made cocktail. The bar is presenting a Soco Marg, and recommends pairing it with the ever-so-popular Sweet Corn Fundido and Homemade Guacamole. Reservations can be made here.

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Meanwhile Brewing Co.

3901 Promontory Point Dr.

If you’re being called to a more relaxing Margarita Day celebration, Meanwhile Brewing Co. should be your go-to. Located on 4 acres of oak-tree shaded land with onsite food trucks and live music, the brewery is mixing together Meanwhile’s Spicy Margarita, topped with their house-made hard seltzer.

Photo by Nick Simonite

Hotel San José

1316 S Congress Ave

Kick back in the eclectic Hotel San José‘s courtyard lounge and enjoy their limited-time deal of $8 spicy and regular margaritas. Both hotel guests and locals are invited to stop by the garden and join in the festivities from noon to 10 p.m.

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Salsa Limón

3001 Guadalupe St.

Salsa Limón is home to Austin’s savory Mexican soul food. Known for their food truck, the brand has expanded into a vibrant new restaurant near West Campus. Check out the new location and celebrate with BOGO margaritas this Thursday, including a wide selection of frozen, strawberry, skinny, and other margarita flavors.

Photo by Andrea Calo

Carpenters Hall

400 Josephine St.

The debate between north versus south Austin is a never-ending one, and Carpenters Hotel is taking their stand with their locally made South Austin Margarita. Whether you’re a South Austinite or #TeamNorth, this limited time margarita is certainly worth stopping by Carpenters Hall for.

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