Bay Ridge is ready for a fiesta!
Get ready for the streets to flood green, white, and red for the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. Use our southern neighbor’s victory over the French at the 1862 Battle of Puebla as your excuse to dress up, bust out the maracas, and knock back shots of tequila. Here is our guide to the celebración:
Start things off slow with a happy hour visit to Lobo Loco (8530 Third Ave. at 86th Street) for $5 mixed and frozen drinks from 3–7 pm. Pair your michelada with a plate of nachos from the half price appetizer special at the bar.
Then samba over to Baia Bay Ridge (8402 Third Ave. at 84th Street), which starts its Cinco de Mayo fest at 5 pm. You can start with $5 margaritas, or go for the low-sodium option of the $3 Corona special — and if you are with your amigos, grab a $15 bucket of the golden Mexican lager. Once you’ve worked up the liquid courage, grab a sombrero and try your hand at the Jarabe Tapatío — also known as the Mexican Hat Dance.
Finally, lead a triumphant charge over to Bay Ridge Public House (8309 Fifth Ave. between 83rd and 84th streets) for the baby bar’s first Cinco de Mayo extravaganza, which includes an allegedly famous “Call Me A Uber” frozen margarita designed to make you the Lyft of the party — though you may not remember come Saturday. And you should soak up some of that booze with $3 tacos before you land in that car service.