Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and to honour the culture and heritage of a country that has given us life essentials— margaritas and tacos—we found the five best places to drink, dance, embrace the Mexican spirit, or just having a good excuse to party.
Coinciding with their 2nd anniversary, the Ari neighbourhood local is having an all-out fiesta, ready with a Frida Kahlo dress up contest. Winner gets a cash prize of 2,000 THB, which comes in handy to refuel on the drink deals on offer.
Casa Azul, 2/23 Phahon Yothin Soi 7, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400; tel: 02-619-5107; www.facebook.com/casaazulbkk
Mexican staple La Monita and its Spanish neighbour Osito are firing up the BBQ grill for a mini street party. Expect a no dry zone with 2 for 1 Corona beers, special mezcal cocktails, and free shots for the whole house every half an hour. There is no entry fee to the party, but you will need to sign up with La Monita’s mobile app (free) to get the special deals.
La Monita, Mahatun Plaza, 888/25-26 Ploenchit Road, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330, tel: 02-650-9581; www.lamonita.com
Flaunt your dancing skills with live music performances at this Taco & Latin Dance Party. Local beers and margaritas are only 100 THB all night long with special dishes like arroz con leche and toasted baked cake with potato and chorizo.
Mexicano Restaurante, Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110; tel: 02-261-7100; www.rembrandtbkk.com
Feeling more of a casual bar vibe? It’s free entry all night at Revolucion Cocktail with drink and tapas specials like 50% off fish tacos and buy 1 get 1 free Mexican Collins until 10 pm, and 990 THB margarita jug.
Revolucion Cocktail, 50 Suksawittaya, Sathorn Soi 10, Silom, Bangkok 10500; tel: 02-235-4823; www.revolucion-cocktail.com
Take the fiesta sky high to the rooftop of MahaNakhon CUBE. Dance to the panoramic view of Bangkok’s skyline while sipping on 260 THB tequila-based cocktails. Premium label bottles are also on offer from THB 3,500. Dress code: make it colourful.
Vogue Lounge, 6th FL, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Road, Silom, Bangkok 10500; tel: 02-001-0697; www.voguelounge.com