Logan Square is home to a number of Mexican restaurants and bars — from elevated dishes highlighting regional specialties, to simple and soul-satisfying tacos, to a growing focus on mezcal, this neighborhood is already primed for Cinco de Mayo celebrations. So whether you check out a new spot or revisit an oldie but goodie, don’t miss out!
De Noche Mexicana (2710 N. Milwaukee Ave)
De Noche Mexicana will host a live mariachi band for their Cinco de Mayo festivities from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., but will offer drink specials all weekend. They’ve teamed up with Avion Tequila to create a trio of margaritas that mirror the colors of the Mexican flag: cucumber, jalapeño and cilantro (green); coconut (white); and hibiscus (red). For more information, visit their Eventbrite page.
Dos Urban Cantina (2829 W. Armitage Ave.)
Looking to start the party early? Dos Urban Cantina will host a kick-off dinner on May 3. Dos Urban Cantina’s Chefs Brian and Jennifer Jones Enyart are co-hosting a celebration at Homestead on the Roof (1924 W. Chicago Ave.) with its own Chef Scott Schulman. Dinner is $50/person, and reservations can be made on Open Table.
Madison Public House (2200 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Madison Public House is pulling out all the stops for their Cinco de Mayo celebration with a party in their beer garden, outfitted with elotes and fresh fruit. Drink specials include El Sully (a Mexican-style lager), El Chavo (a mango habañero cider), and El Gose (a gose-style beer) and there will be a special taco menu featuring options like carne asada, al pastor, veggies and tilapia. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Rocking Horse (2535 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
If staying put isn’t your thing, Avery Brewing Company and Ska Brewing are joining forces to host a Cinco de Mayo bar crawl across Wicker Park and Logan Square. The crawl, which features six bars, begins at noon with Logan Square’s Rocking Horse listed as the fourth stop. For more information and to register, visit the SkAvery Cinco de Mayo Facebook page. But hurry! RSVP by Friday, April 28 to secure your spot.