04 Apr Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC
This coming May, Mexicans and Americans alike will be ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC as the date approaches in full speed amidst the beautiful weather. True, the ever-persistent showers in April may have put a slight dampening on your spirits, but get ready to immerse yourself in mouth-watering Mexican cuisine like tacos and margaritas as you partake in the plethora of Cinco de Mayo festivities. Before we dive into the various lounges best suited for the celebration, let’s take a look at why Cinco de Mayo is being celebrated here in the USA.
What is Cinco de Mayo?
For one, it is important to note that Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day. Rather, it is the celebration held on 5 May to commemorate the Mexican Army’s astounding victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla back in 1862 on the very same day.
Despite the commemoration taking its form as military parades and ceremonies in Mexico, the date has evolved in the United States and is now synonymous with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. Here in NYC, it is ever more pertinent from the diverse synergy between cultures resulting in some really great celebrations across the city. Without further ado, here are some great venues for you to throw your celebrations during Cinco de Mayo in NYC!
DL Lounge, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has one of the most beautiful environments around, along with a versatile array of spaces. Head to the DL Lounge after work with your co-workers and be impressed with the grand atmosphere presented.
With three different areas – The Red Room, Dinner on Ludlow and Roof Deck – you’ll be spoiled for choice here at the DL Lounge on Cinco de Mayo. It is reminded that the venue requires patrons to be in smart casuals to reflect the classy environment, so do refrain from dressing in athletic or baggy clothes.
If you’re looking to throw a huge celebration during Cinco de Mayo in NYC, then M1-5 is the place to be. With a huge event space and a total of 5,000 square feet in the main area, M1-5 is perfect for celebrations!
Your friends will be thoroughly entertained with the various amenities present, such as flat screen televisions, projectors, pool table, beer pong tables, and even shuffleboard. Their appetizing bar food menu would also be a great place to get some after hour bites while their large selection of drinks will leave you feeling festive. Get ready for some serious celebration this fifth of May at M1-5!
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in NYC without Mexican food would be a pity, which is why Cantina Rooftop is the perfect venue for you and your friends this May. With a perfect view of the city along with top class Mexican cuisine, what else can one ask for?
Led by Executive chef Gonzalo Colin, who has toured around 30 cities in Mexico for over a year, you can expect only the very best flavors in the dishes prepared. Treat yourself to their signature house specials such as Barbacoa de Cordero along with tortillas and Pollo Campestre. Following your meal, treat yourself to some expertly crafted Margaritas and enjoy some live performance at the venue. It will be the perfect night for you and your friends!