· If your holiday plans revolve around getting wasted, join the free—we repeat, free—Cinco de Mayo Trolley Pub Crawl. At Lottie's, you'll board a trolley stocked with free Dos Equis that will bring you to two other bars for $5 call tequilas, $2 chips and salsa, and $1 tacos.
· Foodies who want something beyond dollar tacos are luck to have Mexican cuisine master Rick Bayless in town. Head to his Frontera restaurant for upscale Mexican eats. Special for Cinco de Mayo, it will serve two types of enchiladas—a red chile with pork and a green chile with shrimp—and a margarita ice for dessert.
· Salud Tequila Lounge will throw its annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, an 11-hour bash. Get ready to move it at this hopping club—live mariachi, Latin soul and salsa music will get you out on the dance floor. The late-night dance party won't be complete without downing some of Salud's tequila-filled cocktails, like the strawberry margarita or a mojito.
· To keep the party going, head to Little Village for the three-day Cinco de Mayo Festival. From May 6 to 8, chow down on authentic eats and hear live bands at the family friendly fiesta.