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8 boozy ways to drink through National Margarita Day in Austin
Call your DD – National Margarita Day is right around the corner. Texas’ signature drink gets its own holiday ‘round these parts, and it would be remiss not to share some of the best places to celebrate it. Here are eight places to spend your February 22 with a margarita in your hand in Austin.
TRACE Austin at the W Hotel
From 4-8 pm the W Hotel will be providing several drink specials on their Trace patio and tequila bar. Margarita flavors include spicy mango, blueberry, piña colada, and more. They are also offering two different Patrón tequila flights – Los Famosos ($35) and Los Especial ($85). Reservations can be made via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant.
This traditional Mexican restaurant led by James Beard award winning-chef Iliana de la Vega will have all margaritas 20 percent off all day. Pair your margarita with any of their platos fuertes like their chuletas de cordero or almendrado de pollo for an authentic Oaxacan culinary experience. Reserve on OpenTable.
Both of Austin’s Latina-owned bright pink taqueria locations will be serving margaritas and tequila shots at discounted prices all day. Take your pick between their pink house margarita ($6) or Espolon Tequila margarita ($8) while enjoying their signature pink tacos.
The Roosevelt Room
Enjoy the evening sipping on extravagant cocktails at this previous CultureMap Tastemaker winner. The Roosevelt Room will be serving their RR margaritas for $8 and their Mezcal margaritas for $9. They also provide a food menu of epicurean offerings and desserts. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.
De Nada Cantina
In partnership with Tromba Tequila, De Nada will be serving three new margaritas crafted by beverage program creator Chris Bostick. The El Chingon ($15), Tromba Spicy Marg ($11), and Tromba Sandia Marg ($13.50) will be available all day. Don’t forget to add any of their eight delicious taco options complete with their housemade blue corn tortillas. Reserve on OpenTable.
Drink at Fareground
For anyone looking for more than one deal in one space – Austin’s downtown food hall Fareground is the place to try. There are eight different eateries and bars within the Congress Avenue location. Coffee and cocktail bar Drink offers a build-your-own margarita special for the occasion. Add some tacos from Chef Richard Sandoval’s Taco Pegaso or a fried chicken sandwich from Henbit, and you’ve got yourself a complete meal.
Southwestern eatery Z’Tejas will be serving margaritas at both of their Austin locations for $5 all day on Wednesday, with a special $1 flash sale from 5 to 6 pm and 9 to 10 pm.
The frostiest margs in town are served at 45th and Lamar, according to Reddit. Chili’s will be serving three fan-favorite margaritas in novelty keepsake cups for $5. February’s margarita of the month is the Grand Romance ‘Rita – made with Grand Marnier, Lunazul Blanco Tequila, Monin blackberry syrup, and Chili’s fresh sour.