HAPPY NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY! (OUR TOP 5 SPOTS, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TO INDULGE AFTER YOUR SHIFT)
It’s Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (2.22.22). Do you know what that means? It’s not just a lot of two’s in a date. Nor is it just any Taco Tuesday… it’s National Margarita Day! The classic margarita — triple sec, tequila, and lime juice — born in Mexico in 1938 is widely considered the official drink of having fun, or for today, at least, we say it is. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, your shift ends soon, and that’s never truer than on National Margarita Day.
Check out our own little procured list of the Nation’s Top Margarita Heavy Hitters, and hopefully you are on assignment somewhere in one of these cities and will thank us later. Blended, or on the rocks, you can’t go wrong with a Margarita on this Tuesday. Salud!
El Compadre Restaurant (Los Angeles, CA)
A hacienda-inspired ambience, fueled by mariachi music and flaming margaritas, this spot is known for its fanatical regulars, and celebs alike, praising it’s famous “Flaming Margarita.” You can’t go wrong with endorsements like that (pro tip: add coconut juice).
Big Star (Chicago, IL)
On a day like today, during a harsh Chicago winter, you’ll find there’s no better escape from Midwestern winter reality, than this Wicker Park taqueria. We suggest a pitcher of particularly strong Big Star margaritas with a side of heaping nachos (don’t forget the pickled jalapenos).
Mulas (Omaha, NE)
This historic Blackstone District spot specializes in high-end tequilas and Mexican fare, so you can’t go wrong. Only helps it’s in our hometown of Omaha, NE ;) When it comes to funky cocktails using tequila, they’re the experts. Cucumber, Guava or Jalapeño Margaritas in February? Yes. Please. (Don’t forget the Chips & Guac, to balance out that tasty beverage).
Bakersfield (Nashville, TN)
Steps from the Johnny Cash Museum, this Nashville tequila hot spot serves up authentic Mexican fare with some true kings of tequila cocktails—as well as a wide choice of whiskeys. The food is about as unique as the stars that play Nashville, so visit with an appetite (Don’t forget the short rib queso, it’s kind of a big deal).
Mayahuel (New York, NY)
A truly hidden gem, if you aren’t looking for it, you’ll definitely walk right by it. Located inside Philip Ward’s 2-level East Village, with it’s dim lighting and tiled accents, this spot is as sexy as a Tequila joint can get. (Try the “Afternoon Delight,” made with a strawberry- and jalapeño-infused blanco, mango shrub, lime, salt and cerveza.)