National Tequila Day falls on Sunday, July 24, and since Houstonians love their tequila, many local bars and restaurants join in the celebrations. Here’s where to honor the agave spirit with drink specials, happy hours, margaritas and more this holiday:
Picos by Arnaldo Richards, 3601 Kirby
Picos honors National Tequila Day with tequila-infused specialties including 1800 Cristalino Tequila Garlic Gulf Shrimp ($21); Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos ($18) with Cuervo Tradicional Reposado; and the Filete Con Tuetano En Tabla de Sal ($59) with Cazadores Reposado. Customers can also enjoy six unique tequila flight options; and pre-game for the big day with a tasting of Cuervo & Sauza Hornitos tequila on Saturday July 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Back Table Kitchen and Bar, 2301 North Millbend
Back Table Kitchen & Bar’s creative cocktail offering is The Mobile Margarita Cart, a one-of-a-kind beverage cart serving 2-3 people and created table side with plenty of choice for margarita fans. For $45, guests can customize from options like Cajun spice, cinnamon, jalapeño, mint, pineapple, basil, rosemary, cucumber, mango puree, and prickly pear puree .
Bludorn, 807 Taft
One of Houston’s most popular hits, Bludorn offers craft cocktails like This Must Be The Place, made with bell pepper-infused tequila, genepi, ancho reyes and lime with a rim of tajin salt.
Como Social Club, 2 Waterway Square
The terrace and poolside bar showcase The Old Cadillac ($16), made with Casamigos Repasado, peach liqueur, Grand Marnier and lime.
Daily Gathering, 800 Sorella
Celebrate Tequila Day with Daily Gather’s Spicy Margarita ($13), El Gran Diablo ($13) made with Hornitos Blanco tequila, Bruxo Mezcal, agave, fresh lime, ginger beer and blackberry liqueur, or The Greenie ($12) with phantom tequila and Marie’s tomatillo blood mix.
Eunice, 3737 Buffalo Speedway
Head to the modern Cajun-Creole brasserie to sip specialty tequila cocktails like the Puro Passion ($14) with tequila reposado, passion fruit, black peppercorn syrup and lime.
Heights & Co., 1343 Yale
The quaint Heights Patio Bar is celebrating National Tequila Day with four different tequila cocktails for $12 each, including the Pineapple Guava Spicy Margarita, tequila-based Espresso Martini, Heights H2O with tequila, lime, grapefruit, salt and Topo Chico, and the Texas Star made with mezcal, Saint-Germain, lime and hibiscus.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar, multiple locations
From July 23 to 24, the burger bar offers $5 margaritaS like the classic Strawberry Margarita or Doble Fina Margarita. Hopdoddy orders can be placed in person at any Texas Hopdoddy Houston store or online for pickup.
Kin Dee, 1533 North Shepherd
Kin Dee will be offering $2 off the Butterfly Thai Margarita (originally $16) with Don Julio silver tequila, Cointreau, lime and Butterfly tea infused with lemongrass syrup.
The Colonial, 4444 Westheimer
The Vietnamese restaurant offers several exotic tequila-based cocktails such as Spring in Saigon ($19) made with Teremana Blanco tequila, white tea, rosemary, lemon and honey; and the Spicy Passion ($19) with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, Licor 43, Thai chili, passion fruit and lime.
Bar du Loch, 4444 Westheimer
The Seafood Tavern in the River Oaks district offers tequila cocktails like the smoky Oaxacan Old Fashioned ($21) and the sweet Piña Verde ($18) with Corazon Blanco tequila, Génépy, lime and of pineapple. Happy hour runs from 3pm to 7pm or 10pm to 1am (when the Piña Verde is $8) in the bar area only.
Marmo, 888 Westheimer
At the bustling Montrose Collective, Marmo will serve Margherite — made with Corazón Blanco tequila, cantaloupe, honey and smoked salt — for $8 (usually $18) during lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with this tequila-based cocktail is sure to have you ordering a second round!
Cantine de Molina, 7901 Westheimer, 3801 Bellaire, 6300 FM 1463
Molina’s was one of the first establishments in Houston to install a frozen margarita machine in 1975. Enjoy classics, upscale dishes, specialties and even margaritas to go this National Tequila Day. Happy hour runs from 3-6 p.m.
Monkey Tail, 5802 Fulton
Lindale Park Bar will be offering a late night special on margaritas for $6 from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Ouzo Bay, 4444 Westheimer
Pop in to sip Mykonos Ruins made with Corazon Blanco tequila, pineapple, lemon, and candied ginger for $16 or $7 during happy hour from 3-7 p.m.
Patterson Park, 2205 Patterson
The trendy new patio bar will host a Tequila Day Patrón takeover from 2-4 p.m. with Patrón representatives offering samples of Paloma cocktails and handing out miniature replica Patrón tequila bottles on a first-come, first-served basis. The Paloma will also be an all-day featured cocktail, and guests can take photos in front of the step-and-repeat “I love tequila so much” with chairs and a flower arrangement.
Pier 6 Seafood and Oysters, 113 6th
Guests are invited to celebrate Tequila Day by the Bay with a happy price of $6 all day on Pier 6’s homemade margarita, featuring Reposado tequila, citrus and agave.
R24 at Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar
Located on the top floor of the Hilton Americas-Houston, guests can head to R24 for stunning downtown views and sip the Houston Heat Wave, which is 11800 Silver Tequila, Pineapple, Agave, Lime and cayenne pepper, served in a highball glass with Tajin and jalapeño garnish ($16).
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge
Both locations will offer a choice of owner Sylvia Casares’ all-time favorite tequila drinks, the ultra-premium Clase Azul Reposado or Don Julio 1942. Each is accompanied by a scavenger hunt for signature mesquite grilled fajitas. Sylvia for $45 per person, plus tax and tip. The offer is available for lunch and dinner.
Tacos A Go Go, multiple locations
Tacos A Go Go will be offering week-long specials on tequila cocktails, including $3 worth of Mexican candy all week and daily specials including El Pepinos on Mondays, Perfect Patron Margaritas on Tuesdays, Serrano Margaritas Pineapple Wednesday, Tequila Sunrise Thursday, Friday half-price frozen palomas, half-price frozen margaritas Saturday, and all tequila drinks half-price Sunday.
Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch
Tequila creations include Watermelon Mint, Torched Paloma and Prickly Pear Margarita.