7 places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2016 in Singapore

While we don’t necessarily condone dressing up like a borderline offensive Mexican stereotype, we’re all for celebrating the culture, cuisine and booze of the land for Cinco de Mayo. Here’s where you can go to join the fiesta.


Known for their Latin-inspired dishes and cocktails made with house-grown botanicals, Terra brings a week of Mexican festivities to the Suntec City Sky Garden. The main celebration happens on May 5, but you can enjoy $8 margaritas (lime and strawberry basil), $12 Bloody Marias and $48 tequila shot half-dozens all week. May 2-6

5 Emerald Hill

This old school cocktail bar promises a night of live performances with $5 Jose Cuervo shots, $10 Coronas and $20 Mexican Bulldogs (you know, that frozen margarita with an upturned bottle of beer stuck into it).They’ll also be offering Mexican tapas promos. May 5

The Green Door

The Cinco de Mayo fiesta at this lush garden bar at Dempsey features live salsa and mariachi music from Los Cucurrus. With the $58 entry, you’ll get free flow Mexican tapas, access to a DIY taco station and three Cinco de Mayo cocktails. May 5

Hombre Cantina

This Boat Quay bar hosts the fashionably late Siete de Mayo with $10 deals on all margaritas and San Miguel pints along with $17 tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There’ll also be Latin music by Daryl Epimaco and piñatas for a bit of weekend stress relief. May 7

Singapore Pub Crawl

Everyone’s favorite pub crawl organizers Singapore Pub Crawl are putting on a special Cinco de Mayo event. You’ll hit up three Latin-themed bars and finish off the night at a “mega” club with free shots, all-night happy hour deals and a ride on a party bus along the way. Tickets cost $50. May 7

Mogambo and Hero’s

Also in the vicinity of Boat Quay, Mogambo and Hero’s will be throwing a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with $10 Coronas and Jägermeister shots. Come in your finest poncho and sombrero and you can look forward to a free shot as well. May 7

Lucha Loco

Over on Duxton Hill, Lucha Loco is changing things up with “Disco de Mayo”. With DJ El Mysterio spinning, there’ll be disco dance-offs, lots of tacos and plenty of tequila. May 7