Tequila is one of those drinks that can be enjoyed in many capacities. Whether you like it in a margarita, with some salt and lime or just straight up, Philly is chock full of options for the liquor—especially for this Saturday, July 24, which happens to be National Tequila Day.
Here is where you can celebrate the spirited holiday in Philadelphia.
Rosy’s Taco Bar
There is plenty to celebrate this weekend for National Tequila Day at Rosy’s Taco Bar. Firstly, there are tequila flights, and secondly, there will be a special tequila-infused menu from the kitchen. For flights, each will contain a 1oz pour of Blanco, Repo and Anejo with an additional 2oz shot of their house made verdita, which the restaurant says is a refreshing shot that you take before drinking tequila, featuring cucumber, jalapenos, cilantro, mint and pineapple. The flight options are Espolon for $12, Cazadores for $15, El Tesoro for $20, Patron for $21, and Mezcal for $22.
In addition, Rosy’s Barrel Select Patron Margarita will be available for $11 in a glass or a pitcher for $55. Then, from the kitchen to pair with the spirits, diners can sink their teeth into the tequila-infused dishes including Tinga de Pollo Empanadas, Tacos de Pescado for $12 (made with tequila tempura, shaved cabbage, chipotle mayo, mango pico de gallo and a corn tortilla), and Fajitas with your choice of tequila marinated chicken or shrimp served with sautéed peppers, onions and mushrooms, flour tortillas, guacamole and sour cream.
2220 Walnut St., rosystacobar.com
Jose Garces’ spot is turning up for National Tequila Day this weekend. Philadelphians who head to Buena will be able to celebrate the spirited day with half price margaritas, which are available in the Baja, Frozen, Classic or Frozen Seasonal style. In addition, their classic pitchers will be $25 and flavored pitchers will be $27.
Food features to pair with the drinks include tequila lime glazed tacos available in fresh fish, jumbo pacific shrimp and grilled tofu.
1901 Callowhill St., buenaondatacos.com
You know it’s going to be a celebration just by looking at the name of this Northern Liberties eatery. According to a release, Añejo Philly turns 1 on National Tequila Day and Philadelphians are invited to come out for a double celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. at one of the city’s newest and most celebrated Mexican restaurants in Northern Liberties’ restaurant row.
In honor of the anniversary and National Tequila Day, Añejo will set up their outdoor bar with a tequila and cocktail tasting station. Additionally, Añejo serves up discounts on featured tequilas, including Milagro, Corralejo, Los Arango and Tequila Ocho.
From the kitchen, look for features including pork belly tostada, cheeseburger fundido, tuna ceviche, duck enchiladas, churros and at least nine kinds of tacos. There will also be complimentary swag given away during the event, reservations are suggested.
1001 N. 2nd St., anejophilly.com
El Camino Real
This Saturday, diners can head to El Camino Real to check out a special National Tequila Day Weekend Happy Hour with half priced Margarita pitchers between 4 and 6 p.m. To pair with this special happy hour, El Camino will also be offering $12 Cazadores Tequila Flights, as well as Tropical Margaritas served in fresh pineapples for $15.
1040 N. 2nd St., elcaminophilly.com
You can get your Patron fix in at the Northern Liberties spot this weekend in celebration of the spirited holiday. SET will be featuring Patron specials all day long from from open to close with options including their pineapple patron anejo cocktail for $12 and Patron Blanco for $10.
For food options, customers can mix and match any three tacos for $15 with options including the bulgogi cheesesteak, tempura fish, tempura shrimp, bahn mi chicken, NYC chopped cheese, and lettuce wrap taco.
1030 N. 2nd St., set-hospitality.com
Germantown Garden and Vesper Dayclub
For National Tequila Day, Vesper Dayclub, located in Northern Liberties next to Germantown Garden, will feature their house margaritas at the bar throughout the day for $12. On the other side at GG, their house margaritas will be $12 while their pitchers will be $30 from open to close.
According to a release, as one of Philadelphia’s most stunning open-air authentic Mexican restaurants, Juno, will be pouring $10 flavored margaritas— and the option to add Watermelon Red Bull on top for $2. Flavors include blood orange, strawberry, spicy, basil, strawberry/cilantro and mango.
Diners can also pair the drinks with Tacos Mexicanos, including Asada, Al Pastor, Carnitas, Chorizo Con Papas, Camarones, Suadero, Pescados, Pollo Tinga, and Verdura.
1033 Spring Garden St., junophilly.com