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Margarita at Cantina Dos Segundos

Yes, tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, America’s trendiest reason to get drunk. Luckily there are some classier ways to do so.

Check out some of the best after the jump.

Craig LaBan suggests a “Michelada” instead of the predictable margarita. Michelada means “My Frozen Beer” and is best served up at Xochitl. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Speaking of Xochitl, they’ll be doing it up right with a four-course menu for $35 focusing on street foods from Puebla. There will also be 1/2 price margaritas at the bar all night. [Xochitl]

Distrito enjoys its first Cinco de Mayo with two parties. Starting at 11:30am the first floor will  feature DJs throughtout the day plus $5 Mexican street food snacks and $5 drink specials like sangria and margaritas. Upstairs a special $35 dinner menu will be offered. [Distrito]

Lolita and Duross & Langel team up for some fun. There are margaritas to sample at D&L as well as Lolita margarita inspired soaps, scrubs and lip balms. Lolita is going a little more straight forward with a 3-course menu for $38 per person. [Duross & Langel / Lolita]

This week Matyson celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican inspired tasting menu. We say yes to the rock shrimp and wild mushroom tamale and everything else on Matyson’s tasting menu. [Matyson]

Alison two is celebrating the day with a special on Mexican tequila martinis with jalapeno stuffed olives. From 6:30 to 7:30 there will be complimentary tastings of tequilas and margaritas. All week, specials will include Mexican dishes. [Alison two]

Cantina Dos Segundos is celebrating with drink specials, music, games and even prizes for guessing how many margaritas Dos Segundos has sold this year. [Cantina Dos Segundos]

The Plaza Cafe outside the Comcast Center is getting into the spirit with dancing, live entertainment and drink specials from 5 to 9pm. [Table 31]

North Bowl is featuring a mariachi band from 8 to 11pm and is offering $2 beer specials plus $5 sauza drinks. There will also be a taco eating contest for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. [North Bowl]