11 Hot Spots to Celebrate National Margarita Day!

11 Hot Spots to Celebrate National Margarita Day!


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Every February 22nd, we come together to pay homage to one of the city's most popular cocktails. Created in 1938, the margarita celebrates it's 80th anniversary this year. Nothing beats tequila and lime, so this National Margarita Day, celebrate at one of these top bars.


Taco Dumbo at The Pennsy Food Hall has created a special cocktail in celebration of this very important holiday—a complimentary signature cold-pressed margarita, featuring premium tequila, a choice of fresh pressed juice and salted rim, served neat or on the rocks, with purchase (limit one per customer.) Must be 21 years or older to participate.


Wanna go big this year? Get ready for a platinum cocktail at Añejo Tribeca and enjoy a premium Clase Azul mezcal margarita created especially for National Margarita Day. Añejo is commemorating the occasion with a premium concoction from resident mescal sommelier, Amanda Swanson. Clase Azul Durango Mezcal, Grand Marnier 1880, Lime Juice and Agave come together at $55 per margarita.


NYC’s Egg Shop is shaking, pouring and toasting to the timeless cocktail. The trendy restaurant devoted to serving eggs around the clock is offering their twist on the traditional drink that will have you counting down the days to Cinco de Mayo. Both the NOLiTa and Williamsburg locations are offering a discount on their Watermelon Margaritas with Espolon Blanco, Cointreau, Watermelon and Lime.


Enjoy 365-degree views of Manhattan while sipping on a margarita at The Attic Rooftop. They will serve up Mean Margaritas (infused with jalapeno) and Mellow Margaritas (Patron Roca, nutmeg syrup, cranberry juice, lime juice, agave) $8 a glass and $45 for a pitcher, and Classic Margaritas $5 a glass and $35 for a pitcher during happy hour until 8 pm.


Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City will host an endless happy hour with $3 margaritas to celebrate the occasion. You can also check out their latest food festival that kicks off that day, Whole Hog Barbecue Fest.


The Skylark, Set thirty stories up in the heart of Times Square south, The Skylark delivers a classically-styled cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River, Hudson Yards, Times  Square, The Empire State Building, and the best of Midtown Manhattan.

  • Tequila & Sage Smash – Sauza Silver tequila, Cointreau, agave, lime wedge and sage leaves

  • Skinny Paloma – Don Julio Silver tequila, fresh grapefruit and lime splashed with Fresca

  • Boracho Amigo – Tanteo Jalapeño tequila, agave, pineapple juice, lime, Ilegal Mezcal, grilled pineapple chunks and jalapeño


STK in Midtown and Downtown blends a modern steakhouse restaurant with a chic lounge to create a contemporary fine-dining experience. Stop in for its twists on the margarita including:

  • Mango About Town - Don Julio Reposado, Ancho Reyes Chile liqueur, mango puree, lemon juice, cayenne

  • Crimson Harvest – Avion Añejo, Cointreau, blood orange puree, chocolate bitters, lime (STK Downtown only)

  • Basil Rita – Don Julio Blanco, basil, fresh lime juice (STK Midtown only)


At A.G. Kitchen where the best of American and Latin comfort foods unite, guests can truly "dive" into a whopping 21 ounce frozen mango jalapeno and guava margarita rimmed with turmeric chili, served with a skewer of roasted turmeric dusted pineapple ($14.50). While partaking in this massive celebratory cocktail with friends share the A.G. guacamole trio $19 (classic, pineapple and pomegranate, papaya and mint) or a plate of our creative tacos ($15-$17) ranging from slow-roasted pork to crispy snapper.


If you can't get on a flight to Mexico to celebrate you can have a flight at Zen Taco where guests are encouraged to get zen with their margarita trio. For $15, glasses of cucumber jalapeño, spiced mango, and lychee Margaritas, served on the rocks, sit side-by-side for one or more to enjoy. Of course, humans do not live by margarita alone so while there, be sure to partake in Zen Taco's unique menu offerings, where steamed buns replace tortillas, and one can blend Latin and Asian flavors in a bowl. This upbeat, interactive restaurant is a new addition to the upper west side dining scene.


Virgil's Real BBQ offers a selection of unique margaritas. Nobody can resist Virgil's Spicy Habanero ($11.50) made with habanero-infused Sauza tequila, ruby red grapefruit and lime. Cool down with the signature fresh watermelon margarita ($12.50) with muddled watermelon, lime and Espolon Silver and don’t forget to try the High Roller ($17) served in a big mug with Espolon Blanco tequila, fresh lime juice and Grand Marnier.


Carmine’s in the Upper West Side and Times Square is offering their “Fly Me to the Moon” margarita ($15) which combines Herradura Silver tequila, Limoncello, and Disaronno Amaretto. Surely Frank Sinatra would approve. Carmine's also offers a frozen blood orange margarita ($15) with a tangy and fruity punch from blood orange and fresh lime juice added to Blue Agave tequila.


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