I love a good margarita! While it is a little funny that “National Margarita Day” is celebrated in the dead of winter it is a welcome escape and a friendly reminder of the warm spring and summer weather that is just around the corner. Here are my top five picks (in no particular order) of great places to celebrate with a delicious cocktail this Friday.
1. Gonza Tacos y Tequila
With five locations across the Triangle Gonza Tacos y Tequila is the perfect spot to meet with friends and celebrate the end of a busy the work week. This Friday each location will feature their tasty grapefruit/rosemary margarita alongside their classic cocktail offerings.
Bartaco has two locations in the Triangle – one in Chapel Hill at University Place Mall and another located in North Hills in Raleigh. They offer a great classic margarita made with fresh squeezed lime juice. The tacos are delicious too!
3. Gallo Pelon Mezcaleria
Gallo Pelon has a wonderful cocktail menu and what I think is probably one of the best beverage programs in downtown Raleigh. This is the place to go for a simple yet sophisticated margarita this weekend.
Switching gears here for a moment, the drinks at NanaTaco in Durham are high on my list for somebody looking to celebrate national margarita day on a budget. Nana’s has some great food but most importantly they offer $5 Margaritas every day!
5. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
A burger bar may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for places to enjoy a Margarita, but Bad Daddy’s Burger is a hidden gem with great drink specials at the Morrisville, downtown Raleigh and North Raleigh locations. They have a solid house margarita on the menu and best of all it is the featured $5 drink special each Friday!