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Celebrate National Margarita Day in Pittsburgh with these 10 deals

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

The Mezzorita, ready for its national holiday.

The Mezzorita, ready for its national holiday.

Photo by Jesse Ament / Courtesy of Sienna Mercato
Rossilynne Culgan

Today — Feb. 22 — is National Margarita Day, a day honoring all things salty, limey, tequila-y.

These 10 Pittsburgh bars are celebrating with margarita-themed parties, featuring everything from discounted Big Azz margaritas to margarita flights. Here’s how to mark the occasion across Pittsburgh.

Have a ‘Happy Hora’ all day long at Mad Mex

Mad Mex is extending happy hour pricing on house margaritas all day long. Order a small (12-ounce) for $3, a medium (16-ounce) for $5, or a large a.k.a. Big Azz (22-ounce) for $7. Flavor options: Original or fruity (black cherry, raspberry, mango, strawberry, passion fruit or sangria blur) — frozen or on the rocks. Mad Mex has a bunch of locations around the area, including one in Shadyside (220 South Highland Ave.) and one in Oakland (370 Atwood St.).

Where: Mad Mex at Various locations

When: February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to February 23, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.


Treat yourself to a Mezzorita

On all three floors of Sienna Mercato, indulge in 1/2-off house margaritas and Mezzoritas. The Mezzorita is made of Altos Blanco tequila, aperol, grapefruit, lime and hopped grapefruit bitters. Sienna Mercato comprises Emporio: A Meatball Joint, Mezzo and Il Tetto. The 1/2-price margarita deal is also good at Sienna On the Square in Market Square during the same hours.

Where: Sienna Mercato at 942 Penn Ave. (Downtown)

When: February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Try out a margarita flight at Tres Rios

Apparently margarita flights are a thing, and you can order one at Tres Rios in the South Side. Tres Rios calls Thursday's celebration "one of the best holidays of the year." Stay tuned for more specials from the restaurant.

Where: Tres Rios Pgh at 1719 East Carson St. (South Side)

When: February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Indulge in a Las Velas margarita

Las Velas consistently has one of the best margs in the city, and you can slurp one right up at a discounted price for the holiday. It's $5 for regular house margaritas and $9 for a large all day.

Where: Las Velas at 430 Market St., Floor 2 (Downtown)

When: February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Party on Butler Street

Butler Street's neighborhood cantina will serve up $5 La Cantina classic margaritas all night. Pair 'em with tacos.

Where: Round Corner Cantina at 3720 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)

When: February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.


Sip on El Campesino’s Cadillac margarita

If you're north of the city, this party's for you. El Campesino McKnight is marking the holiday with prizes, giveaways and $2-off house margaritas. If you want to sip something extra special, you can order a top-shelf "Cadillac" margarita made with Cazadores Blanco.

Where: El Campesino McKnight at 4771 McKnight Road (Ross Township)

When: February 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Savor a marg in a swanky location

Hang out in the resplendent Grand Concourse or its bar Gandy Dancer Saloon while sipping on a $5 premium gold margarita, frozen or on the rocks. Pro-tip: Check out Gandy Dancer's super affordable happy hour menu.

Where: Grand Concourse at 100 W. Station Square Dr. (South Shore)

When: February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Drink a marg, eat a cheeseburger in paradise

Truly a bargain, you can get a house margarita for $3 or a Loaded Landshark (!!!) for $4. To pair with the booze, cheeseburgers in paradise are on the menu for $5.

Where: Mexi Casa at 3001 W. Liberty Ave. (Dormont)

When: February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to February 23, 2018 at 2:00 a.m.


#Margaritas #mexican #TGIF #cheers

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Toast to National Margarita Day today and any day

"Every day is margarita day at Jose & Tony's...But, come celebrate with us on Thursday anyway," as the event description declares. Located in Dormont, it's a family restaurant offering a variety of quesadillas, burritos and nachos.

Where: Jose and Tony's Mexican Restaurant at 1573 McFarland Road (Dormont)

When: February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.


Honor a ‘sacred, tequila, triple sec and lime drink’

The celebration at Sidelines honors "this sacred tequila, triple sec and lime drink." Soak up the tequila with some bar food, like a burger or cheesesteak.

Where: Sidelines Bar and Grill at 621 Evergreen Ave. (Millvale)

When: February 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.


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