Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than at The Fennec in downtown Birmingham? Bring your friends and family to check out our delicious food and drink specials for everyone to enjoy!
Our food special of the day is Baja Fish Tacos. This flavorful, cooked-to-perfection fish lays atop a soft tortilla shell dressed with chipotle lime crème, blue corn grits, and Acapulco slaw.
What pairs better with a food special than thirst-quenching drink specials? The Fennec has three big ones to offer for this day of celebration!
- $5 Cervezas including Corona, Modelo, Victoria, and Sol
- $6 Altos Tequila
- $6 Jarritos Palomas
Why not stay and party with us all night long?* Join us for Joe Breckenridge at 6:00pm, Deputy 5 at 9:00pm, and DJ Nano and DJ VNDRL at 11:30pm. There will be Altos merch giveaways from 10:00pm-12:00am and a Hangout Fest ticket giveaway at 11:00pm. You won’t want to miss this! *There will be a cover to enter between 8:30pm and 11:00pm.
Start the fun early and come play Thursday Night Trivia with us! There may even be a category on Cinco de Mayo… here’s a bit of holiday history to give you a leg up on the competition.
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The battle was fought during the French intervention in Mexico, which lasted from 1861 to 1867. At the time, Mexico was in a state of financial crisis and unable to pay its foreign debts, which led France to invade and establish a monarchy under Maximilian I. The battle was a symbolic victory for Mexico, proving that a poorly equipped and outnumbered army could still win against a world power.
Cinco de Mayo is primarily celebrated in the United States as a day to honor Mexican culture and heritage. The holiday gained popularity in the U.S. during the 1960s, when Chicano activists began to use it as a way to celebrate their Mexican identity and promote civil rights. Today, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with parades, traditional Mexican music and dance performances, and, of course, delicious Mexican cuisine and drinks.
We hope to see you this weekend at The Fennec!