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Beloved Miami Chef Piyarat Arreeratn Opens New Thai Hot Spot, NaiYaRa


Continuing Miami's Asian cuisine explosion, celebrated local chef Piyarat Arreeratn (known as Chef Bee) recently opened NaiYaRa in South Beach. The restaurant is already the newest place to see and be seen.

NaiYaRa is offering traditional and contemporary Thai and Japanese fare in the trendy Sunset Harbour neighborhood of Miami Beach. The menu – which was conceptualized by chef Bee and his mother - was generated from Bee's most well-received dishes at his much-loved Oishi Thai restaurant in North Miami.

“I’m excited and honored to work with my mother on NaiYaRa to bring some of my favorite childhood dishes from Thailand to the Sunset Harbour neighborhood,” Chef Bee told us. “It’s been such a delight working with her to develop a concept that traces back to my Thai roots.”

Those roots include dishes that Bee's grandmother actually sold at their local village market in Thailand like Tom Yum Nahm Khon, also known as Creamy Ramen Noodle Soup with Prawns. Other menu standouts include the salmon taco with spicy mayonnaise, avocado, and truffle oil; the Thai street dumplings with fried chicken, celery, oyster sauce, and Thai chili; the red curry with crispy duck, bell peppers, pineapple, coconut milk, and jasmine rice; and the crispy bok choy. As to how he approached his conception, Chef Bee says, "I wanted to highlight authentic Thai ingredients like prawns, octopus, squid, our traditional tamarind sauce (Nahm Jiim Jeaw) and seafood dipping sauce (Nahm Jiim Talaey)."

The cocktails at NaiYaRa also transport one's taste buds across the orient. Anthony “Tibor” Vecsesi, known for his inventive ideas and use of fresh ingredients, created signature drinks like the Mekhong OX and Tom Kha– each made with traditional Thai ingredients such as bird chili, lemongrass and galangal. The Mekhong Mule with Absolut elyx, lemongrass, ginger, and mio sparkling sake is already a local favorite.

The restaurant decor – inspired by Bangkok's street food scene, creates an energetic vibe felt throughout the space. Design firm Oberhausen created a retro-contemporary space in the open dining room which features tufted red leather banquettes, tables made from reclaimed Indonesian teak wood, and repurposed traditional fishing baskets from Thailand. The walls are adorned with custom artwork by local muralist Daniel Fila (aka Krave) and include a vinyl album cover montage, an elephant mural at the sushi bar, and an art installation featuring The King of Thailand.

Born and raised in Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand, Chef Bee moved to the United States over 20 years ago and worked his way up to the position of sushi chef at famed chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Nobu restaurant. He opened Oishi Thai in 2005, which is still a major draw to locals "in the know."

He says of NaiYaRa's instantaneous success, "We knew people were eagerly awaiting the opening and they have been packing the restaurant nightly! It's wonderful to see such a great turn out from locals and visitors, with lots of return guests."


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


National Tequila Day 2018 Around Miami

PINECREST, FL — If Cinco de Mayo were to cut to the chase, we'd be left with National Tequila Day, an annual celebration of Mexico's beloved libation made from the nectar of the blue agave plant. Tuesday marks the annual celebration of Mexico's most sought after libation. But there's no need to head south of the border when a number of Miami area restaurants and bars are celebrating in the 305.

Patch helps gets the fiesta started with the following roundup:

Chuy's
Tuesday is opening day for the second South Florida location of this Tex-Mex restaurant. The opening will mark the 11th Florida location and 97th restaurant overall. The first restaurant opened in Austin, Texas 35 years ago. Chuy's will be celebrating the Kendall location's grand opening with $1 floaters, allowing guests to dress up any margarita with a shot of their favorite tequila, and $1 off their Perfect Margarita, made from scratch with Patrón Silver tequila and Patrón Citrónge Orange liqueur, simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. The menu features authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Popular items include dishes such as Enchiladas rolled by hand and Stuffed Chile Rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce. Playful, must-try plates include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy's Famous Big As Yo' Face Burritos. Chuy's Kendall is located at 8945 SW 162 Avenue. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8405 Mills Dr #206.

MIAMI BEACH

Lolo's Surf Cantina
At Lolo's Surf Cantina, Tacos and Tequilas Tuesdays are an every-week festivity, but for National Tequila Day, Lolo's is taking things to the next-level. In addition to half off of all of Lolo's authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials for T&TT, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo's Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo's is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila. Lolo's is located at 161 Ocean Dr.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club
This brand spakin' new Mexican restaurant at the iconic Shore Club is known for their tequila and mezcal offerings so you know whatever they're whipping up will make a tequila enthusiast proud. The Los Vatos cocktail has proved to be a real crowd favorite serving as a light and fruity refresher perfect for summer sipping infused with agave with passion fruit, agave, mint and lime. The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Ave.

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
There's really nothing more appropriate to drink on a day honoring a Mexican liquor than a cocktail with a name like "El Chapo." At Jezebel Bar + Kitchen, you can indulge in their delectable El Chapo cocktail infused with pineapple juice, chili pepper and fresh lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an illegal mezcal float. What's an illegal mezcal float? You'll have to stop by Jezebel to find out more. The eatery is located at 1625 Michigan Ave.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co
This neighborhood bar offers the delicious Tommy's Margarita, an industry favored classic invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Dubbed "the only margarita recipe you need" by GQ – we can't think of a better way to taste this holiday. The bar is located at237 20th St Suite B.

Leynia at Delano South Beach
The Anana al Asador at Leynia is a delightful tequila infused specialty at Delano South Beach's Leynia. Boozy, smooth, and sophisticated with a smoky finish, this cocktail is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. The Delano is located at 1685 Collins Ave.

Byblos Miami
The Mediterranean hotspot's Habibi Marguerite (a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado) marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. A whimsical interpretation of the traditional tea service enjoyed throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, the Habibi Marguerite elevates tequila to the realm of the sublime. Byblos is located at 1545 Collins Ave,

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
This upscale seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Beach has a strikingly vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the main star. Their SoFi cocktail, made with fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup, provides the perfect workday relief on National Tequila Day — and beyond. The restaurant is located at 404 Washington Ave.

Ocean Grill at The Setai
At The Setai, Miami Beach, their iconic cocktails served in coconuts are normally $25, but their new "Coco Açai" will be $16 in celebration of the Summer Solstice and National Tequila Day. One lime and one lemon muddled and mixed with coconut water is sure to shake up your summer expectations. The cocktail screams celebration and is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel's beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Ave.

Planta South Beach
Why not celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekent at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their very tequila cocktails during brunch. Guests have the option of choosing to indulge in the bottomless cold-pressed margaritas, which include special house-made margaritas like the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life's a Beach cocktails. Planta is located at 850 Commerce St.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of experiences to please all tequila enthusiasts. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its wide selection of tequilas and handcrafted tequila cocktails throughout the property. For a laidback atmosphere, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina offers killer Blended Margaritas ($14) – Corazón Blanco Tequila agave and lime and the refreshing Pink Flamingo punch - Herradura Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes, lime, mango and watermelon. Scarpetta by Scott Conant features an Italian take tequila cocktails with its Bari ($16) – Corzo Blanco Tequila, watermelon, agave nectar, lime, cilantro and serrano pepper, and the Sardegna ($16) – Herradura Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Mirto Myrtleberry Amaro, strawberry shrub, lime. Sorso by Scarpetta, the resort's very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, offers the Dime Piece ($17) – Herradura tequila infused with pineapple, Cointreau, cilantro, lime, house made pineapple shrub and the En Fuego ($17) – Jalapeño infused Corazón tequila, sauvignon blanc, St-Germain, lemon and agave. Revelers can forgo the indoors and cool down with La Côte's Watermelon Basil Margarita ($18) – Corralejo Tequila, Cointreau, basil, watermelon and hand-pressed lime juice – while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a modern twist on the classic steakhouse experience, pair the Notorious F.I.G. ($15) – Partida Tequila Reposado, Sotol por Simepre, Calvados, mission figs and maple – with a succulent steak at StripSteak by Michael Mina. For a quick cocktail and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel's lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. The hotel is located at 4441 Collins Ave.

Living Room
Living Room, the modern, nocturnal playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, is known for its innovative mixology program and artisanal libations. At Living Room, cocktails feature exotic herbs house-made spices and essential oils edible flowers, top-shelf spirits and locally sourced organic produce. Sip on some Mexican Tea with Reposado tequila, chamomile tea syrup, fresh lime, and chili infused liquor or the refreshing Lychee Margarita with Reposado tequila, lychee puree, and fresh lime and the sparkling La Bandolera with tequila Blanco, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, and champagne. These globally-inspired cocktails (all $16) can be enjoyed on one of Living Room's plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Valet and metered parking is available. Call 305-938-3000 for more information.

NaiYaRa
Located in the bustling, foodie-haven of Sunset Harbour, Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (more affectionately known as Chef Bee) showcases an eclectic menu featuring the Thai street fare of his childhood coupled with modern Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the beloved Thai eatery. A meal at NaiYaRa is akin to a journey through the heart of Northern Thailand and Bee's new creations compliment signature items as well as the creative cocktail menu. To celebrate National Tequila Day with a twist of Thai be sure to try the Khing Manaw ($14) Thai bird chilies bring the heat when mixed with fresh basil leaf, Avion Blanco tequila, barrow's intense ginger liquor & fresh pressed lime. Served on the rocks with fresh cut ginger. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road. Call 786-275-6005 for more information.

Beaker & Gray
Whether Shaken or Stirred, Wynwood's notable hotspot, Beaker & Gray is the area's go-to spot for National Tequila Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, tequila seekers can sip on a curated selection of celebratory cocktailscrafted by bar manager/owner Ben Potts. This year, Beaker & Gray has partnered with Volcan de mi Tierra tequila andwill be offering a featured "Cocktail of the Day" to celebrate the spirit. The one-day-only cocktail – Stratovolcano for $11is made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, Habanero, Orgeat, Grapefruit and Volcanic Salt. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637North Miami Avenue in Wynwood.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
All locations throughout Florida and Georgia will join in the Tequila Day festivities $5 Patron shots, $6 CoronaRitas and $10 Margarita Pitchers. Miami Applebee's are located at 20405 S. Dixie Higway and 9815 NW 41st St.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Brickell is located at 1414 Brickell Ave. Call 305-403-0900.

KEY BISCAYNE

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Key Biscayne is located at 620 Crandon Blvd. Call 305-362-0900.

Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne's iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and a vibrant energy which draws diners in, making it a perfect hotspot for dinner and drinks. Recently, the restaurant unveiled a new craft cocktail program created by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya and guests can celebrate National Tequila Day with one of his specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset ($15) with El Jimador Tequila, passionfruit puree, blue agave syrup, raspberries and homemade sour mix or the fragrant Missing Summer ($15) with Creyente Mezcal, Luxardo Marachino, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeño, and rosemary. For a party in a glass, try the RP Double Golden Margarita ($50) with Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier, Cuvée du Centenaire, fresh lime, lemon, and orange juices,
and blue agave syrup. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call 305-361-3818.

CORAL GABLES

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
Taco Tuesday and National Tequila Day have come together for the night to bring you a Tuesday like no other. You can expect this event to be an incredible celebration. Free shots will be awarded to those who manage to "Pin the Tail on Ramon." Ramon is Espolón's rooster — the brand's icon and every tequila lover's spirit animal. Guests will enjoy taco specials, featuring $3 and $4 tacos as well as drink specials including $6 margaritas and more. The fun lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar is located at 230 Miracle Mile.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Trying to have the most amount of tequila for the least amount of money on National Tequila Day? At KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, enjoy a 64 oz. Mug-arita pitcher for two for $34.99. Yes, you read that right – 64 oz. Made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime and agave, your tastebuds will be sure to thank you on this one. Oh, and in honor of the day, KINGS created a special "Flamingo Margarita" that is served with a tequila popsicle for extra booze. The eatery is located at 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue suite 152.

Pisco y Nazca
Celebrate National Tequila Day with more during Pisco y Nazca's happy hour and order the El Shandy cocktail featuring El Jimador Reposado tequila, Funky Buddha Floridian, agave néctar and lime juice. It's half off during happy hour so drink up. The restaurant is located at 8551 NW 53rd St A101.

Novecento
Celebrate National Tequila Day the Argentinean way at Novecento. With locations in Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, guests are invited to sip on hand-crafted libations that pair impeccably with their flavor-forward fare. In honor of the holiday, try the Apasionado ($12) a refreshingly light cocktail made with Reposado tequila, passionfruit and bell pepper. If you'd rather have your tequila straight, Novecento offers up to five different varieties, ranging from Milagro to Don Julio 1942. Novecento Aventura is located at 18831 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-466-0900.

SUNNY ISLES

Biella Ristorante
This eclectic Italian restaurant boasts a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance, Biella's setting is as memorable as the cocktails and cuisine. The light and refreshing libations, perfect for summertime sipping in celebration of National Tequila Day include the Biella Margarita with Baron tequila, Amaretto Disaronno, agave, fresh lime juice and egg white. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Ave.

FORT LAUDERDALE

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Taco Tuesday & National Tequila Day – at true match made in heaven! At all Florida locations, Rocco's Tacos will be offering $6 Margaritas and $16 pitchers in honor of National Tequila Day! Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila from their 'Wall of Tequila' or pair it with a round of your favorite tacos for a Tuesday you'll never forget. Rocco's is located at 1313 E Las Olas Blvd.

El Vez
On National Tequila Day, indulge in half off margaritas, specialty cocktails and beers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located within the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez offers it's guest delicious margaritas on tap and ready for serving. Enjoy their delicious menu that features authentic Italian dishes including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and more. The eatery is located at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

3030 Ocean
The iconic 3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, has been critically-acclaimed for its sophisticated, yet simple locally-sourced cuisine and delicious libations. Stop by on National Tequila Day and enjoy hand crafted cocktails with fresh seafood in an oceanfront setting. Crafted by Sous Chef Brooke Mallory, the My Paloma ($15) features Partida Tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and grapefruit-lime oleo-saccharum. This tangy and sweet cocktail pairs perfectly with the delectable seafood dishes offered on the menu. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Call 954-765-3030.

Burlock Coast
Fort Lauderdale's wildly popular oceanfront restaurant and bar, invites tequila lovers to kick-back, take in the ocean view and sip on specialty tequila cocktails like the Rita Lavender made with Blanco Tequila, lime, lavender, Triple Sec and house-made Seafroth. Cocktails are hand-crafted by the restaurants lead bartender JP Belloni. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations please call 954-302-6460 or email [email protected]

ETARU Las Olas
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at Icon Las Olas, 500 East Las Olas Boulevard. Call 954-271-3222.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria
Celebrate National Tequila Day in style with unobstructed ocean views and a selection of handcrafted cocktails at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. This authentic Mexican hotspot by acclaimed Chef Pablo Salas delivers favorites from South of the Border along with essential tequila libations to complement. The Paloma Brava ($12) offers Lona's take on Mexico's national cocktail with Tequila Cabeza, lime, agave, Ilegal Mezcal and Jarritos grapefruit soda. Because no Mexican experience is complete without a margarita, the Lona Margarita ($10) – Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mandarine Napoleon, lime, agave – delivers in a big way. Guests can choose to make fruity additions with house-made mango, coconut, hibiscus or passion fruit purees. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Call 954-245-3069.

Kuro
The acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, features the perfect handcrafted tequila cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. Highlighting fresh Japanese ingredients in modern recipes with hints of classic flavors, the sweet SHI ($16) – blackberry jam infused tequila, ginger and pineapple – pairs harmoniously with Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker's handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Kuro's cocktails are whimsical and provide guests with the option to select a drink that most appeals to their particular palate since the cocktails at Kuro are divided into categories based on the five flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Kuro is located at One
Seminole Way. Call 954-585-5333.

L Bar
Housed in the lobby of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is L Bar – the resort's intimate, centerpiece cocktail bar and lounge. Here, guests can enjoy National Tequila Day with a varied selection of handcrafted cocktails made with seasonal produce and house-made syrups. Celebrate with tequila-based libations like the Culinary Influenced cocktails like the Avocado Toast ($15) which offers a sweet and savory rendition of this menu favorite and features a perfect mix of Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave. The Coffee & A Doughnut ($15) transforms the beloved on-the-go breakfast into an inspired drink. It features Herradura Reposado Double Barrel tequila, cold brew coffee, egg white and cinnamon, topped with a chocolate doughnut. L Bar even offers an Ode to Agave section
on its menu which features the Uno ($12) – Herradura Reposado Tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer the Dos ($13) made with Kah Reposado tequila, muddled cilantro, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup and Tabasco and the Mexican Firing Squad ($12) – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way.

HALLANDALE BEACH

ETARU Hallandale
Whether sitting beachside or in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, ETARU is the perfect outpost to celebrate National Tequila Day. Indulge in one of the restaurant's favorite cocktails, the Rita Okinawa ($12), a Japanese twist on the classic Margarita, made with yuzu kosho Cazadores tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime and agave. The cocktail is available at both locations during their nightly Happy Hour for only $6. ETARU is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach.


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