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Celebrate National Margarita Day with Happy Hours, Drink Specials and More

Maize offers three killer riffs on the classic margarita.
Maize offers three killer riffs on the classic margarita. Photo by Becca Wright
From tequila-fueled happy hours and frosty margarita deals to one place handing out free margs to those 21-and-up, here’s where to honor thy margarita in Houston on National Margarita Day this Tuesday, February 22.

Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama
Tequila fans can sip $5 house margaritas all National Margarita Day long, with flavors from classic lime to strawberry, mango, peach and watermelon.

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith
Brennan’s will host a Sip & Slurp Cocktail Party in the Courtyard to celebrate Mardi Gras, National Margarita Day and Taco Tuesday. Tickets ($45) include a dozen raw oysters, two fried oyster tacos and two specialty Mardi Gras margaritas.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak
Caracol will offer half off "The Greatest Margarita Ever Sold," happy hour oyster and margarita specials, and a three-course Mijenta y Margarita-paired menu for $70.

Daily Gather, 800 Sorella
The New Spicy Margarita blends Lalo Blanco tequila, Dolfi orange liqueur, fresh lime, jalapeño and agave, available for $13, or $9 during happy hour (2 to 5:30 p.m.)

Dish Society, multiple locations
Dish Society’s margarita is a combo of tequila, prickly pear, simple syrup orange liqueur and lime, available for $8/glass and $20/carafe.
click to enlarge Hit Eight Row flint for margaritas kissed with hibiscus serrano syrup, crème de cacao and more. - PHOTO BY MIKAH DANAE
Hit Eight Row flint for margaritas kissed with hibiscus serrano syrup, crème de cacao and more.
Photo by Mikah Danae
Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale
Open 11 a.m. to midnight, the Texas icehouse will have a variety of margaritas available frozen or on the rocks, with happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. featuring $6.50 Eight Row Margaritas and Mezcal Margaritas; and margarita specials starting at 6 p.m., including $8 Eight Row and Mezcal Margaritas, $10 Port of Call (with Liquid Alchemist Coconut and Crème de Cacao) and Pink Rattlesnakes (with housemade hibiscus syrup), and $15 Big A** Frozen Margaritas.

El Big Bad, 419 Travis
The downtown tequila temple will host an all-day Margarita celebration from 4 to 10 p.m., featuring tequila samples, giveaways, activities and the fresh squeezed house margarita on special for $5 until 10 p.m. (and DJ keeping the party going after).

Flying Fish, 1815 North Durham
Flying Fish will celebrate the day with $5 Classic Lime and Strawberry Margaritas all-day long, available for dine-in and or curbside to enjoy at home. Flying Fish margaritas feature Jose Cuervo Especial and are available frozen or on the rocks.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop, multiple locations
The fast casual Baja-style spot will offer $5 18-ounce House Margaritas, available on the rocks or frozen, all day at participating locations. Available for dine-in only.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, multiple locations
In honor of National Margarita Day, Grimaldi’s is partnering with Casamigos Tequila for a giveaway, and five lucky winners will win a blender. Additionally, Grimaldi’s Rewards Members will receive double points on any order placed on February 22 online or through the app.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, multiple locations
Hopdoddy will be giving away complimentary four-ounce versions of its Doble Fina margarita (Monte Alban Silver Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice and agave, shaken and served over ice) in celebration of National Margarita Day. All guests over the age of 21 will be handed this classic cocktail as soon as they walk through the restaurant’s doors on February 22, no purchase necessary.

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer
Guests can enjoy "The Greatest Margarita Ever Sold" at half-price, plus bar bites from taquitos and tacos to pozole verde offered all night at bar and high-tops and an optional three-course Margarita and Masa Menu ($65++).

La Grange, 2517 Ralph
Sip a frosty $6 ‘rita on one of La Grange’s colorful 2,000 square-foot multi-level Montrose patios is a Houston rite of passage (the margarita deal runs every Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.).

Maize, 14795 Memorial
Guests can sip three different spins on the margarita, including The Guetzamar with 400 Conejos Mezcal Espadín, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, nixta corn liqueur, fresh lime juice, agave, a tangerine splash and sal de gusano for $14; the Cintli, made of Hacienda del Chihuahua Sotol, purple corn, infusion syrup, nixta corn liqueur, lime juice, Topo Chico, ginger-lime juice and a blue nixtamal rim for $13; and La Piscosita, with Morales Mezcal, Agavales Reposado Tequila, ancho pepper syrup, serrano pepper and a tajín rim for $12.

Molina’s, multiple locations
On National Margarita Day, visit any Molina’s location to sip Molina’s Margaritas for happy hour pricing of $6.50 all day long. Made with 100 percent agave tequila, Triple sec and fresh lime juice, the drinks are served frozen or on the rocks.

Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton
The popular bar will be featuring Happy Hour on all its margaritas for $6 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Lotería will be played on the patio from 6 to 8 p.m. Customers can play for prizes including swag and gift cards.

Moxies, 5000 Westheimer
Moxies will be offering a 22 percent discount on all margaritas in celebration of National Margarita Day. Selections include the Millionaire (Herradura Legend Añejo, Cointreau, organic agave, fresh pressed lime), Ghost (Ghost Tequila, St. George Green Chile Vodka, fresh pressed lime, cane syrup, twang chili-lime salt); Mezcal (Casamigos Mezcal, Cointreau, organic agave, fresh pressed lime) and more.

The Original Ninfa’s, 2704 Navigation, 1700 Post Oak
The limited-edition Gran Pasión Margarita features Hornitos Plata Tequila, lime juice, Giffard Fruit de La Passion Liqueur, passion fruit syrup and Grandeza, with a tajín rim, available for $13 (regularly $15) on February 22.

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th
Choose from a Spicy Rita with reposado tequila, agave, citrus and a zesty kick ($10) or the classic House Frozen ($8 regular, $6 during happy hour).

Spanish Village, 4720 Almeda
Hit the historic Third Ward restaurant to enjoy a margarita over shaved ice for $7.50 this National Margarita Day (or make it a Strawberry, Mango or Tamarindo marg for a dollar more).

Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge 
For $22 per person, plus tax and gratuity, guests can enjoy two house margaritas and either two enchiladas or two tacos from the happy hour menu.

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch
On National Margarita Day, choose from traditional margaritas in lime, strawberry or mango, watermelon mint, prickly pear or torched palomas, each specially priced at $5 all day.

Trash Panda Drinking Club, 4203 Edison
Trash Panda Drinking Club will host a special celebration a National Margarita Day party from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. , with a Taco Bell-inspired pop-up and Baja Blast margaritas with Milagro tequila. The “Trashy Bell” menu from chef John Lindauer will feature staples like the Crunchwrap Supreme and Doritos Locos Tacos.

Treebeards, multiple locations
Treebeards is going for a sweet and spicy spin on National Margarita Day with its Blackberry Ginger Margarita, made with Exotico Tequila, ginger syrup, lime, agave and Mathilde Cassis for $10 during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. ($12 regular).

URBE, 1101 Uptown Park
Margarita Day features include happy hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m., half-off "The Greatest Margarita Ever Sold," a four-count mini margarita flight for $20 and a three-course street food menu featuring Hornitos Tequila, Gran Centenario and Dobel Tequila for $30.

Willie’s Grill & Icehouse, multiple locations
The Texas icehouse favorite will offer $2 House Ritas all day long on Tuesday, February 22, available at every location. Choose Strawberry, Regular or Swirled.

Xochi, 1777 Walker
Enjoy half-off "The Greatest Margarita Ever Sold," an optional four-course Margarita and Mole menu paired with margaritas for $75, and happy hour specials featuring Illegal Mezcal, Altos Tequila, Dobel and Gran Centenario.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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