The Super Bowl and Valentine's Day might be in February, but the best holiday during the shortest month is clearly National Margarita Day. Today, on February 22, restaurants and fast food chains across America are celebrating with tequila, house margaritas, and queso from Florida to Houston to California.
If you're in the mood to stay home, check out our interview with Dulce Vida Spirits for a few tips and tricks on making classic margaritas in your own kitchen. Grab the lime juice and the smoked salt because if you're ready to celebrate National Margarita Day in your pajamas, you can do just that. However, if you want to head out tonight and take advantage of Thirsty Thursday, here's a list of the places offering deals, freebies, and specials for National Margarita Day.
Where allowed by law, hand-crafted margaritas will be $6.95 today.
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
The Badass Rocks Margarita, made with fresh limes and juice, is $5 today.
For Thursday only, classic margaritas are $2.22. Additionally, each location will give away 100 free bottles of nail polish inspired by margaritas with a food or drink purchase. The nail polishes are also on sale for $5 here.
The Cadillac 18k Margarita is $5 today from 11 a.m. through 2 a.m.
Blue Goose Cantina
Frozen margaritas are $2 all day Thursday.
Buffalo Wild Wings
From Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, House Margaritas will be $5, street tacos will be $4, and chips and salsa will be $3.
On Thursday, February 22, and Friday, February 23, lemon-lime rocks jumbo margaritas are $3 and are served in a collectible take-home cup.
Chevy's Fresh Mex
Participating locations will hold happy hour from 3 p.m. to close or 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Depending on the location, customers will can find $4, $5, or $6 specials.
The Chambord Flirt, the newest margarita of the month, is $5 throughout February.
The chain is offering all-day drink specials with $1 floaters and $1 off seasonal margaritas, like Frozen Blackberry and Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas.
The Jumbo House Margarita is $5 with the purchase of an entrée at the Houston chain.
Doc B's Fresh Kitchen
From Thursday's happy hour of 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Internal Affair cocktail is $7. The drink features Tequila Avion, jalapeño, pineapple, and basil.
Duffy's Sports Grill
All day Thursday, customers can order $3 Sauza Tequila and $7 Patron margaritas.
The centennial anniversary of El Fenix falls during February so customers can receive an eight-ounce margarita served on the rocks or frozen for just $1 through February 28.
Select Florida locations can receive a $7.95 margarita with a free souvenir glass.
The Pennsylvania chain is featuring its Happy Hora prices all day on House Margs. 12-ounce drinks will be $3, 15-ounce drinks will be $5, and 22-ounce drinks will be $7.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
For $10, customers can order a margarita flight of four flavors. Additionally, two winners for each Margaritas location will win a pair of Boston Bruins tickets.
Traditional margaritas will be $3.99 and customers with retail purchases over $50 will be offered $10. At 4 p.m., participating locations will host a margarita class and a toast at 5 p.m.
Maudie's will feature their top-shelf margarita, the Fire in the Hull, for $5 throughout all Maudie's Tex-Mex locations. The cocktail is made with strawberry and jalapeño-infused Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila and a house made agave-lime mix, topped with a splash of Topo Chico.
Max & Erma's
Chips and salsa are $1 at the chain, while Max's Margaritas are $2 at participating locations on Thursday.
Miller's Ale House
Watermelon and house margaritas are available for $2.22 on Thursday.
On the Border
The signature House Margarita is $2 when customers ask for the special, though price will vary across markets and locations based on local liquor laws. Locations in Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina could see $3 prices.
Pepper's Mexican Grill and Cantina
All day Thursday, all margaritas are two-for-one in any size and flavor.
All Florida locations will offer $2 tacos and $5 specialty cocktails and margaritas, with half-0ff special shots from the Wall of Tequila as part of the After Midnight Happy Hour.
The fast food chain is offering $3 margaritas and $2 off any size quesadilla all day Thursday as part of their All-Day Happy Hour.
Enjoy $4 House Margaritas all day during Thursday, February 22.
Get a hand-shaken Classic Romarita for $4 through Sunday, February 25.
Twin Peaks Restaurants
Participating locations will offer $4 margaritas.
Customers can receive a free Jose Cuervo-themed doughnut at all shops except the CityWalk Hollywood storefront. The special doughnuts will also be available Friday and Saturday.
All house margaritas are $3 for Thursday only.