The Washington Post

Tacos, beer and the other usual suspects are the name of the game.

Parties in the Washington region run the gamut from inexpensive happy hours to one-night-only menus and fancy cocktails.

D.C.'s Cinco de Mayo celebrations include taco tastings, racing chihuahuas and bacon-wrapped tacos.

Skip the cheesy fiestas on Sunday and check out one of these cool happy hours and Mexican-themed gatherings.