Shouldn’t every day be National Margarita Day? If you have to pick one day to celebrate, let it be the official date of February 22. Here’s where to find fabulous margaritas (and a few alternate tequila-based cocktails) all over town.

Sea Level // Uptown
Ghost Pepper Pommarita: Lunazul Blanco Tequila, PAMA, Cointreau, ghost pepper syrup, pomegranate juice, and lime

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Ghost Pepper Pommarita. Photo by Jamey Price

Haymaker // Uptown
South of the Border: El Jimador, ruby grapefruit, ancho chili

5Church // Uptown
Viper: Silver tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, cucumber water, cayenne pepper (5Church’s beloved signature drink)

The Imperial // Uptown
Paloma Stinger: Silver Tequila, grapefruit juice, serrano pepper, simple syrup, ginger, fresh lime juice, and an ice sphere infused with a serrano pepper and grapefruit slice

Que Onda Tacos // Various Locations
Choose from various margs or, if you’re feeling crazy, a tequila flight.

Photo via Que Onda

Queen City Q // Uptown
Jalapeño Margarita: House-made jalapeño sour mix, El Jimador tequila, and triple sec, garnished with lime and candied jalapeño

La Revolucion // Uptown
Go for the margaritas and stay for the dancing.

Fahrenheit // Uptown
Ghost’s Revenge: Fresno pepper and rosemary infused Herradura Anejo, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, angostura bitters, ginger beer

Sabor Latin Street Grill // Various Locations
You can find Sabor in 12 locations including their new Uptown spot. And GREAT news: National Margarita Day falls on a Friday this year, which means $5 Amigos Margaritas!

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Photo via Sabor Latin Street Grill

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina // Uptown
Go light with the Skinny Margarita or upgrade with the Millionaire’s Margarita.

The Cellar at Duckworth’s // Uptown
Where There’s Smoke: Spicy smoked peach margarita

Mimosa Grill // Uptown
Pama Margarita: Blanco Tequila, PAMA, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lime juice

The Cowfish // SouthPark
Wasabi Yuzu Tequila-tini: Sauza Blue tequila, triple sec, yuzu, freshly squeezed lime, wasabi

Wasabi Yuzu Tequila-tini. Photo by Kate Anderson

1900 Mexican Grill // Various Locations
Find margs from 1900 on Park Road or in Elizabeth.

Azteca // Various Locations
Be sure to start with their delicious queso, too.

Zapatas // Various Locations
Enjoy a flavored margarita in Ballantyne, Lake Norman, or University area.

Upstream // SouthPark
Upstream Margarita: 1800 Reposado Tequila, fresh lime

Paco’s Tacos and Tequila // SouthPark
Enjoy their expansive selection of tequila mixed in your margarita.

Photo via Paco’s Tacos

WP Kitchen + Bar // SouthPark
K+B Margarita: Jose Cuervo Silver tequila, agave syrup, lime

Cantina 1511 // Madison Park
Most of their margs are available by the glass or pitcher.

Dot Dot Dot // Madison Park
Paloma: El Tesoro Reposado Tequila, lime juice, Jarritos, grapefruit soda, black sea salt

RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila // Myers Park
Have a blast reading the menu item names while sipping on your Friend Zone or Run Forrest Run.

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Photo via RuRu’s

Bakersfield // Dilworth
Order a pitcher and a platter of tacos, and you’re good to go.

Cabo’s Mexican Cuisine & Cantina // South Charlotte
Get a little spicy with the Jalapeño-Rita or stay classic with a traditional.

Superica // South End
We’ve got our eye on the Matador (tequila, pineapple, lime, cilantro.)

Tupelo Honey // South End
Tupelo Honey-Margarita: El Jimador Tequila, house-made honey liqueur, lemon, lime, mint, and chili-salt

SouthBound // South End
Here’s to hoping February 22 is a warm winter day because this So-Cal spot’s patio is incredible.

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Photo via SouthBound

Three Amigos // Plaza Midwood
Great news! Large house margaritas are only $5 on Fridays.

La Unica // Plaza Midwood
Sit back and relax with a jumbo margarita at this Plaza Midwood favorite.

Sweet Lew’s BBQ // Belmont
Margaritas on tap AND amazing BBQ? Great way to spend a Friday.

Growlers Pourhouse // NoDa
Hibiscus Margarita: El Jimador Tequila, housemade strawberry and hibiscus syrup, triple sec, fresh lime, black pepper, salt

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Hibiscus Margarita. Photo via Jamie Brown

Crepe Cellar // NoDa
Smooth Operator: Private barrel El Tesoro Reposado Tequila, Amaro Montenegro, Pasubio Vino Amaro, xocolatl mole bitters, dark chocolate rim

Haberdish // NoDa
Making Romance: Single-barrel El Tesoro Reposado Tequila, strawberry gomme syrup, Amaro Montenegro, lemon, Maca tincture, honey powder, cinnamon

Cabo Fish Taco // NoDa
Pair your giant fish tacos with one of Cabo Fish Taco’s 12 margaritas.

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Photo via Cabo Fish Taco

Tijuana Flats // Various Locations
Find this Tex-mex spot in Concord, Ballantyne, and near UNCC.

The Prickly Pear // Mooresville
Sipping your margarita lakeside sounds like a wonderful Friday evening.

Carburritos // Davidson
This incredible menu of freshly-made margaritas will keep you busy for as long as you’re thirsty.

El Toro Mexican Grille // Cornelius
Top your evening of margaritas off with fried ice cream!

From Your Local Food Bloggers

Don’t feel like going out to celebrate? Make these delicious concoctions at home.

Classic Margaritas
Chrissie, Off the Eaten Path

Classic Margaritas. Photo by Chrissie Rotko

Blackberry Sage Margaritas
Kate, Roast ‘n Relish

Watermelon Margaritas
Kate, Roast ‘n Relish

Coconut Margaritas
Laura, PheNOMenal Foods

coconut margarita
Coconut Margaritas. Photo by Laura Duensing

Jalapeño Grapefruit Margaritas
Michelle, The Secret Ingredient Is

Frozen Blue Margaritas
Susannah, Feast +West

Sweet Blood Orange Margaritas
Susannah, Feast + West

Sweet Blood Orange Margarita
Sweet Blood Orange Margaritas. Photo by Susannah Brinkley