Where to celebrate National Tequila Day this year around Austin

Z'Tejas margarita
Z'Tejas will serve this organic margarita, along with a tequila special, July 24 as the downtown Austin restaurant celebrates National Tequila Day. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Z'Tejas will serve this organic margarita, along with a tequila special, July 24 as the downtown Austin restaurant celebrates National Tequila Day. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

National Tequila Day returns July 24, and with the weekend weather forecast calling for plenty of sun and temperatures well into the 90s, the unofficial holiday is an excuse to get out onto Austin’s plentiful patios and enjoy palomas, margaritas and other tequila drinks.

There are several bars and restaurants around the Austin area that hold tequila in high regard, both on July 24 and year-round. Here are places to check out this weekend for National Tequila Day.

Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

The Moody Theater is hosting the Austin Taco and Margarita Festival this July 24. Tickets include admission into the event, where food and drink vendors will sell margaritas and tequila shots while several bands entertain. Tickets to the event start at $15.

310 Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin

512-255-7999 | www.acl-live.com


Customers on July 24 can order a National Tequila Day special package from Z’Tejas on W. 6th Street in downtown Austin. The special comes with a Dobel Diamante tequila taster, a special jalapeno peach margarita from the Z’Tejas bar and an ancho chocolate tequila ice cream crafted by Amy’s Ice Creams.

1110 W. 6th St., Austin

512-478-5355 | www.ztejas.com

Doc's Backyard Grill

Sunset Valley’s Doc’s Backyard Grill is serving up $1 frozen margaritas all day July 24, alongside $5 Tequila Herradura shots. The restaurant also serves a handful of other margaritas off its bar menu.

5207 Brodie Lane, Ste. 100, Sunset Valley

512-892-5200 | www.eatdrinkdocs.com

Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage

The newest restaurant in Domain Northside specializes in margaritas. Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage offers more than 10 different margarita options, including a specialty roasted jalapeno drink. The restaurant also offers margaritas to go for customers looking to enjoy National Tequila Day at home.

3120 Palm Way, Ste. 170, Austin

512-339-6277 | www.texmexgarage.com

The Roosevelt Room

Downtown Austin’s cocktail hotspot is offering margarita specials in celebration of National Tequila Day. All tequila pours are half-off and The Roosevelt Room will offer margarita specials all night July 24.

307 W. 5th St., Unit B, Austin

512-494-4094 | www.therooseveltroomatx.com

Casa Chapala

This North Austin Mexican restaurant—set to host the 12th Annual Austin Tequila Fest in November—offers a full bar with dozens of tequila options. Casa Chapala further serves more than a dozen customizable margarita drinks.

9041 Research Blvd., Ste. 100, Austin

512-459-4242 | www.casachapala.com

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The Alcove Cantina

Downtown Round Rock’s tequila joint has a tequila menu featuring dozens of selections. The Alcove Cantina further offers signature margaritas, served both frozen and on the rocks.

119 E. Main St., Round Rock


La Holly

The bar at La Holly in East Austin features a wide array of tequila and mezcal bottles. Customers can also enjoy one of La Holly’s signature margaritas and cocktails, including a mezcal old fashioned.

2500 E. 6th St., Austin

512-215-9949 | www.cantinaholly.com


Every Friday and Saturday night, cocktail bar Whisler’s opens its Mezcaleria Tobala, an intimate upstairs bar featuring Mexican mezcal. For drinkers who want to go off the beaten path to celebrate National Tequila Day, the bar offers mezcal flights.

1816 E. 6th St., Austin

512-480-0781 | www.whislersatx.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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