National Tequila Day: 10 Deals and Freebies To Celebrate

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While it isn’t a formal holiday, many people look forward to celebrating National Tequila Day on July 24 each year. This year, the holiday falls on a Saturday, meaning you can celebrate all day long.

Tequila is made from blue agave juice with the addition of some other sugars. The tequila we enjoy today has origins in Spain when the king was issued the very first tequila license in the 1600s. Today, tequila’s only produced in Jalisco, Mexico, and some of its surrounding areas. Then, it’s shipped around the world.

10 Best National Tequila Day Deals

Many bars and restaurants are having National Tequila Day specials, and even more have regular happy hour specials that include cheap drinks and food. Here’s a look at a few of these establishments and what they’re offering.

1. Bahama Breeze Island Grille

On July 24, celebrate National Tequila Day by stopping in during happy hour to enjoy half-price appetizers and drinks specials on cocktails. Specific offers vary by location.

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2. Cantina Rooftop

Stop by any time of day on July 24 for $5 Don Diego tequila shots.


Celebrate at home with a bottle of tequila and the supplies you need to mix your own drink. Try new drink recipes or make old favorites. Cook up some of your favorite food and invite your friends and family to celebrate with you.

3. Cheesecake Factory

With a special menu dedicated to happy hour, you can celebrate National Tequila Day more than once. Cheesecake Factory has happy hour specials every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

4. Chili’s

Chili’s has a $5 Margarita of the Day that changes every month. The July margarita is called Captain’s Stay-Cay Rita. On National Tequila Day, you can enjoy $5 specials on three different margaritas all day. Dine-in or get your drinks to go.

5. Dueling Axes

Enjoy $12 specialty flavored and premium Cadillac margaritas from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Keep in mind that you may want to make advanced reservations. The total cost varies based on the number of people in your group and how long you want to throw axes.

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6. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

At Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, you can get $4 margaritas to celebrate.


Drink responsibly. Designate a driver or call a Lyft or Uber driver to pick you up if you’ve had too much to drink.

7. Miller’s Ale House

Enjoy a late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday. Appetizers are $5.99 and they offer drink specials.

8. Riviera 31

Stop by this Los Angeles hot spot for a special cocktail that bartenders and mixing up. You can also enjoy free Salsa dancing lessons at 9 p.m. and a live Salsa band performance at 10 p.m.

9. Table Mountain Grill and Cantina

Stop by on July 24 for tequila cocktail specials all day long. Plus, meet Maestro Dobel Tequila experts and taste samples from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. that day.

10. The Whitley

Stop by between noon and 11 p.m. on National Tequila Day to enjoy a specialty tequila and dessert menu.

About the Author

Katy Hebebrand is a freelance writer with eight years of experience in the financial industry. She earned her BA from the University of West Florida and her MA from Full Sail University. Since beginning to work full-time as a freelance writer three years ago, she has written on topics spanning many fields, including home building, families and parenting, legal and professional/corporate communications.

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