The U.S. is the number one tequila market – larger than Mexico! To celebrate National Margarita Day on Monday, February 22, below is a list of local valley eateries where people can enjoy this popular adult beverage.
“The best looking sports pub you’ve ever seen” takes a Celtic spin on traditional margaritas. The Irish Margarita is a Tilted Kilt favorite made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Patrón Citrónge, agave nectar and fresh lime juice. This non-traditional spin on the classic Mexican drink will have you coming back for more.
Tilted Kilt, known as “The Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve Ever Seen,” has 100 units in operation throughout the U.S. and Canada, with additional 20 pubs in various stages of development. Tilted Kilt is uniquely different than other sports bars because of its theme that combines Celtic décor, humorous and slightly bawdy limericks and sexy cast members with great food, drinks and a fun, entertaining atmosphere. Tilted Kilt has five Valley locations including 660 W. Warner Road Tempe, AZ 85284 and 2 E. Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85004. For more information, go to www.tiltedkilt.com.
Kelly's at Southbridge
Kelly’s offers a sweet and fruity version of the traditionally sour Mexican cocktail. The Pomarita is made with Clase Azul Plata Tequila, La Pinta Pomegranate, muddled lime and simple syrup. This tasty margarita pairs deliciously with chipotle crab cakes for a perfect happy hour treat.
Located on Sixth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, the 8,000 square foot upscale restaurant offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine and the perfect laid back atmosphere. For more information, visit www.kellysatsouthbridge.com or like them on Facebook at facebook.com/KellysAtSouthbridge.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
This European gastropub offers a wide variety of margaritas that are perfect for National Margarita Day. Stop by for happy hour and enjoy the Blood Orange Margarita made with El Jimador Tequila, blood orange puree, agave nectar, muddled oranges, and lime sweet and sour. Feeling a little more adventurous? Try their spicy Habanero Margarita made with tequila, triple sec, citrus and habanero peppers. This spicy citrus combination will definitely excite your taste buds.
To revolutionize the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, creating a gathering place where friends and family can come together to celebrate life, enjoy great food, craft beers, signature cocktails, wines, music and sports. Thirsty Lion’s culinary commitment is to provide cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients, bold flavors, scratch recipes and seasonal fresh sheets. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is located at 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1041 in Tempe and 7014 E Camelback Road, Suite 1423 in Scottsdale. Their Scottsdale location offers complimentary valet. Thirsty Lion will also be opening up a SanTan location later this year. For more information visit www.thirstyliongastropub.com.