Looking to celebrate National Margarita Day on a budget? Many restaurants offer deals and freebies to help you enjoy this food holiday cocktail without breaking the bank. Whether you’re a fan of traditional lime margaritas or want to try something more adventurous, plenty of offers are available to make all of Feb. 22 a margarita happy hour.
In 2023, there were lots of restaurants that had deals so you could get you a margarita at the fraction of the cost. Here’s a closer look at some of the best National Margarita Day deals and freebies we found this year and hope return in 2024.
What is National Margarita Day?
National Margarita Day is on February 22 every year, and in 2024, it’s on a Thursday. It was invented in 2008 by real estate agent Todd McCalla to celebrate his love for margaritas. While the exact origins of margaritas are unknown, it’s assumed that they were invented in the 1930s.
Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant offers $2 off margaritas.
In 2023, Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant celebrated National Margarita Day with $2 off of Skinny (normally $7.89), Platinum (regularly $8.99), and El Jefe (priced at $11.95) Margaritas. That was a maximum of 25.3% off if you ordered the Skinny Margarita. We always welcome a 25% discount on margaritas, even if that means we have to wait until next February.
Applebee’s serves $6 drinks all month during February.
Every month, Applebee’s offers a few specialty drinks for a discounted price. In February 2023, that was the Tipsy Cupid, a strawberry vodka lemonade, and Date Night Daiquiri, a strawberry-mango daiquiri made with Bacardi Superior, for only $6 each. We are looking forward to their return next year.
This is just one of the many Applebee’s deals that will help you save money.
Bahama Breeze sells classic margaritas for $2.22.
Margaritas at Bahama Breeze will cost you $7.99, but this year on National Margarita Day, traditional margaritas were only $2.22 — that’s a 72.2% discount. Crossing our fingers $2.22 margaritas come back next year.
Chili’s has a February’s Margarita of the Month for only $5.
Chili’s makes a new margarita to celebrate every month, and in February 2023, they created the “Grand Romance ‘Rita,” a blackberry-flavored margarita. On February 22, they were available for only $5 at participating Chili’s locations. Watch for this deal to return in 2024.
We know all the ways to take advantage of Chili’s Rewards to get discounted drinks every day.
Chuy’s will upgrade your margarita to grande for only $2.
When you visited Chuy’s on National Margarita Day this year, you could upgrade your margaritas for only $2. Plus, you got a free take-home souvenir cup. This deal (which we hope to see again next year) was only available for dine in.
Miller’s Ale House has margaritas for $2.22.
In 2023, Miller’s Ale House offered $2.22 margaritas for dine-in only. This deal wasn’t valid in Georgia and ended before 9 p.m. in Virginia, 10 p.m. in Illinois, and midnight in Pennsylvania. Look for this deal will return next February.
On the Border offers $5 margaritas.
A margarita from On the Border will normally cost you $8.99, but on National Margarita Day in 203, was only $5 — a 44.4% discount. Not every location participated, and you had to grab this deal in restaurant. Even with these couple of limitations, we hope to see this offer next year.