There is some pretty cool history behind Cinco de Mayo that often times gets overlooked by Americans . The special day commemorates Mexico's victory over invading French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Many forget to realize that the American Civil War was also being fought during Cinco de Mayo.
The Confederate forces in the United States were relying heavily on the French for supplies and reinforcements during the Civil War. The Mexican victory on Cinco de Mayo prevented the French (led by Napoleon III) from aiding the Confederate army which ultimately enabled a stronger Union to crush the undersupplied Southern forces.
Saturday is Cinco de Mayo and lots of local beer bars are participating in the festivities. Here is a list of some of the ones we've heard about... Please let us know if you know of anything else going on around town.
World of Beer Dr. Phillips
$3 Dos Equis Drafts and Free Mexican food from lime Restaurant!
World of Beer UCF
Enjoy a Mexican cerveza on Cinco de Mayo @ WOB UCF!
Redlight Red Light
Tapping a keg of Rogue Chipotle Ale and Bruno's bites will have some great Mexican food!
Cinco De Oblivion! Keg of Rogue Chipotle Ale and some Mexican delights from Chef Goody.
Sloppy Taco Palace
Good beer and great Tequila! Maybe the best place to hang out for Cinco de Mayo in Orlando!
Shipyard Brew Pub
Will release the Baconator V as part of their Cinco de Mayo fiesta!
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