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Where to Sip Micheladas in D.C.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo even if you don't love margaritas.

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The michelada is popular brunch cocktail, hangover cure and is generally a great way to spice up a beer any time of day.

The classic Mexican drink is a sort of low-octane Bloody Mary, and like that drink, everyone can mix his or her own variation of the savory and spicy beverage. The standard recipe combines Mexican lager, tomato juice and freshly-squeezed lime juice with a variety of ingredients like Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, pepper and salt.

So, when drinking a beer with brunch feels odd, or when tequila shots are off the table, reach for a michelada instead. Here's several places to find them in and around D.C.

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Micheladas are always on the menu at this Navy Yard spot. They're made with Mexican beer and a mix of Worcestershire sauce, fresh lime juice, hot sauce and tomato.
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Breadsoda

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Micheladas are one of the specialty cocktails at this Glover Park bar, known for its games and sandwiches. They're available all day and served with plenty of extra beer to top if off.
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Cantina Marina

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El Camino

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Stop by El Camino during brunch, when any beer can be served as a michelada. It comes with housemade "spicy sangrita" and a chili-salt rim. There's also a scaled back "chelada," made only with lime juice and ice.
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El Centro D.F. 14th Street

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El Rey

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At this U St. bar, wash down a few tacos with a michelada for just $6. Consider stopping in for El Rey's weekend brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Fish Taco

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Fish Taco is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an IPA-based michelada mixed with tomato juice, mushroom soy, lime and Old Bay.
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Impala Cantina

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Impala mixes its michelada with beer, clamato and salsa picante. The bar recommends Tecate, but other choices include Corona and Modelo Especial, among others.
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Taqueria Nacional

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Micheladas are served from 10 a.m. through last call. Tryst makes them with a Tecate tall boy, citrus, tomato, pepper mix and lime.
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Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

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Redwood

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Agua 301

Micheladas are always on the menu at this Navy Yard spot. They're made with Mexican beer and a mix of Worcestershire sauce, fresh lime juice, hot sauce and tomato.
[Photo: Official]

Breadsoda

Micheladas are one of the specialty cocktails at this Glover Park bar, known for its games and sandwiches. They're available all day and served with plenty of extra beer to top if off.
[Photo: Official]

Cantina Marina

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El Camino

Stop by El Camino during brunch, when any beer can be served as a michelada. It comes with housemade "spicy sangrita" and a chili-salt rim. There's also a scaled back "chelada," made only with lime juice and ice.
[Photo: R. Lopez]

El Centro D.F. 14th Street

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El Rey

At this U St. bar, wash down a few tacos with a michelada for just $6. Consider stopping in for El Rey's weekend brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
[Photo: R. Lopez]

Fish Taco

Fish Taco is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an IPA-based michelada mixed with tomato juice, mushroom soy, lime and Old Bay.
[Photo: Official]

Impala Cantina

Impala mixes its michelada with beer, clamato and salsa picante. The bar recommends Tecate, but other choices include Corona and Modelo Especial, among others.
[Photo: Facebook]

Taqueria Nacional

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Tryst

Micheladas are served from 10 a.m. through last call. Tryst makes them with a Tecate tall boy, citrus, tomato, pepper mix and lime.
[Photo: Official]

Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

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Redwood

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