Bars & Pubs

Celebrate Day of the Dead in True Mexican Style

By Sophie Colvin
14th Oct 2015

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It’s officially October, which means it’s time to make like our Mexican amigos and celebrate the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, a day dedicated to commemorating your nearest and dearest departed in the most festive way possible. The Mexicans honour the deceased by celebrating life at vibrant festivities all over the country and with a brand so rich in storied Mexico, Espolòn TEQUILA is taking the opportunity this year to celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday. 

This October there’ll be more eating, drinking, and dancing than you can poke a festively painted skull at, and we can’t wait! Our mates over at Espolón TEQUILA are organising the parties of the year, and they want you to celebrate in true Mexican style. But how? We’re glad you asked. There will be epic parties thrown at some of the best bars in Melbourne with Espolón drink specials, DJs, delicious cocktails, plenty of Mexican food, face painting, live art installations and photo booths so you can remember your night forever. 

Are you ready to celebrate living? Here’s where to do it…

Bimbo Deluxe 


Combining two of our favourite things—pizza and partying, Bimbos will be hosting an epic Day of the Dead party. Haven’t quite mastered that spooky makeup? Fear not, you’ll be able to get your scary face on at Bimbos with their host of top-notch face painters. $4 pizzas and hot dogs and, combined with complementary Mexican street eats—you’ve got yourself one helluva shindig.

Monday 2nd November, 8pm – 1am

Kodiak Club - Little Blood Tequila Bar 


Tucked away above Kodiak Club, Little Blood Bar will be celebrating Day of the Dead in style with its epic party. Tequila shots all round, cosy hidden-bar vibes, a live art installation from Blender Studios, and a tailored Mexican food and cocktail menu, what more could you possibly want?!

Saturday 31st October, 3pm - 3am

The Penny Black


Everyone’s favourite Brunswick Bar, The Penny Black, will play host to some prime-time Day of the Dead shenanigans. Round up your wolf pack & get down there on Sunday 1st November to tuck in to some Espolón Tequila cocktails and all the tacos you could dream of. Kick back in the spectacular beer garden and enjoy a live art installation from Blender Studios. Get into the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) groove and let the on-site face-painters work their magic. 

Sunday 1st November, 3pm – 11pm

Touche Hombre

Melbourne CBD 

Popular CBD taqueria, Touche Hombre will be truly embracing its Mexican roots. Tequila, plus tacos, plus Day of the Dead party vibes means you’ll be able to get your Mexican celebration on. Head down on the 1st of November for epic costumes, live art installations from Blender Studios and the ultimate Day of the Dead shrine. 

Sunday 1st November, Noon - 10pm

Big Mouth 

St Kilda

St Kilda icon, Big Mouth, is set to be the place to be on the 2nd of November. Dia de Los Muertos will be in full swing. Close to the beach, delicious Espolón margaritas and Mexican street-eats, we’re so there. Come in costume or leave your makeup to the expert—they’ll have you looking the part in a jiffy. Bring your mates and settle in for the evening with live art installations from Blender Studios and drinks.

Monday 2nd November, 4pm - 1am

Editor's Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Espolòn TEQUILA and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Image credit: Espolón Tequila

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