Bars & Pubs

Celebrate Day of the Dead in True Mexican Style

By Anna May
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 Sydney 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…

The Passage 


Start the weekend early with Espolón drink specials, and because it’s Friyay, head home with the toothiest grin ever courtesy of the calavera skulls you’ll be donning from the face painters in house at The Passage.

Friday 30th October, 8 till late

Mrs Sippy 

Double Bay

If you arrive feeling a little dead, Mrs Sippy’s DOTD margaritas will make you feel alive again. There will be live art installations & pro face painters so no one can tell how much shenanigans you got up to last night, even when you’re caught on film at the Polaroid photobooth. 

Saturday 31st October, 8 till late

The Rocks Brewery


Bank balance feeling a little low? The Rocks Brewery are determined to keep your Dia de los Muertos celebrations alive with $8 Espolón margaritas and plenty of Mexican food specials to chow down on while watching the live art installation from Ben Bigeni.  

Saturday 31st October, noon till late

Manly Wharf


Proving that any celebration is always improved by being beachside, the eerie night time waves will act as a perfect backdrop for sipping on their delicious Espolón cocktail specials at Manly Wharf Hotel

Saturday 31st October, 8 till late



This Newtown bar has a new life with an awesome new rooftop bar, making it the perfect place to celebrate this Mexican festival. Art installations by Sprinkles will be bringing the spirit of Dia de los Muertos alive (well, that and the Espolón cocktails on offer) at Zanzibar.

Saturday 31st October, 8 till late

Kings Cross Hotel

Kings Cross

A truly authentic Day of the Dead experience can be had at old faithful, Kings Cross Hotel. There will be multi-level entertainment, with art installations by Dale Bigeni, Espolon drink specials, Polaroid photobooth, face painting and spirits of the afterlife Rosarita and Guadalupe, this is going to be one epic party. 

Saturday 31st October, 8 till late

The Sheaf

Double Bay

Newly refurbed pub in Double Bay, The Sheaf, is getting its Day of the Dead on in style with spooky face painting, photobooths, food, drink specials and so much more. You won’t want to miss these epic parties.

Wednesday 28th October and Saturday 31st October, 8 till late

The Regent Hotel


Head to The Regent Hotel in Kingsford and celebrate Day of the Dead with delicious Espolon drink specials and good vibes. There’ll be face painters on hand to have you really looking the part (because you know you can’t properly be part of the Day of the Dead experience without an elaborate skull motif painted on your face).

Saturday 31st October 8 til late

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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