The 25 Best Sombreros from Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
¡Muy caliente!

Whenever Cinco de Mayo rolls around each year, you're guaranteed to see any combination of the following: mass consumption of cerveza and tequila, red and green plastic beads, cheesy fake mustaches, and sombreros. Lots of sombreros.

It seemed like the Spanish-born wide-brimmed toppers were being worn at practically every party in the Valley, especially at Tempe and Scottsdale drinking hotspots like Dos Gringos, Bottled Blonde, Fat Tuesday, Moonshine Whiskey Bar, and Gringo Star.

See also: Cinco de Mayo Parties in Photos

We witnessed a lot of people sporting sombreros, girls and guys alike, at said establishments while surveying the party scene on Cinco de Mayo. And some wore 'em better than others, including the 25 different dudes and damas we saw out and about.


Sombreros come in small, medium, and adorable.


Here's Cinco de Mayo summed up in one photo.


Umm, you forgot yours.


Things that make you go hmmm. . .


A somb-rager in progress

Location Info

Dos Gringos Scottsdale

4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Bottled Blonde

7340 E Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Fat Tuesday

680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Moonshine Whiskey Bar

410 South Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Gringo Star Street Bar

501 South Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: General

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fishingblues topcommenter

I bet that chubby girl in the last picture speaks with forked tongue.  


I think it's kool. This is America. From what they tell me you can be what ever you want as long as you are not hurting anyone. Look at me i think i'am 'ponch"from the hit t.v show in the 80 s..LOL..

Alex Johns
Alex Johns

Nice giant fake racks. Who paid for those.


this cultural appropriation and the phoenix new times promotion of it is absolutely sickening.

Johnny Rychlicki III
Johnny Rychlicki III

It's ok to wear silly sombreros, speak broken spanish, and dress like a cheap escort only on Cinco de Mayo and only in Scottsdale.

Robert Haasch
Robert Haasch

And headdresses on Columbus Day? It's not a costume.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Its okay to dress up like a Mexican But not okay to paint your face black on MLK day


@miffedlib Some anonymous cunt complaining about cultural appropriation is just as sickening. Your complaints aren't doing anything to solve anything.


I don't need you to tell me if I should be offended or not.

Some Hispanic Guy


@UraHack  Hmmmmmm........I don't know, take off that mask and let's see.....

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