What better place to spend September 16th—Mexican Independence Day—in Miami Beach than La Cerveceria de Barrio, home to some of the finest Mexican cuisine in South Florida?
We’d love to host you for a celebratory Independence Day feast at either our Ocean Drive or Lincoln Road location on the important date, which falls this year on a Monday. Join us and toast a turning point in Mexican history with some mighty appropriate gastronomy!
Mexican Independence Day
September 16th is celebrated as a national holiday in Mexico on account of the happenings that day in 1810. It was on that morning in the town of Dolores Hidalgo that the Catholic priest Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla helped free imprisoned supporters of Mexican independence from Spain and then rallied support to the cause in his “Cry of Dolores” (Grito de Dolores) speech before the Our Lady of Sorrows church. This is widely considered the opening of the Mexican War of Independence, as Hidalgo mustered armed forces and marched on Mexico City.
Hidalgo’s revolt was ultimately crushed and the priest himself among those executed the following year, but the revolutionary movement continued, and, in August 1821, Mexico won its sovereignty from Spain with the signing of the Treaty of Córdoba.
The anniversary of Hidalgo’s Cry of Dolores was unofficially marked as early as a couple of years after its issue and had its first observance as a national holiday in 1825. On September 15th, the night before Independence Day, the President of Mexico rings the very bell Hidalgo did in 1810 to gather a crowd for his speech—it now occupies the National Palace in Mexico City, where this symbolic reenactment takes place—and delivers a patriotic address inspired by the Cry of Dolores.
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Miami Beach at La Cerveceria de Barrio
We invite you to raise a glass and share a meal in honor of Mexican Independence Day on Monday, September 16th at La Cerveceria de Barrio, where you can observe the occasion with delicious Mexican cuisine, refreshing margaritas and other libations, and a cheery, welcoming cantina-style ambience.
Here’s a pro-tip for you, too: If you come sometime between 3 and 7 PM, you’ll have the drink specials of the La Cerveceria de Barrio Happy Hour (which we just profiled here at the blog) to make your Mexican Independence Day celebration that much more festive and high-value.
We’ll see you for the big day at Ocean Beach or Lincoln Road!