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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With “Cockfighting” on H Street NE

Real cockfighting, not so legal. But H Street Country Club wants you to be the cock this weekend in its pre-Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and throughout the afternoon, the restaurant is hosting human cockfights: diners go head-to-head with inflatable boxing gloves and rooster luchador masks (with helmets underneath) to see who can knock the other off a four-by-six-foot pedestal. Winners will get gift certificates to the restaurant. Losers, head to the bar.

General manager Ricardo Vergara says this is the second year for the cockfights. "It was sort of a way to get people more involved in the celebration," he says. And no, you shouldn't be too worried about getting an eye pecked out. "It's not dangerous at all. It is D.C., after all."

Happy hour, which goes from 4 to 7 p.m., will include $2 Dos Equis, $5 margaritas, and $2 tacos. The restaurant will also collect donations to benefit, appropriately, the Washington Humane Society.

Photo via H Street Country Club

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