Tacofino Celebrates Pride Weekend with Gastown Drag Bingo Party, Cocktail Special August 2 – 4


Mina Mercury and Carlotta Gurl Host Drag Bingo Party at Taco Bar on August 2;
Partial Proceeds from ‘Te Amo’ Feature Cocktail Donated to Charities

Tacofino will get loud and proud during Vancouver’s annual Pride Festival weekend from August 2 to 4 while supporting two worthy causes: Vancouver Friends For Life Society, which provides support services to people living with life-challenging illnesses, and Foundation of Hope, a charity that offers financial assistance to other charities actively supporting LGBT+ asylum seekers, refugees and newcomers.

On Friday, August 2 at Tacofino’s Gastown Taco Bar, local drag queens Mina Mercury and Carlotta Gurl will step into the spotlight to host four fierce rounds of interactive Drag Bingo beginning at 5 p.m. for a suggested cash donation of $10. Extended Happy Hour specials will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. and prizes will also be up for grabs throughout the night.

From Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4, Tacofino’s Vancouver restaurants (Hastings Commissary, Gastown Taco Bar, Oasis, Yaletown and Ocho) will also be offering a special Pride-themed ‘Te Amo’ cocktail made of custom lavender-and-butterfly-pea-infused Cazadores Blanco, Aperol, housemade blueberry syrup and soda. The limited-edition libation will be offered for $12, with $2 from the sale of each cocktail donated to Vancouver Friends for Life and Foundation of Hope.

“We’re thrilled that our Pride Weekend kickoff party at Taco Bar has become a not-to-be-missed event,” says Taco Bar Manager Peter Morry. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the show while supporting two very worthwhile charities.”

Reservations for Tacofino’s Drag Bingo Pride Party are available by emailing p.morry@nulltacofino.com. A limited number of seats will also be available on a walk-in basis at the bar and on the patio.

‘Te Amo’ Pride 2019 Cocktail

1½ oz Butterfly Pea and Lavender infused Cazadores Blanco Tequila

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Aperol

¾ oz house-made blueberry syrup

Soda water


  1. Fill a collins glass with ice
  2. Add the infused tequila, Aperol, lime juice, blueberry syrup, and top with soda
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel

Butterfly Pea and Lavender-infused Cazadores Blanco Tequila:
750 mL Cazadores Blanco Tequila

¼ cup Butterfly Pea Flower
2 TBSP Lavender


  1. Combine tequila, butterfly pea flower and lavender
  2. Let infuse for 24 hours before using

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Media release and images provided by Jan-Christian Sorensen, SMC Communications Inc. Feature image: Carlotta Gurl and Mina Mercury, ‘Te Amo’ Feature Cocktail, Taco Bar interior.

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