Frozen or on the rocks? Either way, celebrate summer’s official cocktail at CityBeat’s annual Margarita Madness party. Local bars and restaurants, including El Rancho Grande, Django Western Taco, Redondo Taqueria and Longworth’s, compete in a booze throwdown to win best margarita as voted by the public and a panel of guest judges. There will also be a guac-off, so you aren’t drinking on an empty stomach. Must be 21. A portion of proceeds benefit Cincinnati Opera Pride Night.
5:30-8:30 p.m. $40; $125 VIP. Newport on the Levee, Newport, Ky., citybeat.com.