HomeState’s Margarita Showdown Moves Online With At-Home Flights

August 21, 2020 by Christina Champlin

HomeState’s annual Margarita Showdown goes virtual this year with margarita flights and a huge musical lineup you can enjoy safely at home. On September 5, the tasty showdown will pit expert margarita makers against one another to answer one very important question: “Who makes the best margarita in town?”

Bars and restaurants participating this year include El Carmen, El Compadre, El Condor, Gold Line, Gracias Madre, HomeState, Las Perlas, and Petty Cash. Attendees who want to partake in the drinking and voting can pre-order a margarita flight package for $50. The package includes eight individually bottled 4oz margaritas, two limes, garnishing salt, a HomeState metal straw, and a keepsake Margarita Showdown glass. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to No Us Without You! and Watts Empowerment Center with ChowNow matching every dollar raised up to $10,000.

Comedian Cristela Alonzo will host the livestream on while margarita makers share their drinks and stories. Musical guests include Spoon, Chicano Batman, Questlove, Local Natives, Fred Armisen, and more to be announced. Voting will take place during the program and the winner will be announced at the end. The public is welcome to livestream the event with or without a margarita flight. 

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HomeState’s 2nd Annual Margarita Showdown is happening via livestream on Sat, Sept 5th at 2pm!⁣ ⁣ Hosted by comedian @cristela9, all Showdown profits will be donated to our charitable partners: No Us Without You! and Watts Empowerment Center. Our friends at @chownow are matching every dollar raised up to $10,000.⁣ ⁣ The Showdown livestream is FREE and OPEN TO ALL at As for the margs, we are offering Showdown Margarita Packages featuring some of the best Marg Makers in LA. Packages are $50 each, available for pre-order and include:⁣ ⁣ • (8) Glass bottles of 4oz margaritas curated from Marg Markers around the city⁣ • (2) Limes⁣ • Garnishing salt⁣ • HomeState reusable metal straw ⁣ • Keepsake Margarita Showdown glass⁣ ⁣ Here’s how the Showdown works:⁣ ⁣ • Pre-order your Showdown Margarita Package (link in bio)⁣ • Pick up your Package from HomeState Highland Park on Sat, Sept 5th ⁣ • Stream the show live at 2pm while drinking your margs⁣ • Vote for your favorite local Marg Maker as they share their drinks and stories between performances by @chicanobatman @spoontheband @Questlove @localnatives @bigcatmotherfunk @sordociego and more!⁣ ⁣ Pre-order your margs, mark your calendar and head to for more details on the event!⁣ ⁣ Cheers & Love,⁣ HomeState ⁣ ⁣ #margaritashowdown⁣

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You can pick up margarita flight packages at HomeState Highland Park on the day of the event. Attendees who purchase a flight must be 21+ with proof of I.D. We highly suggest ordering some tacos, chips, and queso from HomeState to go with the drinks. Cheers!