Tequila is often associated with Mexico but you don’t have to go south to enjoy a glass. Tequila bars are growing in popularity in cities across the country. A more “adult” way to get a drink, these bars embrace the unique flavor a great tequila has to offer. Sophisticated and unique, these spirits are best enjoyed in a place where they truly appreciate this type of beverage. Thankfully, there are great establishments to choose from in cities from San Francisco to New York. William Bailey Travel invites you to take a closer look at 3 of the best the U.S. has to offer.
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria in Arlington, Virginia has an unusual tequila line up. You will find the old standard of Jose, Patron and Avion but there are also others to try as well. Hidden gems include Asombroso and El Tesoro just to name a couple. The tequila is spectacular on its own, whether you like it straight up or over the rocks, but their cocktail menu is not to be missed with their interesting concoctions. Soak up some of your cocktails with their handmade tacos that are made with hand patted tortillas.
Mayahuel in New York City is one of the more creative tequila experiences to be had. All of their liquor comes from Mexico as they try to keep it traditional. They offer a wide range of tequilas and mescal. Mescal is the step before tequila, a more pungent form of agave. The margaritas are spectacular and hard to resist.
La Biblioteca at Zengo in NYC has a hidden library of 400 tequilas. The team of experts here will gladly talk you through your choices and make sure you pick the very best one tantalize your taste buds and perhaps make you a lover of this once dreaded liquor. If you find something you love here, you can keep your very own personal bottle in your own locker for six months for free.
Hopefully these choices of tequila bars will have you rethinking how you feel about tequila. After all, everyone deserves a second chance. Embrace the subtle nuances of flavor and the rich variety available of this amazing beverage and have a great time while you do it.