If it’s mezcal you seek, consider yourself at home. Opened by well-known Mexican painter Guillermo Olguin and restaurateur Ignacio Carballido, the space opened in 2010 with the vision of bringing Oaxaca to life in New York City. Five years later, Casa Mezcal is a portal to the rich cultural traditions of the southern Mexican region—with three different floors of entertainment. The basement offers live performances and a dance floor, the top floor acts as a rotating art gallery and private event space and the middle level hosts the massive selection of mezcal.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
Prefer your mezcal in your cocktails? Don’t miss The Horchatini, a smoky glass of mezcal blanco, Combier, horchata, gomme syrup and jicama juice.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
The Mexican delicacy of fried grasshoppers is a must-have bar snack. Here, the crunchy critters are served with warm tortillas, melted cheese and fresh greens.
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