WHY HERE: Mezcal, mezcal, mezcal. With live music and a crazy-good selection of everyone’s favorite (right?) agave spirit, Café No Sé loves to bill itself as the first mezcal bar that existed outside of Mexico. While that claim might be up in the air, it is attached to a multilanguage bookstore that’s perfect for tipsily perusing.
WHY NOW: Café No Sé is all straight, no chaser. It’s the best of pretty much all life’s finest things—books, music, mezcal and pull-no-punches regulars—all served up in a gloriously no-frills space. You’ll want to linger—or just live there.