WHY HERE: This charming Mexican restaurant keeps things lively both on and off the plate. Innovative Jalisco-inspired small plates and agave-centric cocktails are served in a colorful dining room adorned with floral wallpapers and various tchotchkes. There’s something for every tequila lover here—a Mexican Zombie swaps rum for tequila—blanco, reposado and añejo—and mezcal, along with peach and pineapple juice. Meanwhile, the Nightcall stirs mezcal with scotch and violet liqueur on the rocks.
WHY NOW: With agave spirits comprising one of the fastest-growing liquor categories, it’s becoming more popular for bartenders to think about the way tequila and mezcal cocktails complement the food they’re served with. Loló is an excellent example of that.