WHY HERE: You know the bar is serious about mezcal when it brands itself a mezcal museum. Though it’s a little kitschy, Ernesto Delgado’s restaurant-bar-gallery is a fantastic place to immerse yourself in Mexican culture. An in-house mezcalería and taco stand focuses specifically on rustic pre-Hispanic Oaxacan spirits and food.
WHY NOW: Drinking can be fun and educational at the same time. After you’ve downed your flight of tequila, head over to the gallery to see traditional Mexican art or enjoy traditional music performed live.