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A second mezcal bar in D.C.? That’s right, because apparently we can’t get enough of the stuff. Say hello to Mezcalero, located in Columbia Heights about half a mile north of the neighborhood’s Metro stop. The concept comes from chef Alfredo Solis, and at its core, the joint is a food-driven, locals-friendly hangout. But oh, that mezcal. Beverage director Arturo Zaloga has put together a list of between 50 and 70 mezcals and strives to keep them all as affordably priced as he can.

THE DRINK TO DRINK: The El Canalero is a signature drink worth sampling, somehow making the combination of Mezcal Los Siete Misterios, cinnamon, basil, jalapeño and lemon work together seamlessly.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Expect the mezcal list to continue growing as space and availability allow, with more offerings, such as curated mezcal flights, also on the way.

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3714 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010