The one and only Tommy’s just celebrated its 50th year in 2015. The icon has been spreading the tequila gospel to the world before anyone else and is home to the ubiquitous Tommy’s Margarita. Since 1965, this divey family-run neighborhood restaurant has been serving heartwarming Yucatecan platters courtesy of the Bermejo family. Julio Bermejo is widely—and rightly—considered one of the most influential and gracious people in the drink world.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: It’s all about the Margarita in the intimate bar lined with red chairs. It’s also the place to get schooled on agave spirits and sample rare tequilas.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Ask for the full tequila list and keep an eye out for bottles buried under the bar where you’ll find now-extinct producers and bottles almost impossible to find outside of Mexico.