A couple decades ago, mezcal was considered a cheap drink. Fast forward to today and it’s one of the trendiest drinks in Mexico City. Mezcal bars have popped up everywhere, and brands are gaining international recognition. You can easily spend more than a hundred dollars on a fancy bottle of traditionally crafted ensamble (mezcal containing extracts from different maguey species.)
If you enjoy this deliciously smoky drink, be sure to check out these 9 spots, which are among the best Mezcal bars in Mexico City.
1. La Clandestina
La Clandestina is a hole in the wall mezcalería between Condesa and Roma Norte. There’s a bar up front and candlelit tables spread throughout several small back rooms. They curate a list of 40-50 high-quality mezcals and their waitstaff was super knowledgeable, walking me through all the intricacies of whichever mezcal I ordered.
Av. Álvaro Obregón 298, Condesa