The popularity of tequila is increasing every year and that means we get to enjoy more and more tequila bars opening up all over the world.
Tequila is the hottest spirit at the moment and we want to enjoy its agave goodness in cool, hip, and trendy establishments.
The wider the tequila and mezcal range the better in our opinion!
But we also appreciate some stylish decor, good vibes, and friendly service.
We have our research and inspiration hats on today as we seek out the top 10 tequila bars in the world.
These are the tequila bars we are looking forward to visiting as soon as we can get there.
Top 10 Tequila Bars in the World
1. La Capilla De Don Javier– Tequila, Mexico
One of the most highly rated bars in the actual town of Tequila in Mexico (yes, Tequila is a town of which the drink is named after!). It has been going for over 80 years and is a no-frills decor kind of establishment. Think plastic chairs, rustic paintwork, and a homely vibe.
La Capilla is famed for its tequila, lime and cola cocktail. However, it also stocks a range of lesser known tequila and mezcal brands.
Cross street is Juarez/Hidalgo, Tequila 46400, Mexico
2. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila – Miami, US
A two-storey bar housed inside an old automobile garage and behind a taco restaurant in Miami.
The decor of this restaurant looks incredible, think modern Mexican hipster chic. You walk through what looks like a toilet door in the taco shop to come out into the tequila bar and club.
They have a great range of tequila and mezcal, plus the tacos are highly rated!
1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA bodegasouthbeach.com
3. Cafe Pacifico – London, UK
This is one of the first tequila bars in London, founded in 1982 in Covent Garden. This bar and restaurant has a great selection of tequilas, and serves delicious classic Mexican food favourites along with some Tex-Mex. The atmosphere is said to be party-like, and the decor is fun.
5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA, UK cafe-pacifico.com
4. Mesa Verde – Melbourne, Australia
Located on the 6th floor of Curtin House, right in the centre of the CBD of Melbourne, Mesa Verde is a Mexican bar and restaurant boasting one of the largest collections of tequila and mezcal in Australia.
They are avid fans of all things agava and think nothing of getting creative with their cocktail offerings. The cocktails are created with unique salt flavours to match, and they offer agave flights so you can sample a range of tequilas.
The decor is old school with lots of wood panelling and leather booths. At the weekends a DJ provides the soundtrack and the atmosphere gets lively.
Level 6, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia mesaverde.net.au
5. Pare de Sufrir Mezcaleria – Guadalajara, Mexico
Pare de Sufrir is a reputation for being a the spot in Guadalajara for mezcal and madness. The name translates to ‘stop the suffering’ – make of that what you will!
They source small batch mezcals from master mezcaleros from all over the country, some even deliver they’re products directly to the bar. The staff are knowledgeable and happy to share their mezcal insights with customers.
The decor is a bright funky and fun Mexican style with large wooden bar and a giant mural of a bus on the wall. The atmosphere is late-night loud with plenty of dancing.
Argentina 66, Col. Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Mexico Pare de Sufrir Facebook
6. Tonteria – London, UK
Here, at Tonteria, your tequila can be delivered to you via miniature train. That alone deserves inclusion in our list. We love a train gimmick here to The Tequila Shop.
Tonteria has a dark, sexy, high-end vibe in London’s upmarket Belgravia area. They stock an impressive range of tequila’s including a rather eye-wateringly expensive Reserva de Alma worth £5,000! Not surprising given the celebrity clientele snapped leaving this bar.
It’s a cosy spot for tequila and tapas, and at 11pm they bring out the dancers and performers.
7-12 Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EG, UK tonteria.co.uk
7. Mezcalogia – Oaxaca, Mexico
With an extensive mezcal menu, this bar offers both branded and non-label mezcals. Ask the staff for recommendations based on your favourite flavour profiles and they’ll be happy to find the best one for you to try.
The decor is dark and trendy with a laid back vibe. The owners are part of a lineage of mezcaleros and know this spirit inside out.
Calle Garcia Vigil 509, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca City, Mexico Mezcalogia Facebook
8. 400 Rabbits – Austin, Texas
This bar in Austin is named after the Aztec myth of the goddess of agave, Mayahuel, giving birth to a swathe of rabbits who after being nursed on pulque they spread throughout Mexico sharing the experience of intoxication.
The decor is masculine art deco style and the menu includes a grand selection of tequila, mezcal and sotol. Try the Agave Flights for an all-round experience of their offerings.
The food looks pretty good too!
5701 Slaughter Lane, Austin, Texas 78749, USA 400rabbitsbar.com
9. The Barking Dog – Copenhagen, Denmark
They call it a modern take on a pub, or a cocktail pub, if you will. The idea behind this bar is to provide something cosy and relaxing like a pub but serving good quality beverages.
The Barking Dog serves tequila cocktails, an agave flight, and a good range of mezcal.
Sankt Hans Gade 19, 2200 Nørrebro København (Copenhagen), Denmark thebarkingdog.dk
10. La Biblioteca de Tequila – New York City, USA
This stylish New York bar boasts one of the largest collections of tequilas, mezcals, and agave spirits.
The bar is a cosy space reminiscent of a library but instead of books the place is filled with bottles.
Guest can also rent a private tequila locker to store bottles for up to six months, during which times they can present their ‘library card’ whenever they want access.
622 Third Ave, Manhattan, New York 10017, USA drinklabiblioteca.com
Those are our top 10 tequila bars in the world. Let us know which is your favourite.
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