Casa Mezcal

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78 Solid

Mezcal so potent you’ll be knocked back onto Mayan-calendar time.

86 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002


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The lowdown

There are three floors of solid Oaxacan entertainment at Casa Mezcal: a stage is set up on one for live bands to play (think Mexican hipster groups like Kinky) and a dance floor for scenesters to try out their cha-cha-cha. The one up top is available for private parties for those who want nothing but to gaze down upon the beautiful people of Orchard Street. And the third is a carnivalesque bar and restaurant that offers up a Spanish Armada’s–worth of different styles of mezcals, some of which are so potent they’ll knock you back into Mayan-calendar time. Huge floor space, colorful lights, easygoing bartenders, plus: They have grasshoppers tacos on the menu.

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DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized