Bucking with bronchos full of Mehican flavourings from smoky, golden Tequila's to ancient Mezcal mixings, Mexcaleria is a jungle of exotic spirits. Bring a peso or two to throwdown on the bar (perhaps leave the sombrero at home), you'll be knocking back the cheeky cocktails at this joint for sure. Tis muy muy bueno!
Exotic Bars in London
While London doesn't always provide the best weather possible, there's always a whole host of bars throughout the capital that offer retreats from the rain and the cold, and even trick you into thinking you've entered some far-away exotic paradise. From the Caribbean, to Mexico and South America, check out our list of the best exotic bars in London, and go in search a slice of sunshine.
Do yourself a favour and head to Soho's Poland Street sometime; there's an infectious Latina party bar hiding here which is simply too good to miss. Barrio is a fusion of exquisite drinks, fresh cooking and great party tunes. It's there for fantastic happy hour deals and a spread of Spanish eats, with a spot of late night dancing in the basement bar to finish.
Oozing with intimacy and an authentic tiki flair, Trailer Happiness serves excellent rum cocktails and delectable Dim Sum from its basement space on Portobello Road. Head over to find a characterful venue bedecked with an off-beat and quirky décor, and choose between a thorough selection of classic and unique tiki mixes. The mezcal-infused Dia De Lose Muertos would be a great place to start!
A melting pot of Brazilian beach bar and London bloc party, Floripa is a cool cocktail bar hoping to offer the best of Brazilian culture in a trendy London setting. Taking its name from a party island off the coast of Brazil, they host a series of parties throughout the year serving tropical cocktails and food, whilst on the weekends you can enjoy eclectic mixes from some of the best DJs East London have to offer.
One of the most unique venues to find in Soho, the London Cocktail Club is a bizarre yet cool venue located just off Oxford Street making it a perfect venue for post-shopping drinks. Its 'Gangster Tequila Paradise' theme is evident in its choice of decor, drinks and food options and is a vibe inspired by downtown LA. Think of it as a place N.W.A would visit after a tiring day shopping.
Bringing a taste of the Caribbean to Southbank, Limin' Beach Club is a fun bar along Southbank. Head here for a feast of Trinidadian street food, such as jackfruit roti, aloo pies and saheena, along with a carved-out pineapple filled with a potent cocktail.
For a little splash of Morocco in the heart of Putney, work your way over to Fez Club. Something of a tropical party palace offering raucous nights out that go deep into the evening, the venue features Moroccan undertones from the décor to the cocktail card.
It doesn't get much more exotic than this Moroccan-themed bar in the middle of Farringdon. With colourful lanterns, intricately patterned silver table tops, cushions strewn all around and red walls, this hot box transports its guests straight to that hot North West coast of Africa. Get away from it all without those costly hotels.
You don't need to travel far to experience an authentic tiki bar, as Clapham's own Sugar Cane Bar's owners will tell you. Whilst many tiki bars in London will probably stretch your budget a bit, Sugar Cane is fun, lively and affordable. With regular drink deals throughout the week, it's not to be missed.