For those of you who fancy a taste of the smoky stuff, head on over to Tequila Mockingbird. Found in Shoreditch, Tooting, Covent Garden and more, it's whipping up a stellar selection of cocktails laced with moreish mezcal.
Mezcal Bars And Events In London
In underground bars across the world, a revolution is taking place. Mezcal, the potent Mexican spirit, is going global. As the agave based drink becomes more popular we bring you our top recommendations of where to drink mezcal in London. Experience the hype surrounding tequila's long lost cousin and find out for yourself by visiting London's best mezcal bars and events.
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Last updated on 16th January 2024
Get your fix of Mezcal while soaking in the sun and getting in touch with your creative side at JuJu's Bar & Stage. The Shoreditch venue also serves up craft beers and seasonal cocktails, while welcoming in a whole range of performers, musicians and dancers to keep you entertained.
A must on the mezcal scene is Dalston's Doña bar, a stunning pink and red space that's plush as they come - complete with candles, feather boas above and below the bar, and even the odd smattering of cacti. Sip your way through mexcal negronis, hibiscus-laced numbers and whole flights of the spirit while listening to live music across this inclusive space.
With a selection of more than 70 mezcals and tequilas to choose between, Jin Bar is a haven for all things agave. Whether you want to try different bottles or have them shaken up into cocktails, this is the place to try something new across a sleek space.
Situated in Fitzrovia, Sican is a fantastic shout when it comes to mezcal bars. Enjoy three different types, alongside a slew of Nikkei-style plates. From charcoal grilled chicken and spicy tuna rolls and signature cocktails, the venue has everything you need for a good night out.
Located in London Bridge, Santo Remedio is an authentic Mexican bar and restaurant serving mezcal margaritas, sangria and a whole lot of tequila. This venue also does bottomless brunches every single weekend, as well as traditional dishes throughout the week.
Known for being London's first ever dedicated agaveria, Hacha is all about tequila and mezcal. Their mirror margarita is well worth a try, while food comes in the form of tasty tacos. If you fancy a few tastings? You'll find all sorts of bottles that are sure to wet your whistle.
Happiness Forgets, an unforgettable name for an unbelievably good cocktail bar in Hoxton. This über cool speakeasy is not just about moustaches, braces and jazz fusion. The bartenders are serious creatives with a passion for mixing up mezcal and other spirits with a variety of tingling spices and aromas that will leave you intensely satisfied and cosy in this intimate venue.
La Bodega Negra is a secret speakeasy style bar with the warmth of a Mexican cantina, right in the heart of Soho. Descend the stairs past the neon 'Sex Shop' sign to enter a glowing lair full of flavourful cocktails, refreshing beer and a good selection of powerfully potent mezcals, to shot or savour.
A snug little basement bar, Chamuco's Clubhouse quickly fills up with eager drinkers wishing to try the huge range of premium tequilas and mezcals. Styled like a 'Day of the Dead' parade, think sombrero-wearing skeletons dressed like matadors, plucking at guitars, the atmosphere truly is buzzing. This devilish drinking den serves up some of the best mezcal in London along with refreshing classic cocktails and thirst quenching cervezas.
KOL Mezcaleria is located in Marylebone, serving up mezcal and all kinds of cocktails from fig leaf martinis and negronis to a chamomile old fashioned. You can nab a tasty Mexican meal here too, including empanadas, quesadillas and churros with caviar.
The kind of hidden gem you always dream of stumbling across, El Camion's clientèle are happy to keep it a secret. Low level lighting, a giant selection of mezcal and tequilas, late night DJs and a licence until 3am – this is the perfect recipe for a good night. As if that wasn't enough, you can even order a full meal to your table, courtesy of the restaurant upstairs.