Where to Get Turnt on Agave: The Best Tequila Bars in NYC

Hit up these NYC spots to get turnt on National Tequila Day.


Tequila is an oft-overlooked spirit, relegated to nearing-4am-last-ditch-effort to get wasted on shots before last call. The subtleties of different types of tequila, not usually tasted when it hits the back of your throat, should be celebrated on National Tequila Day. We rounded up the best tequila bars in NYC for you to experience the wonders of tequila (don’t worry, you’ll still get wasted). If that’s not enough, check out how George Clooney likes his tequila here.


Los Feliz — For Getting Smashed with Class

With one of the most extensive tequila lists in the city, this is the place to go for agave connoisseurs. Pair with a ceviche flight and you have one of the classiest ways to get smashed on tequila.


Photo: Los Feliz

Barrio Chino — For Inebriation on Infused Tequilas

A hip nexus of Latin and Chinese cultures, Barrio Chino is where the cool kids go for tequila. Do a shot of one of their infused tequilas (like jalapeno) or go balls to the wall with a margarita-full.


Tico’s Tequila Bar (underneath Tijuana Picnic)—For Getting Wasted Underground

Impresario Jon Neidich newly minted this Mexican disco bar beneath Tijuana Picnic. Grab dinner above and go below for an extensive list of tequila in a tucked-away trendy space.


Photo: Tijuana Picnic


Mayahuel — For An Authentic Mezcal

With a huge selection of tequila and mezcal cocktails as well as cervezas, Mayahuel is dedicated to ensuring an authentic taste of tequila and its sisters.


Photo: Mayahuel 

Agave — For Getting Turnt on Tequila The Tried-and-True Way

New York’s classic tequila bar and restaurant may be the only place you need to go today.


Photo: Agave


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