If you’re looking to mix up your homemade margarita routine and get out of the house, here are the best spots in Sydney to enjoy tequila and mezcal.
Not only one of the best tequila bars in Sydney but globally recognised for its incredible line up of tequilas and mezcals, Cantina OK! is hidden down Clarence Street alleyway. Run by the legends behind Tio’s, it’s stocked with small-batch mezcals and tequilas imported from towns and villages across Mexico. You’ll find spirits you won’t see anywhere else in Australia, each accompanied by information about its region and producers!
www.okokok.com.au | Council Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
Head to the coolest suburb in Sydney to check out the tequila and mezcal offerings at Titus Jones. As well as sipping spirits, this bar is known for its margaritas, which are $15 on Tuesdays to go with the $3 tacos. Consider making a booking – this small bar is super popular.
https://titusjones.com.au/ | 337 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
This dark and sexy basement restaurant, taqueria, tequila and mezcal bar is hidden in the heart of the CBD. With one of the biggest ranges of premium tequila and mezcal in Australia, your biggest issue will be choosing your drinks. To solve the problem, try the signature Esteban margarita board: three miniature margaritas paired with three tacos.
https://www.estebanrestaurant.com.au/ | 1 Temperance Ln, Sydney NSW 2000
Bar Patron offers an impressive array of tequila offerings, ranging from smooth and velvety reposados to fiery and robust añejos. The knowledgeable bartenders are passionate about their craft, and will guide you through the diverse flavours and rich heritage of tequila. This bar is also the home of the famous Millionaire’s Margarita: a $100 cocktail combining Patron Gran Burdeos, Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac, Grand Marnier Cuvée Du Cent Cinquantenaire, lime juice and agave served over an ice diamond with gold leaf and nitro-chilled finger lime pearls.
https://www.barpatron.com.au/ | 2 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000
In the vibrant neighbourhood of Darlinghurst, La Farmacia stands as a testament to the area’s eclectic charm. This unique establishment captures the essence of a bygone era with its old-world apothecary aesthetic. With a focus on quality ingredients and expert mixology, La Farmacia has an impressive mezcal and tequila menu, as well as a whole separate margarita menu.
https://www.lafarmaciasydney.com/ | 81 Stanley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
A champion of all things tequila and mezcal, this venue sources its spirits from boutique distilleries in Mexico. As well as spirits exclusive to Sonora, you can choose from a wide range of cocktails and a menu is inspired by the cuisine of Sonora, a coastal state in Mexico’s north.
https://sonora-mexican.com.au/ | 1/37-41 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011
Don’t let the name fool you; although it has an extensive beer selection, Tio’s is best known for tequila and mezcal (as well as their famous $10 frozen margarita). It’s colourful, rowdy and a guaranteed good night out. Fill up on Mexican bar snacks and free popcorn, and see if you can work your way through the margarita menu.
https://www.tios.com.au/ | 4/14 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Surry Hills and CBD
El Loco, with locations in Sydney CBD and Surry Hills, is renowned for its exceptional tequila and mezcal offerings. You’ll be delighted by the carefully curated selection of these iconic spirits, sourced from renowned distilleries. From smooth and earthy mezcal to rich and vibrant tequilas, El Loco presents a diverse array of flavours to explore. Immerse yourself in the world of agave in the vibrant atmosphere of El Loco.
https://merivale.com/venues/excelsior/ | 64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
This Paddington bar beckons tequila and mezcal enthusiasts with its impressive selection of these distinguished spirits. The array of premium tequilas and mezcal sourced from boutique distilleries ensures an authentic and memorable tasting experience. From smooth and refined tequilas to smoky and complex mezcal varieties, take a journey through Mexico’s agave heritage. Pair your drinks with excellent pan-Latin American cuisine.
https://www.tequila-mockingbird.com.au/ | 6 Heeley St, Paddington NSW 2021
Tommy’s entices tequila and mezcal aficionados with its thoughtfully curated menu. This intimate establishment boasts an impressive selection of premium tequilas and mezcal, from smooth to smoky. With a dedication to quality and an inviting ambiance, Tommy’s Bar is a haven where patrons can savour the authentic essence of Mexico’s revered libations.
https://www.tommysdarlinghurst.com.au/ | 263 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Carbòn Mexican Woodfire
This hacienda-style spot in Bondi offers authentic flame-cooked Mexican cuisine. More importantly, the mezcal selection is super impressive. Feel like indulging? Try the bottomless margarita and taco menu.
https://www.carbonmexican.com.au/ | 288 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026
“For everything bad, Mezcal, and for everything good, also Mezcal!”
This is a famous saying when referring to Mezcal. Meaning, there is always an excuse to head out to your favourite tequila or mezcal bar for a drink. Looking for an exciting and authentic range of tequila and mezcal? Check out Agave Lux who source directly from their small batch Mexican producers.
Sydney’s tequila bars offer a passport to the enticing world of agave spirits, where flavours dance on your palate and the fiesta never ends. Whether you’re a tequila connoisseur or a novice explorer, these bars are sure to leave you craving for more. So put on your dancing shoes, raise your glass, and join the spirited celebration at Sydney’s best tequila bars. Salud!
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