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Casa Mezcal

Map & Directions 86 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
  • Mexican
  • Sun-Thu 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Things you should know about mezcal: a) it is made from the maguey plant, a cousin of the blue agave plant used to make tequila b) it¹s roasted in small patches in pits in the earth, resulting in an intense, smoky flavor c) it will get you very drunk. The many hard-to-find mezcals served here can be ordered both straight-up or in specialty cocktails. Get your buzz on because the vibe here is definitely dark and flirty. The first floor of this three-story bar hosts a dance floor for live music and dancing. Most of the action takes place on the second floor where colorful string lights hanging from the ceiling cast a seductive glow on the red walls and cozy banquettes. The kitchen churns out small bites that you won't find at your standard burrito joint: melted cheese with grasshoppers and tomato, braised lamb in a chipotle sauce, tacos filled with pork cooked in a dry ancho chile and garlic sauce, and much more.—Keith Wagstaff

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  • Thrillist on 06/02/10

    This three-floor ode to Oaxacan culture features a top level art gallery, subterranean cinema/music venue, and a street level festive mescaleria.

  • Time Out New York on 02/01/12

    Get cozy in a velvet booth at this mescal bar adorned with folk art, statuettes, masks and other mementos of the co-owners’ travels. Taste the namesake spirit in a flight of three one-ounce pours.

  • Bill M. on 03/19/11

    They do, in fact, have waiters.

  • Village Voice on 11/09/10

    The Village Voice voted this Best Free Bar Snacks in our Best Of New York Poll!

  • Morgan J. on 07/09/13

    Unbelievably bad service. Rude.

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