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Where to drink mezcal

Man, mezcal is getting popular in the United States. Last week I gave a talk to the California Academy of Sciences titled “Why Mezcal, Why Now?” The number of additions to our Where to Drink Mezcal in the United States list and map is another way of answering that question. We’ve added quite a few locations in recent weeks including

We want to continue on our campaign to ensure that no one is far from a great place to drink mezcal so definitely send us your recommendations. We’re going to be traveling much more over the next few months as we prepare for Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle to New York June 5-6 and Chicago September 18th so we’ll also be visiting quite a few more drinking establishments.

While we’re at it, we updated our Where to Drink Mezcal in Oaxaca list and map┬áincluding the addition of newcomer El Destilado, updated notes on Cuish’s tasting room, and a few more things. ex

Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.


  • Manuel Lizarraga, Jr.
    May 12, 2016

    In San Diego,
    Cantina Mayahuel
    2934 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

    large selection of mezcal and great food

  • Chris Galicia
    May 13, 2016

    El Divino Dining & Cocktails Mcallen, TX. They have a Mezcal list of about 30 and an agave list of about 55/60.

  • Serg
    May 16, 2016

    Clandestino in Miami was a place I just found out about last week, pours were cheaper than expected.

  • Jon
    May 21, 2016

    Penelope and Bocanova in Oakland, CA

  • Do the old bottles of mescal have any value? I have a bottle of Gusano Rojo from about 1980. The bottles originally were numbered such as the one I have.


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