Most will agree that the margarita is Austin’s signature cocktail. Its citrusy, salty disposition easily compliments a variety of our favorite plates, from ceviche, to tacos, to the richest quesos. Its close cousin, mezcal, is treated even more as an afterthought whose role is often only to lend smokiness. But for agave-spirit enthusiasts (or the curious), Austin is fortunate that a number of bars hold craft tequilas and mezcals in high regard. The bars below not only showcase rarer, top-tier, and often single village, bottles, the bartenders also concoct specialty cocktails that exhibit the liquors’ complexities and versatility. In other words, here’s where not to bring your bros for shots.
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