Everyone loves a good margarita, especially on National Margarita Day (February 22) and National Tequila Day (July 24). These neighborhood tequila bars are doing it right—with amazing tequila offerings, incredible menus, and exciting atmospheres, to boot.
Jimmy’s, Aspen, Colorado
With more than 100 different types of tequila and mezcals, plus multiple margarita flavors including a smoky variety made with cranberries, Jimmy’s is a must-visit for lovers of tequila, good food, and scenic views of the Rocky’s.
Mayahuel, NYC, New York
You have your pick of tequila bars when roaming the Big Apple, but Mayahuel is a standout. Head to the East Village to this corner bar with a lot of personality, for flavorful margaritas with flavor combinations like banana and pine and passionfruit.
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El Carmen, Los Angeles, California
California is home to more Mexican restaurants than you could count, but there are some that really get it right. El Carmen is not only famous for its décor, but also for its impressive tequila list, spicy margaritas, and inexpensive bites.
El Camino Real, Philadelphia, PA
Go big or go home is the motto at this Northern Liberties institution, where happy hour pitchers go for as little as $4. An extensive (and incredibly delicious) array of authentic Mexican food plus more than fifty types of tequila round out the experience.
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, Washington DC
Crazy cocktail lovers will be obsessed with this DC hotspot that features unique margaritas like the Blood Orange Chile Pequin and Ouaxacan Orange (with maraschino, sour orange, and lime). Don’t overlook the food, either, which is authentic and adventurous—grasshopper tacos, anyone?