As we mentioned, one of our faves was the Central Park Swizzle, pictured here. Other favorites included the Paloma (Tequila, Mexican grapefruit soda, lime, sea salt, $14) and the awesomely fresh-tasting traditional Smokin' Margarita ($14). The cocktail menu is divided into: cocktails with mezcal and tequila cocktails, cocktails with other liquors, and los clasicos, all priced at $14.
Though Alan Phillips leads the team (in addition to his concurrent project next door at CO-OP) the establishment's other co-creator, Steve Olson, is considered by many to be the world's leading authority on tequila and mezcal. Indeed, Olson scoured different Mexican distilleries prior to opening in order to find the best of the best.
The resulting menu contains 36 types of tequila and 26 types of Mezcal. Delicious food items (mahi mahi tacos, $15, roasted cactus nachos, $14 and baby elote corn and lobster taquitos, $14, among them) are hard to resist, though if you just came here to booze, no one would be mad.