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This Mysterious Hidden Mezcal Bar Has Just Opened In South Beach

By Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

This Mysterious Hidden Mezcal Bar Has Just Opened In South Beach

Sultry, mysterious, and full of mezcal — Check out Mezcalista, the secret speakeasy hidden inside the Moxy Hotel in South Beach.

This week, we’re back on secret revealing duty with another sultry and top-secret bar. An awesome, new concept by the creators of Coyo Taco and 1-800-LUCKY, Alan Drummond, Sven Vogtland, Gaby Chiriboga & Scott Linquist, Mezcalista hides inside Moxy South Beach and offers major speakeasy vibes, a sexy and mysterious atmosphere and over 100 kinds of tequila and mezcal!

Dimly lit and lavishly decorated with leather furnishings and velvet drapery, Mezcalista’s catacomb-like space is dedicated to the ancient traditions of Mezcal making.

To access it walk to the back of Moxy South Beach’s Mexican marisquería Como Como, or, alternatively, head on to its discreet entrance on Washington Avenue. There you’ll be greeted by a large wooden carving of a Pre-Hispanic elder carrying a basket of Agave plants, and beautiful glass bottles of mezcal and tequila that lure you into the speakeasy’s main lounge.

Inside the seductively decorated lounge, you’ll find a large Nero stone bar with plenty of seating, and behind it, an arresting collection of more than 200 different kinds of mezcal and tequila — a total dream for mezcal connoisseurs!

For those of you who are only just starting on their spirit-filled journey and have no idea what to pick, don’t worry, there are expert mezcaliers who will be able to help you with your choice.

The speakeasy also offers an alluring menu of craft cocktails all designed by award-winning mixologist Christian Rubio, known for his superb ability to combine Mexican herbs, fruits, and spirits to create unique and delicious concoctions.

There’s even a private, stone-walled tasting room where you and your friends can coop up for a more intimate mezcal tasting session.

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Mezcalista’s vibe changes with the time of the week, so if you’re looking for a more intimate and relaxed setting in which to sample your mezcal, then weekdays are probably the best time for you to check out this speakeasy.

But if you’re looking for a bit more fun, the lounge turns into a fun and exclusive club featuring live DJ performances and some late-night dancing. Whatever your vibe is, Mezcalista’s sultry speakeasy is totally worth checking out!

Mezcalista is open Thursday through Sunday from 8 p.m. until “late” (although Google says it’s open 5 to 10 p.m.) and you can find it at Moxy Hotel South Beach.

Looking for more hidden spots? See: This Swanky Speakeasy Hides Inside One Of Miami’s Best Ramen Spots

[Featured image: Instagram / @mezcalista_miami]