Mezcal is the bolder, smokier brother of tequila, and sampling some is a must-do activity in Mexico City. Although the alcohol typically a product of the Oaxaca state, Mexico City remains a top place to try some of the best big-name and small-batch brands. Here are a few of the best mezcal experiences in Mexico City. Food & Mezcal Tours
If you’re hesitant to embark on mezcal tastings on an empty stomach, consider a combo tour that accompanies your liquor with a spot of typical Mexican cuisine. Spend an evening eating tacos or try out some of the capital’s other favorite street foods, such as tamales, tortas, or chicharrónes. If you’d prefer, get hands on and combine mezcal tastings with a cooking class or a personalized, full-day visit to Mexico City’s most iconic destinations. Nightlife & Mezcal Tours
The Mexican capital can be overwhelming, especially after hours. So, instead of going it alone, let an experienced guide take you on a small-group tour to some of the best Mexico City bars for mezcal tastings and more. Alternatively, pair culture and booze on a combination tour that brings mariachi music or Mexican wrestling together with the obligatory mezcal.
Things to Know
- You might be used to shots back home, but when trying mezcal and other agave distillates in Mexico City, be prepared to sip and savor.
- You must be 18 or older to drink alcohol in Mexico—bring your ID.
- Cameras are prohibited from most Mexican wrestling arenas in Mexico City.