This hidden speakeasy has smokey food and drinks you will love.
"Mayahuel" was named after the Aztec goddess of the maguey plant, as it is dedicated to all things mezcal. With Mexican-inspired aethetics, Mayahuel serves up small-batch mezcals from independent and historic Mexican distilleries. The bar’s staff is extremely knowledgable, not only in making delicious drinks with creative ingredients, but in the culture and history surrounding the Mezcal spirit. Tip: Get there on the earlier side and try to snag a seat at the bar.
Native to Mexico, mezcal is made from the heart of the maguey plant. The maguey is a form of agave, but while tequila is distilled from blue agave, mezcal possesses an earthier and smokier taste. This layered and complex spirit is often consumed straight, but has been recently introduced to NYC in cocktail variety. Their drink menu is large, but if you let them know your tastes, they will concoct something you will love. In addition to their excellent cocktails, their food menu is out of this world. Their smokey salsa is a must try! It is like nothing you have tasted.
New York, NY 10003