3 Best Tequila Bars in Australia

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Did you know that Mexico exported more than 1,362 million litres of tequila to Australia in 2018?

Agave spirits are currently very in demand and as such, there are a variety of bars and pubs in Australia which cater to your needs and can offer delicious drinks and expert knowledge.

Keep reading to discover the best tequila bars in Australia in 2019.


What is Tequila?

Tequila is a regional distilled beverage and is made from the blue agave plant. The plant can be found in the city of Tequila (which is 65 km from Guadalajara) and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the Mexican state of Jalisco.

The spirit is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime in other countries. It also can be incorporated in various cocktail drinks, such as Tequila Sunrise. Tequila is produced with an alcohol content of between 35-55%.

According to Isabella De Cardenas, from REVIEWBOX, there are some strange laws around the production and distribution of tequila. Mexican law states that tequila can only be produced in Jalisco and in limited municipalities in Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. The Mexican government also approved a proposal to celebrate National Tequila Day every third Saturday of March.


3 Best Tequila Bars in Australia

These bars have been nominated as part of Tequila Bar of the Year, which is sponsored by Jose Cuervo.

To be eligible for Tequila Bar of the Year, the bars must have a broad selection of tequila, highlight agave cocktails, and employ staff who are knowledgeable about the drinks they serve. So you can rest assured you’re in safe hands at any of these bars:


  1. Barrio Cellar

Located on Elizabeth Street in Sydney, you’ll find Barrio Cellar, a tequila bar that opened in 2015 and who have been providing a great service and selection of drinks since.

Inside the bar, you can find an extensive list of tequilas and a delicious selection of cocktails that feature some of the best agave alcohol.


  1. Bodega Underground

Based in the basement of the Crossley Hotel in Melbourne, you’ll find this hidden gem of a bar. Bodega Underground opened in 2016 and has a great deal of mezcal and tacos to offer.

Bodega Underground has an extensive agave menu and another drink menu which features a variety of other alcoholic beverages including wine and beer. The bar also serve a range of tasty cocktails to sample.


  1. El Grotto

Situated in Perth, you can find El Grotto, which won Tequila Bar of the Year at the 2018 Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards.

El Grotto provides a large selection of agave spirits to try and many cocktails to sample. This bar also has other alcoholic beverages, such as beer and wine, and you can order some classic Mexican food such as burritos and tacos.


There’s no harm in enjoying a delicious beverage from time to time, however, remember to drink responsibly. Are you concerned about your drinking habits, or that of a loved one? Find out if your loved one is drinking too much.

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