Located behind sister venue Adelita's, the entrance to Palenque Mezcaleria is on Louisiana, not Broadway, through the patio. A neighborhood go-to for residents in the Platte Park and South Broadway neighborhoods, Palenque Mezcaleria is worth the trip for anyone who appreciates tequila's smokier, complex cousin. This bar has a vast selection of mezcals, plenty for patrons to learn all about the smoky Mexican spirit. Palenque Mezcaleria was opened, notes the website, "as a passion project to promote the beauty and terroir of mezcal, which expresses the skill of its distillers, the soil of the villages where it's produced and the many maguey (aka agave) varieties used to make it." The compact menu features the foods of Oaxaca, including Mole Oaxaca, as well as other sauces that are not the "same old."
13 E. Louisiana
Bars: "Go for half-priced mezcal on Mondays or Taco Tuesdays."
Best for Bars Because: Palenque Mazcaleria is the only mezcaleria in the city of Denver.