in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Mexican bars are vibrant yet relaxed spaces where you can sip on a rare brand of mezcal, take a lime-laced tequila shot with friends or savor a fruity margarita on the rocks. Ranging from colorful and kitschy to sleek and upscale, Mexican bars in LA are currently trending on the upswing. You’ll find LA Mexican bars that specialize in hundreds of types of tequila as well as its smooth, smoky cousin mezcal. Arrive early for happy hour specials, eat tacos with your drinks for dinner, or go late and discover live cantina music. Head to Las Perlas in Downtown LA for a serious selection of tequilas plus specialty margaritas, or visit nearby El Carmen to drink homemade pineapple tequila amidst black velvet paintings and Mexican wrestling masks. In Hollywood, Te’Kila offers 100 types of tequila and Monday margarita pitchers, while L Scorpion ups the ante with 200 types of liquor along with a small plate menu of Mexican treats. Tortilla Republic serves artsy tequila cocktails in a classy We Ho atmosphere, and Agave in Los Feliz features a four-page menu of tequilas and an outdoor patio. Prefer your Mexican bars in Los Angeles to provide a lower-brow drinking experience? Hipster haven The Gold Room is a Silver Lake dive supreme whose signature special is a shot of tequila, glass of PBR and free tacos.
1240 3rd St
Santa Monica CA 90401
Situated right on the 3rd Street Promenade, this Mexican restaurant and bar boasts a fantastic happy hour every day from 4 pm to 8 pm with 2-for-1 drink specials. There's also a late-night 2-for-1 happy hour and flat screen TVs for watching the game.