Food & Drink

Austin's now the capital of tequila

There are two kinds of weird: the kind Austin's very into preserving, and the kind that involves people who don't like tequila. Or maybe those people aren't weird, they're just terrible. In any event, raise a glass to the good kind of weirdness at these five agave hotspots.

400 Rabbits

400 Rabbits Bar
Tequila Bona Fides: Why choose one of their 27+ tequilas when you can get a menage a trois-quila via flights served with seasonal sangrita at the ready.
Quick Bite: Chili Lime and Cerveza nuts are just $3.

Sully's Side Bar

Sully's Side Bar
Tequila Bona Fides: Wet (whet?) your whistle with a blended Spicy Mango Side Shot, then get familiar with 26+ teq selections (including several on tap).
Quick Bite: Smokin' Jalapenos, stuffed with pollo tinga and wrapped in applewood smoked bacon.

TNT Tacos and Tequila

TNT Tacos and Tequila
Tequila Bona Fides: Over 110 premiums, 13 ultra-premiums, and 11 extra-ultra-premium tequilas. They've got tequila on tap too, which makes any hard liquor premium.
Quick Bite: $2.50 farm-fresh breakfast tacos at any hour.

The japanese sno cone maker at El Monumento

El Monumento
Tequila Bona Fides: It's a battle of the machines when they bust out their smoking gun to make mesquite-smoked tequila shots, and a Japanese shaved-ice machine to create a margarita sno-cone.
Quick Bite: Go healthy with sauteed kale and sweet potato, or don't, with chocolate sauced churros.

Takoba

Takoba
Tequila Bona Fides: 24 brands, and the best way to take 'em's in a Banderita ("little flag") -- a tequila, fresh lime juice and house sangrita shooter.
Quick Bite: The open-faced bolillo topped with refrieds, roasted poblano and melted jack.