Decked out in Day of the Dead decor, BGC provides the ATL with some of the freshest, most authentic Mexican food and 60+ tequilas. Must-have dishes on the totally a la carte menu include chorizo-stuffed empanadas, beef tongue tacos, and spicy chicharron sopes, while margs, like the Mucho Mez Smoky (smoky mezcal, agave nectar, bitters), and tequila-based cocktails, like the Tranquilo (lavender, green tea, citrus, mint), are perfect accompaniments. The real draw, however, is their tequila club, which gives members the chance to learn about and sample 50+ types over the course of their membership.
What you're drinking: Join the club and start with anything
A relative newcomer to the tequila bar scene, Chef Richard Sandoval's library for lushes is home to over 350 kinds of tequila, mezcal, and sotol (a spirit distilled from the desert spoon plant), making it one of largest collections in the country. They even have house-infused tequilas, using ingredients like tamarind, serrano, and blueberry & lemon. Aside from serving Latin-Asian inspired cuisine, like smoked trout guac and mini banh mi hot dog sliders, what really makes this spot special is their library locker program, which allows patrons to rent a locker and 'check out' a bottle of tequila from their catalog, to be enjoyed whenever they come to the restaurant. Turns out Arthur was totally right when he said having fun wasn't hard when you have a library card.
What you're drinking: House-infused tequila tasting