Most of the year, it’s an ideal town to walk around in the evening hours. The summer’s heat can be oppressive, but temps are still downright balmy at night -- and after a day of being cooped up in the AC, El Paso knows how to get out and party in a nocturnal-desert-creature kind of way.
We in the US don’t always realize it, but really we’ve been largely hosed when it comes to tequila, largely limited to the whims of distributors. In El Paso, the taste for tequila is a bit more refined and much better educated. This used to be Mexico, after all. You’ll be hard pressed to spend so much as a weekend drinking here without encountering multiple fantastic agave-based spirits that are wholly new to you.
Speaking of tequila, legendary patio bar the Hope & Anchor invites you to take in the Southwestern sun and savor Mexican-inspired flavors: such as a chili-infused margarita made with fresh juice. Meanwhile, Mas T’Kila Bar can offer you a tequila tour of the good stuff, right within its four walls. Order your precious agave nectar served in a shot glass molded from a fresh jalapeño. It’s one of the finer things in life, and El Paso is the place to get it on this side of the border.