Palenque Mezcaleria

Denver
Lounge
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Palenque Mezcaleria is tucked away behind Adelitas Cocina y Cantina and, true to its name, is a shrine to all things agave. Its Mezcal-centric cocktail and spirits list -- with an emphasis on Oaxacan bounty -- is Colorado’s first, and thus the bar has taken on the role of local Mezcal educator. There are books abound for guests to read up on the spirit, as well as a list featuring upwards of 100 labels for the agave-inquiring minds to sample (best to join on Mezcal Mondays, where the entire list is half off). Palenque also offers agave-based cocktails and menu of Mexican street food to abet in your agave adventure in Platt Park.