Some of our best memories — or lack thereof — stem from tequila.
In keeping with the trend, we’re amped for Mayahuel, the new Mexican bar and restaurant from the East 6th Street gang (Death & Co, The Bourgeois Pig).
We got the scoop from co-owner Phil Ward — and maybe a little too much free high-end mezcal.
No body shots made the cut (it’s tequila way too nice for that kind of behavior).
Mayahuel, 304 East 6th Street, between First and Second Avenues.
Music: Mariachi Vargas
Thirsty for more? Everyone from lonesome cowpokes to the local sheriff will be saddling up to the bar at Dutch Kills, a 19th-century-style saloon in the hinterlands of Long Island City. It’s finally opening tonight (9 p.m.!) with spirits, cocktails over hand-cut ice, and cold brews on tap — served from a large oak bar and totaled on a 1913 model cash register. Neighborhood fave Sage General Store provides the organic pub fare. Go on and mosey along. Dutch Kills, 27-24 Jackson Avenue, at Dutch Kills Street, Long Island City (718-383-2724).