Margaritas have always been close to BarChick’s heart. It is a fact that tequila releases happy endorphins therefore this cocktail is a sure thing to get any party started and perk up even the hardest to please dates. No night is complete without one, this is where to sip the best stuff...
Opened back in 1982 by the late, great legend that was Tomas Estes, this Mexican is still true to its roots with its authentic décor. With literally HUNDREDS of tequilas on offer, it’s safe to say your Margaritas can be as show-stopping as you or your wallet allows. If you’re still waiting for payday though, you can't go wrong with their house Pacifico Margarita made with Ocho Blanco which tastes equally as awesome as dabbling with the top dog pours.
5 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA
Megs Miller is the babe behind FAM Bar. She makes no secret of being a bit of a tequila aficionado (a girl after BarChick's heart), and from one sip of the house margarita (so good they've put their name on it), you can tell. It blends highland and lowland tequilas with citrus and Devon flower honey. It's as bad-ass as Megs herself.
Corner of Picton Place &, 31 Duke St, London W1U 1LG
The booze list at this Borough Market tacqueria is bang on, with Magaritas a-plenty - just how we like it. If you're particular with your Margs, let 'em know and they'll whip you up one of their Backbar Margaritas, made with your premium agave choice. No judgement for pickiness in this colourful joint. You can even have a Marg made with avocados if that's how you roll. Get in line because this is a place worth queueing for.
7A Stoney St, Borough Market, SE1 9AA,
The motto at this grungy Mexican joint is "keep it simple, keep it real", and they do both of those things like absolute kings. The Margaritas are TOP, so get involved. If you can time it well, you get 'em at a steal during their Happy Hour from 5-6pm Wednesday to Friday, and when Tuesday rolls around, it's jugs jugs jugs of the good stuff, baby, so rally your crew and bring on the fiesta!
129 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB
This good-time basement joint in Stokey is a mecca for all things mezcal, so if you like your Margs with a bit more of a bite, you'll love what these babes are serving up. They're all about championing fierce females in this scarlet-encrusted bar, and they don't come much fiercer than their signature cocktail, Margaret, made with mezcal, lime, agave and Sal de Gusano (AKA the spicy, smokey lime-salt around the rim.
92 Stoke Newington High St, London, N16 7NY
Some like oysters, some go for chocolate. BarChick? She chooses tequila when it comes to a winning aphrodisiac, and considering you have to walk through a sex shop to get to this basement restaurant, you'll probably already be hot under the collar before you've even sat down. Bring your body temperature back to normal with their sweet, zingy and fresh Hibiscus Margarita made with their own homemade hibiscus syrup. Gets us every time. Hot damn!
9 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JF
Corrochio’s has arrived at Ruby's in Dalston to rep the whole of Mexico, from our ride or die (tequila) to the lesser-known Mexican heritage spirits like Sotols and Raicillas, and would ya believe it - they all taste banging in a Margarita. Rock up between 6-7pm and their House Marg comes in at a very wallet-pleasing £7.
76 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB
BarChick rarely remembers leaving this place, and even her most modest of mates are dancing on the table until 3am. Head down the stairs of El Camion into the "members bar" AKA The Pink Chihuahua (sometimes referred to as Dick’s Bar as the late cocktail master Dick Bradsell ran this joint). These guys do them over rocks, straight up, frozen, with or without salt, you name it they do it but ALWAYS with fresh-pressed lime juice to ensure the best quality. We’ll take 12, please.
25 – 27 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RR
The signature serve at this Agaveria may look like a glass of water, but on reflection, you'll find one helluva Mirror Margarita -- a whole other kinda thirst quencher. It’s all about delicate vibes & a super fresh taste served on tap from a giant glass pina. It's made with malic acid rather than lime juice, so you can keep drinking it without that cheek decaying feeling on the mouth after one too many (if there is such a thing). No surprise that it's been named one of the best cocktails in the world. You can even buy a bottle to take home with you. Hell yeah!
378 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA Dalston
What's better than a Marg in a bar? A Marg you can take home and enjoy whenever the f*ck you want. The good thing is you can do both with the Margaritas they mix up at this Catford Bottle Bar & Shop. It strikes just the right balance between sweetness and zing, and has enough lime juice to count as one of your five a day. It's fruity, sharp and deliciously refreshing. Worth keepin' a bottle of this in your fridge at all times for a spontaneous fiesta in your casa.
2 Catford Broadway, London, England SE6 4SP
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