The accolades just keep on coming for Clumsy Butcher establishment The Pastry War. The downtown mezcal-centric bar recently earned a nod from Travel + Leisure mag for the Pomegranate and Sloe Gin Frozen Margarita, and now it's being featured in Esquire's June/July issue's Best Bars in America list. David Wondrich shares why it's the only Texas bar to make this year's top picks:
This offshoot of the Anvil, Houston's, and Texas's, reigning two-bit saloon, is something different: not a cocktail bar so much as a cantina, strongly devoted to tequila and mescal. (The name refers to the French-Mexican war of 1838–39, triggered by a Mexico City mob trashing a Frenchman's patisserie.) Sure, the cocktails are impeccable. And yet it's got pool tables, tamales, and shots and beers. The best of both worlds.
To check out the, ahem, mezcal selection at discounted prices, head to the Main Street bar during their happy hours of 4 to 6:30 p.m.
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