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The Best: Our Three Favorite Mezcalerias North Of The Border

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If you've been flipping through the latest issue of Details, you know that Mezcal, the refined, handcrafted cousin of tequila, is having a bit of a moment. While you can hit the newsstand for a full guide to the best mezcals available in the States, we thought you'd might like a few suggestions on where to imbibe the stuff in its natural habitat — the mezcaleria — near you.

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Las Perlas Resembling an upscale cantina, the city's first mezcaleria is owned by Cedd Moses — the impresario behind L.A. haunts Tony's and the Varnish — and specializes in mezcal cocktails like the spicy Poblano Escobar.
107 East Sixth Street, Los Angeles, 213-988-8355, www.lasperlas.la

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Nopalito
Two former cooks from Nopa made such spot-on Mexican fare, the restaurant's owners gave them their own joint. The Lower Haight bar has a lush garden patio and serves nearly every small-batch mezcal.
306 Broderick Street, San Franciso, 415-437-0303, www.nopalitosf.com

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Casa Mezcal
This three-story temple to mezcal, music, and art brings Oaxaca to the Lower East Side. Try the choriqueso (chorizo with melted cheese) and a glass of mezcal from the owners' distillery, Los Amantes.
86 Orchard Street, New York City, 212-777-2600

—By Laurence Lowe

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