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Bar Fox: Win tickets for the Tequila & Mezcal festival coming to town

Sipping on a T&T (Picture: Patrón)

This is one of those moments when Bar Fox has to drop in for a second time in a week. Yesterday we told you about a new cognac bar you have to try, along with our new favourite cocktail – the Sidecar.

Today its about getting yourself some tickets for the Tequila & Mezcal fest so you can join us sipping slooowly on some choice agave spirits.

We will be there on Saturday 5 October – so if youre coming down, give us a shout at [email protected] and come to say hi.

We have 10 sets of 2 tickets for the Friday 5 session and Sunday 7 October sessions up for grabs. Email us at [email protected] with why you need this in your life and, if youre picked as a winner, we will be in touch.

Buy tickets for: Tequila & Mezcal Fest

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Love Frida Kahlo, Margaritas and a tasty taco? Then this is for you.

Next weekend sees a slice of Mexico take over the Barge House behind the OXO Tower on The South Bank. A multi-story, action-packed 3-day celebration of the true spirit of Mexico without the 4,959 air miles.

There will be loads of agave spirits to taste, choice Mexican street food, 6 cocktail bars, edgy art and even an arty Mexican cinema room if you need some cultural down-time…(or a siesta!)

Get involved in trying out George Clooneys new Mezcal from Casamigos, making your own copita (traditional clay drinking cup) with Altos tequila or supping on the new tequila and tonic serve from Patrón and Fever-Tree. Or try Sekfordes new Tequila & Mezcal mixer with Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal…a Mexican version of a G&T!

Clooneys new Mezcal (Picture: Casamigos)

Grab your mates and do a Mexican bar crawl (and/or wave) around the pop-up cocktail joints from MNKY HSE, Ella Canta, Barrio bars, Cafe Pacifico and Chiringuito.

Taaasty tacos (Picture: Peyotito)
Taqueria tacos (Picture: Taqueria)

Sounds like thirsty work to us…well lucky they have 3 Mexican pop-up restaurants to soak up the drinking fun from Taqueria, Peyotito and Café Pacifico – serving up the likes of chargrilled chicken tacos, brisket tostadas, tamales, wild mushroom tacos and lashings of totopo chips with guacamole and salsas.

Each rooms got loads of art installations from the House of Mexico and live folklore dancers, Aztec ceremonies and Mariachis will be serenading people all day.

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Heres what the shows founder, Eduardo Gomez, has to say to BarFox readers:

Growing up in Mexico City I never dreamed that I would be putting on the biggest Tequila, Mezcal and Agave spirit festival in Europe here in London. I started Tequila & Mezcal Fest five years ago because there wasnt anything that I could relate to in terms of true Mexican culture…just a slightly party time reputation with bad quality tequila, shots and sloppy burritos. This year Im really proud to say Ive got some awesome restaurants, cocktail bars and premium spirits brands on board for a real celebration of the true spirit of Mexico.

Some of my favourite bits of the show are the incredible artwork from the House of Mexico – loads of photography, crafted art, sculpture and even Mexican silver jewellery…this is a whole new element this year. Food is also hugely important to me (isnt it for everyone?) with some of my favourite restaurants taking part, wait till you try the incredible tacos and have a go at making the ultimate guacamole.

Obviously the Tequila, Mezcal and agave spirits take centre stage, we have over 50 to try from some incredible brands from all over Mexico. People can do the Margarita masterclass and learn how to perfect their very own. Mines a Tommy Mezcal Margarita if anyones asking??

This is a true reflection of where contemporary Mexico is today, to say im excited is an understatement, hope you can join us!

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Well, yeah, well see you there amigo!

WIN TICKETS

We have 10 sets of 2 tickets for the Friday 5 session and Sunday 7 October sessions up for grabs.

Give us a shout at [email protected] with why you need this in your life and if youre picked as a winner, we will be in touch.

TEQUILA & MEZCAL FEST: WHEN AND WHERE

Tequila & Mezcal Fest

The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

Friday 5 October – Sunday 7 October. Tickets are £20 per session

Session times:

Friday 5 October – 6pm to 10.30pm.
Saturday 6 October – 12.30pm to 4.30pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm sessions
Sunday 7 October – 1pm to 7pm session

GOT YOUR OWN INSIDER TIPS?

Why not give us your own suggestions and reviews, or just say hi.

Hit us up at [email protected] Include pics, details and your twitter/facebook/insta page and well give you a link up.

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