Now that mezcal is established as the sip de noche, mezcal bars are opening left and right. One recent opening: Quiote, which not only houses a very good Mexican restaurant but a basement mezcal bar tended by someone who can make all the difference to your mezcal tasting experience: Jay Schroeder. Formerly at Logan Square’s Mezcaleria Las Flores, Schroeder knows as much about this fine Mexican beverage as anyone in Chicago, and he is willing to share with anyone who sits down for a glass.
2456 N. California, 312.878.8571, quiotechicago.com
Best of Chicago 2017