The people behind Dalston’s award-winning agaveria have decided to Hacha plan: open a second venue in Brixton.
Anyone who ventured up to their debut venue (and there were a few) will have found a chic haven for cactus-hooch, with all manner of tequila & mezcal poured into an array of excellent cocktails.
This southern sequel is bigger and bolder, with both a bar and a retail shop set across two floors in Brixton’s Market Row. The upstairs bar has space for a hefty 50 liquor-lovers at a time, dolled up with a colourful Mexican look.
The drinks list covers all the classics, including the venue’s famed Mirror Margarita. It’s perfectly clear, and perfectly delicious. Then, there’s the new additions, such as the wonderful La Bandera, which actually comprises three mini cocktails, each with a different agave spirit, and each representing one of the colours of the Mexican flag.
There’s food too, coming from the folks at Maiz Azul (‘blue corn’), who are providing booze-soaking dishes like sweet potato-loaded camote tacos, chicken Tinga, and cheese chicharones. They’re very moreish, but their real beauty is in the fact that they’re almost all handheld, which makes them the perfect cocktail bar food.
And then there’s the shop, down on the ground floor. They’re labelling it the “Mini Bar Experience”, because not only can you buy bottles of all the tequilas, mezcals, and obscure agave spirits you could dream of… but they’re also selling pre-mixed bottles of mirror margs, smoked citrus negroni, and take-away tasting flights.
And the kicker? They’re giving back to the community too, big time. They went so far as to create a non-profit organisation called Equal Measures, and they shut down the bar one day a week in order to use the space for training, mentorship, and workshops for the local BAME community.
Now that’s worth toasting to.
NOTE: Hacha Brixton is open now – you can book a table (and order one of those mirror margs) right HERE.
Hacha Brixton | 12-14 Market Row, SW9 8LD
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