As one of the oldest parts of the city, the Rocks has sandstone ale houses and haunted terraces to spare, but they've been low on Tex Mex party vibes, until now. El Camino Cantina has just opened down on Argyle Street, and they're packing as much neon signage, hot sauce and frozen Margaritas as they can into the old Ananas site. The menu is all about tasty hot pockets in shapes and sizes, so you've got tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas and burritos. Of course if you fancy yourself as fireproof they've also got a ghost chilli BBQ burger and chicken wings made using the world’s hottest chillies. More sugar than spice? The hot churros tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla salted caramel and the spiced dark chocolate pudding with dulce de leche has your name on it. Cool the burn with Margaritas anyway, Mexican beers, craft brews, sangria and a dedicated tequila and mezcal menu. And for all you crazy kids who've just got back from a US jaunt, these guys are all over the complimentary chips and salsa. To keep spirits high there'll be a resident mariachi band, rock'n'roll DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, and on the 27th of every month they'll pay tribute to a famed member of the 27 Club. Working within a budget? It's all about timing. Head here for Margarita Mondays, two-dollar taco Tuesdays, wing Wednesdays, five buck beers on Thursdays, fajita Fridays, student specials on Saturdays and recovery Bloody Marys on Sundays.
Keep these destinations in mind for aweaty afternoons when you need the refreshing powers of a long, tall beer that's been brewed fresh and local.