Surry Hills’ never-ending tequila party is still going strong
Just keep on repressing those teenage memories of the bottle with the red plastic sombrero on it, because crap tequila is the equivalent of Fruity Lexia cask wine – you only drink it when you’re young and dumb. Right now at Tio’s they’ve got around 120 different spirits on their books and some of them are exceptionally difficult to get in this country.
Play your cards right and in a quiet moment the bartenders will walk you through some of the extra special stuff, like the Los Dazantes mezcal that burns like a grass fire and extinguishes as quickly with a mineral, citrus, salty herbal flavour. Or maybe you just want a Parallel cocktail made with mezcal, green mango, lemongrass and lime leaf that lets salty sweet and sour spiral around your tongue. Or just order a Paloma and let the hours fly by to the sound of Mexican surf-rock and the rustle of paper bags that the free spiced popcorn comes in.
4-14 Foster St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 4pm-midnight; Sun 2-10pm|