Las Perlas

Best Spirit Specific Bar, August 2010

You won’t find a shrine to spirits more elaborate than Las Perlas, which celebrates all things agave. Among the more than 100 tequilas and mescals is the entire line of Del Maguey “single village” mescals, artisanal creations of small Mexican communities. General manager Raul Yrastorza infuses other smoky distillations with loose-leaf teas from the Grand Central Market. He collaborated with Rivera’s Julian Cox to fashion fanciful cocktails that taste like a taco or a manhattan or both.