Lifting the spirits at Hacha Bar

Tequila is one of my all-time favourite tipples, so when the opportunity arose to sample Hacha Bar’s Mirror Margharita, I could hardly refuse.

Launched in April 2019 by Tequila Ambassador Deano Moncrieffe, the idea for Hacha was to bring Agave to the area, and with an evolving menu of 25 different tequilas, mezcals and lesser known agave spirits to choose from, I’d say he’s succeeded.

We had their signature cocktail, the Mirror Margarita, which, rather impressively, has been voted 7th Best Cocktail In The World by Time Out.

Uniquely, the Mirror Margarita is crystal clear – quite different from your standard, cloudy Margarita. In terms of flavour, it’s deliciously – and dangerously – moreish. There’s also a selection of wine and beer, although with such an array of tequilas to choose from, I doubt I’d be tempted. It’s all about the tequilahhh for me.

Aside from the cocktails, I was impressed with the fact that Hacha uses shredded beef and chicken in their tacos; anyone familiar with authentic Mexican food will know that this is a sure sign that they know what they are doing – no mince to be found here!

Hacha’s interior is bright and welcoming, and Deano is friendly and generous with his extensive knowledge. Well worth a visit for tequila lovers and, if you’re a tequila virgin, this is a great place to take the plunge.

Hacha Bar
378 Kingsland Rd,

Dalston E8 4AA

Open Tuesday to Saturday 5-11pm
I:   @hachabar

Cocktails from £9.50

Single serve spirits from £6.50
Mini tasting ‘flights’ from £18.00
Beers from £4.95/bottle
Wine from £6.00/glass – £22.95/bottle
Small plates/sharing from £5.00
Tostadas from £5.95
Tacos from £6.95

The Mirror Margarita is also sold in 500ml bottles containing four large cocktails to take away and enjoy at home for £35 00. 
You can also purchase a select range of agave spirits but you might need to take out a second mortgage first as prices start from £120.

Images courtesy of Hacha Bar