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- LOCATION -

Back Bar

155 W. Kinzie Street

Chicago, IL 60654

- HOURS -

Occasionally our mezcal bar is booked for private events. Please call ahead to confirm hours when planning your visit!

Friday: 5pm - 2am

Saturday: 5pm - 3am

Sunday - Thursday: Closed

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ENCANTO

Introducing Encanto, the newest addition to Chicago’s growing agave scene right in the heart of River North.

 

Mezcal has everything one would need in a good spirit—history, culture, and layer upon layers of flavor. Every mezcal has its own history, every bottle is a whole new world; making it an easy-going and fun ingredient to work with because of its range. Encanto’s dedication to sustainability and supporting those who put care and attention into the production of tequila and agave is clear through the diverse representation of brands and producers that each bring a distinctive and eclectic option to the table.

Enrique

Cobos

Beverage Director &

Mezcal Aficionado

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ABOUT

Explore Mezcal

Chances are you’ve tried mezcal or at least wanted to, but maybe you got a little bogged down by how it should be prepared and enjoyed.

 

Everyone has their own serving and mixer preferences, but just like any other well-worn liquor, there are a few things you can do to ensure you’re enjoying it to the fullest.

 

That's where we come in... Grab a seat at the bar and let Enrique guide you through the world of mezcal one taste at a time. His first question will be, "What do you usually drink?" From there he'll build a custom tasting flight of artisanal mezcal while explaining the nuances that make each special.

“It’s a cool space because it’s not intimidating. If you don’t know, we will help you to learn. Much like wine, you don't have to spend a lot of money for a good quality agave spirit.” - Enrique Cobos

Cocktails De Mezcal

Not ready to take the full plunge into mezcal with a tasting flight? Each of our cocktails is a take on a classic, but with an agave twist.

 

The Oaxacan Twilight (pictured) is a nod to the production of mezcal with prickly pear being a key ingredient—a symbolic fruit from the areas in Mexico mezcal is created. Rosita de Riveter is our take on a classic Negroni. This spirit-forward drink is sweet and bitter with all the flavors of Mezcal Unión swirled in.

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Weekday Specials

$10 Cerveza & Mezcal

 

For Mezcal tasting reservations/ private inquiries
please fill out the form here
  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 01
    Mar 01, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 02, 2024, 2:00 AM
    Mar 01, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 02, 2024, 2:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 02
    Mar 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 03, 2024, 3:00 AM
    Mar 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 03, 2024, 3:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 08
    Mar 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 09, 2024, 2:00 AM
    Mar 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 09, 2024, 2:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 10, 2024, 3:00 AM
    Mar 09, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 10, 2024, 3:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 22
    Mar 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 23, 2024, 2:00 AM
    Mar 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 23, 2024, 2:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 23
    Mar 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 24, 2024, 3:00 AM
    Mar 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 24, 2024, 3:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 29
    Mar 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 30, 2024, 2:00 AM
    Mar 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 30, 2024, 2:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    MARCH MEZCAL FLIGHT
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 30
    Mar 30, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 31, 2024, 3:00 AM
    Mar 30, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 31, 2024, 3:00 AM
    $50 MEZCAL FLIGHT 1oz pours, served w assorted garnishes, salts, fruits 1. Vilasuso {Guanjuato, Mexico Agave Salmiana, Wild} 2. Wahaka Mezcal {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Eespadín Reposado} 3. Burrito Fiestero {Duirango, Mexico Agave/Cenizo "Durangensis" Wild} 4. Mezcal Verde {Oaxaca, Mexico Agave Espadin}
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  • MEZCAL TASTING {Lucy Pistolas, Villasuso, Bosscal & Salvadores}
    MEZCAL TASTING {Lucy Pistolas, Villasuso, Bosscal & Salvadores}
    Thu, Apr 18
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    This event is standing room only, a RSVP does not guarantee you a table or seat at the bar. Complimentary mezcal tasting and cocktail specials
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  • MEZCAL TASTING
    MEZCAL TASTING
    Thu, May 16
    May 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    May 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    This event is standing room only, a RSVP does not guarantee you a table or seat at the bar. Complimentary mezcal tasting and cocktail specials
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