There is no shortage of things to do in the Lower East Side. Bumping with bars, restaurants, live music and more, it is easy to get overwhelmed with options when planning a night out. Make it less stressful for yourself when you finally have tickets to a show at Bowery Ballroom for which you’ve been anxiously waiting for months. Now what should you do before the show? Well, pregaming at Tampico Tequila Bar NYC is probably your best option.
Instead of going early just to stand in gen pop for an hour with an overpriced vodka and sodas, to only get rushed by overzealous fans as soon as the lights dim, bookend your experience with delicious cocktails and nibbles from Tampico. It is the newest neighborhood hotspot conveniently located near Bowery Ballroom right on Delancey.
A Taste of Mexico at Tampico LES
Tampico is a tequila and mezcal bar that specializes in all things Mexican. The drink menu has new takes on classic cocktails such as the Mint Margarita or the Tampico Spritz– think Aperol spritz but with Mezcal, and then order four.
Delicious drinks aren’t all Tampico serves up as the food menu also offers a variety of Mexican and infusion flavors. With everything from tacos to fajitas, all paired with scratch made salsas and guacamole, you’ll feel like you just stepped into an authentic taqueria. Another bold option is the Tam Dog, which is a bacon wrapped frank, chipotle aioli, pico de gallo, cheddar, pinto beans and house guacamole. In other words, the perfect snack at the end of the night.
When you have these options, why go anywhere else before the show? Avoid flat beer in a plastic cup as Tampico serves a wide variety of imported and local beers in frosty mugs. Have an ice cold cerveza at Tampico and then head over to Bowery Ballroom in no time flat– just making it in time for the show, well sated.
The Best New Neighborhood Spot For Pregaming
The Lower East Side is the embodiment of the NYC spirit. From gritty to gourmet, quirky to sophisticated, punk to posh it has a little something for everyone. Within a block you can see some live music, grab a cupcake, get a tattoo, and enjoy some margaritas so fresh you’d think you were on a white sandy Mexican beach.
Tampico Tequila Bar has everything you need for an incredible night out. You’ll see why it has the motto of “Sin Prisa” because you’ll never want your experience to end. Take a vacation without ever leaving New York. With its vibrant colors, vacation vibes and Mexican inspiration running from its flora to its foundation, Tampico allows you to step from Delancey Street to south of the border. Airline tickets are expensive, but mojitos and Modelos are a bargain, albeit a delicious one.
Whether you come in for happy hour, book a private room for a party, or want a nice dinner and delicious drinks before a concert, you will not be disappointed. Next time you find yourself hanging out in the Lower East Side, going to a concert at Bowery Ballroom, or getting your next unexpected tattoo, make sure to swing through Tampico Tequila Bar to enjoy a little pregaming. Just like its neighborhood, it has something for everyone.