Cheers, Birmingham—Eat This, Not That! names Mayawell Bar as the best margarita in the state

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You can’t go wrong with one of these margaritas—Eat This, Not That! thinks so, too. (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

Wondering who has the best margarita in the state? We’re proud to claim this Birmingham spot, Mayawell, as the best, according to Eat This, Not That!—a national foodie publication. Whether you choose sugar or salt this Cinco De Mayo, we’re sharing why these margs made the top of the list.

A sweet honor

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We’ll take one of those, please. (Hannah Chambley / Bham Now)

After canvassing the entire country and speaking to locals in every state, the team at Eat This, Not That! ultimately selected Mayawell Bar is the best margarita in the state.

In case you’re not familiar with Mayawell Bar in Pepper Place, this local spot is an authentic agave and tequila bar with a wide selection of tequilas and mezcal plus a drink menu that is sure to have something for everyone in your party.

According to their website, owner and operator, Neill Crook, traveled to Mexico and fell in love with everything about the culture—including the drinks. He strived to bring a little piece of that magic back with him to The Magic City where he created Mayawell Bar in 2019.

The name has its own special story: a creative twist on the phonetic spelling of “Mayahuel”, the ancient Aztec goddess of the agave plant. Since tequila and mezcal are made from the agave plant, it seemed fitting.

If you need a little inspiration on what to order first, you know we’re always full of recommendations. A few of the Bham Now team recs include:

  • The Strawberry Margarita: Blanco tequila, lime, fresh strawberries, simple syrup & a salted rim
  • Bonfire Margarita: Mezcal, lime, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, simple syrup & a smoky salted rim
  • We’ll Never Be Royals: Mezcal, pineapple, hibiscus syrup, muddled jalapeno & lime

Hibiscus syrup + muddled jalapeno? C’mon—what’s not to love?

More margaritas, please! 💃

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Cue the margaritas at Pilcrow! (Taylor Babington / Bham Now)

Spoiler alert: Mayawell isn’t the only place with a killer margarita in the city (and this is coming from a Texas native). As we celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year, you might be looking for a new spot to sip this tasty tequila concoction. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with our top spots to grab a margarita in Birmingham.

Plus, check out our list of Cinco De Mayo drink specials that will have you celebrating all day long.

We want to hear from you! Where do you think serves the best margarita in the state? Let us know on on Instagram or Facebook.

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