Adiõs named one of the best tequila bars in the US

(Ashton Johnson & Emily Dixon)

In a recent publication of Food & Wine, downtown Birmingham bar Adiõs was ranked among the top 15 places to drink tequila in the country.

The bar, which only opened last November, is already a popular local spot known for its cozy ambiance and Mexican-inspired craft cocktails.

The minds behind Adiõs

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Adiõs co-owners José Medina Camacho and Jesús Méndez. (@adiosbar on Instagram)

Adiõs is the brainchild of co-owners José Medina Camacho and Jesús Méndez. Both born in Mexico, Camacho and Méndez immigrated with their families to northern Alabama in the early ’90s and began honing their skills in various restaurants across the city.

Jesús owns and operates Honest Coffee RoastersUnos Tacos and The Louis Bar in The Pizitz Food Hall and José has worked at Little Donkey, Octane, The Marble Ring and, most recently, served as lead bartender at Automatic Seafood & Oysters. Together, the two are Birmingham industry veterans with all the expertise necessary to make their bar one of the best in the country.

Step inside Adiõs

(Ashton Johnson & Emily Dixon)

Inside the bar—designed by Morgan Sowards—you’ll find a cozy setting accentuated by large tropical plants, antique stained glass from a chapel in Mexico and prints from Oaxacan artist @arch.oax. In the corner there is a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda, an altar meant to honor the lives of loved ones.

It’s these personal touches of Latino heritage and culture that make Adiõs such a unique spot in Birmingham, giving guests the opportunity to experience the ingredients, music and art of Mexico. As far as the menu, Adiõs offers an ever-changing list of unique cocktails crafted from Mexican spirits and ingredients. Here’s a few drinks on their Spring menu:

  • Señor Tucan: Reposado tequila, cachaca, bitters, chipotle, pineapple, lime
  • Adiõs Mule: Mezcal or blanco tequila, lime, tropical ginger beer, tajin, chamoy
  • Ojitos Lindo: Strawberry-infused mezcal, mazura, manzanilla sherry, cocchi rosa
(Ashton Johnson & Emily Dixon)

Want to check them out for yourself?

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