Chihuahua Bar on Peel Street is celebrating its first birthday this week.
The hip little bar in one of Adelaide’s best side streets will be celebrating in the spirit of Mexico.
Including Day of the Dead face painting, snacks and their signature mezcal drinks and cocktails, it’s the perfect excuse to go loco.
Venue Manager Davis Richardson says it’s the perfect chance to try their unique food and beverage menu, if you haven’t already.
“When Chihuahua first started, I had no idea what mezcal was and then I tried it and fell in love with it. It is an artisan spirit; it’s the wine of the spirit world. Tequila and mezcal are our specialties and our Margaritas are to die for. We put our own twist on it and it’s amazing,” he says.
“We have a snacks menu which is somewhere between tapas and mains. There’s a unique fusion, so we have sashimi salmon tostadas, we have guacamole and salsa, tacos and then there’s the salad. You have to try the salad!”
Within a year, Chihuahua Bar is quickly becoming a favourite with revellers who want something different in the mix, which is what Davis says owner Rosco Stanley wanted when he started the bar.
“Rosco has been a publican around Adelaide for about 20 years. He went on a trip to Mexico and fell in love with the place, so he went back a month later and researched mezcal and found the niche he needed for this place. He bought imitations of the flora he saw in Mexico and decided to bring a bit of the culture back to Adelaide,” Davis says.
“Rosco had Minke Bar back in the day, and he had Electric Light, and a few other places around town. This is different but it’s very Rosco. He loves the good wines and the mezcal.”
Featuring great tunes, an extensive drinks menu, and a chilled atmosphere, Chihuahua Bar is a great place to hang out with friends.
Thursday night’s birthday fiesta, though, will be one to remember as the Chihuahua team ring in their first anniversary in true Mexican style.
By Libby Parker