We’re not sure what we like more at La Mezcaleria, the Mexican food or the long list of different types of mezcal and cocktails. It’s lively, but not so loud that you have to yell or use exaggerated hand gestures to communicate with other people, so it’s a great place to start a night out or for when you’re celebrating something. The Commercial Drive location usually has a wait on the weekend nights, so making a booking is a good idea. It’s our favorite location, but they also have one in Gastown, which tends to attract a younger, louder crowd. Whichever you go to, just don’t leave Vancouver without trying their queso fundido with chorizo that you’ll want to drink with a straw when no one’s looking.