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Wahaca & El Bandito launch Mexican bar residency in the heart of Liverpool  

WAHACA, the Mexican restaurant group, is teaming up with popular Liverpool bar, El Bandito and the Graffiti Spirits Group, to launch a 3 month rooftop bar residency above its restaurant off Hanover Street, in the heart of Liverpool this October.

The collaboration, a first for both groups, will see El Bandito transform Wahaca Liverpool’s rooftop bar into a new home for the North West’s best Mezcal and tequila-based cocktails, set in a unique 1st floor bar space with access to an outdoor terrace above Wahaca’s restaurant.

El Bandito at Wahaca was created out of a joint love of Mexican food and drink, and a passion for spreading the word about this incredible cuisine and the drinks Mexico has become famous for. The bar will be serving a bespoke list of cocktails created by the team at Graffiti Spirit Group for the residency with drinks such a Pre-Aged Mezcal Negroni and a Nitro Espresso Martini alongside classics such as El Bandito’s much-loved Roots of Agave and fruit infused Margaritas. The cocktails will be complemented by the Mexican street food menu available at Wahaca downstairs as well as a selection of bar snacks.

Fitting with Wahaca’s strong sustainability credentials and announcement of becoming the UK’s first carbon neutral restaurant group, the El Bandito rooftop bar will be Zero Waste, sourcing and recreating ingredients to ensure nothing is sent to landfill. 

El Bandito is the brainchild of business partners John Ennis and Matt Farrell, who recently enjoyed a successful pop up in London that caught the attention of Wahaca founders, Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby. Through this partnership, Wahaca (now celebrating over 10 years at the forefront of UK eating out scene with over 25 sites nationwide) hopes to offer customers a new and exciting way to enjoy Mexican drinks, from one of the UK’s hottest bar concepts.

Wahaca Co-founder, Thomasina Miers said “We’re hugely excited to be partnering with the guys at El Bandito and Graffiti Spirits Group on our bar residency.  I have huge respect for what they have done for the tequila and mezcal category over the years and we share a similar unbridled passion for all things Mexican. The rooftop bar is an incredible space and we really hope it continues to spread the word about tequila and Mezcal cocktails to even more people in the city.”

El Bandito at Wahaca will be launching on Thursday 4th October at Wahaca Liverpool, offering a selection of super premium tequila, Mezcal, beers and cocktails and bar snacks. Wednesday – Friday 5pm – 12am and Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 12am



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