MEZCALITO BROMPTON: NEW TEQUILA COCKTAIL BAR & CLUB IN SOUTH KENSINGTON NOW OPEN
Mezcalito Brompton, a stylish and brand new late night offering situated on South Kensington’s Old Brompton Road has officially opened its doors. Previously Eclipse, a spotlight of the area’s nightlife for decades, the launch comes from real life partners Oliver Castilla-Tristan and Laura Geas; owners of lively and much loved Mexican tapas-style restaurant bar Mezcalito Chelsea – reputed to hold the largest selection of Agave spirits in Europe and celebrating its sixth anniversary this year.
Mezcalito Brompton aims to bring a taste of modern Mexican nightlife to the esteemed neighbourhood. The chic venue will offer a 40-cover cosmopolitan cocktail bar on the ground floor and a boutique nightclub in the basement, providing an Agave spirits led bottle-to-table service, a VIP area and a roster of DJs playing soundtracks from Latin house to Reggaeton.
Opened Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am, the Cocktail bar at Mezcalito Brompton will showcase its signature cocktails including their popular Picante, Paloma and Margarita as well as a Watermelon Martini; a nod to the former Eclipse’s signature cocktail. Looking for a twist on the classic? Opt for an Espresso Martini or Porn Star Martini featuring Mexican ingredients and Agave spirits.
The food menu is a celebration of authentic Mexican flavours, with a ‘Para Picar’ section inviting guests to share the joy of traditional starters, including Chicharrones,, deep-fried pork belly chunks served with salsa verde, Elote, Mexican corn on the cob dressed in tajin butter and queso fresco and Tiras de Pollo, chicken goujons with habanero mayo.
A choice of tacos and quesadillas are available in an array of flavours, including the classic Mexico City Al Pastor Tacos (2 for 8.5) – slow-cooked achiote-marinated pork, roasted pineapple, onion, coriander, and salsa verde or the Baja California Fish Tacos (1 for 10) featuring beer-battered sea bass, cabbage, pickled carrots, chives, and chipotle mayo on a flour tortilla. Guests can also try the unique Colima Sopitos, crispy corn masa cakes with creamy refried beans, avocado salad, salsa, and queso fresco. Dessert options include Churros or Blood Orange Sorbet infused with tequila.
Born and raised in Mexico, co-owner Oliver has worked in London’s hospitality industry for over 15 years, carving a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost experts in Tequila and Mezcal. He is doing much to raise awareness of Agave spirits and Mexican culture in the capital and beyond and currently leads and curates Mezcalito’s Agave spirits programme.
Speaking about the opening of Mezcalito Brompton Oliver comments, “It was always a dream to open a nightlife venue in our neighbourhood which not only celebrates Mexican heritage but also offers a premium and vibrant experience for locals. Guests of Mezcalito Chelsea have been asking for a late night haunt with our vibes and service and we have answered. We are incredibly excited to welcome everyone.”
158 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0BA