Cantina OK Team Open Hot New Tequila Bar

Bars, Drink, Sydney / 6 February 2024

Descend into an emerald wonderland of tequilas, cocktails, and vibrant vibes at Centro 86.

Sydney’s CBD has a new subterranean resident, and it’s bringing a taste of Mexico with a twist. Centro 86, the latest brainchild from the team behind Cantina OK! and Bar Planet, has opened its doors, beckoning tequila aficionados and cocktail enthusiasts alike with a vibrant ambience and an impressive selection of agave spirits.

Forget the dimly lit, smoky tequila bars of yesteryear. Centro 86 embraces a playful, modern aesthetic. Descend the stairs tucked away on Hoskings Place and you’ll be greeted by an emerald-green haven adorned with artwork inspired by classic Mexican cantinas. Think psychedelic murals and handcrafted furniture, all bathed in the warm glow of strategically placed lights. It’s an Instagrammable wonderland without feeling overly contrived.

Centro 86 tequila on branded coaster

But the real star of the show is, of course, the tequila. With over 100 varieties lining the shelves, Centro 86 boasts one of the most comprehensive selections in Sydney. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or just starting your tequila exploration, knowledgeable bartenders are happy to guide you through the options. There are rare finds from all over Mexico, even some aged in-house, alongside exciting expressions from other agave-producing regions around the world.

And what’s a tequila bar without margaritas? Centro 86 elevates the classic cocktail to new heights. Their signature margaritas come in five variations, each showcasing the versatility of tequila and fresh ingredients. Feeling adventurous? Craft your own margarita using their extensive tequila library for a truly personalised touch.

Beyond margaritas, the cocktail menu features Latin-inspired creations that utilize fresh fruits and South and Central American spirits. Whether you prefer something light and refreshing or rich and smoky, there’s something to suit. And to soak up all those delicious drinks, they offer complimentary popcorn spiced with a secret blend that’s sure to keep you coming back for more.

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