The space above speakeasy Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. has been a tiki bar for the last few years. Recently, though, it was converted into Encima, a mezcal bar with a Mexican menu. In addition to pouring more than 70 mezcals and tequilas, they also make their own low-proof tejuino (a beverage made from fermented masa) and tepache (a beverage made from pineapple peels). The food is good as well, with mostly small bar snacks like tacos, elote, and multiple types of guacamole. Come here to drink some mezcal out of jicaras (traditional Mexican drinking cups) in a windowless space where time seems like it slows down.
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