For the past several weeks, I’ve been hearing rumors that Phil Ward, of Death and Company Fame is planning on opening up his own lounge in which most of the cocktails are to be tequila and mescal based.
After a great deal of digging I was able find out that this new cocktail den would be located on East 6th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave. I’ve been unable to find out when exactly the date,the doors would be open to the public, but have been told it would be sometime in May. After continuously hearing all these rumor infused tidbits, I decided to head down to East 6th and investigate for myself.
If the name, Mayahuel is any indication, once this place opens cocktail enthusiasts will not be disappointed. Mayahuel in Spanish is the female god most commonly associated with the maguey plant. Maguey is also the type edible caterpillar (yes you read that right) that frequently infests maguey and Agave plants, which are the basis for most forms of tequila and mezcal.
I was unable to get a peek inside, however I did seem that from the outside they were almost ready to open up.
I leave you with a picture of the outside of Maya Huel.