Barrel Proof | New Orleans

On an unbelievably hot New Orleans afternoon, the Bar Ilegal crew kept things cool at Barrel Proof with 500 of our closest friends.

Opened by John Rexer in the early 2000s, Café No Sé has become the beating heart of an international music scene in Antigua, Guatemala. This is the original home of Ilegal Mezcal + the first mezcal bar opened outside of Mexico.

Bar Ilegal is an experiential outpost of Café No Sé. The 2023 tour set off in April in Oaxaca, and continued in May with consecutive stops in Chicago and Miami. July brought an unscheduled appearance in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail 2023. Friends and fans of the brand poured into Barrel Proof to escape the sweltering heat, enjoy some ice cold mezcal cocktails, get tattooed (26 in all!), and witness a barnstorming afternoon performance by SUSU.

Have a look in the gallery below, photos by Sarah Craig:


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