Odd Birds | New Orleans

The Bar Ilegal team ventured down to Tales of the Cocktail 2022, setting up our one-of-a-kind experience at the Selina Catahoula Hotel.

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, now in its 11th year. So far in 2022, the Bar Ilegal tour has made stops in Upstate NY, Florida, California, Texas, Nashville, and Montauk.

Our New Orleans stop aligned with the in-person return of Tales of the Cocktail. We got to see Ilegal team members from around the country, talented people from across the spirit industry, and many, many fans of mezcal and our brand. 500 people RSVP'd, and even more came through the doors of the Selina Catahoula and their brand new bar Odd Birds.

The event gave us the opportunity to show what Ilegal is all about, and our team delivered, with a full hotel takeover, specialty Joven and Reposado cocktails in partnership with the Odd Birds team, flash tattoos by Greyscale Tattoo Studio, and a raucous performance by New York band Dead Tooth. See how it went down in the gallery below (all photos by Jacob Dunn).