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Bacus is a relatively new store that opened in Polanco in 2010. Most of their tiny retail space is for wines, but they have one small cooler (back right) and one tall shelf (back left) with Mexican microbrews. The atmosphere is chill and the workers are super-nice, and they actually know about and like the beers they sell (my assumption is that the girl working the counter is the sommelier-general manager). Their tiny store opens to a back patio for tastings of beer and wine with fresh bread palate cleansers.
The quality of their selection, given it's focus on micros from MX is top notch. They feature the full Calavera line, several of which I'm adding to BA, so they were pleasant surprises. Basically, I'm giving a 4.5 for having judicious selection, but there has to be a balance for having so few beers.
Clearly cerveza is not the focus at Bacus. The list of actual brewing companies carried there can't be more than four. Fortunately they are high quality, and the prices are good (a little high, but they accurately reflect both the low supply of quality beers in Mexico and the high elasticity of demand that true Beer Advocates are willing to show).
This is the closest alcohol purveyor to my place that even attempts to sell beer. The fact that they have the cream of Mexico brewing (the future is brighter than the past) and that prices are cheaper than the supermarket with their discount club makes this my default and a worthy choice for anyone north of Chapultepec.
08-20-2011 02:26:41 | More by BretSikkink
Bacus in Mexico City, Mexico
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