The michelada, or 'mixed chela' (chela meaning beer in Spanish), is a type of cerveza preparada that includes varied combinations of lime, beer, tomato juice, and something spicy — among other additions. Like the finest of cocktails, making a great michelada requires finesse. Available many places, here are a few that stand out.
– James Courtney
This classic American food joint offers up scrumptious micheladas made with the traditional Clamato, freshly squeezed lime juice, and Tabasco. They're served in a giant icy goblet with fine table salt on the rim.
1302 N Flores
Notably made without any kind of tomato juice, this modern Mexican ice house's micheladas are extra sour, and get their unique flavor from Maggi and soy sauce, along with fresh-squeezed lime and Tabasco.
100 E Grayson
The Friendly Spot
Neighborhood ice house The Friendly Spot does a bunch of things well. Their micheladas, made with a popular Bloody Mary mix as a base and served with crushed ice in a pint glass, are definitely one of those things.
943 S Alamo
El 7 Mares
This Westside home to killer Mexican-style seafood serves up some of the best micheladas in town. Devoid of the typical tomato juice, they feature heavy lime, plenty of Tabasco, a Tajin chile rim, and come in a tall glass.
3831 W Commerce