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Grand opening for Taqueria Tequila’s bar

Festivities, including a live radio broadcast and a six-piece mariachi band, are ushering in the opening of the cozy bar that’s been in the works for months at Taqueria Tequila at the corner of NW 85th Street and 3rd Avenue NW.

Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana is belting out peppy music until 9 p.m. and La Gran D 99.3 FM is broadcasting live cut-ins from the parking lot until about 8 p.m.

While the Hernandez brothers have been running their family-owned business in the neighborhood for 10 years, today marks the first time they’re able to serve the second half of their namesake. They have 19 kinds of tequila, including several varieties of Don Julio and Hornitos.

Customers can get the same food in the bar as they can get in the restaurant, which also added oysters to the menu today. Customers “can have in here the same experience as they have in the restaurant,” said Gerado Perez, brother-in-law of the Hernandez brothers. “If they like the food in there, they’ll like the hospitality in here,”  he added.