Damon Boelte chats with Ryan Fitzgerald of Del Maguey Mezcal and the forthcoming ABV bar in San Francisco on this week's installment of The Speakeasy! Damon and Ryan start off the show by talking about the processes involved with opening bars, and the trend in no-frills, no-gimmicks watering holes! Later, tune in for discussions regarding agave harvesting, and why large tequila companies need to consider the security of the agave supply in Mexico when churning out their product. What makes a great bar experience? Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of The Speakeasy! This program has been brought to you by Fairway Market. Music by Pamela Royal.

"There's no theme! It's not from the '20s, it's not a tiki bar, it's not a Mexican-themed bar- it's just a great bar! No gimmicks." [5:15]

"There are lots of large companies that have goals in Mexico, and those goals do not often include protecting the heritage of Mexico." [10:00]

-- Ryan Fitzgerald on The Speakeasy