Mama Rabbit, the new mezcal and tequila bar at Park MGM, tapped DesignAgency to create the look of the cocktail lounge the celebrates all things Oaxaca, the Mexican state where LA’s Bricia Lopez, the inspiration behind the bar, hails.
Lopez, who is widely credited for the rise of mezcal in the United States, worked with Anwar Mekhayech, and the duo explored Oaxaca and its rich traditions to come up with the design and decor for the space. The mural from Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel acts as a starting point for customers, who see the pop surrealist image of Mayahuel, the goddess of agave, and her 400 rabbit children who each represent a different form of drunkenness and spirituality, Mekhayech says. “Mother Natura” includes three sculptures — two deer flanking a rabbit — holding a slot machine. The rabbit holds an agave plant, the only reference to the source of mezcal in the bar.