[Photos: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
Posto and The Painted Burro owner Joe Cassinelli has been busy lately: word's out that he's taking over the Windsor Button space downtown, and he also just opened Burro Bar, an addition to the existing Painted Burro location in Davis Square, turning the former location of Spike's Junkyard Dogs into a cozy tequila lounge.
Burro Bar shares a food and drink menu with The Painted Burro but has the added advantage of staying open all day Sunday, so you can still get your drink on while the kitchen is closed between 2 PM and 5 PM. The drink list will keep you busy for awhile: there are nearly 100 tequilas, 13 mezcals, numerous margaritas and other cocktails, and wine and beer.
The new space adds more than 40 new seats: eight high chairs at the front window look out onto Elm St., an additional 20 or so are situated at regular tables (with comfy snakeskin-like banquettes) at the front and back of the room, and there are 17 at the bar.
The Burro Bar takes a design cue from its big brother and features distressed wood tables and brick walls with faded slashes of paint. One wall features a huge arrangement of tiny circular mirrors, and the bar is embellished with colorful Mexican skulls and a painting of a luchador mask. A little bit out of place but surely fun when the tequila starts flowing, there's a TouchTunes jukebox by the entrance.