Around Mexico City drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Puebla

La Pasita

This tiny bar among the antique stores of La Plazuela de Los Sapos has been serving liqueur shots for over century. Try sweet and strong la pasita (raisin), rompope (eggnog), almendra (almond) or the romantically na…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Cuernavaca

Mercado Comonfort

A great addition to the city's drinking scene away from roudy La Plazuela, this 'market' is a secluded courtyard with pubs and small terraced bars from where cool locals can be seen drinking cocktails or lattes. Bee…
Top Choice Lounge in Cuernavaca

House Cafe + Lounge

Housed inside a boutique hotel, the food and cocktails at House are excellent, but the real reason that the beautiful people are drawn here is to be seen lounging around the pool by night in a more tranquil environm…
Wine Bar in Tlaxcala

Vinos y Piedra

This wine bar is complete with spittoons at each table, a basement wine cellar (visible through a section of see-through floor) and domestic and imported vinos. A hangout for Tlaxcala’s elite, it serves tapas (M$45 …
Lounge in Pachuca

Espresso Central

In a stylish, two-story building constructed from converted shipping containers, Espresso Central has quality espresso, domestic microbrews, decent wine and chai, plus crepes and bagels. At night the cafe and attach…
Sports Bar in Puebla

Barra Beer

With its impressive beer list, this shrine to las cervezas del mundo (beers of the world) serves beers from far and wide, including 21 varieties of German beer plus brews from China, Spain, Belgium and Ireland. Unle…
Craft Beer in Puebla

La Berenjena

Excellent artesanal pizzas are the specialty promoted at 'The Aubergine,' but the bar's long list of Mexican craft beers and mezcals are just as special. There is also wine, cocktails (mezcal mojito, anyone?) and fa…
Cafe in Puebla

Café Milagros

This is what a Mexican cafe would look like in a cartoon. Think shrines to Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead trinkets, lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) paintings, devil masks and colorful wood tables. It's a popular backd…
Cafe in Valle de Bravo

LocaL

LocaL tries to be a bit of everything – cafe, co-working space with free printing deals, a library with design and architecture books, roof terrace with nursery, and a small bakery with vegan items – but its most so…
Pulquería in Tlaxcala

Pulquería Tía Yola

Sip one of a dozen-or-so flavors of house-made pulque in a stone courtyard decorated with Día de Muertos figurines and mosaics of Aztec gods. The sidewalk tables along the plaza are a prime location for weekend peop…