Chihuahua & Central North Mexico drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Durango

Wirikuta Cafe

Mind-blowingly good coffee is dispensed at this sleek cafe, where coffee culture is taken seriously. The friendly and passionate baristas also sell excellent pastries and artisanal breads. For something more substan…
Bar in Chihuahua


A brilliant bohemian bar where creative types gather during the day to lounge on mismatched seats, snack on paninis and sip espressos. Later on it morphs into a bar, and on Thursday to Saturday evenings there's live…
Beer Garden in Chihuahua

La Cerve

A massive parking lot surrounded by beer stands and picnic tables make this a popular place for drinks. The beer isn't fancy – Tecate, Miller, Amstel Lite – but it's more about the laid-back crowd and vibe. Live mus…
Bar in Chihuahua

La Roca

A fun-loving, unpretentious crowd packs this bar in a downbeat area to share cubetes (buckets) of beer (10 bottles for M$140) and puzzle at the oddities dangling from the ceiling (milk pails, chairs, bugles…).
Bar in Durango

Juan Matador

This long thin cantina specializes in local mezcal though the bar has a full line of top shelf cocktails and beers too. A small menu of appetizers is offered to keep your belly full while you drink.
Bar in Hidalgo del Parral

Mundo's Bar

A classic dive bar with pleather seats, formica tables, a juke box and knick knacks everywhere. A great place to knock back a couple beers and get a sense of the cool kids about town.
Cantina in Chihuahua

La Antigua Paz

This classic Mexican cantina has revolutionary memorabilia on the walls and a good mix of students, 30-somethings and cowboys. It has live music most nights.