Copper Canyon & Northern 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…
Craft Beer in Monterrey

Almacén 42

Shipping containers and guys with bushy beards and tats greet you as you enter this urban hipster bar. Over 42 craft beers are on tap at any given time – all domestic and ranging from sours to stouts. There's a bree…
Bar in Saltillo

Taberna El Cerdo de Babel

Once a 16th-century Franciscan convent, this boho-hipster tavern has live music, regular art exhibits and film showings. Seating is spread over two floors, including a leafy front patio, along a pedestrian walkway. …
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…
Cocktail Bar in Saltillo

La Puerta al Cielo

Mixologists serve up beautiful and delicious concoctions and craft beers at this open-air bar in the heart of town. The patio setting features graffiti art, twinkling lights, and live music on weekends. A menu of in…
Coffee in Creel

La Troje de Adobe Cafe

This homey cafe serves up all manner of coffee drinks, Italian sodas and milkshakes to local intellectuals and visiting hipsters. Desserts and savory snacks, made with organic and local ingredients, also offered. St…
Cafe in Los Mochis

Alma Mía

Excellent coffee drinks, friendly staff and even valet parking at this perky coffee shop on the main square. Good breakfasts (M$50 to M$80) are served too.
Bar in Creel

Las Botellas

If you can get over the fact that it's in the Best Western, this is a decent sports bar with a ranch-style set-up, complete with TVs, wood beams and plenty of taxidermy. The big push here is the craft beer – Copper …
Club in Monterrey

Casa Morelos

A cool cat club in the heart of the Barrio Antiguo, this converted grand mansion has two floors of music – typically, electronica on the first level and guest DJs on its huge rooftop patio. The place gets packed aro…
Bar in Puerto Peñasco

JJ’s Cantina

There are gorgeous bay views, particularly at sunset, from this popular bar-restaurant, which has live music and pool tables. Skip the food and just enjoy a few sundowners away from the frenetic pace of the resorts …