Top Choice Mexican Wrestling in Guadalajara

Arena Coliseo

Watching masked luchadores (wrestlers) with names like El Terrible and Blue Panther gut-punching each other makes for a memorable night out. Expect scantily clad women, insult-hurling crowds and screaming doughnut v…
Top Choice Theater in Mazatlán

Teatro Ángela Peralta

To feel the pulse of Mazatlán’s cultural scene, a night at the Peralta is a must. Built between 1869 and 1874, the theater was lovingly restored over five years to reopen in 1992. It has an intimate auditorium with …
Top Choice Performing Arts in Xalapa

Tierra Luna

A sanctuary for arty types, the historic high-ceilinged Tierra Luna provides a changing roster of poetry readings, theater performances and music gigs. It also serves tasty cafe fare (mains M$50 to M$90), including …
Top Choice Live Music in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Cafe Bar Revolución

There’s always something fun at Revolución, with two live bands nightly (at 9pm and 11pm) and an eclectic lineup of salsa, rock, blues, jazz and reggae. Dance downstairs or order a mojito or caipirinha and chat in t…
Top Choice Live Music in Mexico City

Centro Cultural de España

Young hipsters pack the terrace of this place each weekend for its excellent DJ and live-music sessions. Located directly behind the cathedral, the rebuilt colonial structure is usually quaking by midnight.
Top Choice Mariachis in Mexico City

Salón Tenampa

Graced with murals of the giants of Mexican song and enlivened by its own songsters, the Tenampa is a festive cantina on the north side of Plaza Garibaldi; a visit here is obligatory.
Top Choice Live Music in Playa del Carmen


This beachside bar and grill stages live music, belly dancing and a fire-dancing show every night. Now that's entertainment!
Spectator Sport in Mexico City

Frontón México

Closed for two decades, the lovely art deco building Frontón México has reopened it doors for professional jai alai matches, one of the world's fastest ball sports. If you've never seen jai alai played live, you're …
Live Music in Mexico City

Barba Azul

Welcome to the inferno. Red lighting and colorful artwork of dancers engulfed in flames set the mood at this cabaret-style nightclub, where you still see some ficheras at work (women who dance with men for M$20). Si…
Live Music in Mexico City

Parker & Lenox

Named after legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker and famed Harlem jazz club Lenox Lounge, Parker & Lenox is part American-style diner (specializing in hamburgers) and part backroom concert venue featuring live j…