Drinking & Nightlife

Loot The stylish rooftop bar that doubles as an art gallery is a must-visit in Zihuatanejo.

Bósforo Top mezcals and friendly service in an intimate, low-lit space hidden in the heart of Mexico City.

Momposina This bohemian bar with a hopping live music scene is the heart of Chihuahua nightlife.

Cantina Tio Pepe Over 14 decades of history crammed into a Mexico City cantina – a favorite of beatnik writer William Burroughs.

Dirty Martini Lounge The American West meets great martinis at this relaxed Playa del Carmen bar.

Traspatio Open-air beer garden with a relaxed ambience, serving a great range of beers and mezcals.

Cocktail Bars

La Cata Sip cócteles artesanales (craft cocktails) in this welcome oasis in the heart of Tequila.

Mercado 60 Atmospheric, lively and diverse culinary market, where the margaritas will get you dancing.

Felina Low-level music and excellent cocktails with high-quality ingredients, in a vintage lounge amongst the country's best dressed.

Nomads Cocina & Barra Creative cocktails meet innovative cuisine at this hip bar popular with a young, trendy crowd.

Craft Beer

Cervecería Tres Islas Intimate neighborhood barroom with a small onsite brewery producing Mazatlán's finest suds.

Terraza Trapiche Atop Colima's landmark Hotel Ceballos, this brewery outlet serves craft beer with a view.

Jardín Chapultepec Chose from a raft of craft beers at Mexico City's buzziest beer garden and pair your brew with a mighty burger.

Almacén 42 Countless craft beers – all Mexican – are on offer at this urban hipster brewpub in Monterrey.

La Santísima Flor de Lúpulo Small is beautiful in this stamp-sized brewery with its homemade selection of big-hitting beers.

Plaza Fiesta The heartland of Tijuana's epic, creative and often edgy craft beer scene.


El Rey del Matatlán Handsome hacienda that sits amid agave fields and offers tours, tastings and plenty of excuses to get tipsy.

In Situ Find some of Oaxaca's most unusual artisanal mezcals here with the help of its super knowledgeable owner.

La Clandestina Dark and lovely mezcal joint with a detailed menu describing the elaboration process of its delicious drops.

Los Amantes Standing-room-only mezcal bar where friendly staff talk you through all the artisanal tipples on offer.

Alipús Condesa Oaxaca's best mezcals and excellent snacks are served in this kitsch-chic bar in fashionable Condesa.

Tatita Mezcalería Superb mezcal cocktails and mellow DJ sets inside a converted Morelia villa.


Clos de Tres Cantos Sample the crisp rosé while nibbling on local cheeses and gazing at a hillside of olive trees.

Adobe Guadalupe The Tempranillo is the star at this replica adobe mission and an excellent food truck provides sustenance.

El Pinar de 3 Mujeres The set menu, served beneath the trees, complements the tipples at this friendly winery.