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.
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.
Major Mexican and visiting rock and pop artists take the stage at the 10,000-seat Auditorio Nacional. The adjoining Lunario del Auditorio is a large club reserved mostly for jazz and folk acts.
This complex includes a 440-seat theater for major productions and a smaller cabaret-style venue for experimental plays.
Built in 1918 and modeled after Milan's La Scala opera house, this lavishly restored 1300-seat hall gets some of the more interesting touring acts in music, dance and theater.
One of Mexico City’s two wrestling venues, the Arena Coliseo is taken over by a circus atmosphere each week, with flamboyant luchadores (wrestlers) such as Místico and Super Porky going at each other in tag teams or…
With liberal doses of politically and sexually irreverent comedy and a genre-bending musical program, this alternative cabaret is appropriately located in Frida Kahlo’s old stomping ground.
This split-level venue stages electric blues artists in the Buddy Guy/Howlin’ Wolf mold. About once a month there’s a direct-from-Chicago act, though you’re more likely to see a local cover band.
A vital component in the centro’s rebirth, Zinco is a subterranean supper club featuring local jazz and funk outfits as well as touring artists. The intimate basement room fills up fast when big-name acts take the s…