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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.
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…
Performing Arts in Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and prestigious opera companies perform in Bellas Artes’ ornate theater, while chamber groups appear in the recital halls. The venue is most famous, though, for the Ballet Folklórico …
Mexican Wrestling in Mexico City

Arena México

One of Mexico City’s two wrestling venues, the 17,000-seat Arena México is taken over by a circus atmosphere each week, with flamboyant luchadores (wrestlers) such as Místico and Super Porky going at each other in t…
Mexican Wrestling in Mexico City

Arena Coliseo

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…
Dance in Mexico City

Patrick Miller

People-watching doesn’t get any better than at this throbbing disco, founded by Mexico City DJ Patrick Miller. With a clientele ranging from black-clad '80s throwbacks to cross-dressers, the fun begins when dance ci…
Live Music in Mexico City

El Balcón Huasteco

This center for the preservation of the Huastec culture of Hidalgo and Veracruz stages performances by fiery trios and prepares snacks hailing from the region. Should you feel inspired, music and dance classes are o…