Mexico City drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Mexico City

Casa Franca

This upstairs bar is a labyrinth with more moods than a house party. The live jazz plays out in an intimate living room, while the corner balcony overlooking Álvaro Obregón captures that twinkle of Saturday night. T…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Mexico City


For the urban backyard barbecue experience, this open-air beer garden is a fine choice. It's a great little hideaway for chatting over a cerveza or mezcal and munching on a choripán (grilled sausage in a roll), tuna…
Top Choice Coffee in Mexico City

Blend Station

A great spot for a morning coffee (M$35 to M$80) or an afternoon pick-me-up. Blend Station has one of the largest selections of Mexican coffee beans in the city, with serious attention given to small organic farmers…
Top Choice Bar in Mexico City

La Bipo

This popular cantina plays up the kitschier elements of Mexican popular culture, with wall panels fashioned from plastic crates and sliced tin buckets as light shades. The menu of Mexican snacks is hit and miss. DJs…
Top Choice Bar in Mexico City

Hostería La Bota

Cerveza, mezcal cocktails, tapas and deliciously oily pizza are served amid a profusion of warped bullfighting bric-a-brac and recycled objects. A portion of your bar tab sponsors local art projects.
Cocktail Bar in Mexico City

Licorera Limantour

This romantically lit cocktail bar regularly ranks as one of the top 50 bars in the world and is currently lauded as the best bar in Latin America. The service and cocktails certainly live up to the hype, and thanks…
Bar in Mexico City

Cantina Tío Pepe

A must-visit on the downtown cantina crawl circuit, Tio Pepe is one of the city's oldest and most traditional watering holes. Over a storied history that spans nearly 14 decades, the saloon has poured cerveza and te…
Wine Bar in Mexico City


Tucked down a tree-lined street only a block from bustling Parque México, MIT is an exquisite wine bar and steakhouse where Condesa's fashionable crowd love to spend a Saturday night. Cocktails are made table-side w…
Cafe in Mexico City


Roma hipsters flock to this chic cafe day and night; you can sit for hours at an outdoor table using the strong wi-fi and sipping an espresso, a cold brew with soy milk or a bottled craft beer. There's a small selec…
Bar in Mexico City


If it's something fizzy you're after, you'll love Xampañeria's menu full of cava, champagne and prosecco, and sparkling-wine-based cocktails. Plus of course there's craft beer, wine and mezcal. On Fridays and Saturd…