San Cristóbal Region drinking and nightlife

Cocktail Bar in San Cristóbal de las Casas


By day Cocoliche is a bohemian restaurant with lots of Asian dishes, but in the evening its vintage lanterns and wall of funky posters set the scene for drinking boozy or virgin cocktails with friends. Jostle for a …
Cafe in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Café La Selva

One of the first coffee shops in San Cristóbal and still about the best. La Selva is housed in an attractive old building with eye-catching wall murals. There are around 10 different types of coffee on offer here an…
Wine Bar in San Cristóbal de las Casas

La Viña de Bacco

At San Cristóbal’s first wine bar, chatty patrons spill out onto the street, a pedestrian block off the main drag. It’s a convivial place, pouring a large selection of Mexican options (among others), starting at a r…
Club in San Cristóbal de las Casas


A bright restaurant and dance spot where the city’s salseros (salsa musicians) gather to groove. Latin DJs spin from 8pm every night, and a salsa/merengue/cumbia/bachata band plays at 11pm Wednesday through Saturday…
Bar in San Cristóbal de las Casas


A small bar with more of a local clientele than many city-center places, it has good range of artisan beers and the barman knows how to mix a mean mojito. It also does a small range of tapas and has board games to p…
Cafe in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Cacao Nativa

For something different, melt into a hot chocolate at this chocolatería. The dozen or so varieties of artisanal chocolates make fine gifts – if you can resist eating them yourself.
Mezcalería in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Mezcalería Gusana Grela

Wedge yourself in at one of a handful of tables and try some of the dozen or so artisanal mezcals (M$40 to M$60) from Oaxaca, many of which are fruit-infused.
Cafe in San Cristóbal de las Casas


Better known as a bar-cultural center, TierrAdentro serves up some of the best coffee in town too under the glass roof of its covered courtyard.
Club in San Cristóbal de las Casas

La Ruina

Everyone drifts here after hours to dance the rest of the night away in a diminutive wooden building with full bar and cheap beer. Work it to a fun mix of cumbia (dance music originating from Colombia), hip-hop, dub…