Mexico City Nightlife

Condesa, Roma, Centro Histórico, Coyoacán, and Polanco stand out as Mexico City's hippest neighborhoods. If you're looking to do some barhopping and want to foot it, you can do so in La Condesa. The Zona Rosa has lost ground to Condesa, Roma, and Polanco in the past few years, but it's still packed on Friday and Saturday nights, and everything is within walking distance. Niza, Florencia, Londres,

and Hamburgo streets are teeming with bars and discos.

Night is the key word. People generally take in dinner and a show at 9 or 10 pm, head to bars or nightclubs at midnight, then find a spot for a nightcap or tacos somewhere around 3 am. (Cantinas are the exception; people start hitting them in the late afternoon and most close by 11 pm.)

You should have no trouble getting around on your own Always take official hotel taxis, sitio (stationed) taxis, or use the safe taxi apps Yaxi or Uber; it can be expensive to barhop this way, but your safety is worth the cost.

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Multiforo Alicia

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Multiforo Alicia headlines foreign and local indie bands playing punk, ska, surf, and garage music. In true punk-rock fashion, the space...

Pasagüero

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Pasagüero presents a mixed bag of live indie music, art exhibits, and other cultural events. The concerts start at 10 pm on Thursday,...

Pata Negra

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On weekends this hot spot can get pretty crowded, so get here before 11 pm if you want a table. The second-floor Salón Pata Negra often...

Patrick Miller

  • Bars/Pubs

At this longstanding, high-energy, Friday-night "danceteria," DJs spin 1980s pop classics, disco, and techno, and the flamboyant patrons,...

Rioma

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At this basement restaurant-bar, formerly owned by Mexican film comedian Cantinflas, local and foreign DJs spin house, trance, and chill-out...

Salón Corona

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The famed cervecería opened this flagship cantina in 1928, three years after Corona beer was launched. Still a popular hangout for...

Salón Los Angeles

  • Dance Clubs

A night here takes you back in time to the 1930s, when it opened, with a backdrop straight out of the golden era of Mexican cinema. The...

Salón Malafama

  • Bars/Pubs

Malafama takes the prize for Mexico City's hippest pool hall. Since there's often a wait for the tables (though it's two-for-one games...

Tom's Leather Bar

  • Bars/Pubs

A dark back room and naked, muscular, bar-top dancers make for a naughty atmosphere at this popular Condesa bar. A relatively high cover...

Zinco Jazz Club

  • Music Clubs

Set in the vault of an art deco bank in the heart of Centro, the capital's coolest jazz joint hosts local and international acts. The...

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