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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Area showcases a magnificent view of the city from a chic open-air bar and terrace atop the Habita Hotel. The lounge area near a fireplace...

Bar Milán

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The young and the hip favor this bar. Upon entering, you need to change pesos into milagros (miracles), which are notes necessary to...

Black Horse

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This English-themed bar doesn't miss a beat, with live funk, jazz, and rock groups jamming throughout the week. On the third Wednesday...

Blue Lounge

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The lounge in the Camino Real Hotel, southeast of Polanco, has a sophisticated crowd, mellow music, and good martinis—a relaxing stop...

Bulldog Café

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This spot north of Coyoacán books mostly rock acts on weekend nights. The cover charge varies depending on the headline band; expect...

Cabaret La Perla

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The tiny, gritty Cabaret La Perla dates from 1946, and has some of the city's best female impersonators, who sing everything from Madonna...


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Get your Guinness on at this Irish-style pub–that is, if you can push your way through the throng to reach the bar. The Polanco location...

Centro Cultural de España en México

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It housed conquistadors during the 16th century; today the Centro is a Spanish cultural center with daily art exhibits, plays, films,...

Circo Volador

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The sound quality may not be the best, but nobody seems to be complaining at this headbangers' haven, which features the best local and...

El Centenario

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Bar-hoppers often meet at this traditional cantina in the heart of the Condesa's restaurant zone (one of the few remaining in the neighborhood...


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