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  • 1. Centro Cultural de España en México

    Centro | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 2. La Hija de los Apaches

    Col. Doctores | Bars/Pubs

    This sloppy gem of a loft is part metro stop, part college-dorm commons, part debating society, and part pulquería . It's run by 1950s national...Read More

  • 3. Zinco Jazz Club

    Centro | 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 intimate...Read More

  • 4. Area

    Col. Polanco | Bars/Pubs

    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 is...Read More

  • 5. Bar Milán

    Col. Juárez | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 6. Black Horse

    Col. Condesa | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 7. Blue Lounge

    Col. Nueva Anzures | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 8. Bulldog Café

    Col. Mixcoac | Music Clubs

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

  • 9. Cabaret La Perla

    Centro | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 10. Celtics

    Col. Condesa | Bars/Pubs

    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 ( Masaryk...Read More

  • 11. Circo Volador

    Col. Jamaica | Music Clubs

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

  • 12. El Centenario

    Col. Condesa | Bars/Pubs

    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...Read More

  • 13. El Convento

    Col. Coyoacán | Bars/Pubs

    In a former 16th-century convent converted into a restaurant-bar, the sights and sounds have certainly changed over the years, but the hospitality...Read More

  • 14. El Hijo del Cuervo

    Col. Coyoacán | Bars/Pubs

    Students and hip intellectuals of all ages pack this place, thanks to an interesting mix of rock and protest music, known as nueva canción...Read More

  • 15. El Oasis

    Centro | Bars/Pubs

    Open, remarkably, since 1952, this welcoming bar on the downtown gay strip República de Cuba can get lively with drag shows, singing waiters...Read More

  • 16. La Bodeguita del Medio

    Col. Roma Norte | Bars/Pubs

    At this welcoming, lively Cuban joint, every surface is splashed with graffiti, making it one of the city's most intriguing spaces. Inspired...Read More

  • 17. La Botica

    Col. Condesa | Bars/Pubs

    La Bótica was largely responsible for the mezcal boom when it opened in 2005, with a small selection of mezcals sourced directly from producers...Read More

  • 18. La Covadonga

    Col. Roma | Bars/Pubs

    This grand cantina has an antique bar and a good restaurant serving up Spanish fare. Nightly it's filled with the sound of exuberant games of...Read More

  • 19. La Maraka

    Col. Narvarte | Dance Clubs

    Many locals consider the merengue and salsa music played at this dance hall, southeast of Colonia Roma, to be some of the city's best. It also...Read More

  • 20. La Ópera

    Centro | Bars/Pubs

    One of the city's most elegant watering holes has attracted top personalities since it opened in 1870. Don't forget to have your waiter point...Read More

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