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Guadalajara's Secret Bars Even the Locals Don't Know About

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Updated: 19 June 2017
There’s seemingly always a good reason to enjoy a drink in Guadalajara: someone’s birthday, a football game, cooling down on a hot summer night or just to go out and find some new friends. These are the bars you have to know in the city.
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Radar Records

What started as a love for good music became a vinyl records store, making beer available being the next natural step! Here you can find the best handmade, national and imported beers in the city and, during the weekend, there is always a DJ playing an eclectic mix of music.

Calle Pedro Moreno 1296, Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico +52 33 2015 9968

Any given Friday!

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If you’re in the mood for something cool and fancy, this could be the place. A recently rejuvenated classic bar with a professional barman making cocktails all night, its comfortable sofas and background jazz music make it the perfect place to take a drink or two.

Calle Emeterio Robles Gil 137, Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico +52 33 3825 3118

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Joselito Mezcal

For many years this place was the emblematic Bar Calavera. Situated on the corner of Hidalgo Avenue, this place has all you can ask for in a good bar: music, drinks and friendly bar staff. Their specialties are of course Mezcal, so be sure to get a safe ride home before getting too drunk!

Av. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 1252, Zona Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico +52 33 3825 3913

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Palíndromo cafe

A palindrome is a word which reads the same backward as forward, so of course this place offers great food and drinks by day and night. Come here if you like artsy crowds, books, beers and a relaxed vibe. They have a small performance space, so you can look for their forthcoming music shows.

Calle Juan Ruiz de Alarcón 233, Lafayette, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico +52 33 1591 9360

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Taberna De Mou

It’s not the first time someone has tried to replicate Mo’s Tavern from The Simpsons, but this one is a great place to enjoy some drinks with friends. The music tends to be classic rock in both English and Spanish, with live music on Fridays. The food is a traditional Mexicanbotaner”, which includes peanuts, chips and popcorn.

Antonio Pedro Buzeta 471, Santa Teresita, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México +52 33 3585 8005

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Malta 33

A big hit within the Santa Tere neighborhood, this place is the perfect spot to hang out and meet cool people. If you are looking for good beer and a lively crowd, this is an ideal spot.

Calle Hospital 1557, Santa Teresita, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

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La Occidental

This place exudes style. Their cocktails are innovative and their many delicious concoctions can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the 9 Esquinas (9 corners) – one of the oldest places in the city. If you want to try a real Mexican bar with good music, great drinks and a beautiful setting, La Occidental should be at the top of your list.

Calle Nueva Galicia 911, Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México +52 33 3614 7813

Tomo Corona para sentirme Toreto. #corona #gdl #cantina

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