Guadalajara’s historic center has it all. Beautiful buildings, gorgeous plazas, handicrafts, delicious restaurant options, and bars. The centro histórico is not often associated with the amazing night life that Guadalajara as a whole has to offer, but the selection of bars in the area is one worth checking out the next time you’re in town.
This is a must-visit for the experience alone, as La Fuente is the oldest cantina in Guadalajara and therefore commands a certain respect. Although it may not look like much from the outside, its central location and perennial popularity should tell you a lot about how well-liked it is, as well as how worth a visit. It’s a spacious bar with a mysterious old bicycle hanging on the wall and scores of Mexicans singing along to the live music. Try not to feel too left out, and soak up the atmosphere instead.
Shots are your friend at Chupitería La Favorita, and they come in a wide range of flavors. This is not going to be the tequila chugging experience of your college days (unless you want it to be, that is). Aside from the breadth of the drinks on offer, La Chupitería is well-suited to any fan of electronic music, and there are often famous DJs playing here. Dance or take a seat at one of the tables for more of a relaxed evening experience, and enjoy mingling with the trendy, friendly crowd.
Address & telephone number: Morelos 666, Guadalajara, Mexico, +52 33 3658 6057