More quiet and provincial that other neighborhoods in Mexico City, Coyoacan was once on the city’s outskirts, and traces of that small-town atmosphere can still be seen in the main plaza, low-slung houses, and residential streets. This means lots of neighborhood bars with mellow vibes, good music, and traditional food and drink. Here are a few of the places to include on your bar crawl.
Coyoacan’s La Cerveceria del Barrio is right on its main square and therefore makes a perfect people-watching lookout on the packed weekends. La Cerveceria del Barrio has locations all over the city, and so you pretty much know what you are going to get: a wide variety of big-name national beer brands, decent seafood and snacks, and a friendly, hometown vibe. They also have a quirky list of margaritas that includes chamoy, peach, and coconut flavors.
Just off the main Coyoacan plaza, tucked behind the Parroquia San Juan Bautista, you will find the Mezcalero, a neighborhood bar and restaurant with a lot of heart. If you are hungry or thirsty, you will find something that satisfies among the list of incredible mezcal cocktails, beers, and wines, or their traditional Mexican snacks and dishes, including tacos, roasted bugs, and full Mexican breakfasts. It gets busy on the weekends and evenings, so come early to get a seat.