The 10 Best Bars in Mexico City, Mexico

Paula Zamorano Osorio

One of the largest capital cities on Earth, Mexico City undoubtedly has an excellent nightlife. To enjoy tasty drinks, snacks, and company with old friends, make sure you do not miss these top bars.

1. Zinco Jazz Bar

Bar, Nightclub, Mexican

Jazz lovers should keep an eye out for Zinco Jazz Club when visiting Mexico City because it is one of the best locations to catch some live jazz performers. The bar’s vibrant atmosphere is brought to life by the live shows, at which the musicians can really connect with the audience. Let yourself be transported to New York, while sitting in the basement of a former bank in the Historic Center of Mexico City. Despite its small size, this jazz club has seen some big names come to its stage, including the famous saxophonist, Charlie Parker. Enjoy a relaxed evening of music at this fantastic bar.

2. La Casa de las Sirenas

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian

Tequila, Mexico’s national alcoholic drink, has become world famous. Developments and experiments have led to the existence of several different types. In Mexico City, the best bar to visit to explore the flavors of tequila is La Casa de las Sirenas. This is a restaurant-bar located within a building from the 16th century that has an extensive tequila list. Get comfortable in the tequila salons inside and pick and choose your favorite drinks from more than 250 brands.

3. Area Bar

Bar, Mexican

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Polanco is home to a fashionable rooftop bar, the Area Bar, which belongs to the Hotel Habita. The elite of Mexico City can be found at this luxurious venue, which offers breathtaking views of the trendy neighborhood. Make the most of the beautifully decked lounge area, which has its own rooftop swimming pool during the day. When night falls, enjoy the delights of lounging at this upscale bar while sipping a delicious cocktail.

4. Jules Basement

Bar, Contemporary, Beer

Proudly presenting itself as the first speakeasy in Mexico City, Jules Basement is not a bar to be missed. This bar lies behind an unassuming fridge door, which opens out into the creatively and abstractly decorated bar area. Jules Basement is well-known for its delicious cocktails, which are prepared with the utmost skill and attention. Music and entertainment are welcome at Jules Basement, which hosts gigs, stand-up comedy shows and cocktail tasting sessions.

5. Artic Bar

Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub, Mexican

Mexico City is home to Latin America’s very first ice bar – Artic Bar. At this special bar, you can experience the freezing temperatures of 15˚F in their ice room, where you can lounge on ice sofas. Don’t worry about wrapping up before arriving. The bar provides suitable clothing to wear, as well as a free shot served in a glass made of ice. For those who wish to dance, there is a separate lounge area and dance floor set at room temperature. The atmosphere here will ensure an unforgettable night.

6. Wallace Whisky Bar

Bar, Mexican

When you’re tired of mezcal, tequila and tacos, Wallace Whisky Bar in Condesa is the place to go. It is a rather cool and friendly place to relax with friends after a busy day. It offers excellent drinks and classic bar snacks to delight the tastebuds. Although, as the name suggests, it specializes in whiskey, Wallace Whisky Bar also has an excellent selection of beers. These include Mexican craft beers as well as the classics.

7. La Unica

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican

La Unica is a restaurant-bar that offers a splendid menu consisting of Mexican delights. They are prepared using the freshest ingredients, whether it is seafood from the Pacific or vegetables from the earth. A stunning dining room is divided into separate sections, each one decorated in its own modern fashion. An attractive wine list accompanies the menu, which is counterbalanced by a carefully composed cocktail list. Spend a magical evening in this special bar, savoring the wonderful flavors of Mexico.

8. Hostría La Bota

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican

Puebla 109
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Quirky and lively, Hostría La Bota is a bar known for its fun nights. Its location in the Centro Histórico adds to its charm, and the bar is creatively and artistically decorated, livening up the room. Hostería La Bota becomes filled with customers during the evening, especially on those nights when they host live music. Besides the mouthwatering international cuisine, Hostería La Bota is a favorite spot to enjoy generous drinks at excellent prices.

Puebla 109

Located inside a wonderful building that dates back to the beginning of last century, Puebla 109 is an exclusive location in Mexico City, consisting of a restaurant, bar and an even more private club. Sophisticated with a delicate touch of art, the upscale bar promises an intimate ambiance in which you can sample a variety of gin-and-tonics. There is also other delicious cocktails, inspired by the traditional flavors of Mexico but prepared using techniques from cultures from all over the globe. Ideal for cocktail lovers, Puebla 109 is a bar in Mexico City which should be on your list of bars to visit.

Puebla 109 Col Roma, Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 6389 7333 | +52 55 6389 7300

9. Aurora

Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, Mexican

Not only does Aurora, an elegant oasis in Mexico City, offer a restaurant and a beautiful terrace, it also has a fantastic bar that specializes in gin. The bar prides itself in being the perfect spot for lovers of the art of cocktails and of Mexico City’s nightlife. With a cozy atmosphere that hasn’t given up any of its sophistication, Aurora is the place to go for a tasty drink or two in the capital.

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