The 10 Best Bars In Polanco, Mexico City

Photo of Paula Zamorano Osorio
9 February 2017

Polanco, Mexico City’s neighborhood of the elite, boasts a thriving nightlife. Its lavish clubs and bars exude luxury and sophistication, offering the best of Mexico City‘s drinks and music. Cocktails, shots, live bands and karaoke attract the locals to the best bars and clubs in the area, listed in this article, for an amazing night out.

Polanco, Mexico City | © Matthew Rutledge/Flickr

Jules Basement

Bar, Contemporary, Beer, $$$

Through a fridge door lays one of the best bars of the city, Jules Basement, the first ‘speakeasy‘ bar in the capital. The cocktails are certainly part of the charm of this bar, since there is a wide selection and the talented and well-known cocktail mixer, Jay Keuhner, prepares each one with care and attention. Aside from the explosion of flavor provided from such delicious cocktails, the bar boasts entertainment in the form of live music, stand-up comedy alongside imaginative and abstract décor.

Living Room Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
Located at the lobby of the W Hotel of Mexico City, the Living Room Bar is the place to go for a sophisticated evening. The bar is named Living Room Bar because it comes equipped with comfortable seating and games. But on top of that, this bar offers a romantic view of Campos Eliseos, the Mexican equivalent of the Champs-Élyseés in Paris, as well as delicious food and an exciting and varied drinks list, including a delightful selection of cocktails, perfect for a quiet evening out.

Area Bar

Area Bar is a very popular bar, generally frequented by the elite of the city. Spectacular views of the trendy neighborhood Polanco are the highlight of the bar, which is located on the top of Hotel Habita. The beautifully decked area is a pool lounge area by day, and by night it transforms into an upscale bar, with a 12 ft long fireplace. With good music and tasty cocktails, it is difficult not to have an enjoyable night at Area Bar.
Address & telephone number : Area Bar, Habita Hotel, Avenida Presidente Masaryk No.201, Miguel Hidalgo, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5282 3100

Area Bar | Courtesy of Area Bar
Area Bar | Courtesy of Area Bar

Joy Room

Nightclub, Pub Grub, $$$
Antara Polanco
Antara Polanco | © Yörch/Flickr
Glamour and sophistication is what reigns in Joy Room. Mainly over 25s and much of Mexico City’s elite visit this bar lounge which is located in the upmarket Antara shopping center. Fashionably and stylishly decorated with an array of water fountains and plants, Joy Room sees guests dressed in their best outfits sitting back with a drink or dancing along to house music. This exclusive and selective club rivals anything in New York or Miami so will most certainly meet the highest of expectations.

Masaryk 52

Bar, Pub Grub
Flaming cocktails
Flaming cocktails | © Nik Frey/WikiCommons
Trendy and fun, Masaryk 52 has a reputation of being one of, if not the best, karaoke bar in the entire country. There is no better way to enjoy a night out than by singing along to your favorite tunes, so why not try it at Masaryk 52, where each song from every table is recorded onto a CD, available to take home along with a photo, all free of charge.

La Catrina de Anzures

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
To experience a fun authentic Mexican cantina-bar head for La Catrina de Anzures. With a menu that offers over 100 different traditional dishes, La Catrina de Anzures can hardly go wrong. This special gourmet menu is accompanied by excellent drinks of all sorts, which are perfect for those times when there are live music performances happening at the cantina-bar, or perhaps enjoy some snacks from the bar area instead. Dancing, dining, drinking and chatting is the main idea behind La Catrina de Anzures which is so well rooted in Mexican culture.

Palmas Karaoke by Il Canto

An indispensable addition to Polanco’s nightlife is Il Canto, another popular karaoke venue, the twist here being that you will be accompanied by a pianist whilst you sing and be the star of the night. Cocktails feature heavily in the drinks menu, however it is their perfectly made martinis which are what Il Canto is known for. High quality in the drinks is matched by that of the food, all served at decent prices. It is a great place to hang out with a group of friends.
Address & telephone number: Palmas Karaoke by Il Canto, Av. de las Palmas 530, Miguel Hidalgo, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5330 9437

La Lune

Located along Mexico City’s Campos Elíseos is La Lune, a small venue and another of Polanco’s karaoke bars. Whether you class yourself as a natural or a completely untalented singer, it is fun to give singing a go while visiting La Lune. It is also the perfect place for dancing and for spontaneous nights out. Drinks are good here and the lively and buzzing atmosphere makes La Lune an unmissable night out.
Address & telephone number: La Lune, Seneca 37 Colonia Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 5281-6930/6931


Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Escaparte has four different locations in Mexico City. However, the venue in Polanco is certainly one not to be missed. With quirky décor, a lively and friendly atmosphere and great music, Escaparte Bar offers excellent karaoke opportunities as well as half an hour slots of dancing.

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