The Best Bars In San Angel, Mexico City

Paula Zamorano Osorio

Despite its peaceful appearance, San Angel has a nightlife that is one to explore. Whether you are aiming to sip a cocktail with friends or head out to a karaoke bar later, make sure not to miss the following venues for unforgettable evenings full of fun and culture in Mexico City.

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1. New Orleans Jazz Bar

Bar, Nightclub, Beer, Pub Grub, Mexican

Courtesy of Escaparte Bar
As suggested in the name, the New Orleans bar is centered around 20th century USA. The speakeasy-style bar offers customers the chance to enjoy a drink among friends in a relaxed and cool environment, with dimmed lighting and art deco decor. This bar is also a favorite destination for music lovers, since it frequently hosts live music events, where soloists, bands and groups perform, the genre is predominantly blues and jazz.

2. Escaparte Bar

Bar, Beer, Mexican

Escaparte Bar has four locations in Mexico City, and San Angel is lucky enough to have one in the neighborhood. Quirky decor and an electric atmosphere alongside excellent DJ music make Escaparte Bar a fantastic choice for an unforgettable night out. Generally the bar specializes in karaoke but every night there are two 30-minute slots of live DJ-ing for dancing. Make the most of both worlds, singing and dancing, at Escaparte Bar, which also offers attractive daily discounts.

3. Cotton Club

Bar, Beer, Mexican

Karaoke is popular in Mexico City, so it is no surprise that San Angel has its very own canta bar, which goes by the name of Cotton Club. This booming karaoke bar, with its vibrant energy, delicious drinks, and snacks, is the perfect place to celebrate an event with friends and family. Look out for the happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm until 9pm to make the most of what the bar has to offer and sing a night away.

4. Citizen Kane


Citizen Kane

Located in the heart of San Angel, Citizen Kane is in fact two bars merged into one, Citizen being the main bar and Kane is a smaller venue inside. This lively bar, named after the 1941 American film, boasts a decor that transports you to 1920s America. Enjoy a chat over a drink and snack, or even a full meal of American cuisine, in Citizen, and perhaps head over to Kane for a night of dancing to the DJ’s music.
Location: Avenida de la Paz 37, San Ángel, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 4160 7962

5. El Rincón De La Lechuza

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

El Rincon de la Lechuza
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El Rincón de la Lechuza is a restaurant-bar that opened its doors in 1971 and is a superb choice for anyone looking for a place to enjoy an evening in traditional Mexican surroundings. During the day, El Rincón de la Lechuza is the most prestigious taco restaurant in the southern part of Mexico City. A warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere make El Rincón de la Lechuza the perfect spot in San Angel to enjoy a wonderful evening out in a truly Mexican location.

6. Fishmart Oyster Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, Mexican

Seafood lovers, be on the lookout for Fishmart Oyster Bar when in San Angel, for this is an restaurant where you can find all sorts of seafood, prepared in many different ways, whether it is in a taco, a soup or quesadillas. However, in the evenings this oyster bar becomes a prime socializing spot, for it offers a tempting happy hour and every September, tequila is sold at three for two, to fit in with the spirit of celebrating Mexico’s Independence.

7. Central De Brazil

Restaurant, Brazilian, Mexican

Central de Brazil is a well-known restaurant that offers the best of Brazilian cuisine in the entire capital city and is particularly loved for its mouth-watering churrascos, an old traditional favorite. With a sophisticated interior dining hall, Central de Brazil sets a mood of elegance for a wonderful evening. For the chance to explore Brazil without having to leave Mexico City, head for Central de Brazil in San Angel, where you are sure not to be disappointed.
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