High above the streets of Mexico City, many rooftop bars, restaurants and cafes offer breathtaking views of the impressive capital. Whether you want to stay out all night or just pop in for a quick drink during the day, Mexico City has a rooftop location for all occasions. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy the beautiful sights of the Mexican capital.
Miralto’s name is a combination of ‘mira‘ (look) and ‘alto‘ (high up) and thus explains exactly what this bar is about – beautiful views of the city from up high. Located in the heart of Mexico City’s Historic Center, the Zócalo, Metropolitan Cathedral and other notable landmarks are all visible from Miralto, which is on the 41st floor of the Latin American Tower. The features ‘fusion cuisine’, comprised mainly of Italian,French and Spanish influences. As for drinks, there is a huge range of refreshing martinis and cocktails to enjoy while taking in the breathtaking views.
Condesa DF rooftop spa-bar is located inside a boutique hotel in the trendy neighborhood La Condesa, and offers one of the best views of Mexico City alongside a plethora of delicacies and drinks. The bar has wooden decking and comfortable seating, perfect for spending hours admiring the view whilst enjoying the sushi that is served. It is a vibrant bar with much character and style, perfect for a romantic evening high above the rest of the city.
Bellini is Mexico City’s famous rotating restaurant-bar; not only is it located in one of the largest capital cities on earth, but it is also the world’s biggest revolving restaurant, residing on the 45th floor of the World Trade Center. Day and night, Bellini offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city. The mood is set by the live performers who frequent this bar – a solo pianist, a jazz band and popular band Los Casanova perform weekly to entertain the guests of Bellini. This, along with an excellent bar and service, will guarantee a great experience at Bellini.
Area Bar is one of Mexico City’s most popular bars, frequented by the members of high-society. Located on the top floor of the luxurious Hotel Habita, this rooftop bar offers spectacular views of the trendy neighborhood Polanco. During the day, the beautifully decked venue is a pool lounge area, whilst at night it becomes an upscale bar and coveted dance venue.
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Located in Roma Norte, Balmori was built in order to give the locals a haven away from the crowded streets. Balmori bar is named after a well-known personality from the area at the start of the last century – an icon of Mexico’s elite famous for his partying habits and love of fun. The bar itself lives up to this name, as an exhilarating night is guaranteed for those who visit. This bar is a beautiful work of architecture, with modern and innovative designs, and makes for a very enjoyable and refreshing location for a late night drink.
La Casa de las Sirenas is a restaurant-bar found inside a 16th century building, built using the brick ruins of the Aztec temples. During the final restoration, as much of the original construction was saved as possible. What this historic bar has to offer is just as impressive as its setting. Its beautiful terrace offers breathtaking views of all the main attractions of the Centro Histórico. The tequila salons, which hold over 250 tequila brands, are also a big attraction of La Casa de las Sirenas, which invites its guests to taste the flavors of Mexico’s national drink.
The Downtown Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in the Centro Histórico of Mexico City, which boasts a spectacular rooftop terrace. This area doubles up as a pool terrace in the day time, but in the evening it becomes a rather romantic location to relax and enjoy the view of the Centro Histórico. It is an ideal space to hold large events as well, since it can hold up to 300 people. This bar offers a pleasing menu and a large cocktail list to delight the taste buds.
Out of sight above a book store lies El Mayor, an inviting cafe-bar with a marvelous terrace. Looking out onto the Historic Center, the sight here will take your breath away. With a huge aperitif list that is seemingly never-ending, El Mayor offers any type of drink you could imagine, as well as delicious food. It is the ideal place to spend a late afternoon relaxing while enjoying the amazing view of the capital’s center.