Whether it is classical music, Latin, jazz, or rock, going to a gig is always an exciting way to spend an evening. Mexico City, a capital city bursting with life and activity, offers a variety of excellent venues where you can catch live music. Check out our eight favorite spots in the city for a musical rendezvous below.
Bulldog Café is a classic venue that all lovers of rock need to visit at least once. Generally frequented by a younger crowd, this club has three floors and one huge stage, on which the best rock and metal bands in the world have performed, including Metallica, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Bulldog Café, Rubens 6, Benito Juárez, San Juan, Mexico City, Mexico, + 52 55 5611 8818
The Salón Los Ángeles is a favorite spot among locals who enjoy Latin music. As their slogan states, “He who does not know Salón Los Ángeles does not know Mexico,” With décor recalls the Mexican golden age, this bar is brought to life by local musicians and dancers with their amazing sounds, bright colors, and irreplacable enthusiasm. All sorts of Latin music is played here, such as mambo, salsa and cumbia, and dance classes are even offered here on Mondays for those who are looking to take their listening experiences to the next level.
Mambocafé, contrary to its name, is in fact a club dedicated to salsa. The most popular Latin bands from all over Latin America perform here, making it a very attractive destination for those who want to listen to classic and modern Latin music. Salsa music at its best, professional dancers perform alongside the bands that grace its stage. Visiting Mambocafé is a great opportunity to watch Latin at its most authentic.