Mexico City Nightlife

More Top Lists

  • Energy
  • Romance
  • Local
  • Upscale
  • Hip
  • Bars
  • Cafés
  • Cinemas
  • Dance Clubs
  • Nightclubs
  • Venues
  • Live Music
  • Theater
  • Latest Bars And Clubs
  • Trendy Bars
  • Music and dance are so central to the Mexican identity that it's no surprise that the Top Ten Bars, Clubs, and Nightlife in Mexico City center on these activities. Add a shot of tequila or mescal, a frosty cerveza or a glass of vino tinto and you're set for a night of fun.

    If you are looking for a good time and want to connect with local partiers, visit the Federal District's most popular nighttime areas: Polanco, Condesa and Roma, Zona Rosa, and Centro Historico.

    My #1 Pick: Area Bar. The Habita Hotel's rooftop bar, Area, set the standard for high style in Polanco when it opened in 2000 and is still the capital's #1 nightlife destination. If you want to surround yourself with Mexico City's most beautiful, wealthy, and well-connected night owls, Area is the place for you.

    Mama Rumba - #2 on the Top Ten list - is Roma's "in" place for salsa, cumbia, and timba. Its dance floor is always packed with sexy, sweaty, hip swiveling couples.

    Mexico City's LGBT bars and clubs can be found mostly in Zona Rosa. My #7 pick is Nicho, an unpretentious place that attracts a mixed-ages male crowd that comes here to hang out with friends and share a pitcher of draft beer.

    Maybe your tastes run to high culture - there's no finer destination than the elegant #9: Palacio de Bellas Artes. Ballet, opera, and classical music are represented here. Ballet Folklórico de México graces the stage on Wednesdays and Sundays.

    Area Bar and Terrace

    Avenida Presidente Masaryk 201
    Hotel Habita, Colonia Polanco

    Area Bar at Habita Hotel in Polanco set the standard for high style when it opened in 2000 and is still the capital's #1 nightlife destination... read more

    Mama rumba

    Queretaro 230, Col. Roma at Eje 3 Pte. Medellín, Col. Roma Norte, Cuauhtemoc

    Among Mexico City's sexiest nightlife offerings is dancing salsa long into the early morning hours at Mama Rumba in Roma Norte... read more

    Zinco Jazz Club

    user rating

    Motolinia 20, Esq. 5 De Mayo
    Centro Historico

    Best to make a reservation at the hot little nightspt, Zinco Jazz Club where Mexico City knows to go for the best in live music... read more

    Hookah Lounge

    Campeche 284 (near Culiacan)

    Condesa offers many nightlife choices including smoking flavored tobacco in a water pipe at Hookah Lounge... read more

    Palacio de Bellas Artes

    Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas and Av. Juarez, Centro Historico
    Centro Histórico

    For Mexico City's finest dance, music, and opera performances visit the 1904 Neoclassical Palacio de Bellas Artes... read more

    Auditorio Nacional

    Paseo de la Reforma 50

    Nightlife offerings at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional include rock, jazz, and popular music, and HD broadcasts of opera and ballet... read more

    Bar La Opera

    user rating

    Calle 5 de Mayo, 10
    (Colonia Centro)

    Whether or not Pancho Villa actually shot a bullet into the ceiling of Bar La Opera, it is still worth stopping for a nightcap at Mexico City's most historic bar... read more

    expert pick

    Guadalupana (La)

    user rating

    Higuera, 14
    Villa Coyoacán

    The best cantina in the city... read more


    Plaza Villa de Madrid 17, (corner of Durango)

    The bar Cibeles de Noche has an ambience that strikes a good balance between Polanco chi-chi and Condesa trendiness... read more


    Londres #182

    Mexico City's Bear crowd loves Nicho's, a Zona Rosa gay bar that welcomes all ages, shapes, and sizes... read more

    expert pick

    T Gallery

    user rating

    Saltillo 39

    Jazz bands and belly-dancers... read more

    expert pick

    Faena (La)

    user rating

    Venustiano Carranza, 49
    Colonia Centro

    A place for those who enjoy bullfights... read more

    expert pick

    Bulldog Café

    user rating

    Calle Insurgentes, 149
    Colonia Condesa

    Rock and roll bar... read more

    expert pick


    user rating

    Insurgentes y Sonora
    Col. Roma

    A Place That Takes You Back to the 1960s... read more

    expert pick

    Cava Baja Botana Bar

    user rating

    Hamburgo, 195
    Colonia Juárez

    Mexican music and great atmosphere... read more

    expert pick

    Cine (El)

    user rating

    Campeche, 175
    Colonia Roma Sur

    Mariachi, rock, merengue and salsa... read more

    expert pick

    Hijo del Cuervo (El)

    user rating

    Jardín Centenario 17

    Mingle with Mexican music culture... read more

    expert pick


    user rating

    Medellín, 65
    Colonia Roma

    Sophisticated fun... read more

    expert pick

    Centro Cultural de Espana

    Guatemala 18, Centro Histórico

    Cultural de Espana, a Centro Historico arts center, has one of Mexico City's liveliest roof terraces... read more

    expert pick

    Cinemark Centro Nacional de las Artes

    Río Churubusco esquina Miramontes
    Colonia Country Club

    A new concept in cinemas... read more
    © 2017   ·   Blog   ·   Facebook   ·   Contact Us   ·   About Us   ·   Privacy Policy   ·   Terms & Conditions