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Actively involved in the community, this unique bar and cafe strives to help aspiring young artists. This open and friendly environment is known for their succulent Mexican fare and budget friendly drinks. Feast on the Spanish specialties, especially the Arabic bead smeared in tomato sauce. Spend the rest of your evening exercising your intellectual capacity in surroundings that retain an old world influence. With exhibits of arts, crafts, paintings and old antiques, there is never room for boredom at Hostería La Bota.
Zinco Jazz Club is the ultimate destination for those who enjoy jazz music. The club is located in the basement of the building which houses the Mexican bank. The sign at the door says 'Only for Connoisseurs' which clearly indicates that the people here take their music very seriously. Apart from enjoying the music, guests can relish light meals and snacks with a glass of scotch/bourbon from the varied selection available. The ambiance, unique decor and awesome music make it a favorite among locals so prior bookings are advised.
They say that when Pancho Villa visited La Nueva Ópera, he left a bullet hole in the ceiling. It is not known if that was his seal of approval or not. In any case, this bar dates back to 1870 and has entertained generations of famous Mexicans. The bar's popularity and its relaxed but refined atmosphere mean that the drinks are a bit more expensive than the norm, but don't let that put you off. La Nueva Ópera is definitely worth a visit, even if it is only to try the excellent Mexican tapas.
Miralto, a bar and restaurant, offers fantastic, expansive views of Mexico City from its perch on the 41st floor of Mexico City's tallest skyscraper. The Torre Latinoamericana, which dates from the 1950s, is Mexico's Empire State Building, and Miralto crowns the soaring steel-clad tower. With views on all four sides, Miralto is most attractive at sunset when the entire Valle de Mexico is bathed in pink light. Miralto also makes an excellent late-night destination, and is open most nights until 2a. This sophisticated location calls out for a chilled martini, and Miralto obliges with a menu of more than ten different varieties.
Dating back to 1902, this cantina is one of the oldest in the city. Located in the Historic Center, El Tio Pepe dive bar like atmosphere welcomes tourists and locals alike. With a faded glory hard to resist the cantina features a large mahogany bar, cracked red vinyl booths and the occasional mariachi band. Stop in to try a bevy of local brews or sip on some mezcal.
Mariachi and tequila are the most popular traditions in Mexico and this is a great place to enjoy them. Tenampa is a bar decorated in typical Mexican style, where you can choose from an enormous variety of tequilas and listen to the best mariachis in town. Make sure you visit this great place during your stay in Mexico City.
In this bar you can find both European DJs spinning electronica tracks and bands playing live. This place is very large, and no matter how crowded it is, it is never difficult to get served at the bar. There are two sections, a regular and a VIP. The latter has a terrific atmosphere is more difficult to get into. On Thursdays you can enjoy techno tracks, while on Fridays it's the rumba. On Saturdays, they play a bit of everything.
The most favored nightclub and bar—Mama Rumba is frequently visited by the young and elite of the society. The atmosphere is utmost welcoming with the professional yet friendly bartenders, live and hip crowd, energetic music and the utterly tantalizing mojitos. On weekends you can enjoy the best of live music played by all the best of local bands and DJs. If you plan to visit, make sure to arrive early as the club is a favorite haunt among locals on weekends.
When you are in the neighborhood of Condesa, do drop into this classic club—La Pata Negra. Known to become very crowded, thanks to the great selection of music and artistic bands performing here regularly, its best to come early to avoid the rush. A relatively new bar in the neighborhood, La Pata Negra has gained popularity owing to the delicious tapas at affordable prices. Come along with your loved one and shake a leg or two as the bands sing the best of tracks for you.
This popular pool hall in the trendy Condesa neighborhood is a great spot to grab a drink and hang out with friends. The pool tables fill up fast so patrons often hit the bar for a drink or two while they wait for one to open up. Whether you're there for the billards or just a drink, Salón Malafama is sure to provide a good time.
Housed in a 400 year old historic former farmhouse, the Hacienda de los Morales is an oasis of calm in the bustling metropolis of Mexico City. This sophisticated restaurant and bar expertly prepares sumptuous Mexican and Spanish classics for patrons to enjoy against the backdrop of Spanish colonial decor. Request a table by the windows where the tinkling of the garden fountains mixes pleasantly with the pianist. Whether visiting for a power lunch with the associates or a romantic evening, Hacienda de los Morales will make it an experience to remember.
Owned by the famed Mexican heartthrob, Diego Luna, La Bipolar is a quirky bar and lounge in the popular Coyoacán neighborhood. Featuring unusual decor like tin buckets as lamp shades and plastic crate pieces as wall panels, this funky bar is unique unto itself. The bar bites here are notable with revamped versions of the classics like tofu burritos and marlin tostadas. Visit for a memorable night and don't forget to try the mezcal!