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.
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.
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.
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.
This popular hang out spot for the youth of Mexico City has in the past years truly made a name for itself as being one of the best places to catch a live show. Often you will find rock bands, pop groups here performing for a crowd of screaming fans. Besides live music, the establishment also has a recording studio and hosts several events including workshops, book clubs and community service projects. Check their website for upcoming events, their box office is open M-F from noon to 5p.
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.