For libations in Colonia Roma, visit the cantina Salón Covadonga, where waiters in white shirts and bow ties serve up palomas, tequila drinks made with grapefruit soda. At this sprawling local institution, you’re just as likely to find old-timers eating pulpo (octopus) and playing dominoes as you are to see groups of modern-day beatniks discussing the current art scene. —Joy Hepp
Calle Puebla 121, 52/55-5533-2922. This appeared in the May/June 2011 issue.