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Nightlife in Mexico City

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Like pretty much any megalopolis, Mexico City offers great nightlife any day of the week. From simple cantinas to trendy jazz bars, high-end nightclubs, or invitation only speakeasies, the nightlife here makes up a very eclectic mix.
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Tepic 5, Roma Sur, 06760 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
After a morning of urban cycling, we choose a shaded, open-air balcony table at Romita Comedor and each order a beer, tequila, and sangrita, then discuss Mexico City's prospects with Michael Parker-Stainback, a U.S.–born journalist, translator,...
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Calle Querétaro 230, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Whether you want to learn salsa basics or show off your expert skills, Mama Rumba is just the spot. Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, the dancing club at Colonia Roma offers salsa lessons for just 100 pesos. It includes the entrance fee to...
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Insurgentes Sur 226, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
What happens in Pulquería Insurgentes at night was described by a local newspaper as the Neoculture of Pulque. Djs play their sets while a young and not so young crowd drinks glasses of pulque (fermented agave sap) flavored with different...
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San Luis Potosí 26, Roma Sur, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Exactly what is a fichera? Short explanation: it’s woman, in these days generally an older woman, that you pay to dance and talk with you. You pay them with fichas (chips), hence the name ficheras. And that’s it. Well... sort of. In the 70’s there...
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Madero 3, San Ángel TNT, San Ángel, 01000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
A traditional Mexican cantina. When I was in college, I played dominoes there every Thursday with some good girlfriends. 3 Francisco I. Madero 52/55-5616-4668 As told to Nathalie Jordi. This story appeared in the March/April 2010 issue. See all of...
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Puebla 121, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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...