Where to Drink in Mexico City
Collected by Kristin Zibell, AFAR Local Expert
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...
Álvaro Obregón 64, Roma Norte, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
For a chill and young atmosphere, indulge yourself with a few well-made martinis from the bar at Felix. By the end of the night I had more than two drinks and almost forgot that I was in Mexico City. If the check wasn't tallied in pesos I would...
Calle Isabel la Catolica 30, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Hands down the best place to stay in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico is the aptly named Downtown. Located inside a restored 17th-century casona (mansion), the hotel shares its property with a select group of Mexican businesses,...
Hipódromo Condesa, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
The Condesa neighborhood has to be one of my favorite neighborhoods in Mexico City. If you want a really good mezcal-and-cilantro margarita while sitting at a very chic, cool bar, then head to Condesa DF. Avenida Veracruz 102 | Colonia Condesa,...
Seminario 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
“Is it a book presentation or is it just an excuse to get drunk?”, I heard someone ask on my first visit to Hostería La Bota. Well… it was both. The place, owned by writer Antonio Calera-Grobet, serves tapas, calzones, mezcal, and more recently, a...
Anatole France 100, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Never underestimate the power of shocking pink. The intimate but lively dining room at Dulce Patria—the smash hit by celebrity chef Martha Ortiz—feels not unlike a stage set. Soon after 2 p.m., it starts to fill with high-powered...
Avenida Insurgentes Sur 226, Roma Norte, Roma Nte., 06700 Cuauhtemoc, 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...
Paseo de la Reforma 439, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
If the city has you overwhelmed, whether by its chaos or its abundance of choices, and you want to take refuge in the familiarity of a hotel bar, you can't do much better than St. Regis's King Cole Bar. Sit inside at the bar or on one of its...
San Lorenzo 40, Tlacoquemecatl del Valle, 03200 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Feeling the need to enjoy an English Bitter? Nostalgic for an American Lager? Thirsting for a German Amber Ale? El Depósito can accommodate. It has a selection of more than 160 imported and approximately 40 national beers. On a Friday or Saturday...
Av. Tamaulipas 45, Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Wallace offers more than 150 options of whiskys, bourbons and single malts, from a 12 year Irish whiskey or 18 year old scotch to a 21 year Japanese hibiki. Sit on the tables by the sidewalk or go up the stairs to the pool tables.
Centenario 107, Del Carmen, 04100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Coyoacan is a zone full of folklore, excellent bars and places to hang out. Last month I had the opportunity to visit the Centenario 107 Bar located in Colonia del Carmen. This place offers a wide variety of wines, beers and local tequilas and...