Bars in Mexico City

Are you looking for the best bars in Mexico City to experience the vibrant nightlife of this bustling metropolis? From trendy cocktail lounges to traditional cantinas, the city offers a diverse array of drinking establishments to suit every taste. Whether you're in the mood for craft cocktails, local mezcal, or simply want to soak up the atmosphere of a lively bar, Mexico City has something for everyone. Which bars in Mexico City offer the best views of the city skyline?

1. Cantina "Tio Pepe", Mexico City

Cantina "Tio Pepe" Drink

A straight-up Mexican cantina that takes its drinks as seriously as its heritage, having stood since 1870. Best you go well-fed because you won't find any food here, except from passing merchants peddling peanuts and fava beans.

2. Xaman Bar, Mexico City

Xaman Bar Coctail

Introducing the concept of shamanism to the cocktail scene, Xaman prides itself on a menu that embraces Mexican and pre-Hispanic tradition through its use of native plants and spices. Upmarket drinks and vibe.

3. Baltra Bar, Mexico City

Baltra Bar Cocktail

The cute little sibling of Licorecia Limantour across the road, Baltra Bar's Darwin-themed decor is as interesting as its menu. Both are inspired by his Galapagos expeditions, hence the name. Go for the imaginative cocktails 🍸.

4. Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City

Low-lit interior of a bar with three orange chandeliers

On the World's 50 Best list so expect to make a reservation. An homage to traditional hard-to-find speakeasies, with high-quality ingredients featured throughout their creative cocktail menu.

5. Tokyo Music Bar, Mexico City

Tokyo Music Bar Coctail

Part of the esteemed Edo Kobayashi group, Tokyo Music Bar calls itself a 'Hi-Fi Analog Audio Cocktail Bar.' That means you can expect vinyl in the DJ booth, slick retro décor, and a creative drinks menu.