If you’re in Mexico City – and are looking for somewhere to try the famous mezcal or pulque – look no further.
I’ve written this post because it gave me a legit excuse to try all the hipster, underground bars. And an excuse to sample all the cocktails, mezcal, and pulque. I just had to.
So, if you want a cute, independent bar – here’s my list of the best bars in Mexico City. Hopefully it will save you time and take you to some funky spots.
Hands-down my fave spot to drink in Mexico City.
Great spot for people watching, and the food & drinks menu is insane.
I will admit that I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to mezcal, so we usually get the cheapest. But it’s tasty AF (and I’m not even a big mezcal fan). Maybe it’s because of the cinnamon-spiced orange that comes with it.
The avocado & mezcal cocktail is possibly the best drink I’ve ever had. A perfect blend of creaminess, cut with the citrus of the lime, and the earthy taste of mezcal.
If you want to try the Mexican classic “pulque”, Pulqueria Los Insurgents has heaps of the stuff. And it’s a big warehouse – split over 3 floors, with a rooftop.
Pulque to Mexicans is like Aguardiente to the Colombians, or Pimms to the Brits. If you want an authentic taste of Mexico, give it a go. It’s not for everyone though…
It tastes like a sweet, yeasty, creamy alcoholic juice. Heaps of flavours including mango, cucumber, coffee, passionfruit, chocolate, lemon, honey etc.
3. Mano Santa Mezcal
Another bar that’s buzzing with young locals, because of the cheap-but-good-quality mezcal.
Pretty cool interior, with low ceilings and funky experimental scientific bottles dotted around – it’s unpretentious with chilled vibes.
Swankier spot hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Aurora is nestled down a narrow path amongst leaves and fairy lights.
They specialise in gin, although my personal fave is the Bulleit Mojito – mint & blueberry mojito.
If you’re craving some red wine and cheese, Galia’s your spot.
One of the cheaper places for wine in Roma. It’s so good, it feels a little French. 👩🎨
I stumbled across Franca by seeing the bouncer on the road and wondering what he was hiding. Nosily, I wandered in – and headed up the ‘secret’ stairs.
It’s super cool. Unsurprisingly, it feels like a house, with it’s collection of little rooms – decorated with kitsch paintings, velvet sofas, and lamps. And a swanky cocktail bar and stage for live music.
If you head here, you may want to dress up. I felt a little out of place in my converse.
A slightly different type of bar, but alcoholic none-the-less.
An ice cream bar – but the ice cream is so boozy, I considered pre-lashing here. I was pissed after one scoop!
Flavours include – caramel with tequila, pina colada (pineapple, coconut cream & rum), espresso & jack daniels, helado oscuro (dark choc, choc liquor & vodka)…
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