Bar Hop: Mexico City

Looking to bar hop in Mexico City? Mexico City is one of my most favourite places in the world. The people, the neighbourhoods, the galleries & museums, the sights, the sounds, the FOOD… I could go on and on about my love for this place. Mexico City is also HUGE one! It’s basically the population of Canada in one city so there is a lot to see and do. When visiting Mexico City (CDMX), the neighbourhoods that are best for a good bar hop are La Condesa and La Roma Norte. Both are safe and walkable areas of CDMX. Just don’t say no to any ladies you see selling churros out of a basket on the street – they are too delicious to pass up.

Bar Hop: Mexico City
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1/ Baltra Bar
Baltra is a beautiful cozy bar located in a quiet corner of Condesa. It feels like you have stepped into a modern-day version of Darwin’s study. It’s a great bar to start your bar hop as they do have food – bar snacks taken up a level (there was even a dish made with tofu!). The cocktails here are killer. It is hard to not stay all night to see how this place comes alive.

Bartender Atlas - Bar Hop Mexico City

2/ Licorera Limantour
Limantour is an bar on a busy street in Roma Norte. The front windows open onto the street and often the party spills out onto it. Limantour has a bar team who is killing the cocktail game in Mexico City in all the best ways possible. (See who works here!)

Bartender Atlas - Bar Hop Mexico City

3/ Puebla 109
They have food! They have drink! They have a beautiful bar made of wood. Puebla 109 is a great mid-point for your bar hop to get more food in your belly while enjoying a cocktail in a beautiful space.

4/ Maison Artemisia
A few of the bartenders listed on the Atlas have said that Artemisia is their most favourite bar in the world and we can see why. Downstairs is more of a restaurant vibe and upstairs is the cocktail bar with limited snacks. The bartenders here are very knowledgeable and are some of the leaders of the cocktail scene in CDMX. (See who works here and love this bar!)

Bartender Atlas - Bar Hop Mexico City

5/ Gin Gin
Don’t let the large size of Gin Gin, turn you off. Roll on in and choose a cozy seat at one of the many bars here. And yes, they do have far more on offer than their name suggests.

Mexico City Bar Hop - Gin Gin

6/ Hanky Panky
Hanky Panky is one of the most beautiful bars that I have walked into in the past year. It’s a proper speakeasy #SomewhereinMexicoCity. While it’s not walking distance from this bar hop, we recommend finishing your tour here. They have a form here to fill out to become a member to gain easy access. Otherwise, you can try to figure it out. It’s worth a visit. Upon entering, you will be transported to another place and that is a beautiful thing.

Bartender Atlas - Bar Hop Mexico City

And of course, end off your night at a taco stand. Street food is aplenty in Mexico City and you won’t have a hard time finding some.

Do you have any bars in Mexico City to add to our list? Comment below.

Note: As with all Bar Hops, we are not encouraging getting inebriated. This is a list of great cocktail bars that we suggest visiting while in Mexico City. We want you to have fun and play safe. Check out How to Do a Good Bar Hop for some hot tips.

About the Author: Jessica Blaine Smith
Co-creator at Bartender Atlas
Jessica co-created Bartender Atlas with her bartender husband Josh Lindley. She is a full-time photographer based in Toronto, Canada. In her professional life, she documents the lives of others. Her camera has taken her all over this beautiful world from Cuba to Trinidad to France to New Zealand and Australia. While not a bartender herself, she definitely loves a strong cocktail, preferably one that is brown and/or smokey. She also loves poutine, pilates, other peoples' children and, of course, sitting at all of your bars.
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