Señor Frogs (Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) – You can’t get more touristy than Señor Frogs. Famed for its over-the-top drinks, Señor Frogs is best-known for its foot-long funnel glasses filled with margaritas, daiquiris and beers (which become a souvenir unto itself). A natural hit with the Spring Break crowd, complete with dancing […]
Patrick Miller (Mérida 17, Roma, Mexico City) – this club is legendary among Mexicans, because of its status as a popular venue for 80s music. In Mexico, “80s Music” includes “High Energy” disco (favored among the gay crowd in USA and elsewhere back in the 80s), “Italo Disco” (pop-flavored dance music created in Italy and […]
Sens (Paseo de los Tamarindos 90, Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City) – this is another “A-list” nightspot for the capital’s “in crowd”. Sens is known for its champagne swigging, posh Mexico City crowd as well as for attracting national and international celebrities, so be sure you’ve got the money and stamina for the place […]
Salón San Luis (San Luís Potosi 28, Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City) — the dance floor at this old-school salon, cloaked in red light, comes alive as locals, tourists, and old timers twirl and shuffle to the tunes of a live band. Try your hand at salsa, merengue, cumbia, and norteña numbers as waiters in […]
Mono (Versalles 64, Juarez, Mexico City) – another nightspot favored by the city’s “in crowd”, Mono manages to attract both local and international EDM (electronic dance music) and Latin House DJs who are well-versed with working the crowd and creating an unforgettable clubbing experience.
Mandala (Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) – a popular venue for the high rollers set who are looking for a trendy nightspot, as opposed to the oversized bars that double as a disco. This club has an India-inspired interior, a huge dance floor, and VIP areas. Given that some of the high rollers […]
La Santa (Av. Presidente Masaryk 336, Polanco IV Secc., Mexico City) — located right on the corner of one of the city’s fanciest avenues (Masaryk), is one of the poshest (and more expensive) nightspots in the capital. If possible, get on the club’s guest list and dress to impress – this, in order to avoid […]
El Departamento (Álvaro Obregón 154, Roma, Mexico City) – this club has the vibe of a private party at a friend’s apartment. That’s exactly what it is, an apartment where you can be seated on the couch in the living room, or gossiping with friends in the kitchen. Every night there’s a live band performing, […]
Mambo Café (Plaza Hong Kong, Loc 31, Sm 20, El Centro, Cancún) – as the name implies, this nightspot drums up a lot of Salsa, Merengue and other tropical Latin music, booking such orchestras from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Venezuela. A popular draw among young Hispanic-American vacationers.
La Ópera (Calle 5 de Mayo 10, Centro, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City) — the decor at this storied bar reflects its history: All deep, dark, polished wood with tiled floors, filigreed ceilings, and frosted glass. It’s as if you’ve stepped into the 1870s (which is when the bar first opened). Both tourists and after-work regulars […]