Mexico City is bursting with fun at all times of the day, but especially at night, so look out! The city is overflowing with venues serving up music and libations into the wee hours. Regardless of which area you are staying in, there will be somewhere memorable to go at night, but this post will focus on Colonia Roma.
Colonia Roma along with Condesa was named a “Barrio Magico” in 2011 to attract tourism. It has worked because now visitors are drawn to Roma’s nightlife, shops, galleries and eclectic food scene, which can be enjoyed on our Mexico City food tour of Colonia Roma. Like Condesa, Roma’s streets are leafy and tree lined but the architecture here is of the Porfirian era with Art Nouveau being the most common architectural style. Many of Roma’s bars and restaurants are housed in these old mansions. While Colonia Roma does not have the density of bars found in Condesa, it has everything you could want for a fun night out.
These are my personal favorites in Colonia Roma and I am confident a few of them will become yours too:
Blanco Colima (Colima 168): Blanco Colima is located in a spectacular mansion with a bar and a restaurant set in a posh atmosphere. I like this place for late afternoon drinks, take a seat at the bar and let the helpful bar staff create a custom cocktail for you or choose from their cocktail list. The drinks here are good and the music upbeat. If you are with a group there is comfortable table seating. The restaurant side has very good but expensive food, they are well known for their fish dishes. If you are going to the restaurant sit on the balcony if possible.
Monday – Wednesday 1:30 – 11:30 PM
Thursday – Saturday 1 – 12:00 AM
Sunday 1 – 6 PM
Casa Quimera (Orizaba 131): This place is located near where our Mexico City foodie tour of Colonia Roma ends, so the large outdoor terrace makes it a favorite for a post tour cerveza. Housed in one of Roma’s most iconic early 20th century mansions, it was a private residence for over 100 years before being renovated into a house of gastronomy. I recommend sitting on the terrace to relax, soak up the ambiance and people watch. The terrace is closed off from the street so you will not be disturbed by street vendors. You can either go inside to order your drinks (beer or wine) or order from the waiter, the service is friendly and good. Casa Quimera houses some great food options too, it is best known for its selection of vegan and vegetarian but you will also find outstanding authentic Italian at Dell’Italia. The fair prices combined with the ambiance of the terrace seating and variety of food available make this place a great choice for afternoon or early evening drinks.
Daily 11 – 7 PM
Romita Comedor (Alvaro Obregon 49): Appealing by day or night, the glass ceiling and surrounding plant decor give it a greenhouse feel. The atmosphere is relaxed and the drinks strong so be careful when exiting on the tight spiral stairs.
Tuesday – Saturday 1 – 2 AM
Sunday 10 – 6 PM
Licorería Limantour (Obregon 106): Current holder of the award for best bar in Latin America and the Caribbean. Located in an art deco building, the cool but small space gets packed with a diverse crowd. Bartenders here take their craft very seriously so the creative cocktails are made with love using the freshest ingredients, try the margarita pastor!
Monday – Tuesday 6 – 12 AM
Wednesday 6 – 1 AM
Thursday – Saturday 6 – 2 AM
Sunday 6 – 11 PM
Taller de Cerveza la Graciela (Orizaba 163): Grab a seat at a sidewalk table and settle in with a tasting flight to get started. There is a good selection of made onsite micro brews to choose from and the food is very good as well. If you have an interest in making your own craft beer they offer workshops to teach you how.
Monday – Wednesday 12 – 12 AM
Thursday – Saturday 12 – 2 AM
Sunday 2 – 10 PM
El Depósito (Obregon 21): Fantastic selection of Mexican craft beer and imported beer from around the world. You can select bottled beer from the cooler or choose from their on tap selection. The bottled beers from the cooler can also be purchased to go.
Monday – Tuesday 1 – 12 AM
Wednesday 1 – 1 AM
Thursday – Saturday 1 – 2 AM
Sunday 2 – 10 PM
Mama Rumba (Querétaro 230): This salsa club is a guaranteed good time and attracts a diverse crowd of tourists and locals. When you go to Mama Rumba you have to be prepared to dance – unlike most clubs this place is all about the dancing – and the mojitos of course!
Wednesday – Saturday 9 – 3 AM
These recommendations represent a fraction of the venues available for your discovery in Colonia Roma. If you have more than a few days, you are bound to discover your own favorites, so cheers to fun times exploring Colonia Roma’s nightlife!