Mexico City is bursting with life 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 Mexico City nightlife in Colonia Roma.
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, this magic barrio can be enjoyed even more on our Top Chef Culinary Adventure. Like Condesa, Roma’s streets are leafy and tree lined but the architecture here is reminiscent of Paris being of the Porfirian era with Art Nouveau being the most common architectural style. Many of Roma’s bars, lounges, and restaurants are housed in these old mansions. Colonia Roma has everything you could want for a fun night out, including lots of beautiful people looking for fun.
These are my personal favorites in Colonia Roma and I am confident a few of them will become yours too:
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 or late evening drinks. Take a seat at the bar in the lounge area and let the bar staff create a custom cocktail for you or choose from their extensive cocktail list. The drinks here are very good and the music upbeat and the crowd stunning. If you are with a group there is comfortable table seating. The restaurant side has very good food but be it is on the expensive side. They are well known for their seafood dishes. If you are going to the restaurant sit on the balcony if possible. (Colima 168)
Housed in an historic mansion built in 1905, this speakeasy has fantastic craft cocktails along with a small food menu. Let the friendly and talented bartenders make you a cocktail before exploring the rooms. (Tonalá 23).
With two locations in Colonia Roma (and numerous other locations) this very popular and fun bar is well known for its goldfish bowl sized gin cocktails and upbeat music. They have a very cool vibe with a trendy and cool interior design. Reservations are recommended as it gets busy with dinner and pre-club drinks crowd. The atmosphere is relaxed and the drinks strong so be careful when exiting on the tight spiral staircase. (Cordoba 107 and Av Oaxaca 87)
Current holder of the award for best bar in Latin America and the Caribbean. Located in an Art Deco building, this 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! (Álvaro Obregón 106)
This a great chilled out spot for a casual drink inspired by nature and good food. What makes it really unique is once you walk past the plain steel grey doors you will enter a true “patio” with trees, wooden tables, the scent of barbeque and a cool casual attitude. There is also a roofed library area so it offers both indoor and outdoor seating. They are well known for their mezcal so be sure to try this much loved spirit of Mexico. (Córdoba 81)
Taller de Cerveza la Graciela
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. (Orizaba 163)
This hipster bar/club attracts a diverse and international crowd, with great music, events and live shows that change weekly and a great roster of top DJ’s. Here you will always have a good time and can let loose. On weekends a large often forms later in the night so arrive early to settle in with a drink or two before it gets packed. (Álvaro Obregón 154)
This salsa club has a live band and is a guaranteed good time that attracts both tourists and locals in search of a fun time. It is a great place to go with groups as well but when you visit Mama Rumba you have to be prepared to salsa dance, this place is all about the dancing – and the mojitos of course! (Querétaro 230)
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!