Mexico City Nightlife

Nightlife options in Mexico City are vast and varied, ranging from piano bars, music lounges and traditional Mexican bars to salsa and jazz clubs or trendy nightclubs. San Angel, Polanco, Condesa and La Zona Rosa are popular nightlife areas in the city, and there are many late night venues that are open till the early hours. There is a weekend entertainment guide in The News, available at local newsagents, which can be useful.

Popular bars in Mexico City include both Roma and Rexo in the Condesa district, as well as Cosmo Bar and the Hotel Habita's rooftop bar in Polanco. Shelty is a busy English pub on Avenida Campos Eliseos, and the Black Horse pub in Condesa is also good. Barracuda on Nuevo Leon has great jazz music, while Bar Jorongo and Café Tenampa are renowned Mariachi venues.

Some of the best nightclubs in Mexico City include Avant-Garde, Living Room and Mama Rumba, all located in the Roma district. If you're keen to see some authentic Polynesian dancing, head to Mauna Loa on Avenida San Jeronimo. Many of the top hotels in Mexico City offer live entertainment at their in-house discos and lobby bars. It is safest not to walk around alone at night in the city and only official, pre-ordered taxi cabs should be used.

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