7 hipster bars in Mexico City

If you’re in Mexico City – and are looking for somewhere to try the famous mezcal or pulque – look no further.

I’ve written this post because it gave me a legit excuse to try all the hipster, underground bars. And an excuse to sample all the cocktails, mezcal, and pulque. I just had to.

So, if you want a cute, independent bar – here’s my list of the best bars in Mexico City. Hopefully it will save you time and take you to some funky spots.

7 hipster bars in mexico city

  1. La Lavanderia Mezcal bar

Hands-down my fave spot to drink in Mexico City.

Great spot for people watching, and the food & drinks menu is insane.

hipster bars in mexico city - la lavendaria

I will admit that I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to mezcal, so we usually get the cheapest. But it’s tasty AF (and I’m not even a big mezcal fan). Maybe it’s because of the cinnamon-spiced orange that comes with it.

The avocado & mezcal cocktail is possibly the best drink I’ve ever had. A perfect blend of creaminess, cut with the citrus of the lime, and the earthy taste of mezcal.

Best hipster bars in mexico city la lavenderia

2. Pulqueria los Insurgentes

If you want to try the Mexican classic “pulque”, Pulqueria Los Insurgents has heaps of the stuff. And it’s a big warehouse – split over 3 floors, with a rooftop.

best hipster bars in mexico city pulqueria

Pulque to Mexicans is like Aguardiente to the Colombians, or Pimms to the Brits. If you want an authentic taste of Mexico, give it a go. It’s not for everyone though…

It tastes like a sweet, yeasty, creamy alcoholic juice. Heaps of flavours including mango, cucumber, coffee, passionfruit, chocolate, lemon, honey etc.

3. Mano Santa Mezcal

Another bar that’s buzzing with young locals, because of the cheap-but-good-quality mezcal.

best hipster bars in mexico city mano
Photo credit: Mano Santa Facebook

Pretty cool interior, with low ceilings and funky experimental scientific bottles dotted around – it’s unpretentious with chilled vibes.

best hipster bars in mexico city mano

4. Aurora

Swankier spot hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Aurora is nestled down a narrow path amongst leaves and fairy lights.

They specialise in gin, although my personal fave is the Bulleit Mojito – mint & blueberry mojito.

best hipster bars in mexico city aurora
Photo credit: Aurora Facebook page

5. Galia Wine Bar

If you’re craving some red wine and cheese, Galia’s your spot.

One of the cheaper places for wine in Roma. It’s so good, it feels a little French. 👩‍🎨

best hipster bars in mexico city - wine

6. Casa Franca Jazz Bar

I stumbled across Franca by seeing the bouncer on the road and wondering what he was hiding. Nosily, I wandered in – and headed up the ‘secret’ stairs.

It’s super cool. Unsurprisingly, it feels like a house, with it’s collection of little rooms – decorated with kitsch paintings, velvet sofas, and lamps. And a swanky cocktail bar and stage for live music.

best hipster bars in mexico city - casa franks

If you head here, you may want to dress up. I felt a little out of place in my converse.

7. Helado Oscuro

A slightly different type of bar,  but alcoholic none-the-less.

An ice cream bar – but the ice cream is so boozy, I considered pre-lashing here. I was pissed after one scoop!

Best hipster bars in mexico city ice cream bar

Flavours include – caramel with tequila, pina colada (pineapple, coconut cream & rum), espresso & jack daniels, helado oscuro (dark choc, choc liquor & vodka)…

best hipster bars in mexico city gelado oscuro

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