Charles Darwin themed bar that started the mixology trend in Mexico City. Named after an island within the Galapagos, Baltra celebrates exploration as is apparent by the unique artifacts on display in this cozy bar. In Darwinian fashion, order the Goldfinch cocktail.
Mezcal bar in the city’s Centro neighborhood, serving up a wide selection of the agave-based spirit. Most are small-batch or limited-edition, meaning you’ll taste something you won’t find anywhere else (and possibly ever again).
“Go down a flight of stairs in a quiet back street right in the heart of the city, just a few meters from the huge Reforma Avenue and you will find Xaman, one of the most welcoming, warm, and enticing bars in the city. It might seem a bit pretentious when you first walk in but it became our home for our Shika Shika music collective / label thanks to their true enthusiasm and love for the music and for the people that would come down. Every show we played there was a crowd of loyal, wonderful, open-minded people ready to dance away the night. It wasn´t about a big sound system or an incredible mega-club but just a moment and a feeling — the place, the drinks, the ambience and, most of all, the people. Drink: A gin and tonic or, if I was feeling adventurous, one of their weird cocktails!” — El Búho
“If you want a clubbing experience, Foro Normandie is an incredible space hidden in a basement just a stone’s throw away from the Bellas Artes museum — Funktion-One sound system, low ceilings, sparse, industrial design, almost too cool for school.” — El Búho