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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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El Imperial

Bar and live music venue in Condesa with a rock and roll vibe. THE place in Mexico City to discover emerging acts both big and small. Arrive early for the opening bands, check out a neighboring bar next-door and return to check out more music as you please.

De Alvaro Obregon 293, Agencia Municipal de Donaji, 68020 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
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Metropolitan Theater

One of Mexico’s best-known theatres and former movie palaces. Built in 1943 it seats just over 3,000 guests. Today it showcases everything from plays, concerts, dance and more and is the site of Mexico City’s National Jazz Festival.

Av Independencia 90, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
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Xaman

“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

Copenhague 6, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City, Mexico
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Foro Normandie

“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

Calle López 15, Colonia Centro, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
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Mono

Night club in the La Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City which regularly hosts local and touring DJs.

Calle Versalles 64, Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico
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