Craft Mixology: 8 Cool Cocktail Bars In Mexico City (CDMX)

Here’s a list you can use to cocktail bar crawl all in one night!

Within the recent decade, mixology has been adroitly thriving in Mexico City. Much of the art form was sparked by Mica Rousseau’s award as one of the best bartenders in the world back in 2016, for his innovative concoctions at Fifty Mils. The following year, Limantour appeared next to the No. 14 spot on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars.

The list you’ll read below not only includes stylish hotspots that exquisitly imbue craft and taste, but it’s also an easy list to check off in one fun night. Due to their close proximity by foot, from Roma to Juarez. Even if you’re limited on time during your trip, there’s still an easy way to experience some of the best cocktails this city has to offer.

HANDSHAKE SPEAKEASY

C. Amberes 65, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Don’t expect a Piña Colada to arrive in a creamy, tropical glass. HANDSHAKE’S spin on a traditional cocktail is, in fact, translucent. Minimal and utterly tasty. To the naked eye, it appears like a Gin & Tonic. It’s clear, HANDSHAKE does things unexpectedly. Consistent motifs that resonates in the bar’s wide-range of cocktails are: clarification, holistic simplicity, clean aesthetics while emanating an explosion of tastes. READ MORE How HANDSHAKE Bar Became The Best Speakeasy In Mexico City (CDMX).”

Hanky Panky Cocktail Bar

Turín 52, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

When founder Walter Meyenberg first started Hanky Panky, it was meant to remain private between family and friends. Until word got out. Completely hidden, behind a street vendor in Colonia Juarez, the bar’s address is only provided with a reservation which comes with entry instructions. After a slew of passageways even through its kitchen, you’ll witness the interior space as fabulously posh and refined, adorned with leather couches and a sleek bar in elegant marble. There are always visiting bartenders at Hanky Panky, so order whatever is the guest bartender’s signature drink. Be adventurous, try a cocktail with goat cheese or a pumpkin spiced latte mixed drink.

Fifty Mils

Av. P.º de la Reforma 500, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Who doesn’t love a fabulous hotel bar? Inside the Four Seasons, you’ll find Fifty Mils, where an enormous cozy room spotlights a seven-meter milky chocolate and white marble bar defining opulence in a cosmopolitan city. Its menu derives from the usual: local ingredients, inspired by Mexican heritage, artisanal liqueur…and so on. But you might want to simply opt for a classic choice, whether it’s a Manhattan or a Negroni, you won’t be disappointed.

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Xaman Bar

Copenhague 6, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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Situated in the Juarez neighborhood, Xaman Bar is another speakeasy perfect to kick start your night out. Located in the basement of a Cuauhtemoc building, the bar exudes mystery and sexy enigma. The crowd is on the fashionable side, blending in with the upscale bar’s décor inspired by natural vegetation. Staying on the theme of plants and greens, Xaman Bar’s best cocktails are infused with herbs: thyme, shrubs, or even flowers like lavender.

Gin Gin

Multiple locations

Switching up a bit from tequila and mezcal, Gin Gin – as its name aptly describes – is almost an equivalent of potions made from the juniper-flavored spirit. Most of the cocktails on the menu are inspired by the complexity of botany, science of aromas. Regardless of the wide-range in taste variety, every drink is threaded by one common theme: gin. Due to its wild popularity, Gin Gin has now opened several locations throughout CDMX.

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Licorería Limantour

Av. Álvaro Obregón 106, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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At this point, Licorería Limantour has elevated to legendary status in Mexico City’s bar scene since its opening in 2014. The two-story bar is consistently jam-packed with locals and travelers, without pretense while serving delicious cocktails. It’s trendy, perfect for any night of the week but the scene is especially vibrant on Friday nights. Licorería Limantour is known for its creative spins on classic drinks from a Mexican perspective by using local ingredients and liqueur. Try its renowned Margarita al Pastor, it’s out of this world.

Bar Las Brujas

La Casa de Las Brujas, Calle Rio de Janeiro 56 Local B Col, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

The all-female staff Brujas bar has making the cocktail bar scene real exciting in CDMX. The name, “House of Witches,” is anything but wizardly. In fact, it is enchanting via lowly lit ambiance and a cozy ambiance. The menu is inspired by Mexico’s herbalism, which explains its changing drink options that maneuver according to various seasonal herbs. The bar is inspired by historical and influential female artists, activists, writers…and more.

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Parker & Lenox

Calle Gral. Prim 100, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Just like HANDSHAKE and Hanky Panky, Parker & Lenox is similarly located in Juarez. This crowd-favorite caters to the hungry crawler since the bar also serves up delicious American-style burgers, where the joint also works as a discrete entryway to a stylish speakeasy giving a modern Great Gatsby energy. Dark wood tables, velvet lounge chairs, and a stage in deep cherry. No cover, no guest list. Head on over without a password. Indulge in more than 30 different types of cocktails, in addition to a fine selection of liqueurs and wines.

Wendy Hung

CEO, FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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