Mexico City is no stranger to theatrical speakeasies and our favorite is Jules Basement. This reservation-required bar is, in fact, in a basement, but one that can only be accessed through the door of a refrigerator in the back of a neighboring taco shop. Once you take a seat at the bar and start drinking the cocktails, you’ll realize the effort was worth it. The drinks, while not any less dramatic than the entrance, are easily among the most unique you’ll find in the city. Plus, if a mezcal cocktail served inside an iridescent skull with hickory smoke billowing from the top doesn’t sound like something you want to get involved with, you’re either lying to yourself or not the person we want to go on vacation with.
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Quintonil is high-end spot in Polanco that has some of the best Mexican food in the country.
Fine dining in Mexico City means the tasting menu at Pujol in Polanco. Its pricey and very much worth it.
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Le Tachinomi Desu
Le Tachinomi Desu is a standing-room-only wine/sake bar in Cuauhtemoc, and while it gets cramped, it’s one of our favorite places to drink in the city
Bosforo is a bare-bones mezcaleria in Centro Historico where you’ll head for one drink and end up leaving three hours later.
This bar down a flight of stairs in the heart of Zona Rosa is hidden, but has a beautiful interior and tiki-style drinks that are great.
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Meroma in Roma is a big, creative Mexican restaurant that works for a casual meal, a date, or a big group dinner depending where you’re sitting.
This massive spot in Roma Sur is only open Friday-Sunday, but if you do go you’ll find a big party and some incredible barbacoa.
Hotel Condesa DF Rooftop Bar
Condesa DF is one of our favorite hotels and we love their rooftop bar, especially since you don’t have to be a guest to eat and drink up there.
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