Top 7 Bars In Mexico

Posted on Aug 27 2014 - 8:29am by Amy Labbadia


With its picturesque beaches and exotic landscapes, there is no shortage of beautiful vistas in Mexico for you to enjoy as you sip a sundowner. Whether your ideal hangout spot is on a trendy rooftop bar or a beachfront shack, Mexico is stocked with a plethora of bars for you to check out.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 7 bars in Mexico which we think will impress even the most demanding of patrons. Bottoms up! 

Roof Garden Lounge

Located within the Azul Sensatori Mexico resort, the Roof Garden Lounge is the ideal place to enjoy refreshing cocktails whilst admiring the oceanic panorama that greets you. Open between 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM, you are welcome to spend all afternoon and evening at the Roof Garden Lounge, with live entertainment to keep you company when the sun sets. But of course the real highlight is watching the sun set over the ocean, which you can view with a drink in hand. 

El Estribo

Tequila is Mexico’s favourite drink and at El Estribo you will be able to sample various brands of it amidst charming surroundings. El Estribo is located in the beautiful grounds of the 16th century Hacienda de los Morales, which also contains several other restaurants and bars. However, it is El Estribo which you will want to patronise, with its 300 varieties of tequila on offer. 

Jules Basement

Ultra-modern, Jules Basement is a speakeasy-style bar that serves great tunes and even better drinks. Situated underneath a taco restaurant in Mexico City’s Polanco neighbourhood, Jules Basement serves a vast array of beverages, from premium spirits to freshly made cocktails. If you’re not quite sure what to order than simply leave it up to the bar’s expert mixologists to whip you up something devilish and delicious. 

Salon Tenampa

Perhaps one of the most famous bars in Mexico, Salon Tenampa is bright and garish, boasting a mariachi history and an extensive drinks menu. You can enjoy live music at this venue, whilst you sit back with a drink in your hand and admire the gaudy murals on the walls. 


Branded as a ‘Latin bar’, Manguu is one of the best and affordable joints in Mexico to enjoy a casual drink with friends. The bar’s atmosphere is social and laidback, making it perfect for small groups or before-dinner drinks. Manguu serves a wide range of drinks, including various brands of beer and spirits, and all at affordable prices too. 

Beach House

Located within the ME Cancun hotel, the Beach House is the go-to place for a carefree lunch spent enjoying ocean views and fresh drinks. The relaxed atmosphere and luxurious surroundings will have you coming back again and again. 


Situated on the beachfront, Fusion Bar & Grill is the perfect place to spend a carefree day or evening, accompanied by friendly staff and, more importantly, a fresh cocktail or three. Admire one of Mexico’s famous sunsets as you sip from your pina colada, or socialise with friends over a margarita; whatever your tipple, this venue ensures the perfect night out.

About the Author

Amy Labbadia is a travel writer for the luxury tour operator Wanderforth