Discover more from The Jaunt
Mexico City Party Jaunt
Our Jaunt-curated list of the trendiest and most fun spots to let loose.
The elevator pitch: vibrant, international, and friendly. It feels like literally everyone has a dog (who doesn’t love dogs?). And you will eat like an absolute king, guaranteed.
When to go: great to visit all year (average temp is 64°F /18°C). But we’d say try to go between September and May to skip the rainy season.
Where to stay: Airbnb has so many great options - filter for your preferences and find a place in Condesa or Roma Norte for walkable access to the best spots. If hotels are more your vibe, we love Condesa DF Hotel.
How to get around: there’s a comprehensive metro system that’s cheap and easy to navigate. We like to Uber because it’s quick, reliable and also cheap.
Other stuff: this is a high altitude city, so drink that water and take it easy out the gate. Also, most restaurants and businesses shut down on Sunday night (and some for the full day), so plan accordingly.
TRIP OVERVIEW: Party Jaunt
What this is: our Jaunt-approved list of all the trendiest and most fun spots to have a good time (read: go wild) in Mexico City
What this isn’t: random recommendations from “Karen” in Minnesota
Day 1: Friday
Day 2: Saturday
Day 3: Sunday
THE DETAILED GUIDE: Party Jaunt
Day 1: Friday
Lively and open. Great food in a fun atmosphere with a lush terrace that’s perfect for a brunch mimosa or two (or ten).
Can’t wait for brunch? Grab a light breakfast snack or smoothie at Ojo de Agua in Roma Norte.
Swanky and posh. Rooftop drinks, great snacks, people watching, and sunshine. What more could you possibly need?
Enchanting and lush. The perfect place for a festive dinner. Ask to sit in the outdoor patio with twinkly lights for a little extra ambiance.
Relaxed and homey. Purposely set up to look like an apartment, if you come here earlier in the night you can beat the crowds and enjoy the people watching as people stream in. You’ll likely also catch some live music - check their IG for schedules.
Trendy and fun. Go here for colorful, innovative cocktails and a buzzy scene. There are other locations in Polanco and Condesa, all are great.
DAY 2 : Saturday
Bright and airy. Kick off the day with a sparkling rose and one of the many egg dishes on this Mediterranean-leaning menu. Brunch will be busy, so plan ahead and make that rezzie.
Condesa DF Hotel
Bohemian and trendy. Pop up to the 4th floor rooftop for sunset drinks before dinner and enjoy the view of tree-lined Condesa, cocktail in hand.
Condesa DF Hotel
Masala y Maiz
Innovative and unconventional. You can only eat so many tacos. This unique menu is a “mestizaje” (blend) of South Asian, East African and Mexican cuisine based on family recipes.
Chic and swanky. We love the drinks and the vibe at this speakeasy as much as we love the name.
Mysterious and hip. A speakeasy with some of the best cocktails in the city and definite tiki vibes.
Day 3: Sunday
Rustic and comforting. The move here is definitely to order one of every pastry and go wild. Ha, just kidding. Make sure you try the Rol de guayaba.
Xochimilco Day Party
Exuberant and authentic. You’ll find a fun mix of local families and tourists. Take the 45 minute uber ride to Nuevo Nativitas where plenty of boat captains will offer you their services. Expect to pay ~500 pesos per hour (bring cash!). These boats can fit up to 20 people, so grab your buddies and live your best boat life.
Bustling and chaotic. An institution in the Coyoacan Market, brave the chaos to find a huge variety of tostadas to scarf down. Or, take a few to-go to your next destination for a fun party snack.
Snack in Roma Norte
Inventive and fun. It’s boozy ice cream, need we say more? Hopefully you know what to do.
Taqueria de Orinoco
Casual and authentic. Northern style tacos from Monterrey, go here and crush as many as you can. The menu is short and sweet, and everything is amazing! It’s a chain with locations in Polanco and Roma Norte as well.
Buzzy and crowded. Even on a Sunday night, this spot will likely be crowded with young hipsters looking to have a good time. Go and be merry!
What didn’t make the list?
Want to take a break from the partying? There’s plenty of other stuff to squeeze or swap in:
Visit the Frida Khalo Museum in Coyoacan
Head to the Plaza de la Constitucion (also known as the Zocolo)
Check out Museo de Templo Mayor
Explore Chapultepec Park (there’s a castle, an Anthropology museum, and botanical gardens)
Want a different vibe?
Get a more personalized itinerary here.
If you love Mexico City, you’ll also love…
Ho Chi Min City. Jaunt coming soon.