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Five rooftop bars.
Do you have what it takes to complete the ultimate Mexico City rooftop bar crawl through Roma?
This route will take you on a boozy journey through one of Mexico City’s trendiest neighborhoods, where you can rise above the noise and activity of the busy city at these five serene rooftop oases.
Even better, you don’t have to worry about trying to find the next spot when you’re in the middle of a good time – this pre-made route is already mapped out at the end of the article and ready for you to use!
So, pop on some comfy shoes and get ready for some fabulous views with this ultimate Mexico City rooftop bar crawl through Roma!
Image courtesy of Palmares Azotea
1. Palmares Azotea
Ready to get started? Palmares Azotea is the first stop on your Roma rooftop bar crawl.
This upscale seafood spot has good food but is even better known for the drinks and open-air views.
Here, fresh air and lush greenery infuse the atmosphere with relaxed, calm vibes and make this the perfect place to begin your rooftop bar crawl. So, order up a few chilled afternoon drinks to enjoy before moving on to your next destination!
Next, walk nine minutes / 700 m to Hotel Condesa DF
Condesa DF rooftop bar / Image: Undine Prohl
2. Hotel Condesa DF
Couches, umbrellas, sunshine, and peace high above the streets of Roma. Hotel Condesa DF is a consistent favorite for visitors to Mexico City because it provides an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds below.
If you’re hungry, order some sushi to munch on while you watch the world go by beneath your feet. Then, all too soon it’s time to bid Hotel Condesa DF goodbye and move on to the next stop!
Next, walk 14 minutes / 1 km to Mercado Roma
Biergarten at Mercado Roma
3. Biergarten at Mercado Roma
Beer drinkers beware, once you visit this classic beer garden at Mercado Roma you may never want to leave.
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Biergarten because it’s where Dan and I unwound after our first (of now, unfortunately, many) earthquakes in Mexico City. After one rocks you and the buildings around you at 7.5 on the Richter scale a few beers is a must, and for us, the Biergarten was just the place.
It’s on top of the bustling Mercado Roma (which is best visited in the day, but nice at night as well) and serves up craft beer from Mexico and around the world like Cucapa, Hofbrau, and more.
Next, walk 7 minutes / 500 m to Balmori Roofbar
Image courtesy of Balmori Roofbar
4. Balmori Roofbar
Modern, chic, and stylish just like the neighborhood around it, Balmori Roofbar is one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in Roma.
The trendy restaurant and bar is known for its inventive cocktails and will take your taaste buds on a journey far beyond the typical Corona beers that Mexico is known for. The cocktails start around 130 mxn / 6.50 usd and up and the restaurant serves up beer, wine, champagne, and food as well.
Click here to explore the entire 18-page menu which definitely won’t leave even the most adventurous cockatil-lovers disappointed!
Next, walk 10 minutes / 800 m to Peluqueria Los Insurgentes
5. Peluqueria Los Insurgentes
Finally, finish your Mexico City rooftop bar crawl through Roma at Peluqueria Los Insurgentes.
This multi-floor bar specializes in pulque, a thick alcoholic beverage made from agave plants. It’s known as ‘the drink of the Aztec Gods’ and currently enjoying a resurgence in Mexico. So, experience some of the country’s ancient culture with a glass of the pulque natural or the more palatable pulque curado flavored with fruit.
Peluqueria Los Insurgentes features live music in the evenings, a rooftop terrace (of course), and is open late into the night, so it’s the perfect place to rest your weary feet and celebrate a bar crawl well done!
Explore Roma With This Mexico City Rooftop Bar Crawl Route
This DIY Mexico City rooftop bar crawl route will take you on a three km journey through Roma with stops at five rooftop bars, including:
- A. Palmares Azotea
- B. Hotel Condesa DF
- C. Biergarten at Mercado Roma
- D. Balmori Roofbar
- E. Peluqueria Los Insurgentes
Use this map to guide you and enjoy the sunshine, a few drinks, and the exotic flavors of Mexico City along the way.
Ready to explore Roma, Condesa, and the rest of Mexico City? Book your stay in the popular Hotel Condesa DF, browse unique stays on Airbnb, or explore the top-rated hotels on Booking.com to ensure a perfect night, weekend, or long-term stay in the trendy neighborhoods.
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