Bahía Bar

Bars, Dive bars Cuauhtémoc
3 out of 5 stars
Bahía Bar
Foto: Erika Miranda

A diverse gourmet restaurant-bar by day, reflecting a modest and unassuming style, this place is fluent in the language of the people who live in the capital. Its menu furthers the idea of the traditional milanesa con papas —a sort of breaded steak with potatoes— kind of food: here, the ever changing dishes are anything but ordinary, adapting to seasonal fruits and produce, meat and fish seasoned with oriental spices. 

At night, it transforms into a versatile place where the music selection goes from tropical to rockabilly, punk and electronica. Meet ups, romance and conversations revolve around the large bar where Mario will serve artisanal mezcal for $50, or a beer for $30, while two Catrina figurines remark there are no distinctions here because of your sexual preference, your style of dress or musical taste.

This bar is almost mythical for having never refused entry to anyone and, at midnight—the best time to show up—for bringing down any notions you might have, placing itself as an alternate option to the usual party joints.

Juan Cirerol and Agrupación Cariño, two of the most notable musical exponents within the cultural diversity scene, have adopted it as their home. Here, you come to fully realize Mexico’s nightlife is as diverse as its people.

By: Jonás Fierro


Venue name: Bahía Bar
Address: Tolsá 36
Mexico City

Cross street: Eje 1 Poniente
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Transport: Metro Balderas
Price: Average spend per person around 200 pesos
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