Brooklyn Rooftop

Bars, Cocktail bars Zona Metropolitana
3 out of 5 stars
 (Foto: Alejandra Carbajal)
Foto: Alejandra Carbajal
 (Foto: Alejandra Carbajal)
Foto: Alejandra Carbajal
 (Foto: Alejandra Carbajal)
Foto: Alejandra Carbajal
 (Foto: Alejandra Carbajal)
Foto: Alejandra Carbajal

Keeping it real, only people that live in San Jeronimo and El Pedregal neighborhoods actually go to Plaza Escenaria. For everyone else in Mexico City, this place means an interminable trek and will require some serious motivation. Enter: Brooklyn Rooftop, a spot designed by the same team behind Walther.

The plaza is full of people, cars, restaurants, and bars. It’s crowded in every sense of the word and doesn’t exactly exude peace and quiet. However, head up the infamously long stairs and you’ll be rewarded with a true respite from the madness.

Brooklyn Rooftop is an oasis. It’s a chill NYC-inspired (obviously) spot that has a bright restaurant during the day and a really cool bar at night. Eating here is a success every time and with a menu designed by chef Abel Hernández (Eloise) you really can’t go wrong. Try the steak & egg sandwich; a filet topped with a fried egg, arugula and tomato served in a French peasant bread, so perfectly portioned that it’s impossible not to salivate on-sight. We also like the Brooklyn hamburgers, a rich and delectable offering of angus beef, caramelized onions, cheddar, and truffle mayo. Cocktails are decent here, too. We really liked the mojito. A word to the wise: savor your meal so you can catch the parade of high heels and button-up shirts that emerge as night falls.

Our only sticking point is that when it rains, it’s a nightmare. Water pools in the center and the noise level becomes unbearable. However, the rest of the time, this place is an absolute home run.

By: Mónica Isabel Pérez


Venue name: Brooklyn Rooftop
Address: San Jerónimo 263
Mexico City
Opening hours: Tue, Wed and Sun 2-11pm, Thu-Sat 2pm-2am
Transport: Metro Copilco
Price: Average ticket $500
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