From the creators of Mono and Campobaja, and what was once Rhodesia, comes Can Can Bar, a little bar in the Roma neighborhood that is sure to become one of the trendiest in the city. It has the perfect location and everything we are looking for in a bar: retro decorations, classic drinks with " a twist" and ideal after work snacks.
Did I mention the flirty drinks? José Luis León, head bartender of Licorería Limantour, is responsible for the delectable drink menu. There are seven cocktails in total: A long iland iced tea, moscow mule, frozen irish coffee, can can paloma, moradito, can can pimms cup and a cucumber fresco. Between us, get the mule, it has vodka, ginger and lime, all in a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Next up, the moradito, of course.
If you’re not into cocktails, no worries. You can try any of the extensive offerings of spirits and liqueurs. Heads up: although this is technically a bar, you’ll find milkshakes, coffee, sodas, and orangeades here. So, it won’t matter if you’re not looking to drink, you can always find something to sip on while you play some foosball or take in some live music.
The food is sort of Mediterranean/European-American. Try the marinated olives, charcuterie board but, the apple, jicama, hazelnuts and jocoque (a tart cheese) plate was a bit bland and we wouldn’t recommend it. However, the burger is a must; a delicious patty served on artisanal bread with pickles. We also loved the burrata with roast beef and capers. Either way, leave room for dessert. We love the donut with lemon curd, blackberries, and pop rocks – possibly the most millennial dessert on the planet but, also the most exquisite explosion of sweet and sour. We think this donut alone is worth the trip.
The vibe here is ideal for the hard-partying crowd or for a solid pregame. So, bring your loudest friends to blow off some steam after work. If you’re having a hard time finding the place, just wander down Monterrey until you see the mass of people hanging out outside.
|Venue name:||Can Can Bar|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6pm-2am|
|Price:||Average ticket $300|