This is the old El Otro Río Bar, next to the Foro A Poco No. It’s now renovated and renamed, El Pecado, a new LGBT club in the Historic City Center. Although La Purisima and Marrakech are my favorite places, I had to pop in and check this place out, too.
El Pecado is basically a gigantic rectangle. When I first walked in I was greeted by drag queens dancing on the bar to my left so, I knew immediately this was going to be a good time. The walls are exposed brick and there are some high-tops in the back for you to stand and rest your drink on.
I walked to the back bar and asked for beer. I waited up against the wall in front of a small stage where another drag queen was inviting everyone up to dance to Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold.” However, as the night went on, the stage got progressively more and more muscular. If the stage isn’t your thing, there’s also a giant swing that’s perfect for selfies galore.
I went around 9:00 pm but, by 10, it was packed with all the “sinners” so, the temperature rose and the personal space diminished. I grabbed another beer. The service is good, and the bartender offered up drink specials and informed me that they change monthly – when I was there it was 20 longnecks for 400 MXN.
This place is effortlessly hard-partying and not pretentious at all. At night, the music changes from pop to reggeaton. We love mixing it up here instead of going to all the same spots on Republica de Cuba street downtown.