Music

The best guide to live music in Mexico City, including concert listings and what’s on at top music venues

Arena Ciudad de MéxicoArena Ciudad de México

Arena Ciudad de México

4 out of 5 stars

This place was designed to squeeze out the most of every live presentation, and as such its visibility and acoustics have been well planned so that every...

Foro Sol

Foro Sol

2 out of 5 stars

Driving here is a nightmare, parking is a disaster, you have to walk a mile on the racetrack to get to the stage, if it rains, you’re screwed, and there’s a...

Palacio de los Deportes

Palacio de los Deportes

4 out of 5 stars

This venue is perhaps one of the most emblematic of Mexico City. Not a fortnight passes without "the copper dome" hosting a world-class event. It was built for...

Teatro Metropólitan

Teatro Metropólitan

3 out of 5 stars

We’re certain that all Mexico City residents have visited Teatro Metropólitan at least once in our lives. Built in 1943 by architect Pedro Gorozpe Echeverría –...

Pepsi Center WTC

Pepsi Center WTC

3 out of 5 stars

There had already been several attempts to use the World Trade Center as a forum for concerts. Like, in the 80s, when the high-rise Hotel de México was still a...

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The best music venues in Mexico City

Auditorio Nacional

Auditorio Nacional

4 out of 5 stars

If you grew up in Mexico City, surely you have more than one fond memory associated with this place: a concert that blew your mind, a magic show that left you...

Lunario

Lunario

4 out of 5 stars

This small-but-mighty spot has seen the dreams of many music lovers come true. Lunario normally receives cult bands that can’t’ fill a bigger venue but still...

Foro Sol

Foro Sol

2 out of 5 stars

Driving here is a nightmare, parking is a disaster, you have to walk a mile on the racetrack to get to the stage, if it rains, you’re screwed, and there’s a...

El Plaza Condesa

El Plaza Condesa

4 out of 5 stars

After being a cinema and a casino in the 1970s, El Plaza Condesa is now a concert hall. With a 1,900-person capacity, this spot is characterized by its...

The best live music bars

Zinco Jazz Club

Zinco Jazz Club

5 out of 5 stars

A host, elegantly dressed in black, will be the first person you see upon entering this relaxed space that’s decked out in red and black. He will direct you to...

Rockmore Club de Música

Rockmore Club de Música

4 out of 5 stars

Remember the Key Maker scene in Matrix Reloaded (2003) where the room is full of doors and the area is sort of surreal and spatial? Well, Cigar Bar on the...

Parker & Lenox

Parker & Lenox

3 out of 5 stars

Life wouldn’t have been the same without speakeasies. It was within these underground Prohibition bars that some of the biggest social changes of the past...

Can Can Bar

Can Can Bar

3 out of 5 stars

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...

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Classic Mexico City music venues

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

5 out of 5 stars

When we talk about the Palacio de Bellas Artes we should first talk about the Teatro Nacional, that during the 19th century was remodeled with the goal of...

Sala Nezahualcóyotl

Sala Nezahualcóyotl

Located within the Centro Cultural Universitario in Southern Mexico City, Sala Nezahualcóyotl is the architectural project designed by Mexican Arcadio Artist...

Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris

Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris

5 out of 5 stars

Located in the Centro Histórico, along Calle Donceles, is a majestic building that has born the name Esperanza Iris (1884-1962) Mexico’s “queen of the opera”...

Auditorio Nacional

Auditorio Nacional

4 out of 5 stars

If you grew up in Mexico City, surely you have more than one fond memory associated with this place: a concert that blew your mind, a magic show that left you...