Which CDMX bars are listed on the World’s 50 Greatest Bars 2023?

The World’s 50 Greatest Bars for 2023 have been introduced – with 4 Mexican bars making the ultimate record. If you happen to’re on the lookout for some choices on your subsequent evening out in Mexico Metropolis, you might need to try these winners.

Baltra Bar (No. 45)

Baltra bar, CDMX
The comfy, cool vibe of Baltra helped the Condesa bar to forty fifth on the record. (Baltra)

Since first opening in 2015, this bar within the coronary heart of Condesa has attracted a loyal following with “Martini Tuesday” nights being one in every of its busiest. In line with the 50 Greatest record, Baltra “has the texture of hanging out within the house of your coolest good friend.”

Its newest “Abroad Archives” menu attracts inspiration from Darwin’s analysis voyages.

Hanky Panky (No. 22) 

The Juárez speakeasy remained a Juárez neighborhood secret, the doorway hidden behind a taco stand, till the nightly queue across the block gave it away. 

Opening in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanky Panky has continued to go from power to power. (Hanky Panky)

“Hanky Panky might have began out with its door shut [the bar opened during the COVID-19 pandemic] but it surely has change into the open-armed middle of a world bartending tradition,” the 50 Greatest record mentioned. 

Its present menu, “Passport” gives a group that celebrates a mix of flavors and human connections. Their Latino Americano cocktail is a pineapple and coffee-infused twist on an Americano, impressed by Cartagena, Colombia.

Licorería Limantour (No. 7)

“Licorería Limantour modified the face of the Mexico Metropolis bar scene when it opened in 2011; you could possibly even make the argument that it kicked the entire thing off,” the 50 Greatest record mentioned of this bar within the Roma Norte neighborhood. 

Licorería Limantour, in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City.
Licorería Limantour, within the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico Metropolis. (Licorería Limantour)

The split-level bar is all the time energetic and. the cocktail menu is consistently evolving, with signature drinks together with the Fluffy Paloma and Margarita Al Pastor. 

The bar’s newest menu, “Ida y Vuelta” contains a Oaxaca impressed menu – and as you may anticipate isn’t shy with the mezcal.

Handshake Speakeasy (No. 3)

Handshake Speakeasy, Juárez
Ranked third on this planet, Juárez’s Handshake gives a “stellar cocktail expertise.” (Opentable)

Ranked third on this planet, Handshake Speakeasy is Mexico’s high bar in accordance with the 50 Greatest record. Positioned in a tough to seek out  spot within the Juárez neighborhood, the lounge gives these  who discover it  “a stellar cocktail expertise.”

“Handshake is a black varnish, marble and brass shrine to the cocktail,” the 50 Greatest record mentioned, with Bar director Eirc van Beek utilizing molecular mixology “to create a liquid dialectic.” 

The Matcha Yuzu – made with whiskey, matcha, yuzu, vanilla and whey – was one of many speakeasy cocktails highlighted on the 50 Greatest record. 

Honorable mentions

Two extra Mexico Metropolis bars made the 51-100 finest bars on this planet record: Kaito del Valle at No. 81 and Rayo at No. 72. 

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