As a city with a heavy emphasis on tourism, San Miguel de Allende has an excellent bar scene and nightlife. Better yet – the city is incredibly compact, so bar hopping between different spots is incredibly easy to do. Visitors can easily bounce between thumping music at dance spots, over to cozy, eclectic locations where you can talk to your companions.
Mezcal is one of Mexico’s traditional drinks. Mezcal itself is an overcooked agave version of tequila. La Mezcaleria is one of the best places in San Miguel de Allende to experience this drink. The restaurant-bar has a variety of mezcal options, and the skilled bartenders can make over 100 different cocktails.
Berlin Bar and Bistro
This cozy, quaint downtown bar is European inspired and attracts the artistic and creative crowd of San Miguel de Allende. The space is divided between a more bustling bar area and a more laid back restaurant space. The gallery inside features local artists, and frequently hosts gallery exhibitions.
If you’re looking for an excellent cocktail – this is the spot. The bartenders serve up excellent martinis and margaritas.
Hank’s New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar
Hank’s New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar, inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans, is a well-known bar popular in the expat community. It is known for being lively and having old-world charm. There is a rare selection of whiskeys, tequilas, and mezcal, and the mojitos and martinis come highly recommended.
Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar
This bar is located on the roof of the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, one of the city’s top boutique hotels. The Luna bar is a go-to spot for locals, and we recommend checking out their expansive list of tequila and mezcal options.
This restaurant-bar is a local favorite, and boasts the best ambience in town. The establishment has a rooftop terrace, which features stunning views of the city and is frequently playing reggae music. It is open late, and favorite among a younger crowd.
El Tres (Patio 3)
El Tres is a modern restaurant bar that serves up some of the best margaritas in San Miguel de Allende. The bar is located within the El Meson boutique hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in the heart of the city. This location attracts an upscale, hip crowd.
This local favorite has reasonable priced options on the house tequila, mezcal, and beer. The bar features two rooms, a tiny one in the front and a larger space in the back with ambient-inducing chairs, benches, tables, and couches.
An Irish pub in the middle of Mexico may seem counterintuitive, but Lemerick Pub is a local favorite. With a robust music scene (think DJ events), it attracts a younger crowd looking for vibey house music. Don’t miss the old-school London telephone booth.
Sky Lounge is a rooftop bar with an incredible pool. Don’t leave without trying one of their house cocktails, which include a ginger mojito, watermelon, and rosemary gin and tonic.
This cantina is a local vibe. It has great music, strong + delicious drinks, tapas, and an amazing ambiance.