Mexico City, Mexico: Nightlife/Entertainment

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Mexico City’s nightlife scene is impressive with a wide array of bars pubs and clubs spread throughout the capital. For an authentic Mexican cuisine and traditional alcohol, cantinas are the place to be. These typical Mexican bars offer botanas (appetizers), given out with a variety of Mexican and other famous drinks from around the world for reasonable prices. Salón Tenampa is a must see festive cantina located on the north side of Plaza Garibaldi.

From drinking a pint of Guinness in the Celtics Pub, an Irish style pub featuring British and Irish music through hitting the dance floor to the rhythm of techno, acid jazz and other forms of electronic music in El Colmillo, to Mamba Rumba with its energetic salsa and cumbia music, Mexico City has it all.

Another popular cantina in the city, La Bipo attracts through its popular Mexican culture elements. While Traspatio, an open air beer garden offers a little hideaway backyard barbeque experience. For young hipsters Centro Cultural de España, located right in the heart of the city, has great DJ and live music sessions.

Between June and August the Centro Cultural Universitario hosts the annual summer film festival (Festival Cinematografíco de Verano). The Filmoteca’s two cinemas showcase films from a collection of over 35,000 titles.

The National Music Conservatory, responsible for some of the country’s best classical musicians, holds regular free concerts, while the National Symphonic Orchestra and prestigious opera companies are usually found performing in Bellas Artes theatre.

Not to miss out on one of Mexico’s favorite spectator sports, the 17,000-seat Arena Mexico holds weekly lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) matches. The high flying acrobatic masked superheroes and villains fighting it out are a thrill to watch.