Bars in San Miguel de Allende + Colonial Cities

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As in any city that has a resort element to its identity, San Miguel nightlife is thriving. And because the town is so compact, you can easily do an ... Read More

As in any city that has a resort element to its identity, San Miguel nightlife is thriving. And because the town is so compact, you can easily do an epic bar crawl. San Miguel watering holes can be small, eccentric, and cozy, a neighborhood bar, like the semi-cantina La Tenampa, or a trendy breezy rooftop terrace, like La Azotea.

La Cucaracha, a legendary fun club house with cheap national brand beer and shabby chic furniture, has a juke box going full blast and draws a young, rowdy crowd. Nearby is Hank’s New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar, where an older expat crowd goes for the Cajun food and the three-hour-long happy hour. Heading west a few blocks, Berlin Bar & Bistro also appeals to expats but in a more intimate way, over martinis and a light entrée (or full course meal in the back room).

Just across the street is La Adelita, a friendly low-key place that stocks seriously cheap but decent Oaxacan mezcal and tequila. It’s a few doors down from The Limerick—an Irish pub and all that signifies, including raucous live bands on the weekends. As for the Beer Company, home of all hoppy things, it’s worth the walk (take a taxi home). Whatever nightlife vibe you’re looking for, T+L’s travel guide will steer you to the best bars in San Miguel de Allende.

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  • Cantina El Tenampa

    Current bartender Alejandro Chavez' father was a cowboy and there are various artifacts scattered around, including a lariat, rooster feet, and... Read More

  • Hank's New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar

    Many people come to drink rather than eat, but they have an interesting menu of New Orleans-inspired fare, like oyster Rockefeller, jambalaya, and po'... Read More

  • La Adelita

    Prices on the house tequila, mezcal, and beer are very reasonable. If the tiny room in the front is full, there's also a much larger space in the back... Read More

  • La Azotea

    A popular gathering spot for ex-pats, La Azotea is a large rooftop terrace and done in a vaguely Palm Beach style, with tables, benches and views of the... Read More

  • La Cucaracha

    Everyone here is drinking beer—national beer, not artisanal. The walls are covered with paintings that look like they were traded for bar tabs. Many are... Read More

  • Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar

    Situated on the roof of the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, the Luna bar has become the go-to place to take visitors, have after-work confabs, or scan... Read More

  • Sky Lounge

    Be sure to try one (or three) of their house specialties on the drink menu, which includes a ginger mojito, watermelon and rosemary gin and tonic, and... Read More

  • The Beer Company

    If you like brews, the Beer Company is the place to come. This little spot boasts scores of beer, including dozens of Mexican-based artisanal brews,... Read More

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