Things to Do In Mexico City at Night :Mexico City is known for its daytime attractions like the awesome parks, but what are the best nighttime activities in Mexico City?
As a digital nomad, it can be hard to find destinations that aren’t geared toward tourists with all day to kill. Luckily, I am here to help. I spent three months living and working here and have compiled a list of nightlife recommendations, such as
- Tourist Attractions
- Sporting Events
- And much more!
You will find price information, hours, and what you can expect when you go to each activity on this list. This list has something for everyone here, no matter your budget, travel style, or taste.
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1. CHECK OUT BIBLIOTECA VASCONCELOS
This was the very first place I visited in Mexico City. When I saw the amazing pictures online, I knew I had to go.
The Vasconcelos Library is the place to go if you love photography or are just looking for a new experience in a new city. Take in the views from every floor, snap some Insta worthy shots, or just take an hour sitting quietly and reading a book.
You can visit the library’s gardens surrounding it on a sunny day, as well as the rooftop balcony with expansive views of the city.
For digital nomads, this is a must-see evening activity. The Vasconcelos Library is probably the most unique building I’ve ever been inside. It felt like we were stepping back in time.
2. VISIT THE BASILICA DE GUADALUPE
This church will definitely catch your eye if you’re a religious, or interested in history or spirituality in general, but even if you’re not interested in religion, it’s still an interesting view no matter what your beliefs.
What makes this church so special?
Juan Diego is said to have witnessed the Virgin Mary’s four apparitions on a hill near this location in 1531. The basilica was built as a shrine to commemorate the events of that day.
They even hold Juan Diego’s cloak, which miraculously bears the image of Mary, now popularly known as Our Lady of Guadalupe. There are two Basilicas on the site, one new and one old, both open for exploration, prayer, and meditation.
3.CHEER ON CLUB AMERICA AT A SOCCER GAME
As with Lucha Libre events, these soccer matches are also totally dependent on the schedule. Just keep an eye on the schedule.
We checked the schedule a few weeks before we visited Mexico City and saw nothing. A few weeks after our arrival two games were added. They played at the famous Estadio Azteca, which is the largest stadium in Mexico.
During our second visit to Mexico City, we attended a soccer game at Estadio Azteca, and we had a blast – here’s the complete guide to catching a match, including where to buy tickets, how much they cost, and much more.
4.SEE THE BALLET FOLKLORICO
You should stop by the ballet in Mexico City at night because they do a great show and they’re situated in the beautiful Palacio de Belles Artes. The building looks lovely day and night and has a museum you can visit on your night out.
The Ballet Folklorico is an awesome show if you want to explore the culture of Mexico or just have an enjoyable evening out.
5.GO TO A MEET UP
The city of Mexico City does not lack for events – it is after all a population of more than 8 million people!
How can visitors participate in Mexico City? I recommend visiting meetup.com in order to stay informed on upcoming events and to find out what’s on in the capital in the next few days.
I have been going to Friday night board game nights with one meetup group and have been able to meet a lot of new people and practice my Spanish. I have also gone to a speed networking event.
The price of the meetups varies but some or free while others cost around 10 usd each to join in.
Just a tip: The amount of groups on the site can be overwhelming, however many are inactive. Hence, I recommend using the calendar filter to see events that are coming up and select one you want to be a part of!
6.TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MONTHLY MUSEUM NIGHT
Museums Night is held on the last Wednesday of every month.
Museum Night often features free admission and lots of special events like concerts and tours, so be sure to follow the official Museum Night Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and announcements.
7.TAKE A THEMED NIGHT TOUR OF MEXICO CITY ON THE TURIBUS
There are quite a few types of night tours provided by the Turisbus tour company in Mexico City, like the Mexcal Tour at 7 pm, the Turibus Nocturno night tour at 9 pm, the museum tour at 6 pm, and other themed night tours.
There’s certainly a higher price because this service caters mainly to tourists, but since everything is already set up for you, you get an opportunity to learn more about the city.
8.TRY CRAFT BEER AT A LOCAL BREWERY
You can party into the morning in Roma and Condesa with bars and clubs, but there are also plenty of breweries to check out if you are looking for something less commercial.
And conveniently, I have a craft beer guide right here that does not limit itself to the best breweries in Mexico City, but also includes all breweries!
My favorite brewery on the list is HOP 2 but I really enjoyed our visit to La Graciela and The Tasting Room as well.
There is a great variety of breweries in Mexico City, so get a taste for the best beer you will not find anywhere else. A beer sommelier will show you where to find the right drink.
9.WANDER THE QUAINT NEIGHBORHOOD OF COYOACAN
This neighborhood is extremely charming and great to explore either day or night. Some people even say it gets more lively in the evenings, and I also have to agree.
We went around 4:30 pm and spent about an hour here. There is a large market, two beautiful squares, an ornate church, great bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, as well as a number of residential streets lined in green leafy trees.
There are 18 places you must visit while you are in Coyoacan, including the Frida Kahlo Museum, a tiny but mighty national park, and much more.
10.GO TO A MEXICAN WRESTLING MATCH
Lucha Libre, or Mexican wrestling, is a big part of Mexico’s culture in the city.
Matches are held every Friday, and tickets can be purchased at the box office before they start. Although if you can’t make a Friday show or want to see more than one show, there are also fights held during the week.
There are a lot of great shows coming up at Arena Mexico. If you’re interested in attending one, you can choose a concert from the calendar here.
My boyfriend Daniel and I went to a wrestling match on Friday and had a blast. Even if you’re not a fan of wrestling and don’t speak Spanish (check and check), the atmosphere will have you yelling and cheering with everyone else.
Every visitor to Mexico City’s nightlife should attend a Lucha Libre show – you can go alone or with friends on this top-rated Lucha, beer, and taco experience with more than 1400 reviews.