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19 Best Rooftop Bars In Mexico City

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Are you looking for the best rooftop bars in Mexico City? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

From upmarket bar restaurants with spectacular views over the capital’s most scenic landmarks to hidden al fresco hideaways where you can relax with a chilled mezcalita, there are some fantastic options just waiting to be discovered.

We spend at least 4 months per year in CDMX, and over the years, we’ve acquainted ourselves with some of the best rooftop bars Mexico City has to offer. Some of them hover over the Zocalo’s famous buildings, while others are secreted away in trendy neighbourhoods like Condesa and Roma, but they all have a unique story to tell.

In this post, we’ve narrowed the numerous options down to a tight 19. Here, you’ll find something for the party animal, the panorama-seeker, and the person who just enjoys an expertly mixed beverage. Cheers!

Our 5 Favourite Rooftop Bars In Mexico City

We’ve been to many rooftops in Mexico City, probably because we are suckers for a good view! We really think visiting at least one rooftop place should be on everyone’s travel itinerary. Here are our top 5:






Best Rooftop Bars Mexico City With A Pool

If you’re looking for rooftop bars in Mexico City where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail while floating in a pretty pool, we’ve put together a trio of options that fit the bill. All three of the bars below boast excellent views of the downtown cityscape. 

#1 Terrace at Downtown Mexico – Lively Bar With Rooftop Pool Mexico City.

Best rooftop bar in Downtown Mexico City with a pool
Credit: Downtown Mexico

The terrace at Downtown Mexico is a stylish hangout where bright young things enjoy sunny skies during the day and DJ beats in the evening.

Laid out with plush sofas as well as tables for two, the deck is shaded by a canopy so that you don’t instantly fry in the heat of the day! The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral looms impressively in the background, providing a bit of a distinctive local atmosphere.

Cocktails range from unique, signature Downtown creations to classics like the margarita. These are paired with a handful of light bites, including guacamole and tacos.

The bar connects to the hotel’s rooftop pool and hot tub, where guests can enjoy a scenic swim in between beverages. We stayed here once and really enjoyed this set-up! If you want a hotel with a pool in the heart of CDMX, then this is a fabulous choice.

Location: The Downtown Mexico is a boutique hotel just a couple of streets over from the Zocalo (town square), a short walk from the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: Noon to midnight.

#2 Terraza Circulo – One Of The Best Rooftop Pools Mexico City With A Bar.

Credit: Terraza Circulo

Another gorgeous downtown bar option with one of the best rooftop pools in Mexico City, the Terraza Circulo, occupies the uppermost floor of the Circulo Mexicano hotel. The striking colonial architecture of the city centre provides an impressive backdrop to this spot, which has a modest plunge pool.

The Terraza Circulo is more of a chillout space than a dance destination, so we’d recommend popping in during the day for a refresher in between visiting the downtown tourist sights.

The bar mixes up all the usual cocktail suspects as well as offers a selection of tasty snacks that draw inspiration from the different traditions of the various Mexican states. 

If you enjoy the cuisine, there’s a more formal restaurant area on the roof where you can concentrate more deeply on Chef Enid Velez’s cuisine.

Location: Just north of the Zocalo, the Terraza Circulo is right across from the Templo Mayor and the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: Noon to midnight.

Best Rooftop Bars In Roma, Mexico City

Roma can match Condesa for top-tier restaurants and bars, but you also tend to find some more laidback places that offer slightly more affordable menus. In other words, there’s a little something for everyone, no matter whether you prioritise class or cool when it comes to rooftop retreats.

#3 Altanera Rooftop – Best Rooftop Bar In Roma Mexico City For Gourmet Goodies.

Altanera Rooftop Bar in Roma Norte was one of our favourite rooftop bars in Mexico City

Sitting at one of Altanera’s tables, you can really absorb the contemporary side of Mexico City.

A newcomer to CDMX, Altanera is more of a foodie destination than a mixology lover’s refuge. We love the creative menu, which is delivered on colourful crockery that conveys Head Chef Lula Martín del Campo’s zest for life.

The décor is equally playful, presenting a charming mix-and-match aesthetic that’s perked up with potted plants and trailing vines, as well as some striking works of art.

Through the floor-to-ceiling windows, the city spreads out before you, dotted with the occasional skyscraper or verdant park. 

Location: Right in the heart of bustling Roma Norte, there are plenty of genteel streets to explore around this trendy neighbourhood, many of them filled with quirky galleries and boutiques. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 1 pm to 10 pm on Sunday and Monday, 1 pm to 11 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 1 pm to 1 am from Thursday to Saturday.

#4 Toledo Rooftop – Popular Meetup Spot.

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Credit: Toledo Rooftop

Banging tunes from guest DJs, kitchen takeovers by some of Mexico City’s most esteemed chefs, an extensive menu of cocktails, wines, and spirits, and excellent views of CDMX’s commercial district are just some of the attractions of Toledo Rooftop.

This is a hugely popular spot for friends to meet up and hang out in the evenings, which creates a very buzzy ambience. Of course, that also means it can sometimes be a bit of a headache to secure a table. 

If all you’re coming for is the view, we recommend popping in a bit earlier in the day, when Toledo tends to be a bit quieter, and you’ll generally receive more attentive service.

Location: Just over the road from Roma Norte in the Juarez district, the Angel de la Independencia monument is a short walk away, as is the Bosque de Chapultepec. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 1 pm to midnight every day.

#5 Supra Roma Rooftop – Best Party Rooftop Bar Mexico City.

Blogger Mal enjoying a cocktail at Supra Roma Rooftop Bar
Cocktails at Supra Roma Rooftop Bar Mexico City

Up on the 14th floor of a modern-looking tower block, Supra Roma is a chill place to grab a bite and a drink during the day before it brings out its wilder side in the evenings. 

All cocktails here are a punchy 290 pesos (approximately 17 dollars), from the refreshingly mouth-tingling Pompelmo con Agave (Don Julio Resposado tequila with chilli-infused Ancho Reyes liqueur, grapefruit, and agave syrup) to the super sweet Supra Sunset (Aperol with rosebud liqueur, pomegranate, chamomile, and Tropical Red Bull).

To offset the booze, the menu consists of a mix of simply plated food that blends Mexican and Middle Eastern – as part of the Middle Eastern edge, you can also order a hookah.

Supra Roma Rooftop Bar in Roma Norte

Location: Supra Roma’s boho-esque vibe fits perfectly with its address near the middle of hip Roma Norte. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 1 pm to 1 am from Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

#6 Balmori Rooftop Bar – Pure Fun.

Blogger Robin is enjoying his cocktail at Balmori Rooftop Bar
Blogger Mal drinking cocktail at Balmori Rooftop Bar

You never need to worry about getting wet at Balmori, which is one of the few rooftop bars in Mexico City to boast a retractable roof.

Come rain or shine, this sociable hangout’s rows of simple wooden tables and benches make for a convivial, communal experience, all zhuzhed up with a few plants. A DJ pumps in the tunes throughout the day, upping the ante as night descends.

Open till late most of the week, Balmori gives us the impression that whoever’s masterminding the operation just likes to have fun. Whether it’s playful dishes like the crab-stuffed tortilla served in a shot glass or the ever-changing menu of refreshing cocktails, the quality is usually superb – and all of it is reasonably priced for the area.

Location: This is a great place to come to take the load off after you’re done exploring the streets of Roma Norte, including the nearby Mercado Medellin. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 1.30 pm to 1.30 am from Tuesday to Saturday, 1.30 pm to 6 pm on Sunday.

#7 Aleli – Picture Perfect.

Credit: Aleli

Everything at Aleli is done with panache, as though it has been designed specifically to attract the Instagram crowd. 

That’s not to say the food and drinks aren’t good, however. Whether we’re sipping from a chilled glass of mezcalita or chowing down on signature dishes like the Black Ceviche (raw fish with mango pieces and a black agua chile infused with chilli ash), we’re always impressed as much by the flavours as the presentation.

Although this rooftop definitely isn’t one of our top picks for views or for partying, it’s a sunny little hideaway that’s ideal for when we’re seeking some afternoon R&R.

Location: Just a street over from the Sevilla metro station, Aleli is a street over from Avenue Chapultepec. Both Condesa and Juarez are within walking distance. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 2 pm to 11 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

#8 Madre Roof – Rooftop Bar Roma Mexico City.

Credit: Madre Roof

Opened in 2021, Madre Roof is a well-dressed beauty that occupies the rooftop of a mansion from the early 20th century. While the outside may look a little old-fashioned in a classical kind of way, the terrace is thoroughly modern, offering a mixture of banquettes, wicker sofas, and cosy tables for two.

In fact, the main attraction here is the design, which is high-end without being vulgar or ostentatious.

Admittedly, the menu is a slightly odd mix of pasta, tacos, and seafood snacks, among other international dishes. On the plus side, the eclectic offering means there’s something to intrigue most palates.

On the drinks side, there are a lot of original cocktails to choose from, as well as a decent wine list.

Location: Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 2 pm to midnight on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 2 pm to 1.30 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Best Rooftop Bars In Condesa, Mexico City

Unsurprisingly, some of the best rooftop bars in Mexico City are found in one of its most fashionable locales. La Condesa is a hub of trendy restaurants and drinking dens, but only a few of them promise al fresco fun. If you’re staying in town, don’t miss a trip to at least one of these venues.

#9 CondesaDF – Sleek And Sexy.

the best rooftop bar in Condesa Mexico City
Credit: CondesaDF

Goop recommends CondesaDF’s terrace as part of its Mexico City itinerary, which should give you a pretty good idea of the chichi atmosphere.

Decorated with boho flair, it’s one of the most self-consciously cool rooftop bars in Mexico City, serving up mezcal cocktails alongside a menu of Japanese-Mexican fusion. We’ve been here twice because it is close to our apartment, and we liked it both times.

It’s a nice place to grab a drink at any time of day, but if you’re someone who likes a happening ambience, come here at the weekends when the place turns up the volume to create a party spot that runs late into the night.

Location: This rooftop bar is on the top floor of the CondesaDF boutique hotel, surrounded by leafy avenues and just across from the Parque Espana. It’s also not far from the Bosque de Chapultepec if you want to stop in after a visit to the extensive forest parkland. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 2 pm to 11 pm from Sunday to Wednesday, 2 pm to 1 am from Thursday to Saturday.

#10 Skybar Condesa – Modish Rooftop Bar In Condesa Mexico City.

Blogger Mal at Skybar Condesa Rooftop Bar
Blogger Robin at Skybar Condesa Rooftop Bar

A leafy, glass-enclosed bar that can fit a ton of people, Skybar Condesa, is an excellent spot to go if you want a drink in upmarket surroundings.

Catering to the see-and-be-seen crowd, its menu features all kinds of top-shelf liquors, which you can have neat or in a classic cocktail. Covering all its bases, the Skybar also has a very broad wine menu, plus coffees for daytime visitors.

In the evenings, the place comes alive with driving beats and rocking rhythms that vibrate the air into the early hours. 

As for food, there’s a decent selection of snacks to pique your palate, from oysters to croquetas.

Location: At the top of the Mondrian Hotel, the Skybar Condesa is found on the eastern side of Condesa, not far from Chilpancingo metro station and Parque Mexico. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 1 pm to 2 am every day.

Best Rooftop Bars In Mexico City Downtown

There are a fair few sights in downtown Mexico to check out, so at some point, you’ll probably find yourself yearning for somewhere to rest your feet for an hour (or even two). When that feeling hits, check out one of these hotspots and restore your energy with a delicious meal and a refreshing drink.

#11 Terraza Catedral – Best Rooftop Mexico City For Live Music.

Blogger Mal enjoying a drink at Terraza Catedral Rooftop in Downtown.
Terraza Catedral Rooftop Bar In Downtown Mexico City

Situated at the top of the Mundo Joven Hostel, this buzzing bar is a popular hangout with a youthful crowd. Head here during a weekday if you prefer seats with a view, but if it’s a party atmosphere you want, we recommend rocking up on either Friday or Saturday evening when the place is jumping.

There’s a mixture of live bands and DJs that perform here, depending on the evening of the week, but whenever you turn up, you’ll be greeted with fantastic views of the Zocalo.

Blogger Robin at Terraza Catedral Rooftop Bar.

The drinks menu consists of a mixture of signature cocktails, classic cocktails, artisan beers, and all manner of liquor, as well as coffees and soft drinks. This is complemented by a menu of burgers, sweet treats, and Mexican specialities.

Location: A neighbour of the Terraza Circulo, the Terraza Catedral is across the road from the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 1 pm to 11 pm from Monday to Thursday, 2 pm to midnight Friday to Sunday.

#12 Finca Don Porfirio – Café Culture.

Robin & Mal having a coffee at Finca Don Porfirio Rooftop Bar

Named for one of Mexico’s most revered presidents, the Finca Don Porfirio is a popular go-to for tourists who want a coffee and cake that comes with a fantastic bird’s-eye view of the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

In fact, this daytime spot’s unique panorama is so popular that you’ll probably struggle to get a seat on the balcony initially (unless you are really, really lucky). Instead, the staff will first seat you at a table at the back until a place with a view frees up. We often meet here with friends and take our family when they visit us in CDMX!

Finca Don Porfirio isn’t really a bar per se since there’s no alcohol available, but you can choose from an extensive menu of espressos, latter, frappes, and other coffee-based drinks alongside cakes, pastries, and baguettes.

Location: The Finca Don Porfirio is on the eighth floor of the Sears shopping centre, a 15-minute walk from the Zocalo. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 11 am to 8 pm.

#13 La Casa de las Sirenas – Chic Rooftop Restaurant Mexico City. 

one of the best rooftop bars Mexico City has to offer
Credit: La Casa de las Sirenas

A multi-floor restaurant and bar, La Casa de las Sirenas is an upmarket eatery housed in a historic building. 

This classy dining spot has one of the best rooftop restaurants Mexico City has to offer, boasting a broad menu of soups, salads, naughty desserts, and traditional Mexican dishes such as moles and tacos.

As for drinks, La Casa de las Sirenas has the usual array of cocktails and spirits, but more interestingly, it also has an intriguing selection of mezcals from all over Mexico, particularly the state of Oaxaca, as well as more than 30 tequilas.

Meanwhile, for beer lovers, there’s a seductive selection of speciality cervezas to explore.

Location: La Casa de las Sirenas is found inside a striking 16th-century house overlooking the Plaza del Templo Mayor. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: Noon to 11 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

#14 Malaquita Rooftop – A Place To Sit Back And Relax.

This rooftop pool bar in Mexico City offers a more modern view of the CDMX cityscape, one that’s filled with tower blocks rather than colonial remnants.

Come here during the day if you’re looking to lounge in the pool and take full advantage of the sunshine, a refreshing mezcalita in hand. We prefer the place in the evening, however, when the views are particularly nice, as the twinkling lights of the nearby towers lend a magical air to the surroundings.

There’s a broad selection of local and imported spirits on the menu that you can have neat or in a cocktail. Alternatively, keep it simple with an ice-cold cerveza.

The vibe here is pretty chill – people come here to relax rather than to socialise or party.

Location: The Malaquita Rooftop is on the top of the Centro Hotel, just a short walk from the Zocalo. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 2 pm to 11 pm.

#15 Miralto – A Sky-High Spectacle.

Blogger Robin enjoying a coffee at Miralto Rooftop

Floating amidst the clouds, the Miralto is a sizable restaurant on the 41st floor of one of Mexico City’s most historic skyscrapers. Towering over its surroundings, it provides unrivalled views of the Centro Historico. 

This eatery, which serves up a mix of stylishly plated Mexican and international fare, has been designed with floor-to-ceiling windows so that you get fabulous views from every table in the house.

After eating at Miralto, we’ve also been known down a floor after dinner to Nivel 40 Skybar, which is a glittering space with a menu of tequila, mezcal, and other digestifs.

Location: Miralto is found inside the Torre Latinoamericana, which for 27 years was the tallest completed tower in Mexico. The Palacio de Bellas Artes is just across the way. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

#16 La Azotea – A Casual-Cool Downtown Hangout.

La Azotea is the place to go when you want a super chill rooftop bar in Mexico City where you can catch some rays while glugging back delicious cocktails.

The menu contains classics like the margarita and sangria, as well as a selection of more unique beverages based on either gin or mezcal. 

To go with these moreish cocktails, there’s a decent mix of grilled foods, sandwiches, snacks, and desserts. (Our favourite afternoon combo is the mezcal-based Alamo with some tuna tostadas to snack on.)

Situated on the fourth floor, La Azotea isn’t the highest rooftop bar in downtown Mexico City, but it is one of the best places to relax with a view.

Location: La Azotea is on the western side of Alameda Central, the oldest public park in the Americas. The Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Monumento a la Revolucion are both within walking distance. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 11 am to 9.30 pm from Monday to Wednesday, 11 am to 10.30 pm from Thursday to Saturday, and 11 am to 8 pm on Sunday.

#17 Terraza Zocalo – Best Rooftop Bar Centro Historico Mexico City For Views.

Arguably, we’ve saved the best for last. While you may prefer Terraza Catedral for music or Miralto for cocktails in the clouds, neither of them has a view of the Zocalo as good as this bar, which is found on the fourth floor of the spectacular art deco Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico.

Sitting on the terrace, you get a perfect panorama of the Palacio Nacional and the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. Feel free just to turn up for drinks – there’s a great selection of mezcalitas and margaritas, even if they do come at a relatively hefty price (199 to 399 Mexican pesos, or approximately 11 to 23 US dollars). 

What we prefer to do, however, is come for either the breakfast buffet or the brunch, so you can spend a longer amount of time soaking in the view while enjoying a tasty meal.

Location: Facing the Zocalo, you couldn’t wish for a more central location to take the load off. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: 7 am to 11 pm from Monday to Sunday.

Best Rooftop Restaurants In Mexico City

We’re going to end on a high note (pun intended) with a couple of rooftop restaurant bars housed inside two of CDMX’s most luxurious hotel chains. These venues are guaranteed to provide good service paired with spectacular views and more-ish cocktails. Yes, you’ll be paying a premium for the pleasure, but if you have the cash to splash, have at it!

#18 Cityzen – A 5-Star Sky Bar.

Cityzen Rooftop Bar has the best views in Mexico City
Cityzen Rooftop Bar has the best views in Mexico City

Found atop the Sofitel, Cityzen is a high-end perch from which to observe the frenetic activity of the city centre. 

During the day, you can head up to Cityzen with your kids or even your dogs to enjoy the incredible panorama, but after 6 pm, the roof becomes an adults-only space where you can relax, carefree, with an expertly mixed cocktail (we recommend the zesty Cityzen Paloma). 

An abbreviated menu of tacos, tortillas, and burgers is available for lunch and dinner, or you can begin your day with breakfast fare, including standard brekkie bites like eggs benedict and filled pastries between 9 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.

Location: Just to the east of the Angel de la Independencia monument, Cityzen is right on Paseo de la Reforma amidst the bustling heart of modern Mexico City. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: From 9 am to 2 am every day.

#19 Carlotta Reforma – The Pinnacle of Elegance.

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Carlotta Reforma Rooftop via

Opened just last year inside the Ritz-Carlton, Carlotta Reforma is up on the 38th floor of the building – not quite at the very top of the building, but good enough for some of the best views in town.

During the day, this bar is a great place to catch some rays and relax, but at night, it transforms into a classy nightlife spot that’s lit up with scarlet-hued light bulbs to add a hint of lustfulness to the elegant affair.

The bar shares a floor with the Ritz-Carlton’s Samos restaurant, where you can dine on specialities inspired by Mexico’s many regions. 

Location: Right on the edge of Chapultepec Forest, Carlotta Reforma is within walking distance of Condesa and Roma if you want to stop in after exploring those artsy areas. Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: Noon to midnight from Sunday to Wednesday, noon to 1 am from Thursday to Saturday.

Rooftop Bars In Mexico City: FAQs

Where are the best views in Mexico City?

In terms of rooftop bars and restaurants, you really can’t beat the Terraza Zocalo for views of the town square and its historical architecture. If you want something with more of a modern cityscape, Cityzen is an excellent place to stop in for a meal and a bird’s-eye view of CDMX.

Where can you see the sunset in Mexico City?

There are quite a few bars where you can see the sunset, but one of the most popular places to go if you’re a party person is Terraza Catedral, as you can watch the sun sinking below the horizon to the tune of some banging beats.

Where is the highest observation deck in Mexico City?

The Torre Latinoamericana claims the honour of having the highest observation deck in Mexico City. This platform is up on the 44th floor and costs 180 pesos to enter, so you might as well go down a couple of levels to either Miralto or Nivel 40 Skybar, where you can enjoy a similar view and a cocktail for roughly the same price.

Rooftop Bars In Mexico City: The Wrap-Up

We hope this guide to some of our fave rooftop bars in Mexico City has provided you with plenty of inspiration for your CDMX trip. Finding a scenic place to chill out in between seeing the sights can be invaluable to having an enjoyable holiday, so make sure you don’t do it!

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