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Gay Mexico City | The Essential LGBT Travel Guide!

Gay Mexico City | The Essential LGBT Travel Guide!

Gay Mexico City is quickly gathering a reputation as one of the best queer travel destinations in Latin America. A fusion of hedonistic LGBT nightlight, world-class museums, luxury hotels, fabulous dining, eclectic neighborhoods, and a rich history – there is a lot to love in this energetic mega-city

This is because Mexico City has the power to draw you in and leave you utterly enchanted: whether it’s the complex history, the drama, the creative energy or merely the juxtaposition of high culture with squalor, this city is a magnet for gay travelers.

While we loved exploring the gay side of other Mexican destinations like Cancun, Puebla, Oaxaca, Monterrey, Leon, and Queretaro – only the gay beaches and resorts of Puerto Vallarta or wild gay clubs and neighborhoods of Guadalajara could challenge CDMX for the title of capital of Gay Mexico.

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There is the famous Zona Rosa or Pink Zone, Mexico City’s most famous “gay” neighborhood, which may have faded slightly from its glorious and glittery heyday but still draws in the queer crowds as most the gay bars and clubs are located here.

However, we preferred the more low-key gay scene in the adjacent Roma and Condesa neighborhoods with their gorgeous men, lively cafes, lush parks, beautiful architecture, and chic art galleries. You are only a skip away from a hot sweat night in a gay club, but can sip lattes and enjoy the finer things in life during the day.

As if the boasts dozens of gay bars, bars and cafes were not enough, Mexico City was also the first city in Mexico to legalize gay marriage in 2010, solidifying its status as the open-minded, gay mecca in Mexico. Then there is the annual Mexico City Pride, the biggest in Latin America with over one million annual participants. Sure, there are some inconveniences with higher crime rates, air pollution, and insane traffic – but Mexico City is busy re-inventing itself, and none of this should not put you off visiting Gay Mexico City

Are you relocating? This guide will help travelers discover the queerer side of the city. However, if you are lucky enough to be considering a move here, we recommend getting in touch with a local gay realtor. They can happily give you no-obligation advice and all the information you'll ever need to know about your new city. And if you then want their help to find your dream home, you are guaranteed fair, equal, and honest representation. No surprises or awkward conversations necessary!

So what are you waiting for, no matter and lets yourself fall head over heels for Gay Mexico City!

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Gay Mexico City Guide: The Essential Guide To LGBT Travel In Mexico City

Attractions in Gay Mexico City

Naturally being gay does not define which attraction most of us will want to see in each city and most queer travelers will merely want to check out the top things to see in Mexico City during the day!

Mexico City is a relatively tolerant city, but public displays of affection should be kept to a minimum, especially if you do not have to draw attention. Outright hostility is unlikely, but many Mexicans may be uncomfortable with homosexual displays of affections – although in the more touristy areas and the gay-popular neighborhoods holding hands or kissing is unlikely to even garner a second glace.

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Most local guys actually don’t mind being checked out or flirted with even, are as long as their own sense of manhood isn’t disputed, and there’s no risk of standing among family or friends – so you never know when you might get lucky by trying your luck.  This giant metropolis is full of contradictions. Our advice for visitors: Be a gay couple, don’t hide your love but be conscious of those around you when you do.

Doing this, you are unlikely to have issues exploring this beautiful and diverse city, where even the essential list of things do with keep visitors entertained for days or weeks -gay, straight or unicorn. Here are just a few of our favorite (outside of the gay village…we will get to that!)

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  •  Teotihuacan Pyramids – One of the wonders of the world, be sure to try to avoid the crowds by heading out on an early morning tour of the magnificent Teotihuacan pyramids, also known as the City of the Gods. Explore the mammoth UNESCO World Heritage site while gazing upon majestic plazas, murals and snapping memorable shots from the top of Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid.
  • Museo Frida Kahlo – Visit at the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul (Blue House) at your own pace. You will be able to see where this world-renowned artist lived with her husband, Diego Rivera, and learn about her tumultuous life. One of Mexico’s, if not the world’s, greatest painters, a pilgrimage to this feminist and LGBT / bisexual icons house is utterly unmissable and sure to be a highlight of any trip to Gay Mexico. Just be sure to guarantee your entry to the Frida Kahlo Museum (Museo Frida Kahlo), one of Mexico City’s most popular museums, by booking your admission ticket far in advance. Otherwise, you can be left waiting outside for hours…
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  • Soumaya Museum – One of the best museums in Mexico City with its iconic architectural form and vast art collection housed within founded by Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim. It has over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th- and 20th-century Mexican art and an extensive repertoire of works by European old masters and masters of modern western art such as Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Tintoretto. It is considered one of the most complete collections of its kind.
  • Bizarre Museum of Objects – One of the weirdest museums in the world, collection and curating a fascinating array of almost 100,000 everyday objects. A tribute to the collector – or hoarder – in all of us, we promise you won’t ever have seen something quite like this before.
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  • Luis Barragan House and Studio – Former residence of architect Luis Barragán in Miguel Hidalgo district, it is now a museum exhibiting Barragán’s work and retains the original furniture and Barragán’s personal objects. These include a mostly Mexican art collection spanning the 16th to 20th century, with works by Picasso, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Jesús Reyes Ferreira, and Miguel Covarrubias. Tickets sell out months in advance so set your alarm if you want to get a rare guided tour of one of the most influential and representative examples of modern Mexican architecture, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Chapultepec – one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere and the green lungs of Mexico City housing many attractions including Chapultepec Zoo, Chapultepec Castle the Museum of Anthropology, and the Rufino Tamayo Museum. Perfect to escape the urban jungle…if only for a minute.
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  • Experience Mexico City with Cantinas, Lucha Libre and Mariachi – Pack in three punches of fun in one night – and discover traditional Mexico. First, dine at a traditional cantina before moving on to a iconic Lucha Libre match. Get lost in the theatrics and cheer on for your favorite masked wrestler until your voice gets hoarse. Then more to Garibaldi Square, dance to mariachi band music and cap the night off at a pub in the Zocalo. Doesn’t get more authentic than this!
  • The Folkloric Ballet – The nightlife in Mexico City is second to none and provides an array of entertainment, but this show — the ‘Best Dance Show of the World in Mexico’ — is not to be missed. Watch a performance of the renowned Mexico City Folkloric Ballet (Ballet Folklorico). For three hours, you’ll be mesmerized by dance choreography from Mexico’s past and today, and you’ll find the onstage energy and dancers in their vibrant costumes infectious.
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  • Floating Gardens of Xochimilco – Experience a somewhat unexpected ecological reserve and UNESCO World Heritage site, located just south of Mexico City. Step aboard a ‘trajinera,’ a colorful flat-bottomed boat, and drift through waterways dotted with floating gardens of flowers. Be sure to take a guide or read up in advance if you are interested in how this former agricultural canal network once fed the Aztec capital that lined the shores of Lake Xochimilco.
  • National Museum of Anthropology – If you only visit one museum in Mexico City, make sure this is it. The largest and most visited museum in Mexico with the biggest collection of artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the Aztec Xochipilli statue. Simply put, a national treasure of Mexico, and rightfully so. Allow at least 3-4 hours.
  • Museum of Memory and Tolerance – A world-class museum with contemporary exhibits focussing on problematic social issues and horrific world events such as Holocaust and other global genocides. Located in a sobering seven-story building constructed using a mixture of reinforced concrete and steel, this is one museum that is sure to leave a mark on your soul.
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  • Markets and Food Tour – Either take a tour or design your own of the fabulous food markets in Mexico – with so many options you would be crazy to visit just one! Navigate the bustling markets packed with goods like exotic flowers, traditional piñatas, super hot tamales, handcrafted voodoo dolls and ‘magic’ love potions, if you opt for a guided tour you will also get the inside scoop on the best places to find whatever you’re after. Be sure to take plenty of tasty samples along the way including panza llena and corazon contento, guaranteed to leave you with a full stomach and a happy heart.
  • Mexican Food Cooking Class – Love what you see at the markets? Then you will absolutely love this hands-on cooking lesson on the Mexican culinary arts. The Traditional Mexican Cooking Class, led by your chef-instructor, takes you to a local market for a broad overview of local cuisine before you whip up authentic Mexican dishes. The concept of this experience is a “Boutique culinary workshop.” It is designed for those who enjoy and want to learn the Mexican culinary arts in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. This activity is also perfect for those who are curious, love food and want to know more about the Mexican cuisine ancient secrets.
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  • The Zocalo – Admire the grand architecture of the main square in Mexico, a gathering place for Mexicans since Aztec times, having been the site of Mexica ceremonies, the swearing in of viceroys, royal proclamations, military parades, Independence ceremonies and modern religious events such as the festivals of Holy Week and Corpus Christi.
  • Revolving Bellini Restaurant – Gaze at the twinkling lights of Mexico City during a 3-course dinner at Bellini, the world’s largest revolving restaurant. Located on the 45th floor of the city’s World Trade Center, Bellini offers 360-degree panoramas as you feast on Mexican and international cuisine. Whether you’re on a romantic date or with special friends, this will be a dining experience to remember.
  • Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking – This Iztaccihuatl Volcano hike is a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Mexico City. An experienced guide gets you ready from start to finish on this adventure-filled day. Huff up for 3 hours on an intermediate trail that ends a few thousand feet below the snowcapped summit 17,000 feet high. The air may be thin up there, but the views are not — soak up stunning views of Popocatepetl and the Valley of Mexico before descending the dormant volcano and fueling up with lunch.
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  • Puebla and Cholula – Take a relaxed day trip and uncover the rich cultural heritage of Choula’s breathtaking Church of Santa Maria de Tonantzintla then marvel at Puebla’s beautiful historical center. Sample Puebla’s enticing range of culinary delights including the delicious mole poblano and browse a traditional craft market for unique souvenirs. If you have more time, Puebla also has a fun gay scene if you want to make more than just a day trip here.
  • Monarch Butterflies in Mexico – Experience the spectacular monarch butterfly migration on a 6-night tour from Mexico City that also explores Aztec history, wildlife, and the natural world. With a mix of guided and independent time, you’ll be based in the colonial-era town of Valle de Bravo, making butterfly-watching trips to the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary and the Capulin Sanctuary. An unforgettable way to See native wildlife in their natural environment!
  • San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, and Guadalajara – Discover Mexico’s stunning colonial heritage during this in-depth, multi-day tour, which takes you to four different standout cities. Get a peek at UNESCO-listed landmarks, browse bustling markets, take in live cultural performances, and visit the birthplace of mariachi and tequila—with an exclusive taste of Mexico’s world-famous agave-based export. There is even a fabulous gay scene in Guadalajara to explore if you think you can handle it…
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  • Mexico City Pride – A fabulous week-long celebration of the cities fascinating same-sex history, and a political protest demanding better treatment and acceptance of Mexico’s LGBT / Rainbow community. In a country where homosexuality is still mostly taboo for many politicians and is actively opposed by the dominating Catholic Church, Mexico City Pride is fundamentally necessary and an important as it gives at least one day a year where the queer community feel celebrated for just being themselves. Held annually in June for over 40 years, Mexico City Pride attendance has skyrocketed in recent years and is now the biggest pride in Latin America. Of course, besides the parade attended by over one million people, there is a wild all-night party in the Zocalo and more club events than we could count… Well worth planning any trip to Gay Mexico around…
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Gay-friendly and Gay Hotels in Mexico City

As you would expect, most hotels and hostels in Gay Mexico City can be considered gay-friendly – after all being a gay-friendly it not all about upscale luxury, but about providing friendly and open service and welcoming everyone with open arms!
Having said that, everyone likes to be surrounded by people with common interests, and as such there a few favorite hotels in Mexico City that are known hot spots for gay travelers to stay!

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There are no gay hotels in Mexico City exclusively for men, but some have been a crucial part of the gay scene because of their location while others are just known as being exceptionally welcoming of LGBT guests. The following hotels are only the most popular with gay travelers can all be relied on for an extraordinary stay, but there are hundreds of other hotels in Mexico City if you don’t find quite what you are looking for.

Whether you want a fun and social hostel, a cheap room to crash after a night of partying or a designer boutique option to sip cocktails and surround yourself with fabulous people  – Gay Mexico City as something for everyone!

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  • W Mexico City ☆☆☆☆☆ – You could merely dismiss ritzy Polanco — the Beverly Hills of Mexico City — as an overrated part of town according to most locals. And maybe they are right, but it is still home to Mexico’s most upscale hotels, embassies, top-rated restaurants, and world-class nightlife. Case in point, the extremely gay-popular W Hotel Mexico City is here – a trendy high-rise hotel that is our go-to for any gay stay in Mexico City. Lover of angle’s quirky colors, bold geometric patterns and psychedelic lighting will quickly become obsessed over this sleek hotel with contemporary rooms, a buzzing terrace bar, chic lounge, and fabulous spa. The W Resort chain worldwide is exceptionally LGBT friendly and in Mexico City is no exception.
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  • JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City ☆☆☆☆☆ – Also in swanky Polanco, is this refined hotel that combined style, sophistication, and substance to create a luxurious stay like no other. Freshen up in your stylish marble bathrooms, order room service to enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your opulent suite, or fuel up with a delicious Mexican or French dish at their fabulous on-site restaurants. There is also an elevated outdoor pool to lounge by, gym, and world-class spa.
  • Downtown ☆☆☆☆☆ – A trendy, upmarket hotel housed in a 17th-century building with a stone staircase and churchlike touches – yet only steps from the center of Mexico City and a metro station. Uniquely streamlined rooms with exposed brickwork and wood furnishings, there is also a chic rooftop bar with panoramic views, outdoor pool with bar, and breakfast served surrounded by stone archways and grand frescoes on a relaxed terrace. Located in the El Centro district, with the tourist-magnet Zócalo, step outside in any direction, and you will find colorful Mexican gastronomy with traditional cantinas, energetic markets, or imaginative modern restaurants in renovated mansions. There are just so many amazing things to do here, but we also wouldn’t judge you if you just wanted to spend a night tucked up in their luxurious bedding watching LGBT TV shows. Extremely gay-popular for those interested more in sightseeing than the LGBT nightlife in CDMX.
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  • FlowSuites Condesa ☆☆☆☆ – A modern boutique hotel offering relaxed and private rooms with comfy beds, safe design, floor-to-ceiling windows and suites with terraces. There is also a complimentary breakfast and fun little café / bar on site – but with so much to explore in the area, you will hardly be spending much time here! Condesa is perfect for a first-time visitor to gay Mexico City with relaxed and meandering streets, glamorous shops, and the popping nightlife which you expect in Mexico City –things here are more LGBT-friendly than just plain gay if that is more your style though Zona Rosa is just to the south. Surrender to the charm of the Condesa neighborhood.
  • Casa Colima ☆☆☆ – Along with Condesa, Roma is Mexico City’s most stylish neighborhood, a hipsters dream with street art, guttered and transformed colonial homes and more fashionable restaurants and bars than you could possibly try. Hotels have yet to move in, but you can stay in the beautifully renovated and gay-friendly Casa Colima – offering beautiful, spacious rooms with a comfy bed, modern bathroom and excellent wifi. Very affordable with a splash of iconic Mexican design.
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  • Hotel Castropol ☆☆ – A affordable hotel in the city center with no frills offers a fabulous track record, fantastic service, and a cheap breakfast. If you need a private space –and not much else – this is our recommended option.
  • Casa Pepe ☆☆ – A one of its kind boutique hostel and hotel located in Mexico City’s city center where people from all over the world meet. With inspired design and affordable dorms, Casa Pepe could be the perfect answer for solo travelers, those on a budget or anyone looking to make friends to explore Mexico’s gay nightlife with.
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Zona Rosa Hotels

  • Stara Hamburgo ☆☆☆☆ – A star of the Zona Rosa Gay area, this boutique hotel offers relaxed suites, modern design and a location with easy access to everything by day or night. There are three restaurants including one with a rooftop garden, an award-winning spa, gym, library, bar, relaxing terraces, and even a game room. It is, without a doubt, the best boutique hotel in Mexico City.
  • Galeria Plaza Reforma ☆☆☆☆ – A modern hotel with warm, streamlined rooms, sleek bar, gym, and an outdoor rooftop pool. Very gay-popular thanks to its extremely central local, price-point and well…hang out by the pool for more than a few minutes during the day, and you will see why as well.
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  • Hotel Geneve CD de Mexico ☆☆☆☆ – An upscale, European-style hotel with affordable prices, calm rooms featuring hand-carved wooden furniture and an enjoyable bar inspired by retro London. There is an elegant restaurant with a vertical garden, a gym, spa, and cinema. Kitchy or fabulous, we will let you decide…
  • Room Mate Valentina ☆☆☆ – Want to experience what it’s like to stay at a boutique design hotel in the heart of Gay Mexico City? Room Mate Valentina with its cheerful and colorful personality blends naturally into the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Zona Rosa of Mexico. Businesses, boutiques, and discotheques attract gay men, women on shopping sprees, visiting foreigners and night revelers in equal measure here, but everyone shares a common passion; “living la vie en rose.” OH LA LA!
  • Ibis Styles Mexico Zona Rosa ☆☆☆ – One of the cheapest private rooms in Zona Rosa, Ibis is safe, international brand with a stellar record and no-surprises. Here you will find 79 modern, soundproofed rooms equipped with air conditioning, a restaurant, and bar with 24/7 snack service, colorful design…and not much else. You are staying for the low price after all, what else do you expect!
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Gay Nightlife in Mexico City

We are not even sure where to start as the wild gay nightlife in Mexico City took us by surprise, especially given the more conservative attitudes and lack of rainbow flags in Mexico City.  Sure, in public the LGBT community might not be so ‘out and proud’ in Mexico City but in the relative safety of bars and clubs the gay Mexican’s sure know how to let their freak flag fly.

If you become as overwhelmed as we were, the only thing you really need to know is that most of the gay bars are found in  Mexico City’s gayest neighborhood, Zona Rosa, and Calle Amberes in particularly is known for hosting the highest concentration of gay bars and clubs in the city. …This does not mean the Zona Rosa is the only place to spend the night with your global queer family so don’t be afraid to explore a little further afield.

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Mexico City has something for everyone from utterly over-the-top glitter queer club parties to relaxed pubs and chic cocktail bars, and that is without exploring all the LGBT-friendly options. If none of these gay venues seem for you, remember many gays in Mexico City don’t feel the need to segregate themselves and can somewhat discreetly be found at fashionable establishments all over town…

But with a gay nightlife scene as fabulous as this, you would be foolish to not sample at least a few of the LGBT venues in Mexico City…

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  • Baby – A fashionable new gay club with excellent service, cheapish drinks, and beautiful bartenders models. Expect plenty of young gays with their fag hags bopping away to the latest alt-pop hits and chart toppers with bright pink drinks, neon lights, and fierce unicorn-realness. Yes, we are absolutely in love as you can imagine!
  • Alba 33 – A cute local bar in the Zona Rosa popular with both men and women for its cheap drinks and fun shows.
  • Viena Bar – Nothing at all like Gay Vienna, this simple gay Mexican cantina is the place for beer, tequila, and an unpretentious crowd – with excellent service.
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  • Kinky Bar – A animated gay bar with hilarious drag queens, cute bartenders, and fun crowds. The best gay place in Zona Rosa to head to late at night, with more upscale vibes and slightly higher prices, but we think they were wholly justified. Kinky Bar also draws in a crowd of young, hip and beautiful with a good mix of LGBT boys and girls to dance the night away with. There is a few different atmospheres to enjoy here depending on the night and room, with first level karaoke and latino music and a roof terrace with more dancey music. There is also a place to smoke and socialize outside plus some ridiculously hot go-go dancers on the weekend. What more could you possibly want in a gay bar?
  • Boy Bar – Our personal favorite gay bar in the Zona Rosa with three epic floors offering everything we ever dreamed and desired. Hot as hell go-go dancers, shower shows, huge dance floors, dance, electronic and house music plus an outdoor terrace and reasonable price drinks. Boy Bar gets packed and is only for us boys so ladies – sorry but this one is not for you! A choose your own adventure type of bar which will have you returning time and time again.
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  • Drrama By 42 – One of the most popular gay bars in the Zona Rosa area has recently undergone a huge renovation. The interior is a somehow both stylish and an intimate cave-like atmosphere, with reasonable prices and a mixed crowd of mostly younger gay locals. There is no cover charge, so Drrama By 42 often gets packed out with plenty of entertainment each night ranging from karaoke and drag to comedy or live music.
  • La Botica – One of CDMX’s oldest mezcalerías and the best place to go to try delightful mezcal cocktails – there is over 50 on offer, or beers for those who can’t stand the stuff. A core part of the Mexico City gay community for years with friendly waiters, fun karaoke and a fun crowd on the weekends when the dance floor gets packed. A great place to start the night off and see where things lead.
  • BB Show Bar – A gay show bar with muscular male strippers who are very willing to provide private shows for the right amount of pesos. Small and hot, but like all strip-style bars it depends who is on the stage that night.
  • Guilt – An epic if a somewhat posh gay club in swanky Polanco with electronic house, pop, and retro music. Only open on Saturdays, with pricey prices and cover charge, but there are a super fun vibe, very friendly people and awesome music blasting all night long. The only downside is smoking is allowed.
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  • Vaqueros Bar – A simple men-only cowboy bar with fun social events and occasional theme parties. We are always partial to a gay cowboy hoe-down – so this was just like visiting Austin, Denver or Nashville but with a heavy dose of the high-octane Mexican party spirit. A nice place to dance salsa and cumbia while enjoying North Mexico music.
  • Marrakech Salon – One of the oldest gay clubs in Mexico with cheap drinks and some of the best pop soundtracks in Gay Mexico. Marrakech Salon, however, is a victim of its own success and frequently gets just too crowded – so get ready to be felt up and be rubbed up by hot and sweaty bodies later at night.
  • Cabarétito Fusión – A fabulous gay club in the Zona Rosa for those who like to flirt while dancing the night away with their queer family. A mixture of drag, comedy, different dance music and cheap drinks make this a very popular hang out for the young LGBT community in Mexico City. For lesbians, Tuesday night is most popular, but you will be welcome every night of the week (except Sunday-Monday when they are closed).
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  • Go Bar CineClub – A fabulous place to go to drink cheap drinks, high-energy drag shows, cinema, strippers and a fun night with a wholly Mexican flavor.
  • La Suite Club – A vast gay EDM dance club in the Zona Rosa spread across two floors. They open late so it arrives after midnight and there is always a cover, depending on the DJ that night.
  • Tom’s Leather Bar – The only leather fetish bar in Mexico City, and one of the few gay bars outside the gay area. Still, Tom’s has an almost cult following with its kinky interior, dark rooms, adult films playing and sexy go-go dancers/strippers. Doors open 9 pm most nights with different promos on different days before 11 pm. Cover normally includes some beer tickets, but admission is free on Tuesday making it one of the most popular nights along with Friday and Saturday.
  • Pink Party/ VD+ – A pop-up gay club night hosting events around Mexico City famous for their sexy go-go boys, modern drag shows and sensual themes. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming shows.
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  • Nicho Bears & Bar – Woof woof! Another exclusively male-only bar in Gay CDMX catering to bears, otters, wolves, daddies, and all their admirers. Very relaxed and slightly cruisey, with low prices and fantastic service. A nice place to drink beers with bears…
  • Youkali Cabaret – A gay-popular theatre, bar and cabaret venue in the Zone Rosa with shows most nights – consult their website for times. Well-hidden and rather cozy, with modern design, a welcoming atmosphere, and super accessible prices.
  • Hibrido – A large gay club popular with young students as a space for imagination, creativity, and respect. Open to all, popular house and techno music spins until the early morning across the two floors and balcony bar here. Affordable drinks, fabulous people and an atmosphere where you can find it all!
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Gay Sauna in Mexico City 

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Had enough of gay cruising in Mexico City – either in the bars or elsewhere? If you desire a bit more guaranteed action, the gay saunas in Mexico City will not disappoint you (unlikely all those faceless accounts on Grindr or the other hook up apps…).
With a bit of basic Spanish, you should have no issues visiting any of the Mexico City gay saunas, though it is always a bit of a lucky dip in terms of who you might find. There is actually a huge variety of bathhouses, many of which are little more than massage parlors where fun can occur, so we have only recommended our two favorites. One is very traditionally Mexican and one which seeks to emulate the gay sauna experience of Europe or the US.
Finding out which you prefer is half the fun right? If you are nervous or have not been before you could always check out our first-time gay sauna guide for some easy hints and tips.

  • So.Do.Me Bath House – Born out of the concern of a group of friend who wants to have a real gay sauna in Mexico City, So.Do.Me is the best place for pure, unadulterated fun – to find, show, spy; to cross glances, to cross smiles and play. Facilities include a sauna, steam room, maze, darkroom, and bar – with weekly events including dance parties listed on their website. The entry includes lockers, lube, towels, and condoms – and you can also rent a private room for 3 hours. Close to the Zona Rosa Gay area of CDMX, there is a full age range drawn here, skewing toward 25-35-year-olds. Mostly Mexican’s but a few curious gringos can frequently be found. Discover others’, discover your senses, discover your desires at So.Do.Me Bathhouse.
  • Banos Finisterre – A more typical Mexican gay sauna experience still close to Zona Rosa with massages, treatments and questionable cleanliness. You will either love it or hate it, but it is mainly frequented by locals. Large, sexy and spontaneous – you can take anyone back to your room, and all tribes can be found here: butch, daddy, twink, muscle, etc. Admission includes showers, dry and steam sauna, towels –with there male massages costing extra. Perfect for the adventurous types.

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