In the very chic neighborhood of Condesa, in a lovely space – originally designed in 1939 by architect Luis Barragan – one finds the cute Bonito Pop Food.
The entry is dominated by a lovely mural with sculpted ceramic birds, making way into four individual spaces: an intimate hidden at a corner, a second floor with windows overlooking the main patio, a 2nd patio with very tall ceiling – head here for a super decked bar with an amazing variety of Mezcal (including our favorite Mezcal Rojo Corazón) and many tequilas – and finally a terrace at the back of the venue with full view.
Bonito Pop food is a good place to go for drinks; but like many places in DF you are asked to consume food as well due to the liquor license laws. It seems that acquiring a bar license is much more difficult then a restaurant with liqueur permit.
The menu here is not the most exciting – centering around burgers, pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and a few Mexican classics – but the service is warm and welcoming . There are certainly worse places to while away an afternoon!
Only a block away from the Opera (the opposite direction from the Callas) the Művész Kávéház smolders in the atmosphere of an authentic eastern European coffee house- which it has been from 1899. The ambiance is complete with its tall-smoky ceilings, dim golden light and crystal chandeliers. Upon entry you will find, in the first room, a small bar with a nice selection of aperitifs. Passing to the second room , you encounter a desert display with a diverse selection of delicious treats.
18:00 – 2:00 Thursday
18:00 – 4:00 Friday-Saturday
Bringing us back to Cartagena’s Carribean roots, the Bazurto Social Club, located in the old-city neighborhood of Getsemani, fills us with the sounds and tastes of the tropical world it inhabits. Bazurto -named after it’s inspiration: the Basurto Market– is a cacophony of beauty and sound. Original murals are splayed across the walls, while the live band kicks out local hit -anything from Reggae to Reggaton -and you are handed a lovely fresh squeezed cocktail. The cuisine is a an array of local recipies to remind you why the people are always so happy. – the later you arrive the more fun it is
As the sign over the door says – Welcome to Jet-Set Mani 🙂