NIGHTLIFE AUTEUR  - THE BEST SECRET BARS IN MEXICO CITY

safe things to do at night mexico city

The mixology & bar scene in Mexico City is driving some serious world-class attention. Just ask Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast, or the New York Times.

Nightlife Auteur is not a tour. It's a portal. Be hosted at Mexico City's most sleek & intelligent bars, by an industry expert, who secures your entry to three wow-factor bars  and safely gets you from A to B over a 4 hour evening.

We tailor the list of bars or clubs in advance so that your MX showcase fits your idea of a night out.  Signature cocktails. A rare mezcal. Discreet chic. Mexico' s Berghain. Either way you'll always be at the right place at the right time.


Be safe. But don't be boring!
We open up Mexico City's most stylish and unexpected nightlife....
From the inside, with an insider.


bar interior mexico city 1

Thanks to The Happening for the awesome photo!


Sorry,love. 
Nightlife Auteur is NOT designed for visitors on Spring Break.  

 Your evening with Jocan Deka is about inside access, signature drinks, local know-how, and cosmopolitan chic.  

mexico city bars mezcal mixology cocktails tour private guide
Mexico City Bars client review mezcal speakeasys clubs

Jocan was outstanding. You picked the right guy for the job!

Justin S

MEET YOUR MEXICO CITY BARS EXPERT

​Your host is Jocan Deka. Mexico City's Boilerroom DJ & nightlife guru!

mexico city bars mezcal mixology cocktails tour private guide


Our nightlife expert is Jocan Deka. Jocan is best known as a Mexico City Boilerroom DJ, the global branded music event showcasing the vanguard of underground electronic music .

Jocan maintains his weekly residencies with the core crew of nightclub promotos, so he is a comfortable expert in both the hipster bar scene and lesser-known nocturnal hotspots. This is key to the tour because it means Jocan is always on top of what is new and happening in the city. Be it who has an award-winning mixologist, where to find a mezcal bar with no signs or advertising, or which clubs are on the rise, which ones are on their way out (and why).

mexico city bars guide boilerroom dj jocan deka

Jocan - a regular BPM guest at Playa del Carmen. Here he is at YAM, Acapulco.


Our nightlife expert Jocan Deka takes you straight to the pulse of Mexico City Bars

nightlife auteur tour review


During the day Jocan produces music for electronica label, Zentral Rebel, and works independently as a tattoo artist.


What we are saying here is the guy is a champion. You can talk to him about ANYTHING!

mexico city nightlife mixology scene

"One of the rooftop bars we went to on our secret bar tour was so cool we asked Jocan to make reservations for us on Friday night (when we had a bunch more friends coming in, and he was super helpful and made them for us!"

best bars mexico city interior 2
best bars mexico city


Just like having your an instant personal concierge & confidante in Mexico City. 
You'll be taken to the best hidden bars, cool salons and speakeasies,  order the right thing, & be a part of the crowd, 
within the minutes. 

bets bars mexico city mixology tour
nightlife mexico city tour interior


DON'T accidently end up on the wrong side of town. DO get straight to Mexico City's cosmopolitan nocturnal pulse.

best bars in mexico city

We had such an AMAZING time with Jocan and Camille on our "secret bar" tour of Mexico City!! We had a group of about ~10 people, all in our early/mid 30s, none of us Spanish speakers, so we booked this tour because we didn't want to waste time bumbling around going to the wrong bars. I won't give away which bars we went to, but they took us to two fabulous rooftop bars, 1 really cool underground bar with the most unique drinks I've ever seen, and then a super fun club with an amazing DJ that my friends are still praising. We loved one of the rooftop bars so much that we asked Jocan to make another reservation for us on Friday night (when we had another ~10 friends coming in), and he was super helpful and made the reservation for us! Both Jocan and Camille were very knowledgeable and seem to know everything about cool bars to go to in Mexico City. They were also super fun, and were dancing up a storm at the last club that we went to! Everyone in our group loved them, and we can't recommend them highly enough!

TOUR PRICE ( & WHO GETS THE CHECK)

This tour is private. It's just Jocan, you, and your friends. You're paying for an industry expert to take really good care of you. The same way you'd expect from a very best mate. He's got your back, he's fun, and you can rely on him to be all over it to make sure it's a great night out.

100 satisfaction-private tour guarantee badge


Total for group of 1-5 people = US$237
Total for group 6-10 = US$391 (2 guides)


*Prices are in US dollars & don't include tax.

**We recommend contacting your bank BEFORE trying to book.
Overseas banks frequently have a block or high alert for any payments linked to Mexico.

mexico city nightlife mexican limited edition alcohol
mexico city nightlife best bars tour


A special note about paying the bill and how it all works....

The bill at each bar and, as and when required any Uber/Didi/Beat trips, are the responsibility of the tour guest. This is the only way we can guarantee you will not be locked into stupid welcome cocktails or fixed drinks and that you are not locked into a set tour route, which may not capture your scene. 

The key here is we want you to have maximum flexibility on the night,  according to your spirits, beer, cocktail tastes. We would never presume anything about our guests tastes. And frankly, from time to time, our punters are tee-totallers anyway!

And we DON'T really need to say this, but we will anyway....
Our guides are super respectful of your hospitality too. They will not be tossing back Bollinger Rosé or a rare Tepaztate Mezcal - unless you invite them to do that!

We had a great time. Jocan was super easy to talk to and the places we went to  were really off the radar. Great interiors. Lots of good people. And style!

Brian Sherman  - Sony Music Entertainment

MEXICO CITY BEST BARS TOUR: WHEN & HOW LONG

This is a private 4 hour tour which starts at 8pm & finishes at midnight. Whenever we are able to., we flex on the start time. If you are more interested in drinking in clubs than bars, we ask your host  to make arrangements to start late.

Available Wednesday - Saturday


Want to start later?? We like to check this with your host and smooth up the door-crew ahead of time >> please drop us line if this applies to  you and your peeps!

best bars tour mexico city speakeasy

What a great time with Jocan on the nightlife tour! He was a very cool guy that was super flexible and knows/loves the city. He epitomizes what you would expect for a nightlife tour guide. An artist, a DJ, a local - he will absolutely make sure you see the highlights of what Mexico City has to offer at night. We ate great food, saw amazing bars, and had great company all night. I highly recommend Stylewalk MX and Jocan for this tour.

CAN WE PAUSE FOR TACOS BETWEEN STOPS?

Are you kidding us? It's Mexico.Tried n tested taco stops are built into this tour because that's what people do 24/7.  Just give us the nod! And if you're vegetarian, don't worry we'll hunt down the nopal and melted cheese option.

mezcal mexico

On Friday and Saturday night, we followed DJ Jokan on an amazing journey through some of the trendiest bars in Mexico city. A tour once again perfectly adapted to our tastes and desires, and with possibilities to improvise mid-tour.

NO SHORTAGE OF SPEAKEASIES IN MEXICO CITY

Hanky Panky is a good example of an underground bar that was exceptional before coolhunters had even started growing their moustache. If you want to get in though,  good luck. Google gives you the wrong address. On purpose.

play

Jocan and Camille, two of the StyleWalk guides took a group of guys around 4 really great bars / low-key clubs. They were awesome, friendly, and showed us some incredible places.bIt was a great way to kick off the trip and I’d strongly recommend them to anyone wanting to see a side of CDMX you normally wouldn’t!

MEXICO CITY NIGHTLIFE - HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT I'LL LIKE?

When you book, we send you an preferences questionnaire, online, so that we have your input well ahead of time. Be it:  pet hates, music tastes, upbeat vs chill, favorite tipples, non-alcoholic options, clubbing add-ons.... we like to take it all into account because there are MANY versions of an awesome night-out & our job is to make yours a great match!

mexico city bars - underground & dive

Mexico City is like Melbourne, Montreal, or Hong Kong. It likes hidden bars that haven't become famous yet.
It also takes A LOT of pride in its mixology scene. And its interiors. There is very good reason that three of the Best Bars of the World (2017) are located in Mexico City.
We promise we WON'T be taking you to those bars however!! That would be too easy. And you can find your way there on your own.
No, instead we will be taking you to the hotspots that our best bartenders escape to n their night off. The bars that are the rising stars of the neighborhood,, but don;'t yet have articles about them in Esquire, Robb Report or Travel + Leisure.

nightlife mexico city safe secure private  option
best underground bars mexico city 2


The client questionnaire is the first stage of planning. That's where you get to tell us about your style, so we can match the night to you.



We usually get to a minimum of three bars within the 4 hour tour time. We like to mix up the style of bar we go to, so if you have a special request or genre lets us know. it's a private tour so Jocan is there for you and anly you!

For a bar to get on our list it has to have a) iawesome decor with great mixologists OR b) be an-off-the-radar-best-of-its-kind dive bar, OR c) a speakeasy with style OR d) a purist's mezcal joint.


It should be obvious to you by now....
We say NO to neon, sports bars or anything with a 24hour TV screen.

mexico city bars - we say NO to neon backpacker get drunk pubs

Jocan and Camille, two of the StyleWalk guides took a group of guys around 4 really great bars / low-key clubs. They were awesome, friendly, and showed us some incredible places.  It was a great way to kick off the trip and I’d strongly recommend them to anyone wanting to see a side of CDMX you normally wouldn’t!More

CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE A BACHELOR PARTY?

As you know, this tour highlights intimate, lesser-known nocturnal hidewaways.  With a little bit of advance notice, we can plan an evening out for your Bachelor (or Hen's) night out however. It just needs a little extra planning.

hens party mexico city 2



Your early notice gives us time to consult with you about the vibe you want and to choose nightspots that can accommodate the size of your group. We also bring on extra hosts so there is a good ratio of guests to guides.


Hen's party instead?

The answer is YES!

hens party mexico city

Jocan and Camille, two of the StyleWalk guides took a group of guys around 4 really great bars / low-key clubs. They were awesome, friendly, and showed us some incredible places.  It was a great way to kick off the trip and I’d strongly recommend them to anyone wanting to see a side of CDMX you normally wouldn’t!More

MEXICO CITY BEST SLEEK BARS - YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

A great night out needs to have some elements of spontaneity & go-with-the-flow, but here's the basic guideline to get to you started..

best underground bars mexico city

1) Tell us about your preferences in the online questionnaire. there are lots of prompts to get you thinking. Do you smoke? Do you like it loud or quiet?  Do you want to focus on mixology, or are interiors and insta shots more important??

2)Meet Jocan at the meeting point in the vibrant cosmopolitan La Condesa neighborhood.

3)  Walk to the first bar of the night

4) Grab some top notch tacos if you're getting hungry already.

5) Uber it to the next bar. Time is precious!

6) Grab something to eat if you wish. 

7) Uber it to the next speakeasy/sleek bar or club

8) If there's time for a fourth stop, let's squeeze it in! 
If not, Jocan makes sure you are safe in your Uber heading to your onward destination. If you want #7 to be a club, he makes sure you are in the door and set for a great night there,

best bars mexico city tour speakeasy scene

READ OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS 

see the stylewalk reviews on tripadvisor

GUEST REVIEWS

Submit your review
1
2
3
4
5
Submit
     
Cancel

Create your own review

Nightlife Auteur - Stylish Bars Tour
Average rating:  
 3 reviews
by Turun J on Nightlife Auteur - Stylish Bars Tour

What a great time with Jocan on the nightlife tour! He was a very cool guy that was super flexible and knows/loves the city. He epitomizes what you would expect for a nightlife tour guide. An artist, a DJ, a local - he will absolutely make sure you see the highlights of what Mexico City has to offer at night. We ate great food, saw amazing bars, and had great company all night. I highly recommend Stylewalk MX and Jocan for this tour.​

by Justine EC on Nightlife Auteur - Stylish Bars Tour

We had such an AMAZING time with Jocan and Camille on our "secret bar" tour of Mexico City!! We had a group of about ~10 people, all in our early/mid 30s, none of us Spanish speakers, so we booked this tour because we didn't want to waste time bumbling around going to the wrong bars. I won't give away which bars we went to, but they took us to two fabulous rooftop bars, 1 really cool underground bar with the most unique drinks I've ever seen, and then a super fun club with an amazing DJ that my friends are still praising. We loved one of the rooftop bars so much that we asked Jocan to make another reservation for us on Friday night (when we had another ~10 friends coming in), and he was super helpful and made the reservation for us! Both Jocan and Camille were very knowledgeable and seem to know everything about cool bars to go to in Mexico City. They were also super fun, and were dancing up a storm at the last club that we went to! Everyone in our group loved them, and we can't recommend them highly enough!

by JRS Houston on Nightlife Auteur - Stylish Bars Tour

We had (another) wonderful experience bar and restaurant hopping in La Roma. Jocan knows some incredible places and was able to read the vibe of the group and point us in the right direction - I guess it's the professional DJ in him! I have gone out lots of times in Mexico City, but it's so different with an insider who knows where to go. Having Jocan with us also eliminated the need to constantly check the map, discuss where to go next, and worry about group logistics. If you are going out with some friends for an evening on the town, and you want to hit some cool spots, having Jocan as part of your crew is the right move!