Mexico City Resources
Antonio Suarez is an in-the-know gay-friendly local that knows the scene and has an encyclopediac knowledge of the city’s history. www.toursbylocals.com or Antonio.firstname.lastname@example.org
Guía CHMX are maps that are available at local shops and cafés or that can be viewed at www.coolhuntermx.com
Hotel Geneve, Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez. Tel: +52-55-5080-0800. This historic hotel in Zona Rosa that is centrally located to the gay nightlife. www.hotelgeneve.com.mx
Hotel Parque Mexico, Av México 133, Condesa, Hipódromo. Tel: +52-55-5564-2211. This new boutique hotel is situated in the trendiest neighborhood in the city, and its art collection and design are worthwhile. www.parquemexico.mx
Azul Histórico, Isabel La Católica 30. Tel: +52-55- 5510-1316. Delicious food in a 17th-century palace. www.azulhistorico.com
Nexo Wine Bistrot, Campos Elíseos 199, Polanco IV Secc. Beautiful French cuisine perfect for an early evening of wines and charcuterie and say hello to the adorable owners. www.facebook.com/nexorestaurante
Nicos, Av. Cuitlauac No. 3102, Azcapotzalco, Claveria. This city institution is family-owned and headed by a celebrated gay chef is a celebration of traditional cook- ing with modern technique and international flair. www.nicosmexico.mx
Boy Bar, Calle Amberes 14, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez. This is a tourist-heavy Zona Rosa staple. www.facebook.com/BoyBarDF
Hanky Panky is a hidden speakeasy located behind a taqueria where modern and traditional cocktails are served up with 1920’s sensibilities. You’ll need to get a reservation, asks your concierge.
Nicho Bears, Londres 182. Is a small bear bar with a flirty scene. www.facebook.com/pages/nicho-bear-bar/200159996697504
Teatro BB Show Bar, Calle Amberes 21, Juárez. Tel: +52-55-6262-3100. This queer bar in Zona Rosa also has a large stage where extremely entertaining shows take place throughout the week. www.facebook.com/bbshowbar
Xaman, Copenhague 6, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez. This cocktail bar perfectly represents the trendy, well design of modern-day Mexico’s nightlife scene, take a mescal shot for us. www.xaman.bar
Dia de Los Muertos is the annual celebration that takes place the day after Halloween, last year was the first year that the city celebrated with a major parade. www.cdmxtravel.com
Marcha del Orgullo Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-género, Travesti, Transsexual, e Intersexual is the annual gay pride march that travels from the city’s main square to Zona Rosa that takes place in June.
El Armario Abierto, Agustín Melgar 25, Condesa. Tel: 52-55-5286-0895. This LGBT bookstore serves also a type of community center when locals can attend classes and lectures. www.elarmarioabierto.com.mx
Casa Condesa, Ave. Amsterdam 263, Tel: +52-55- 6273-3465. Shop for unique interior goods at this design shops.
Casa Quimera, Orizaba 131, Roma Norte. Another “mall” with awesome shops and a restaurant. www.casaquimera.com
Córdoba 25, Cordoba 25, Roma Norta. One of the few mixed-use buildings in the area, it houses multiple shops including a men’s boutique Apt. 25 and an independent book store. www.cordoba25.net
Common People, Emilio Castelar 149, Miguel Hidalgo. Tel: +52-55-5281-0800. This store for both men and women who are looking for the latet in street fashion, local and imported designers, and unique gifts. www.commonpeople.com.mx
Dr. York, B, Av. Álvaro Obregón 187, Roma Nte., Tel: +52-55-5207-9359. This eyeglass store will make those with perfect vision very jealous. www.dr-york.com
La Increible Libreria, Jalapa 129, Roma Nte. A curated bookshop that has a great little café and endless people watching. www.facebook.com/laincreiblelibreria
Lemur, Jalapa 85, C. U. Benito Juárez, Tel: +52-55- 3547-2182. Come for the wild print shirts. www.lemurshop.myshopify.com
Lucky Bastard, Colima, Roma Nte., Tel: +52-55- 7045-8679. Edgy and trendy street wear. www.facebook.com/luckybastardstore
Chalpultepec is one of the largest parks in the Western Hemisphere in a major urban environment. It houses the Museum of Anthropology, beautiful works of art, and Diego Rivera’s famous mural.
Frida Kahlo Museum, Londres 247, Del Carmen, Coyoacán. This is the childhood home of Frida Kahlo and where she died, it’s heavily visited place so head early. www.museofridakahlo.org.mx
Museo de Arte Popular, Calle Revillagigedo 11, Cuauhtémoc Centro, Tel: +52-55-5510-2201. This museum features locals artists and houses some of the magnificent Alabrije that are on view during Day of the Dead and rotating, thought- provoking exhibitions. www.map.cdmx.gob.mx
Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Calle Diego Rivera s/n, Álvaro Obregón, San Angel Inn. Tel: +52-55-8647-5470. Two houses connected by a small walkway are symbolic of Diego and Frida Kahlo’s tumultuous relationship. www.estudiodiegorivera.bellasartes.gob.mx
National Palace, Plaza de la Constitución S/N, Centro, Cuauhtémoc. Here, you can see Diego Rivera’s most famous murals that depict the history of Mexico City.