Zona Rosa Nightlife has long been synonymous with Mexico City’s gay and lesbian scenes. They historically converge here. And places open and close all the time. A three-year old bar, though, may achieve legendary status, and then close the next week. It’s the same for bars, cantinas, pubs and antros (nightclubs and dance clubs). There are other related night-time entertainment venues too. There are also lots of nearby places to feed all those revelers. Common across all of them is that they’ll all stay open late.
Importantly, night-time haunts are not exclusively at the intersection shown on the map, i.e.; at the corner of Amberes & Estrasburgo. There will be others within walking distance in just about every direction. The map shows only the highest concentration., or epicenter, if you will. Historically, businesses will re-open here with new names almost before the dust settles on a previous iteration.
Zona Rosa Nightlife extends across the traditional Zona Rosa, home to Mexico City’s Korean community, and antiques trade, too. Nearly the entirety of the Colonia Juárez, westward to Chapultepec Park and southward into Roma Norte and Condesa. Pressure in the Zona Rosa proper has pushed the scene well into east Colonia Juarez, on the other side of Insurgentes. There it almost connects with the important Republica de Cuba corridor, south of Plaza Garibaldi. It’s another important Lesbian and Gay night scene, sometimes different, and sometimes just like the Zona.