If you have come to Mexico, or are planning to do so, you may already know that Mexico is full of tradition and history, spectacular views and the best places to eat. And maybe you also know by now, that not only Mexico City has great things to offer. Let’s face it, every capital city is full of spectacular things, but so are the cities around it So much fun.
So I want to start with a simple tip, but one of the most expensive tips you will get in your entire life: You must come visit Mexico. The country has so much to offer.
Anyway, you will not regret it at all !!
Inside Mexico there is a beautiful city called: Queretaro. It is a city about 200 km (about 125 miles) on the northwestern side of Mexico City (the state capital).
But being so close to Mexico City it is easy to get there: you can easily take a bus from the airport. Yes! Directly from the airport, without having to move anywhere else.
A very comfortable bus ride (not kidding at all!), A delicious snack, and after 3 hours of driving, you will be in the heart of Quartaro.
It is also one of the most fun cities to spend time in, as it has a great variety of places to enjoy. Lots of places to visit, the beautiful city center full of history, great places to eat, and last but not least: one of the cities with the most vibrant and spectacular nightlife you can imagine.
Querétaro is an emerging star of travel destination and has quickly joined a growing list of favorite places to visit. This is such a pleasant colonial city to experience. Definitely worth spending at least a few days in this amazing city.
First … just to put you in some context: Querétaro has been recognized as the metro area with the best quality of life and as one of the safest cities in the country. This is also the reason why it has become so attractive for tourists.
In 1996, the historic center of Querétaro (AKA Downtown) was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Of the natives of the region.
The city center is usually called “Historic Center”,
And includes the city center and nearby areas. It is surrounded by the main streets of the city, roads and highways. Most of the city’s monuments are located here, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the “Cerro de las Campanas” where Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg was executed.
And one of the biggest things, is that in this amazing “Centro Historico” the nightlife comes to life in a spectacular way when the city center is full of bars, theaters, restaurants and surprises for all kinds of pleasures and preferences.
So you can just imagine how much fun happens on all the streets of Queretaro.
If you are looking for a great place to enjoy a meal and good wine, you will find tons of small restaurants in what is called: “The Dog Square”, or “Donia Square Josef Ortiz”.
Everything from a good steak to a well-complex Italian pasta, or a more local dish like: plump (Which are like arepas Thick tortilla based on wheat flour, stuffed with cheese or pork of your choice).
If you are willing to try more local cuisine, you must be prepared for spicy food, as Mexican food is pretty much based on corn, wheat, meat and chili (chili – spicy)
But also, you can find these little cafeterias where you can enjoy coffee or tea accompanied by delicious crepes or pastries.
But let’s move from food to more interesting things. What can you do if you are looking to enjoy a night out in this amazing city?
If you are looking to go “Ascension” Just from a nice dinner, there are great pubs and bars all over town. And also for different flavors. Looking for something Irish style, give it a try BAR WICKLOW (above “5 de Mayo”). You can also look up McCarthy Pub, On Bernardo Quintana Avenue, or CELTICS PUB. Those definitely have an Irish fall. A great beer, tap or bottle, but the most interesting is that they have an expanded supply of beers from around the world.
Looking for a sports bar in Queretaro?
Although there are a bunch of sports bars all over the city, not everyone has the same atmosphere, where I can assure you, that you will win the best of times. There are some great places such as Logan’s Beer House (There are at least 3 all over town), or Sonora Grill and Bar
(In Jurikila). If you’re in town for the football season, these are two great places I can assure you, that you do not want to miss.
Fancy some live music?
If you are a jazz type, there is this great place with a live band called Of Hank, Also in Centro Historico. Right next to another live music restaurant called COMALI. Two great places. I highly recommend both. Hank’s is a New Orleans-inspired cuisine, as COMALI is 100% Mexican and local food.
if you Really into Live music, I personally believe there is no place in town like this “The node“This is a really cool rock house, you can check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/La-Encrucijada-Rock-House-129762275729/ . Keep in mind that this place is a bar and not a restaurant. Although they serve food, it is mostly finger food that will suit your drink.
No! Clubs is what I want!
If you are looking for a great night of clubs, Queretaro is definitely a city that will not disappoint at all. All over the city, you can find a great club with different types of music.
If you really like dancing, you should go to “USA Havana Club.” This is this great Cuban-inspired salsa place with live music. Also an amazing place to meet women, as very Mexican women enjoy dancing (overall not just salsa), and end up going in all the female groups to places where they can dance.
If you’re looking for something more “pop music”, especially a nightclub type, Queretaro is a city that has a vibrant and dynamic club scene. You should go to some classic favorite places life: Silvana Nightclub, The eight, OBaMBaaTa Club, Goodbye Love Canteen, or Blue margarita.
Places like these continue to thrive as some of the city’s coolest places. If you are thinking of going more to one of these places, keep in mind that the clubs start around 11pm or midnight. So you can go to the bar first, have a few beers, and then order UBER to take you to the club or clubs of your choice.
It is also important to know that the law and regulations stipulate that nightclubs close at 3:00 p.m. So if you are looking to extend the party, you will have to ask “After parties” That occur in homes or private places.
Are you really looking for something else?
If you are looking for really different fun … you might want to try a karaoke bar, or a standup bar. Comedy theater for events is very popular in Queretaro. Here are some recommended places:
Karaoke is something popular in Queretaro. And by the way, these are also great places to meet women – especially local women. You can what check KantarEs On Corrective Extension
Street, or “Bar La Cantada” B Juriquilla. It is accepted that karaoke bars have a stage and there are accessories for you to “become your favorite artist” and sing your most famous song of your own. So if you ever get to a karaoke bar: let yourself go with the flow and enjoy!
If comedy and laughter is what you’re looking for you can not miss “La Caracadea Theater” (One of the most famous theaters in Queretaro) or “La Caja Popular” Standup Comedy Bar. Of course you may need to understand Spanish, otherwise, you may not be as good as you expect.
Where Mexican locals hang out QUERETARO?
My friends … I left the best to the end. If you are looking Something really Mexican and local, You must definitely try: THE TAURINE JUNGLE BAR. It’s full of little history canteen.
Yes! You read that right. This is a 100% Mexican canteen just like the ones from the movies. It is this small place with more than 30 years of history, which has managed to preserve its atmosphere and cheerfulness to be something “old in a very modern way”. This is a place that if you are in the city, you definitely do not want to miss.
It’s the most fun, getting to know a city through its nightlife. So I hope you enjoy your stay in Queretaro, but most of all, I hope you enjoy your nightlife in QUERETARO …
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