Xaman Bar

Xaman Bar, Mexico City: Address, Xaman Bar Reviews: 4/5

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Neighborhood: Reforma / Zona Rosa
Equipped with some of the best discotheques, bars, boutiques and bistros, Zona Rosa is perfect for those looking to have a great time to socialize, have fun and be part of the great LGBT community in Mexico City. Day or night, it’s possible to spend the entire time exploring, drinking, dancing and shopping while being amazed by its classic yet eclectic European style. Reforma’s luxury hotels and world renowned sculptures such as El Ángel de la Independencia give Paseo de la Reforma a wonderful atmosphere along the corridor, a beautiful place for a long and romantic walk.
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  • Insurgentes • 6 min walk
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Brieanna Soo
Manzanillo, Mexico15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Wow, those were some rather harsh reviews... felt I needed to write a review to highlight how rad this place is.

The entrance is non-descript, as most cool cocktail bars and speakeasies are. Follow Google Maps to the spot, then go down the stairs and through the doors with no sign on them.

Tons of attention to detail and to the vibe here. We went on a Tue night, so there wasn't a DJ this night. They did have an awesome playlist of groovy house and tribal beats though. At one point, one of the employees lit a bunch of plants/woods and smudged the room with a lovely warm and earthy scent.

All of the cocktails we tried were interesting and delicious. The presentation was beautiful. They are combining a lot of Mexican ingredients and unusual liqueurs here, so expect unexpected flavours.

If you are adventurous, love themed cocktail bars and are into curious experiences, then this is the place for you. I will absolutely return in the future.
Written January 15, 2020
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Shani G
15 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
A hidden underground speakeasy with no sign outside (just look out for the small group gathered outside to know which building). Friendly bouncer and staff, helps if you speak Spanish. The cocktails are like none I've tasted before, often smoky and in funky glasses (be warned they may be tiny or huge!). Great ambient music, cool atmosphere - feels very much like a trendy bar in London or Berlin. Cocktails are 200-250 pesos each. Would recommend!
Written March 1, 2020
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Izzy
12 contributions
Jan 2020
Visited Xaman bar in CDMX in Jan 2020. Loved the hanging plants and the dark, cool vibe in the bar. Easy seating and service was great
Written March 2, 2020
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Shirley Li
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
tldr seems like we were socially profiled.

Our reservation was for 9:30pm on a Saturday night, we arrived on time and there were two empty tables. The waiter greeted us and was gesturing towards the seating beside the DJ booth. We didn’t want to sit near the DJ booth as it was too loud, so we asked to sit at one of the empty tables. The waiter said no because those were for parties of 3.

We understood and proceeded to sit at the bar. 5-10 minutes later, we look back and see both tables occupied by parties of 2. We were obviously not happy about this but still proceed to our our drinks.

By 10:15, our drinks still had not arrived. We thought it was maybe because they were understaffed but we counted three waiters. We therefore look at the two tables of parties of 2 (who for sure arrived after us), and they both had received their drinks. We walked out after not receiving our drinks as the wait had been so long by then.

Maybe I’m just salty from my experience but the bar also looked like a regular speakeasy. Have been to a bunch of speakeasy’s in Mexico City all with better service
Written February 12, 2022
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Carmansue
Kansas City, Missouri, United States61 contributions
Nov 2019
It looks like a total dump from the outside, like you're walking into a parking garage to get shot but once you walk in, it's like you're in a hip cocktail party. The ambiance is on point as are the cocktails.
Written December 31, 2019
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Chuck C
Guatemala City, Guatemala20 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Whoaaaa WHAT A BAR!!! It’s a MUST when in Mexico City, absolutely AMAZING!!

It’s a small bar, but the concept of it is for all of the senses! If you’re into spiritual, mysticism THIS BAR IS THE BAR.

PLEASE GO WITH AN OPEN MIND ANS TUMMY, because the drinks they have ARE EXCELLENT!!
Written August 6, 2019
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Nia R
Redwood City, CA13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This bar is down a small ally and looks sketch at first but once you are inside it is awesome! They are playing chill music and great drinks! They also have a small smoke room which is awesome so you dont have to go outside. The staff was very friendly and accomodating! Would definitely go back when in Mexico City again!
Written August 6, 2018
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David C
Atlanta, GA26 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
One of the best cocktail bars in the world. Many great options; owner is also very friendly. We tried a variety of drinks and they were all great. There is a sister bar to Xaman in the city as well.
Written August 27, 2019
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Turner S
Paris, France1,208 contributions
May 2019 • Business
Few would ever associate the word "hip" with my lifestyle but that is how I felt at the cocktail bar. It is not as difficult to find as some say. The address is over the stairwell leading to the bar. Inside is a dimly lit cocktail cave. I was there early and music was not loud yet. The cocktails were very good but very much style over substance. It was more about the art and presentation. They were lovely looking drinks but nothing awe inspiring about the flavors. I could see this being a more enjoyable experience with a large group or a date night.
Written May 11, 2019
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lainee_t
Mexico City, Mexico9 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Xaman is a really cool Bar, it's sort of hidden and it has a mysterious vibe.
The cocktails are very original and delicious, they all have very mexican ingredients.
My favourite was Pie Negro, with zapote!!
Written March 7, 2018
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