I grew up in the 90s, and back then movies like From Dusk Till Dawn of director Quentin Tarantino were the bomb. A titty bar built on top of an ancient Mayan temple? Check. Salma Hayek? Check. Vampires? Check. It was amazing, a cult classic. Sadly, striptease clubs in Mexico City aren’t built on top of places of pagan worship, or are they? There are no literal vampires but there is a huge chance of getting your debit card sucked dry as soon as the girls smell the foreigner in you.
The newer striptease clubs in Mexico City, nowadays referred to as Ciudad de México (or CDMX), are decent, to say the least. And some of them are really great. Barba Azul at Gutiérrez Nájera 291 is the closest thing to the From Dusk Till Dawn experience. Get ready for a venue full of locals, spilled beer and women on poles looking like a taco el pastor spit-grill. The club is so old school that it doesn’t have a website. EL Closet at Saltillo 60 is also immensely popular, despite or maybe even thanks to its peculiar name. 40 Grados at Insurgentes Sur 623 and Chateau Mens Club at Insurgentes Sur 1670 are both a bit on the “loose side” and you can definitely count on some action there.