Mexico City, Mexico
- No.3 The World's 50 Best Bars 2023
- No.2 North America's 50 Best Bars 2023
Evoking images of the original speakeasies of the 1920s seen through a Hollywood lens, Handshake is one of Mexico’s finest cocktail destinations, sitting pretty in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list at No.11. One of the capital’s best-kept open secrets, the bar is hidden behind a secret door in a dimly lit room stocked with vintage spirits. Every element of the decor asks its guests to regress back to a simpler time away from the distractions of modernity. All who come through the door are set to fully embrace its beautifully curated surroundings, sipping on concoctions composed of vintage spirits. As to be expected, classic drinks are the big players here, with options like a Hanky Panky propped up by century old amaro, which is a consistent menu staple. However, you’ll have just as much fun with its creative twists that elevate timeless drinks to a higher place, like an Old Fashioned spruced with umami-packed brown butter mushrooms.
- Average price per cocktail $14
- Evening: Mon – Sun
- Visit Handshake Speakeasy's Website
C. Amberes 65, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, 6600