Once the home of Mexican Communist Party founder M. N. Roy, this breathtaking space by world-class architects Emmanuel Picault and Ludwig Godefroy is reason enough to visit the trendy Roma neighbourhood. But add to this the best local DJ talent, a 7am closing time, a tequila-stocked bar and an ultra-glamorous crowd, and the result is one of Mexico City’s hottest and most exclusive nightclubs. Once inside, you’ll find cathedral-height ceilings, black basalt, sweeping geometric lines and a spartan, futuristic feel.
A piano bar is a hybrid creature: part performance space, part living room, and part saloon. The bar is there to sell drinks, the pianist is there to perform, and the crowd is there to sing, listen, drink and socialize. All of this means that it's impossible to predict what a given evening's chemistry will be, even if most of the people on hand are regular customers. While every factor counts, the most important issue is the person at the piano. The pianist determines the type of music, the style of performance, and the general tone of the evening. The experienced piano bar player knows how to take genial control of most any situation and generally keep the party going.
The nightlife is doomed to fleeting. Opening doors suddenly closed. Only a few places exceed the ephemeral and, for some mysterious reason, spend years being fashionable, like Leonor, Felix or M.N. Roy. Now is the turn of Mono. An old house in Colonia Juarez is the place where the party begins.