What the former resident/unwitting namesake of the home-turned-exclusive-nightclub M.N. Roy would think of the renovations is beyond us. Manabendra Nath Roy was an Indian revolutionary who started the Mexican Communist Party while exiled in Mexico City. Roy lived in the Colonia Roma home from 1917 to 1919 but probably wouldn't recognize it now. Throngs of people line up to get in at 2 a.m., with electronic music blasting until dawn. The building's facade doesn't give away much, but French architects Ludwig Godefroy and Emmanuel Picault created magic in the form of impossibly high, slanted ceilings and dark wooden walls. There is a guest list, but don't ask us how to get on.


M.N. Roy is one of Mexico City's hottest spots in its hottest neighborhood, but with the least obvious entrance.
What better way to celebrate anti-imperialism than by drinking after-hours with some of the sexiest people in the country?
Mérida 186, Colonia Roma, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City
Mon.-Fri., 11:15 p.m.-4 a.m.


By Megan Frye

Megan Frye is a professional vagabond who swears she's danced with the dead at the pyramids. She can usually be found eating her way around Mexico City. Tweet her about the food that makes you squeal at @fryechild.