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Located upstairs at Plaza Borda 12, Acerto (tel. 762/622-0064) is an enticing all-purpose hangout overlooking the square. It serves as an Internet cafe, sports bar, and restaurant. Taxco's popular, modern dance club, Windows, sits high up the mountain in the Monte Taxco (see above; tel. 762/622-1300). The entire city is on view, and music runs the gamut from Latin pop to '80s hits. For 30 pesos cover, you can dance away Friday or Saturday night from 9pm to 3am. The club seldom gets crowded.

Completely different in tone is Bar Berta's (tel. 762/622-0172), next to the Santa Prisca Church at Plaza Borda 9. Opened in 1930 by a lady named Berta, who made her fame on a drink of the same name (tequila, soda, lime, and honey), it's the traditional gathering place of the local gentry and tourists. Spurs and old swords decorate the walls. Grab a seat on the balcony overlooking the plaza and church. A Berta (the drink, of course) costs about 55 pesos; rum, the same. It's open daily from 11am to 8pm.

La Concha Nostra (tel. 762/622-7944), has a local, edgy feel and features live rock music Saturday nights for a 25 pesos cover. It's located upstairs inside the Hotel Casa Grande at Plazuela de San Juan 7 and is open nightly until 1am. If you're looking to get down on the dance floor, Ibiza Night Club (tel. 762/627-1664; www.ibizataxco.com) is the place to go. Located on Av. de los Plateros 137, it hosts local disc jockeys and theme nights; check their website for upcoming events.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.