Cabo Nightlife

Happy hours stretch into "happy nights" in Cabo which has a reputation of being the nightlife capital of southern Baja. Yes, you can still enjoy a romantic sunset cocktail or a mellow place for quiet conversation, but if you're of a certain age and energy level, nothing beats the pleasure and escapades of the town's hard-rockin' late-night action. Most bars can be found around the Bulevar Marina where hora feliz (happy hour) often starts at noon and features numerous rounds of tequila.

Arriba Tequila Bar

Boulevard Marina & Lazaro Cardenas, 624 143 1373

Arriba Tequila Bar's website

Live music, Latin dance, good food, and more than 60 different tequilas.

Baja Cantina Dockside

Marina Avenue, Dock L-M, 624-143-1591

Baja Cantina Dockside's website

Get your "attitude adjustment" at this classic Mexican bar on the edge of the marina waterfront. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., drinks are two for one.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Vincenter Guerrero at Lazaro Cardenas, 624-143-1188

Cabo Wabo Cantina's website

The infamous "don't miss" bar, owned by Sammy Hagar formerly of Van Halen, often features a live band, lively dance club action, and whatever else the night brings. And yes, if you're lucky you might see Sammy himself.

Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill

Boulevard Mijares, No. 88, 624-142-5601

There's always something going on here, from karaoke, to TVs blaring sports, to live music to pool tables to someone even dancing on the tables.

Crazy Lobster

Hidalgo Street, 624 143 6535; also at Zaragoza Street around the corner from El Squid Roe; 624-143-1021

Crazy Lobster's website

This casual lobster shack, with its massive saltwater tank which in itself is an attraction, specializes in all kinds of lobster dishes and all-day, all-you-can-survive tequila shots literally served any time. This place has "crazy" in its name for a reason.

Latitude 22+ Roadhouse

Km. 4.5 Transpeninsular Highway #1, 624-143-1516

Latitude 22+ Roadhouse's website

A casual, "weathered" looking bar known for their slow roasted Sam Bassovich's Croation Prime Rib and casual ambiance.

Giggling Marlin

Boulevard Marina y Matamoros, 624-143-1182

Giggling Marlin's website

The huge marlin head and upside down hanging man at the entrance is your clue that this is nor your average bar/restaurant. This Cabo institution is known for its nighttime antics, fun happy hours and variety of local outfitters it can hook you up with.

Hemingway's Cigar & Tequila Lounge

Boulevard Marina y Guerrero, 624 143 9845

Hemingway's Cigar & Tequila Lounge's website

A classic sports bar that feels like you're in the heart of Havana where the mojitos are amazing and the cigars smokin.' Live Cuban music from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Love Shack Bar & Grill

Morelos y Ninos Heroe, 624 143- 50 -10

Love Shack Bar & Grill's website

There are specials galore at this insane sports bar that literally features all kinds of sports including UFC and World Championship Boxing. Wednesday nights ladies drink free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Nowhere Bar

Plaza Bonita, Blvd Marina, 624- 143-4493

Nowhere Bar's website

The motto here is "Because Nowhere is exactly where you want to be" and it fits. The vibe is laid back and easy, the waterfront location perfect and the two for one drinks make it easy on the wallet. Every Tuesday is ladies night with free drinks for the girls from 8 to 10 p.m.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Vincente Guerrero at Lazaro Cardenas, 624-143-1188

Cabo Wabo Cantina's website

The infamous "don't miss" bar, owned by Sammy Hagar formerly of Van Halen, often features a live band, lively dance club action, and whatever else the night brings. And yes, if you're lucky you might see Sammy himself.

El Squid Roe

Bulevar Marina, 624-143-0655

El Squid Roe's website

Part nightclub, part dance hall, part restaurant, and definite Cabo icon, the three-story El Squid Roe is a wild party atmosphere come to life where waiters are equipped with spray tanks of tequila and anything goes, especially later at night. The menu is Tex-Mex though most come for the pulsating music, see and be-seen "scene" and yard-long margarita.

Mambo Cafe

Bulevar Marina, Loc 9-10; 624-143-1484

Mambo Cafe's website

A disco with a tropical ambiance and a fusion of Latin music.


On the main street Lazaro Cardenas, 624 143 2054

Located on Lazaro Cardenas Boulevard, between Morelos and Zaragoza, right next to the Squid Roe.

Hard Rock Cafe

Blvd. Marina L-17 L-28 C, Plaza Bonita, 624-1433-779

Hard Rock Cafe's website

Popular rock and roll American chain known for its variety of burgers, pizzas and salads as well as its rock n' roll memorabilia, live bands and their "Save the Planet" motto.

Nikki Beach

on the beach at the ME Cabo resort, 624-145-7800

Nikki Beach's website

Located on Medano Beach where resident DJs work the crowd into a party frenzy till all hours.

Pink Kitty

Boulevard Marina S/N, 624-143-5500

A true testament to a metropolitan style nightclub. Featuring modern Baroque boudoir, The Pink Kitty will set the stage for a new era in atmosphere and service for nightlife in Los Cabos. From custom Italian blown glass chandeliers and moray eelskin leather seating, to an all female staff and incredible VIP service, "the kitty" will bring to life an unparalleled concept in Cabo nightlife. Table reservations are recommended, but not necessary.

Baja Brewing Company

Morelos 1227, 624 146-9995

Baja Brewing Company's website

This working brewery - complete with outdoor beer garden - offers eight original beers brewed on the premises. There's also live music nightly, along with an extensive menu of popular Mexican and American food.


Marina Cabo San Lucas 18 Col Centro, 624-143-1466

Barometro's website

A trendy open-air lounge with an extensive list of martinis, comfy couches and plenty of space to meet and mingle.

Billygan's Island

Paseo del Pescador Col El Medano 624-143-4830

Billygan's Island's website

A giant tiki hut known for its abundance of college coeds sipping from giant margarita glasses.

Mango Deck

Playa El Medano, 624 -143-0901

Mango Deck's website

Located right in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, on Medano Beach, Mango Deck boasts an unbeatable view of Lover's Beach and the famous archway rock formation connecting the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean. Mango is open bright and early 7 days a week so you can come and enjoy a variety of different breakfasts consisting of great big omelets, pancakes, Mexican specialties, breakfast burritos, fresh fruit plates and a variety of healthier lighter choices.

The Office

Playa El Medano, 624 -143-3464

The Office's website

The kind of "office" you wish you had. Here, you can dig your toes into the sand while indulging in Baja-style shrimp, tortilla soup, lobster tacos or their famous 16 ounce margarita.

Zipper's Bar and Restaurante

Km 28.5 Tourist Corridor, San Jose del Cabo, 624-172- 6162

Zipper's Bar and Restaurante's website

A rustic open air restaurant with amazing views of Costa Azul beach. The menu is eclectic Mexican American menu complete with giant satellite TVs, though who needs those when you have the sunset and the margaritas?