Well-Regarded Watering Holes: The Ten Best Bars in Cabo San Lucas

Chris Sands

By , Local Expert, Cabo San Lucas
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Nightlife in Cabo San Lucas has several different settings, from high-energy dance clubs to laid-back cantinas. Even the word nightlife is something of a misnomer, since many beachside hangouts draw large crowds in the afternoon, and generous happy hour specials are a feature of most downtown drinking establishments. Nonetheless, good old-fashioned bars - comfortable and congenial watering holes with honest drinks and reasonable prices - are relatively easy to find.

Many of the best bars in Cabo have local followings, and one of the easiest ways to gauge the quality of area establishments is by counting the number of ex-pats...  Read more »

  • 1

    Cabo Lounge

    Local Expert Tip: "The Brian Flynn Band plays on Wednesdays, and offers a terrific mix of blues-based rock and country music. "

  • 2

    Mango Deck

    Local Expert Tip: "Breakfast diners will enjoy the 2+2+2, with two eggs any way you like them, two strips of bacon or two breakfast sausages, and a choice of pancakes or french toast."

  • 3

    Cabo Blue

    Local Expert Tip: "Daily specials include Ladies' Night on Mondays from 9 p.m. to midnight, $1 beers all day and all night on Tuesdays, 2x1 drinks during an all-day happy hour on Wednesdays, 2x1 margaritas and mojitos on Thursdays, 2x1 Jack Daniels and $1 fish tacos on Fridays, and 2x1 vodka drinks on Saturdays."

  • 4

    Tanga Tanga

    Local Expert Tip: "A great place to catch a football game of either the American or Mexican variety. The barbecue bacon cheeseburgers heads the menu options. 144-1504"

  • 5

    Jungle Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Jungle Bar has two Ladies' Nights, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to midnight, with free well drinks and basic mixers."

  • 6

    Baja Brewing Company

    Local Expert Tip: "Try their bacon blue cheese burger with basil paired with their Peyote IPA, or their coffee-dusted filet mignon with the Escorpion Negro."

  • 7

    Happy Ending

    Local Expert Tip: "Beer pong is Happy Ending's most popular sport, and the staff is quick to set up tables with the slightest provocation. There is also a pool table in the back."

  • 8

    Giggling Marlin

    Local Expert Tip: "Skip and Go Naked is the drink of choice here. Have enough of them, and it's a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy."

  • 9

    Cabo Wabo Cantina

    Local Expert Tip: "The best time to visit Cabo Wabo is in October, when Sammy's birthday bash draws plenty of other famous musicians and celebrities, as well as fans from across the U.S. and Canada that come down every year for the festivities. "

  • 10

    Rips Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Rainbow shots are the house specialty."


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