Best Bars in Cabo San Lucas: Popular Beach Bars, Brewpubs and More

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 — lively and welcoming watering holes with honest drinks and good-time music — 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 expats and...  Read more »

  • 1

    Cabo Lounge

    This is the best local's bar in Cabo San Lucas.

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

  • 2

    Cabo Wabo Cantina

    Cabo Wabo is the best live music venue in Cabo San Lucas, and along with Squid Roe, is one of the city's most popular nighlife options.

    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. "

  • 3

    Jungle Bar

    Jungle Bar is one of the best late night hangouts in Los Cabos.

    Local Expert Tip: "The bar has two ladies' nights: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight, with free well drinks and basic mixers for women."

  • 4

    Cerritos Beach Club and Surf

    Cerritos Beach Club and Surf is one of the best beach bars in Baja California Sur.

    Local Expert Tip: "Daline Jones and Diego Ramirez perform on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m."

  • 5

    Nowhere Bar

    This is the best bar on the Cabo San Lucas Marina.

    Local Expert Tip: "Nowhere is exactly where you want to be during happy hour. Watch the fishing boats return with their catches, or just watch the world go by while you work up an appetite."

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    Baja Brewing Company

    Baja Brewing Company was the state's first microbrewery, and their three local locations offer an excellent array of draught and bottled beers.

    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

    Cabo Blue

    Cabo Blue is a favorite of locals, and is one of the best live music venues in Cabo San Lucas.

    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."

  • 8

    Tanga Tanga

    Tanga Tanga is one of the top local's bars in Cabo San Lucas, and a popular place to watch sporting events.

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

  • 9

    Giggling Marlin

    Giggling Marlin is one of the longest running bars in Cabo San Lucas, and it remains a mandatory stop for first-time visitors.

    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."

  • 10

    Happy Ending

    Happy Ending has the best deal in Cabo San Lucas: two beers and two shots of tequila for $5.

    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."



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