Land's End Watering Holes: The 10 Best Bars in Cabo San Lucas

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.

One of the easiest ways to gauge the quality of area establishments is by counting the number of expats and local types holding down bar front real estate. Tourist Corridor landmark Latitude 22+ Roadhouse is the area’s signature stop for residents and long-time visitors, thanks to its old-school atmosphere, downhome menus, and amazing barstool vantages of Land’s End.

Cabo Wabo and Giggling Marlin remain two of the top time-tested stops in Cabo San Lucas. Both have been around for more than 20 years, but still consistently pull in the crowds with live entertainment and late night revelry. Beer lovers, meanwhile, will find it hard to resist Baja Brewing Company, which serves up fine food and the best suds in Baja California Sur at three area locations.

The most unusual new addition to the local scene is Fenway, a boisterous Boston Red Sox themed bar that recently opened one block off Marina Boulevard. If you don’t remember the words to Sweet Caroline, don’t worry. They’re painted on one of the Fenway green walls.

If Cabo San Lucas had a hall of fame for drinking establishments, Giggling Marlin would be in it. Although not as popular as it once was - its halcyon days as a party mecca were in the 1990s – the place still retains an esteemed spot on the...  Read More

Nowhere is exactly where you want to be. That's the motto of the bar, and it's often true, particularly on Tuesdays, when Nowhere Bar hosts the best ladies' night in Cabo San Lucas. Ladies drink for free from 8-10 p.m., and single men might also...  Read More

This place has a loyal clientele, and it's easy to see why. Their ongoing offer of two beers and two tequila shots for five dollars remains the best deal in town. Unlike many bars in Cabo San Lucas that don't really hit their stride until after...  Read More

Owners Scott and Amanda Osborne have helped make this one of the most popular downtown bars, fusing great pub-style food and eclectic music to create a thriving late night party atmosphere in their courtyard location at Plaza Real (right next...  Read More

Jungle Bar has never quite been the same as it was during the heyday of Strogeno, when lead singer Monster and the boys would kick out the jams four nights a week - in two languages - and the crowds would spill far out onto the sidewalks. But...  Read More

Tanga Tanga is a favorite of locals, and a great place to hang out if you want to end up in a conversation with a grizzled charter boat captain or jewelry store owner. It's located at the Plaza de la Danza near Nick-San and the Tesoro Los Cabos...  Read More

Yes, the spirit of Boston is alive and well in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. The recently opened Fenway Bar – it premiered in March 2016 – was the inspiration of long-time Red Sox fan and former Baja María proprietor Ignacio "Nacho" Padilla....  Read More

Baja California Sur's first brewery now has three locations - the original in San José del Cabo, a roof-top spot on the ninth floor of Cabo Villas on Médano Beach, and on the Cabo San Lucas Marina at Puerto Paraíso - all of which have proved...  Read More

Cabo Wabo has seen a lot of growth in the last twenty years, in its surroundings and in its business, which has now spun off a tequila brand and several U.S. locations. The bar was started by former Van Halen and Montrose frontman Sammy Hagar,...  Read More

The walls of Latitude 22+ are a Los Cabos history lesson, filled with old photos of enormous catches and fishing contests, prominent local personages, and even life preservers from notable area vessels. The place comes by its nautical aspect...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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