Generally speaking, there is no difference between beachfront bars and restaurants in Los Cabos. Seaside bars in the area always serve food, and the restaurants always maintain dedicated bar areas with tropical cocktails, premium tequilas and plenty of ice cold beer.
Since fresh local seafood and umbrella-garnished margaritas are a given, the best local beach bars distinguish themselves with live music, interactive entertainment, water-based rentals and lounge chair cocktail service. Mango Deck Cantina offers all of the above…and boasts the bawdiest seaside party scene on Playa El Médano. Known as Cabo San Lucas' unofficial Spring Break headquarters, Mango Deck serves up hot food and cold drinks - including tequila shooters from a criss-crossed bandolier wearing Pancho Villa look-alike named Big Johnson - as well as hosting sex position contests, and arranging wave runner and other rentals.
Zipper's is the preferred spot for sun, sand and buckets of beer in San José del Cabo. The beachfront bar and grill pairs tasty burgers and BBQ ribs with ice cold bottles of Victoria, and is the summertime hangout of choice for the local surf crowd (Playa Costa Azul, where Zipper’s is set, hosts the annual Los Cabos Open of Surf). Cerritos Beach, on the other hand, is notable for its winter surf conditions. The Pacific Ocean-side playa – it’s just south of Pescadero and Todos Santos – also offers first-class margaritas, mariscos and Latin jazz at the scenically set Cerritos Beach Club & Surf.