Live Music and Late-Night Revelry: 10 Best Nightspots in Cabo



Cabo San Lucas is a night owl's paradise, with a host of great bars, clubs, lounges, live music venues and other after dark diversions. The two best nightspots, El Squid Roe and Cabo Wabo, have been open for more than twenty years and are still going strong. Squid Roe is the best place to make new friends and do jello shots at three in the morning, while Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo boasts the best live rock and roll in town.

The heart of the nightlife district in Cabo San Lucas is centered around Plaza Bonita, and this high-density, high-energy strip is home to many of the city's best late night clubs, including Squid Roe, Mandala, Pink Kitty. La Vaquita, Baja Junkie and Rockstone Tavern. DJs, dancing and high-end bottle service rule at Mandala and Pink Kitty. Rockstone, meanwhile, offers nightly live music and excellent pub-style comfort food.

Beer lovers will be drawn to Baja Sur's first craft brewery, Baja Brewing Company, which now has three locations in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, including a rooftop aerie at Cabo Villas overlooking Médano Beach, and a scenic spot on the Marina at Puerto Paraíso. Nowhere Bar remains the most popular haunt on the Marina, however, with excellent happy hour deals and the best ladies' night in town.




One of the newest additions to the Cabo San Lucas nightlife scene, this combination sports bar/restaurant/live music venue opened in 2013, showcasing rock n' roll themed décor, indoor and outdoor bars and a generous selection of comfort food...  Read More




The preferred watering hole of locals, Tanga Tanga is 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. The bar is located at the Plaza de la Danza near the Wyndham...  Read More




The Cabo version of Mandala (their original location is in Cancún) offers a more traditionally club-like atmosphere than next door neighbor El Squid Roe, with great dance music from a rotating cast of international DJs, colorful lighting,...  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




A chic and sexy downtown nightclub with boutique boudoir décor and lots of high-end bottle service, Pink Kitty has, for at least five years anyway, been among the premier places to see and be seen in downtown Cabo San Lucas. A popular stop for...  Read More




Baja California Sur's first brewery now has three locations - the original in San José del Cabo, a rooftop spot on the ninth floor at Cabo Villas on Médano Beach, and on the Cabo San Lucas Marina at Puerto Paraíso - all of which have proved...  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 Cabo's best ladies' night. Ladies drink for free from 8-10 p.m., and single men might also want to take...  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




Cabo Wabo is where you go if you want to see a rock star. This is where you go if you want to party like one. The downtown nightspot supreme, El Squid Roe has been packing in the crowds for decades, and is one of the landmarks of the Cabo San...  Read More


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Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at Baja.com, 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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