There are basically two types of places to dance in Cabo San Lucas: hip late night clubs that feature high-energy house beats from a mix of local and international DJs, and live music venues showcasing old-fashioned, good-time rock n' roll. Aficionados of the latter should definitely visit Cabo Wabo Cantina (founded by former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar), one of the top local boogie down bars.
More sophisticated sorts–or at least those that eschew denim, guitar solos and Jack Daniels shots–will want to hit the dance floor at Mixology, the trendy invitation only nightclub in San José del Cabo. ME Cabo Hotel on Médano Beach is also a must visit: the chic Deco-style resort boasts a lively poolside scene at Blue Marlin Ibiza, with seas of bikini-clad revelers enjoying all-day (and most of the night) dance music and swim-up cocktails.
Mandala and Pink Kitty are among the most popular clubs in Cabo San Lucas' downtown nightlife district, thanks to driving dance beats and plenty of high-end bottle service. High-profile international guest DJs and special theme nights are frequent features at both of these clubs, while resident DJ talent typically pulls in the late night crowds at nearby El Squid Roe.
Lovers of Latin rhythms, meanwhile, will want to head to El Roosterfish on Friday nights, when the restaurant turns nightclub with live music, free drinks for ladies, and the city's best salsa dancing scene.