Best Dance Clubs in Cabo San Lucas: Where to Get Down Tonight



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.




The most notable nightclub addition of 2015 was The Rooftop at The Cape, the new Thompson Hotel at Sunset Point in the tourist corridor that connects Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Set atop a six story boutique resort, this hip new late...  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




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




Purple is the VIP rooftop lounge at Breathless, the hip new adults-only all-inclusive that opened in December 2015 at the juncture of Médano Beach and the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Festive to-dos and theme nights are a big part of Breathless'...  Read More




Billed as "the official gay bar of Los Cabos," Chandeliers has been the center of Cabo San Lucas' LGBT scene since its opening several years ago, drawing lively crowds with theme nights, strip and drag shows (Boys n' Heels are a local favorite),...  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




Cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo each have their specialties: the former is best known for its water sports and boisterous nightlife, the latter for its thriving fine dining and cultural scenes. San José does boast one...  Read More




The Cabo San Lucas 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...  Read More




Part of Cabo's poolside scene died forever on September 14, 2014, when Hurricane Odile made devastating landfall. Nikki Beach Club, the heart of the hip Médano Beach scene, never reopened again, nor did other ME Cabo Hotel based party places...  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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