10 Best LGBTQ-Friendly Bars and Clubs in Los Cabos



With its "anything goes" attitude, Cabo San Lucas has always been relatively tolerant and gay friendly, and Los Cabos in general is hospitable to the LGBTQ community, particularly in terms of vacation villas and marriage and renewal of vows ceremonies. Despite the respectable turnout for the annual Gay Pride parade, however, the area lacks the vibrant gay nightlife scene found in some of the more highly populated Mexican cities and resort areas (most notably, Puerto Vallarta).

There are gay bars here, but not as many as you might think, and much of the local scene is centered around the larger and more diversity-friendly dance clubs like Pink Kitty and Mandala. Chandeliers is the center of the gay club scene in Cabo San Lucas. The second story party palace opened in 2013 the heart of the tourist district (less than a block from Cabo Wabo Cantina), and now showcases its reverse banker’s hours (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) four nights a week. 




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




This is one of the most picturesque restaurants you will find anywhere, with tables perched seemingly atop the Sea of Cortés and breathtaking views of Land's End. Pastas and fresh local seafood are the specialties - the place has its own...  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 Champagne Terrace at El Farallón owns the cocktail hour in Los Cabos, pairing over 15 varieties of sparkling wine with the restaurant's signature asset: a spectacular cliffside setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the exclusive Resort...  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




This newly opened beach club premiered on Playa El Médano in July 2016, taking over the site formerly occupied by Moxitos. Although technically an offshoot of Bar Esquina, the popular bar and eatery at the nearby Bahia Hotel and Beach Club, SUR...  Read More




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




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




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




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


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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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