From Mariachi to Metal: The Best Live Music Spots in Los Cabos

Chris Sands

By , Local Expert, Cabo San Lucas
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Live music is an integral part of the Los Cabos nightlife scene, with styles that run the gamut from mariachi to heavy metal. Most of the better known bars and restaurants offer live entertainment at least once or twice per week, and patrons at those that don't are still serenaded by singers, guitarists, and other roving musicians. Cabo Wabo Cantina is the area's signature live music venue, and has been for the better part of two decades. Founded by former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, Cabo Wabo features live music on a nightly basis, occasionally from visiting rock royalty. Jungle Bar and Cabo Blue are also popular with...  Read more »

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    Cabo Wabo Cantina

    Cabo Wabo is the premier live music venue in Los Cabos.

    Local Expert Tip: "The best time to visit Cabo Wabo is in October, when Sammy's Birthday Bash draws plenty of other famous musicians and celebrities, as well as fans from around the world. "

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    Cerritos Beach Club and Surf

    On Sunday afternoons, Cerritos Beach Club offers one of the area's most memorable live music experiences.

    Local Expert Tip: "Daline Jones and Diego Ramirez perform on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m."

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    Jungle Bar

    Jungle Bar is one the best places in Cabo to hear live rock and roll.

    Local Expert Tip: "Jungle Bar has two Ladies' Nights, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to midnight, with free well drinks and basic mixers."

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    Tropicana Restaurant

    Tropicana is one of the best places to hear Cuban and Mexican music in Los Cabos.

    Local Expert Tip: "Rosalia de Cuba performs every Thursday at 9 p.m."

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    Cabo Blue

    Live, late night rock and roll is a staple at Cabo Blue.

    Local Expert Tip: "Daily specials include Ladies' Night on Mondays from 9 p.m. to midnight, $1 beers all day and all night on Tuesdays, 2x1 drinks during an all-day happy hour on Wednesdays, 2x1 margaritas and mojitos on Thursdays, 2x1 Jack Daniels and $1 fish tacos on Fridays, and 2x1 vodka drinks on Saturdays."

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    Rock and Brews

    Rock and Brews is the top stop for live rock and roll in San Jose del Cabo.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Los Cabos Burger topped with bacon, avocado, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle aioli sauce."

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    Rockstone Tavern and Eatery

    Rockstone Tavern is one of the best new live music venues in Cabo San Lucas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Kick-Start My Heart Slider plate, featuring three mini cheeseburgers and French fries."

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    Cabo Lounge

    If Cabo San Lucas had a live music calendar, Wednesday night would belong to Cabo Lounge.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Brian Flynn Band plays on Wednesdays, and offers a terrific mix of blues-based rock and country music. "

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    Hard Rock Cafe

    Hard Rock is one of the most consistent providers of live music in Cabo San Lucas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Hard Rock is one of the few bars in Cabo San Lucas to stock the Victoria and Montejo beers."

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    The Office on the Beach

    Thursday and Friday nights are the best times to enjoy live music.

    Local Expert Tip: "Stop by on Thursday night for the Gran Fiesta Mexicana. "



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