There are basically two types of places to dance in Cabo San Lucas: hip late-night clubs that feature high-energy dance music 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 boogie down favorite Cabo Wabo Cantina, which was founded by Sammy Hagar and his then Van Halen bandmates back in 1990.
More sophisticated sorts–or at least those that eschew denim, guitar solos and Jack Daniels shots–may prefer to hit the dance floor at OMNIA, the trendy new "dayclub" headlining the entertainment district in Grand Mayan at Vidanta Los Cabos. ME Cabo on Médano Beach is also highly recommended; 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.