Rowdy, rollicking, boisterous, spirited, uninhibited...the nightlife scene in Cabo San Lucas has been called many things, but boring isn't one of them. Although beach bars and waterfront cantinas have certainly contributed to the city's well-earned reputation as a party hearty paradise, the heart and soul of Cabo's vibrant nightlife scene is the downtown tourist district, particularly the two block stretch surrounding Plaza Bonita.This hip, dance club filled quarter showcases Cabo San Lucas at its late night best, and is home to signature nightspots like Mandala, Rockstone Tavern, La Vaquita and El Squid Roe.
Rather rock n’ roll all night? Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina serve up hard rocking live entertainment on a regular basis, as do downtown neighbors like Cabo Blue and Tanga Tanga. But like the KISS song says – KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, by the way, have their own place in San José del Cabo – to do it right, you have to “rock n’ roll all night” AND “party every day.” So during daylight hours, these popular haunts also feature plenty of pub-style grub, happy hour drink specials and televised sporting events.