If you’re looking for the best bars in Los Cabos, you’ve come to the right place. There are three different ways to have a drink in Cabo. And the way you do it will depend on where you go. This beautiful place in South Baja, where the strong Pacific meets the beautiful Sea of Cortez, provides many drinking options. First, there’s Cabo San Lucas, which offers you an incredible Cabo nightlife. Then there’s the tourist corridor. It stretches for about 20 miles between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. And, it offers a more classy vibe. Then, you’ll find San José del Cabo, with distinctive places with their own personality and culture.
Are you looking for the place where most tourists go to drink tequila with loud music? Cabo San Lucas is your best option! Are you trying to find some craft beer and artisan mezcal accompanied by some jazz music in the background? San José del Cabo might be your best choice. Read on to get the low down about the coolest bars in Los Cabos.
No matter what your decision is when going for some drinks in the Cabo region, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Here I’ll list some of the best bars in Cabo to hang out and have some drinks the local way. Hang around these spots long enough, and you might even consider living there full time!
After a great day of golf, site-seeing, swimming, Cabo San Lucas fishing, tanning in the sun, or doing any other wonderful activity in Los Cabos, The Giggling Marlin is the place to go for great food, great drinks, and great fun! There, you’ll find an often rowdy, and sometimes risque floor show, where you can eat, drink, and party to your heart’s desire. The Giggling Marlin serves awesome Mexican dishes in addition to fresh seafood. And, be sure to try the Seafood Orgy, a combo of lobster, shrimp, scallops, crab, and clams. It sure is one of the coolest bars in Los Cabos.
As your day on the beach comes to an end, keep enjoying the sight of Cabo San Lucas and its famous rock formation “El Arco “, from this building six-stories-high. Clearly, giving you the perfect view of the coastline, this rooftop terrace with lush greenery, flowing fountains, and sunken lounge with a fire pit creates a relaxed communal vibe. With a bar and a beer garden on its premises, expect a variety of regional handcrafted beer and cocktails. The 360-degree view the Rooftop offers is unattainable by no other means than visiting this one-of-a-kind place, it’s definitely worth the visit! Enjoy best on the weekends with live music and a DJ making music until two a.m.
Taco joint and mezcal bar, it can’t get better than this, right? Found in the heart of the art district in San José del Cabo, La Lupita has its gastronomy representing the flavors of Mexico. Offering a like-no-other experience of the best quality food, all kinds of tacos of course, and showing off some local producers of wine and mezcal. Undoubtedly these are two things that make a mixture that goes along perfectly for a night out, mostly if you consider yourself an adventurous eater.
Don’t worry about going wrong with this place, as you’ll find visitors and locals visiting this colorful Cantina. With a great mezcal list on its menu and a fine selection of traditional taco options, make out the perfect combination for yourself. Eat, drink and enjoy the music on its patio from Tuesday through Saturday and don’t forget to make a reservation!
Located in the hearth of the Drift, a boutique hotel in San José del Cabo, this tasting bar features a large selection of rare artisan mezcal, microbrewery beers and wines from all over Baja.
Let yourself be surrounded by this minimalist dream. With its white walls, cozy illumination, and an open-air mezcal bar into the courtyard of the Drift, it’ll make you feel just like in a very stylish backyard party. Choose from a huge variety of small batches of mezcal and get to know the local vibe with the people coming and going in this quiet retreat, as it is more known by its locals than tourists. This place is open only on Thursdays and Saturdays for the public. You can tell the exclusivity! Definitely, one of the best bars in Cabo with its pleasant and welcoming vibe. Enjoy a different pace while going out in this very chic mezcal bar.
Come to that “sleepy town, south of the border” and hit Cabo Wabo Cantina! But first, read this famous quote from Sammy Hagar in Van Halen‘s hit song Cabo Wabo:
“If you go there once, you’ll be there twice – lots of pretty girls, coming by the dozens – the white sand sure makes a tan look nice.”
Established by Sammy Hagar of Van Halen, back in 1990, Cabo Wabo Cantina, the coolest of the bars in Los Cabos, is located on the south-east end of Cabo San Lucas. And, he created this famous cantina and restaurant to provide a place to “embrace all that makes you happy.” So, when you visit, discover some of the best food, drinks and entertainment Cabo San Lucas has to offer. And to find it, look down at land’s end, at the southern tip of Baja California.
“Land’s end, you have to see it – ain’t no picture ever say it right – walkin’ the streets doing that ole, the Cabo Wabo – place comes to life every night.” – Van Halen’s Cabo Wabo
This weekend-only bar it’s the place to be if you’re looking for a dancefloor to move your feet, but not quite to go crazy with the music. Mixology Fusion Bar has the concept of a secret club, with a secret location and admittance with a password. It has become a hip place to be in San José del Cabo’s art district. It creates an environment of seduction from the vibe the exclusivity gives you. The privacy and safeguard of the house is a trademark of the place. Nevertheless, don’t worry too much about forgetting the password after too many mezcal shots someplace else! The clandestine spirit in Mixology is not as fussy as you’d think. So, don’t get overwhelmed by the privacy of the place and enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience in San José del Cabo.
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