Los Cabos Nightlife

Party-minded crowds roam the main strip of Cabo San Lucas every night from happy hour through last call, often staggering home or to hotel rooms just before dawn. It's not hard to see why this is the nightlife capital of southern Baja.

Indeed, Cabo is internationally famous (or infamous, depending on your view) for being a raucous party town, especially during spring break. On the

other hand, nightlife in San José del Cabo is much more low-key: it's more about a good drink and conversation as opposed to the table-dancing chaos you'll find in some Cabo hot spots.

Between the two towns, the self-contained resorts along the Corridor have some nightlife, mainly in ever-improving restaurants and bars, which can mix up some fabulous cocktails themselves.

The lines between "bar," "nightclub," and "restaurant" are blurry here. Never forget that enjoying a fine dinner is a time-honored way to spend a Los Cabos evening. Also, don't forget that things shift into lower gear during the lowest of the low season—those slow, sweltering months of August and September when some places curtail their offerings, or may close for a few weeks altogether. Never fear though: you'll find nighttime fun here no matter what season you visit.

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Shut Up Frank's

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Take your pick from the sporting events shown on six big-screen TVs at the consummate sports bar in Todos Santos. Enjoy the scrumptious...

Slim's Elbow Room

  • Bars/Pubs

Slim's calls itself "the world's smallest bar," and you'll be lucky to get a seat at this kitschy four-seat space that plays honky-tonk...

Sunset Point

  • Wine Bars–Nightlife

This casual wine-and-pizza lounge is a colorful rooftop hot spot that shares the same stunning view of the famous Los Cabos Arch as its...

Tanga Tanga

  • Bars/Pubs

A hot and popular spot for listening to live music, playing pool or darts, and watching sports on big-screen TVs, the sidewalk bar Tanga...

The Lounge Bar

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The name sounds rather utilitarian, but the dim lighting and intimate ambience here are anything but. Enjoy stunning views of El Arco—you...

The Office

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The Office began as a place to rent windsurfing equipment but expanded into a bar/eatery now famous for its seafood and goblet-size margaritas...

Tropicana Inn

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The Tropicana Inn's bar is a great place to mingle and enjoy live music. Conversation is usually possible on the terrace overlooking...


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Jazz plays every evening as the passengers aboard the Tropicat watch the sun set over the 65-foot catamaran, which departs at 6 pm September...

Wendlandt Cerveceria

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For a casual, yet more refined bar scene, this chic bar is a favorite of Ensenada's many vintners, chefs, and brewers. Showcasing the...


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Named for the nearby surf break, beachfront Zipper's attracts a mixed crowd of surfers and nonsurfers alike. A good selection of beer,...


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