Cabo Nightlife Guide

Cabo Nightlife – The Place for Fun Day or Night

While San Jose del Cabo is mainly for rest and relaxation, on the other end of the corridor, Cabo San Lucas is filled with bars and clubs alike, with an active night life scene. Cabo nightlife includes a variety of restaurants, cantinas, dancing, drinking and an all-around great fun. The Cabo San Lucas night life area consists of three prime spots: the beach, the marina and the downtown streets. All are in short walking distance. The open and contemporary marina is surrounded with bars, restaurants and shops. The endless options of the marina blend nicely together with the adjacent downtown streets. El Squid Roe, The Giggling Marlin and the famous Cabo Wabo, amongst many other nightlife spots, are all within reasonable walking distance from each other. Each offers its own curb and interior appeal. If a nice restaurant is where you’re looking to start, you can find all different varieties within the area such as Alexander’s, Ruth Chris and Ponchos to name a few. A nice mellow walk or a short cab ride will get to nearby Medano beach, another area with an assortment of nightlife and restaurants. A “must do” on a trip to Cabo would be to get breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the well known spots at the marina. This includes favorites such as Solomon’s Landing or “The Office.”

Fan Favorite – Cabo Nightlife Spots

Billygan’s Island Restaurant & Beach Club

This is an excellent choice if you’re looking to have a great meal on the sand at Medano beach. Happy Hour Specials: 2 for 1 Mexican beverages from 12pm-7pm; 2 for 1 Mexican beers 8am-7pm. Lounge mats/chairs for patron use only. Location: Paseo del Pescador, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (on Playa el Medano). Hours: 8am-10pm. Phone: 143-4830, 144-3908; Fax: 143-4830.

Baja Cantina

This is a great spot with a top notch view of the surrounding ocean and the world class yachts. 24/7 happy hour. Ladies drink free on Friday nights from 9pm-11:30pm. Live music on a nightly basis. Entrées consist of Mexican favorites: seafood, pizza and specialties. Location: Costa Real Cabo, Cabo San Lucas on the marina promenade. Phone: 143-1591.

Captain Tony’s

One of the freshest fish spots around. Selections consist of anything from fresh catch fish of the day to wood oven pizzas. Location: Plaza Las Glorias dock, Cabo San Lucas (on the marina). Phone: 143-6797.

Cabo Wabo Cantina Bar & Grill

Cabo Wabo Cantina is located on Guerrero Street and also opens up with a second entrance on Plaza de los Mariachis. This is the official rock and roll location in Cabo and is owned by the famous guitarist from Van Halen, Sammy Hagar. Known for their great service, their elevated stages and their flamboyant owner making the occasional appearance on stage, this is a “must do” if you’re an old school rock and roller at heart. Location: Lazaro Cardenas & Vicente Guerrero, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143-1901, 143-1188; Fax: 143-1198.

Giggling Marlin Bar & Grille

The legendary Giggling Marlin is the best place around to bring someone that hasn’t been to Cabo San Lucas as an “initiation”. Reason being, they are well known for their famous fish scale in which they tie up unsuspecting visitors upside and pour tequila shots down your throat while taking pictures the entire time. The Giggling Marlin is one of the first tourist “catered” spots in Cabo, where they have just the right mix of stiff drinks and dirty dancing shows. Located across from the Pizza Hut on Marina & Matamoros. Shows will commence around 9pm. Authentic Mexican food and solid service. If this is your first time in Cabo San Lucas, you need to stop in and check it out. Phone: 143-1182, 143-0606.

Corner Bar, The Last Bar Standing

Discotheque filled with pool tables, live music and a great ambiance makes up this San Jose del Cabo joint. Satellite sporting events are always playing and exotic drinks are always flowing. Blvd Mijares & Benito Juarez, San Jose del Cabo. Phone: 142-6126, 142-5050; Email:

Nowhere Bar

This is one of the nicest marina views you can get while enjoying a nice cold beer and some loud music. Happy hour is from 5pm-9pm daily. Sushi restaurant by day, night club by night. Plaza Bonita, Blvd Marina #17, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: (624) 143-4493; Email:

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café (located in Plaza Bonita Mall) is a restaurant and bar filled with great food, drinks and awesome rock memorabilia. Before the evening gets away and the dancing commences, it’s a great place for families to relax and relive those rock and roll stories. Located in Plaza Bonita Mall, Blvd Marina, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143-3370, 143-3779; Fax: 143-3872.

El Squid Roe Restaurant, Bar and GrillCabo Nightlife.  El Squid Roe

This three story Cabo San Lucas staple is a “must do” if you’re looking to have a night out on the town. El Squid Roe is all about the dancing, the drinking, the (at times) absurd amounts of people and the tremendous energy and vibes that come along for the ride. You will never go there for the night and have the same experience twice. Dinner is available until 11pm. Blvd Marina and across from the Plaza Bonita, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143-1269, 143-0655; Email:

Pancho’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar

One of the most authentic Mexican restaurants you will find in the area. Highly recommended for either the food or the drinks (hence the name). Hidalgo Street, one block from Marina Blvd. Phone: 143-2891, (624) 143-0973; Fax: (624) 143-5095

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