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Cabo Nightlife

While San Jose del Cabo is sleepy and rustic, at the other end of the Corridor you will find Cabo San Lucas, home to an active night life. The two towns are as different as salt and pepper.

Downtown Cabo San Lucas is the a place of food, drink, fun and glitz, with its cantinas, night clubs, dancing.

Cabo nightlife has three focal points, all near each other: the marina, the beach, and the downtown streets.

The large and modern marina is surrounded by a spacious walkway, lined with restaurants and bars and shops. The downtown night scene blends seamlessly from the marina into he nearby downtown streets. There are simply too many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs within walking distance of each other to count.

25-nightlife“Cabo Wabo,” (owned by Van Halen guitarist Sammy Hagar) and other night spots, like “The Giggling Marlin” and “El Squid Roe” are all within short walking distance of each other and the marina. Restaurant favorites like Ponchos, Ruth Chris, and Alexander are mixed in there as well.

A long walk or short taxi ride away are the collection of bars and restaurants located on and near the Medano beach.

You have not “done” Cabo until you have had breakfast or dinner on the beach and at the marina. Such places as “the Office” MangoDeck, or Soloman’s Landing are must vists..

Some favorites

Baja Cantina

Experience the best of Cabo San Lucas overlooking world class yachts. Happy hour all day. Friday nights, ladies drink free, 9pm 11: 30pm. Live music nightly. Mexican specialties, seafood, pizza and more. All major sports events. On the marina promenade in Costa Real Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Phone: 143 1591.

Billygan’s Island Restaurant & Beach Club

Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the sand at Medano beach. Lounge chairs and mats for patrons use. Happy Hour: 2 for 1 Mexican beer 8am 7pm; 2 for 1 Mexican drinks 12pm 7pm. Paseo del Pescador on Playa el Medano, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Phone: 143 4830, 144 3908, Fax: 143 4830. Daily, 8am 10pm; B, L, D, S MC, VS

Cabo Wabo Cantina Bar & Grill

Air conditioned Cabo Wabo Cantina, on Guerrero Street with a second entrance in Plaza de los Mariachis, plays its rock loud and proud until the party’s over. The night club, owned by Sammy Hagar who performs occasionally, is large with an elevated stage and good service. Lazaro Cardenas & Vicente Guerrero, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143 1188, 143 1901; Fax: 143 1198.

Captain Tony’s

Seafood combo and wood oven pizza. Our fish is so fresh that we have to slap it. You Hook It, We Cook It. Deli boxed lunches Right on the marina on Plaza Las Glorias dock, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143 6797.

Corner Bar, The Last Bar Standing

Discotheque, live music, pool tables and great ambiente with a new concept in Los Cabos. Exotic drinks with natural fruit juices and tequila. Sattelite sports events. Blvd. Mijares & Benito Juarez, San Jose del Cabo. Phone: 142 5050, 142 6126. E mail:

Giggling Marlin Bar & Grille

Located on Boulevard Marina across from Pizza Hut, is the legendary Giggling Marlin. One of the first bars in Cabo San Lucas catering to tourists, it’s a devilish mix of dirty dancing style floor shows and very potent margaritas. The night club show starts around 9 p.m. It’s a must see for first time Cabo party goers. Women are forewarned: not only will they have you doing the Lambada…they’ll put it on video. The Giggling Marlin is even more famous for their fish scale, where unsuspecting guests are strung upside down and photographed…solo or in pairs. Tasty Mexican food is available in abundance, and service is reasonably good, considering the crowds. Blvd. Marina & Matamoros, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143 1182, Office: 143 0606.

Hard Rock Cafe

There’s plenty of glitz at the Hard Rock Cafe, located in Plaza Bonita Mall. The Hard Rock is a restaurant bar with tried and true food and drinks and known the world over. Early evening, before the dancing starts, is a good time for families. Kids will enjoy the rock memorabilia and parents can relive those feel good days of their youth. Merchandise store open 9am 1pm; Blvd. Marina, Plaza Bonita Mall, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143 3779, 143 3370; Fax: 143 3872.

The Jungle Bar

A fun place to hang out. Nightly specials. Add your signature to the thousands you’ll find. Blvd. Marina, Plaza de los Mariachis between Cabo Wabo & Giggling Marlin, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143 7401.

Love Shack Restaurant & Bar

Burgers, pasta and daily specials. Sports bar, pool table, juke box, air conditioning. Morelos & Niños Heroes, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143 5010.


Fresh seafood and Mexican specialties, cocktails and mariachi music. Excellent service. Our 2nd floor terrace offers a fantastic view of the harbor. Our Specialty: Mesquite Grilled Seafood Platter. On the marina at Plaza Bonita Mall, Cabo San Lucas. Phone: 143 0010. E mail: margaritavilla@prodigy. net. mx.

Nowhere Bar

Enjoy The beautiful sight of the Cabo San Lucas Marina while refreshing yourself on a cold beer with our happy hour from 5 to 9; Sushi and Night club. Plaza Bonita, Blvd. Marina # 17, Cabo San Lucas. 52 (624) 143 4493

Pancho’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Is “The” Mexican Restaurant, Hidalgo Street, one block from Marina Bloulevard, Telephone: (624) 143 0973 and 143 2891 / Fax: (624) 143 5095 From the US and Canada dial 011 52 Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico.

El Squid Roe Restaurant, Bar & Grill

Cabo San Lucas’s own Icon, El Squid Roe, is now three stories of pulsating energy and more crowded than ever. Some nights, making your way from the entrance to the top floor restrooms can take forever. On the way, anything is bound to happen. Dinner served until 11pm. Blvd. Marina across from Plaza Bonita, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico. Phone: 143 0655, 143 1269.

Tropicana Inn Restaurant, Bar & Grill

Mexican dishes and seafood specialties. Relax in air conditioned comfort with tropical and Mexican music. Good prices and friendly service. Blvd. Mijares #30, San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico. Phone: 142 1580, 142 9070

Zipper’s Bar & Grill

Beachfront dining on Playa Costa Azul. Mesquite grilled steaks, ribs, seafood, sandwiches, burgers and more. Km. 28. 5, Carret. Transp. #1 at Playa Costa Azul, San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico. Daily, 11am 11pm, Fri & Sat ’till. . . am.