Cabo San Lucas Nightlife

Bars in Cabo
Bars in Cabo

One of the biggest attractions of Los Cabos is the Cabo San Lucas nightlife. This hedonistic town has the reputation of being the wildest party in the west of Mexico, with thousands of partygoers traipsing through the town all around the year, but especially during Spring Break. You can be sure that with the legendary expression, "What happens in Cabo, stays in Cabo," bars in Los Cabos get pretty raucous. With such famous Cabo San Lucas clubs as Cabo Wabo, the Giggling Marlin, and El Squid Roe, the town of Cabo San Lucas proper is definitely the party destination of Los Cabos and has the wildest and most well-known venues.

Cabo Wabo Cantina is the premier nightclub in Cabo, the star of Cabo San Lucas nightlife. Owned by Sammy Hagar, formerly of Van Halen and also known as the “Red Rocker,” Cabo Wabo is recognizable by its signature lighthouse on Guerrero Street. Here, the Cabo Wabo tequila flows like water as the scantily dressed crowd parties to the sounds of the house band, which plays hard rock, with the occasional celebrity musician dropping by to jam, or even Sammy Hagar himself. The large main room has a large dance floor and a raised stage so everyone can get a glimpse of the performers while getting into the action on the dance floor. With a patio and bar as well as a dining room, guests can take a break from the nightclub or even have breakfast at Cabo Wabo. As one of the most popular bars in Los Cabos, don't be surprised or offended if you get turned away at the door because of the crowd.

Another landmark among Cabo San Lucas clubs is the rowdy El Squid Roe. A good option for those who prefer to watch rather than to participate, El Squid Roe comprises two levels, with the upper level overlooking the dance floor. Fueled by the signature Squidbuster cocktail, tabletop dancing and other outrageous exhibitions make El Squid Roe one of the most shockingly wild Cabo San Lucas clubs.

The third in the trio of quintessential Los Cabos clubs is the Giggling Marlin. Known for its dirty-dancing style floorshows, the Giggling Marlin pulls the audience in to participate, even hanging guests upside down from the fish scale. With conga lines forming without warning and partiers dancing on the bar, the Giggling Marlin is not the nightclub for wallflowers, as guests are always encouraged to take part in the festivities.

For those who are looking for alternatives to bars in Los Cabos, several booze cruises offer the chance to party right on the water. With departures every evening, these cruises range from dinner cabarets, to floating nightclubs, to party tours that bring guests to all the prime Cabo San Lucas clubs, including Cabo Wabo, El Squid Roe and the Giggling Marlin. There are even alternatives to the wild parties, with family-friendly activities such as an evening pirate adventure and romantic dinner cruises, which can be perfect for couples on a honeymoon in Cabo.

Although the rowdiest bars in Los Cabos are located in Cabo San Lucas, there are also many good choices for nightlife in the tourist corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and a few bars and clubs located in the downtown area of the more elegant San Jose del Cabo, making it convenient for anyone, no matter where they are staying, to take part in Cabo San Lucas nightlife.

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