There’s a full spectrum of bars in Cabo San Lucas. At one end of the scale, you’ve got joints that offer daily happy hours and serve shots for breakfast. At the other end, there are refined rooftop and courtyard bars, and places where mixologists pour their hearts into the drinks along with the juice. Many of them ring the marina or line the beach. Here are a few of the top options.
The tables at Tabasco Beach are set right on top of Medano Beach, so you can sip your drinks with your toes in the sand as the waves of Bahia San Lucas froth and foam a few feet in front of you. The cocktails here come in pint-size portions, and the options are classic – think daiquiris, mai tais and mojitos.
You may hear this place before you see it. There’s live music on almost every night of the week, and the bar’s open front means the sound spills out onto the street. When popular bands play, the dancers spill out, too. It’s mainly cold beer that flows over the Zebra-print bar here. However, those with a sweeter tooth can order jam-jar cocktails like raspberry mojitos.
A stone archway with intricate filigree iron gates welcomes you to Bar Esquina, which is part of the Bahia Hotel near Medano Beach. Beyond here, you’ll find an open-air courtyard and a bar lit by dozens of lanterns. A lot of TLC goes into the cocktails here. Highlights of the menu include the lychee martini and the passion fruit margarita, which is garnished with salt and thyme.
The walls and ceilings at Happy Ending Cantina, near the marina, are papered with peso notes signed by the people who have visited the place over the years. You can afford to part with a peso or two when you drink here, because everything is reasonably priced. The bar often offers drink deals, like two beers and two tequilas for a handful of change. The food – try the El Jefe burrito and fries – is budget friendly, too.
If you’re looking for somewhere different to stay while you’re here, why not book into one of the best luxury hotels in Cabo San Lucas? Or if you’d rather stay like a local, opt instead for authentic Mexican accommodation. For inspiration for your itinerary, there are plenty of things to do here, including some incredibly beautiful beaches. Make your stay complete with knowledge of the best places to eat.