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Los Cabos Nightlife

Happy hours stretch into happy nights in Cabo, which has a reputation of being the nightlife capital of southern Baja. Yes, you can still enjoy a romantic sunset cocktail or a mellow place for quiet conversation, but if you're of a certain age and energy level, nothing beats the pleasure and escapades of the town's hard-rockin' late-night action. Most bars can be found around the Bulevar Marina where the hora feliz (happy hour) often starts at noon and features numerous rounds of tequila.

Arriba Tequila Bar

Boulevard Marina & Lazaro Cardenas, 624 143 1373; arribatequila.com/arriba-tequila-cabo-san-lucas

Live music, Latin dance, good food, and more than 60 different tequilas.

Baja Cantina Dockside

Marina Avenue, Dock L-M, 624-143-1591; bajacantina.com.mx

Get your "pleasure adjustment" at this classic Mexican bar on the edge of the marina waterfront. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., drinks are two for one.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Vincenter Guerrero at Lazaro Cardenas, 624-143-1188; cabowabo.com

The famous "don't miss" bar, owned by Sammy Hagar formerly of Van Halen, often features a live band, lively dance club action and whatever else the night brings. And yes, if you're lucky, you might see Sammy himself.

Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill

Boulevard Mijares, No. 88, 624-142-5601

There's always something going on here, from karaoke, to TVs blaring sports, to live music, to pool tables, to someone even dancing on the tables. So come on in and join us.

Crazy Lobster

Hidalgo Street, 624 143 6535; loscabosguide.com/crazylobster.htm

Also at Zaragoza Street around the corner from El Squid Roe; 624-143-1021;

This casual lobster shack with its massive saltwater tank, which in itself is an attraction, specializes in all kinds of lobster dishes and all-day, all-you-can-survive tequila shots literally served any time. This place has "crazy" in its name for a reason.

Latitude 22+ Roadhouse

Km. 4.5 Transpeninsular Highway #1, 624-143-1516, www.loscabosguide.com/latitude22cabowww.loscabosguide.com/latitude22cabo

A casual, "weathered" looking bar known for their slow roasted Sam Bassovich's Croatian Prime Rib and casual ambiance.

Giggling Marlin

Boulevard Marina y Matamoros, 624-143-1182; gigglingmarlin.com

The huge marlin head and upside down hanging man at the entrance are your clues that this is not your average bar/restaurant. This Cabo institution is known for its nighttime antics, the variety of local outfitters it can hook you up with and fun happy hours.

Hemingway's Cigar & Tequila Lounge

Boulevard Marina y Guerrero, 624 143 9845 hemingwayscabo.com

A classic sports bar that feels like you're in the heart of Havana where the Mojitos are amazing and the cigars smokin'. Live Cuban music from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Love Shack Bar & Grill

Morelos y Ninos Heroe, 624 143- 50 -10; loveshackcabo.com

There are specials galore at this insane sports bar that literally features all kinds of sports including UFC and World Championship Boxing. Wednesday nights, ladies drink free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Nowhere Bar

Plaza Bonita, Blvd Marina, 624- 143-4493; nowherebar.com

The motto here is "Because Nowhere is exactly where you want to be," and it fits. The vibe is laid back and chill, the waterfront location perfect and the two for one drinks make it easy on the wallet. Every Tuesday is ladies’ night with free drinks from 8 to 10 p.m.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Vincente Guerrero at Lazaro Cardenas, 624-143-1188; cabowabo.com

The famous "don't miss" bar, owned by Sammy Hagar formerly of Van Halen, often features a live band, lively dance club action and whatever else the night brings. And yes, if you're lucky, you might see Sammy himself.

El Squid Roe

Bulevar Marina, 624-143-0655; loscabosguide.com/squidroecabo

Part nightclub, part dance hall, part restaurant and definite Cabo icon, the three-story El Squid Roe is a wild party atmosphere come to life where waiters are equipped with spray tanks of tequila and anything goes, especially later at night. The menu is Tex-Mex though most come for the pulsating music, see and be-seen "scene" and yard-long margarita.

Mambo Cafe

Bulevar Marina, Loc 9-10; 624-143-1484; mambocafe.com.mx

This is a lively disco with a tropical ambiance and a fusion of Latin music.

Mandala

On the main street Lazaro Cardenas, 624 143 2054

Located on Lazaro Cardenas Boulevard, between Morelos and Zaragoza, right next to the Squid Roe. Mandala is a high-style night club with music to move to, lights to set the mood, and a variety of drinks to make the evening slide smoothly by.

Hard Rock Cafe

Blvd. Marina L-17 L-28 C, Plaza Bonita, 624-1433-779; hardrock.com

This popular rock ‘n roll American chain is known for its variety of burgers, pizzas and salads as well as its rock n' roll memorabilia, live bands and their "Save the Planet" motto.

Nikki Beach

On the beach at the ME Cabo resort, 624-145-7800; nikkibeach.com

Located on Medano Beach where resident DJs work the crowd into a party frenzy till all hours.

Pink Kitty

Boulevard Marina S/N, 624-143-5500

A true testament for this metropolitan style nightclub. Featuring modern Baroque boudoir, The Pink Kitty will set the stage for a new era in atmosphere and service for nightlife in Los Cabos. From custom Italian blown glass chandeliers and moray eelskin leather seating, to an all female staff and incredible VIP service, "the kitty" will bring to life an unparalleled concept in Cabo nightlife. Table reservations are recommended, but not necessary.

Baja Brewing Company

Morelos 1227, 624 146-9995; www.bajabrewingcompany.com

This working brewery - complete with outdoor beer garden - offers eight original beers brewed on the premises. There's also nightly live music, along with an extensive menu of popular Mexican and American food.

Barometro

Marina Cabo San Lucas 18 Col Centro, 624-143-1466, barometro.com

A trendy open-air lounge with an extensive list of martinis, lushly decorated with comfy couches and plenty of space to meet and mingle.

Billygan's Island

Paseo del Pescador Col El Medano 624-143-4830 www.billygans.com

A giant tiki hut known for its abundance of college coeds sipping from giant margarita glasses.

Mango Deck

Playa El Medano, 624 -143-0901; mangodeckcabo.com

Located right in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, on Medano Beach, Mango Deck boasts an unbeatable view of Lover's Beach and the famous archway rock formation connecting the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean. Mango is open bright and early 7 days a week, so you can come and enjoy a variety of different breakfasts consisting of great big omelets, pancakes, Mexican specialties, breakfast burritos, fresh fruit plates and a variety of healthier lighter choices.

The Office

Playa El Medano, 624 -143-3464; theofficeonthebeach.com

The kind of "office" you wish you had. Here, you can dig your toes into the sand while indulging in Baja-style shrimp, tortilla soup, lobster tacos or their famous 16 ounce margarita.

Zipper's Bar and Restaurante

Km 28.5 Tourist Corridor, San Jose del Cabo, 624-172- 6162; loscabosguide.com/zippers

A rustic open air restaurant with amazing views of Costa Azul beach. The menu is eclectic Mexican/American cuisine, and the bar is complete with giant satellite TVs, though who needs those when you have the sunset and the margaritas?