Downtown Cabo is known for its energetic bars and nightclubs. After a day in the sun, don’t miss the nightlife at one of these venues, loved by locals and tourists, alike.
You can’t say you’ve experienced downtown Cabo until you’ve been to El Squid Roe. The iconic nightclub and restaurant has been delighting visitors since 1989. Expect a lineup outside and a young, sweaty crowd dancing inside to Top 40 hits, reggaeton and remixes. Strobe lights, disco balls, dancing cages and Jello-O-Shot waitresses enhance the frenetic atmosphere inside the three-storey building. Plan to dance until the place shuts down (around sunrise).
Another downtown landmark, Cabo Wabo Cantina was opened in 1990 by American rocker Sammy Hagar, who went on to add three U.S. locations. The original Cabo Wabo has an intimate stage where guests can enjoy live music from rock cover bands, with stars like Toby Keith and The Red Rocker himself occasionally taking the stage. While grooving to tunes, sip a signature Waborita. Don’t miss the rock memorabilia on the walls or the gift shop on your way out.
Mandala caters to those looking for a more upscale nightclub experience. If you’re looking to splurge, larger groups can reserve bottle service in the VIP areas. A large, luminescent glass dance floor provides plenty of space to cut loose while the DJ spins electronic dance music and hip-hop. The open-air club, which also boasts a rooftop terrace, blends Asian-inspired and modern decor with Buddhas, disco balls and flat-screen TVs streaming music videos.
Pink Kitty is the perfect place to celebrate a bachelorette party or a girls’ night out, with plenty of nightly drink specials for the ladies. You can often spot the winking pink kitty mascot posing for photos with groups outside and ushering new guests in. Comfy leather booths let you rest your feet while you order bottle service. The boudoir decor, sparkling chandeliers, pink lighting and international guest DJs add to the lively vibe.
La Vaquita, which means “the little cow” in Spanish, is one of downtown’s newest nightclubs (it recently celebrated its two-year anniversary). The name is weaved throughout the funky decor, which includes a cow with its tongue out hanging from the ceiling and black-and-white printed booths.