Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Cabo San Lucas

Rooftop at the Cape

Escape the cesspool that is downtown Cabo San Lucas and regain your dignity at this classy rooftop bar, complete with trickling water features, flourishing gardens and more-than-panoramic views out to the Arco....

Coffee in Todos Santos

Baja Beans

Tucked into a grove of mango trees just off the highway in Pescadero, this pleasant coffee shop serves strong Mexican-grown coffee in all the fancy ways: pour over, Chemex, French-pressed, you name it. On...

Cocktail Bar in La Paz

Seaside

This swanky bar and restaurant wins for its potent craft cocktails, killer sunset view and friendly service. The setting is incredibly romantic, particularly the tables set up on the pier, but do bring a sweater...

Bar in La Paz

Club Marlin

Located in El Centenario, around 5km north of the center, this hotel, bar and restaurant dates from the 1980s and has long served as the resident expat haunt. The views of the bay are sublime and the place (and...

Brewery in San José del Cabo

Baja Brewing Co

A pub-style environment offering local microbrews. Sample 4oz measures of six different beers in a flight to find your favorite. Popular choices include the Baja Razz (raspberry ale) and the...

Bar in La Paz

Harker Board

Head upstairs to the terrace for sweeping views over the bay and a cerveza (beer). Five local beers are on tap, and there about 25 bottled varieties. Pizza is also available. This great place doubles as a rental...

Club in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo Wabo

The most famous bar and club in town, established by legendary rocker Sammy Hagar of solo career and Van Halen fame. Come here for live music and the legendary margaritas made with Santo Mezquila, a combo liquor...

Bar in Cabo San Lucas

Slim's Elbow Room

In the shadow of Cabo Wabo, this teeny, easy-to-miss watering hole, wallpapered in dollar bills and clients’ signatures, claims to be the world’s smallest bar. With four seats inside and two standing spaces, it’s...

Club in Cabo San Lucas

El Squid Roe

Crazy. Just crazy. Jello shooters, tequila congo lines. Waiters (and drunk clientele) dance on tabletops to cheering crowds. The everyday epicenter of Cabo's drunken nightlife scene.

Bar in San José del Cabo

Los Barriles de Don Malaquias

Los Barriles stocks over 300 varieties of tequila and keeps at least two dozen bottles open for tasting. Prices are a bit steep, but the selection is great.

Bar in Cabo San Lucas

Canela

A classier option than most for a Corona or cocktail. Moody lighting, rustic furniture and a curious (and entertaining) Día de Muertos theme.

Cafe in Todos Santos

Cafelix

This arty cafe is always packed with the local expats here for great coffee and gut-busting breakfasts. On hot days, go for one of its dozen-plus frappés or a creamy mango smoothie.

Bar in Cabo San Lucas

J&J

Buy your big puffer from the shelves of Cuban cigars then step next door for a real deal mojito served in a giant jam jar with plenty of fresh mint (but no tadpoles).