Cancún drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Cancun Centro

Amarula con Acento Tropical

Identified from the street only by a doorway and neon sign, Amarula blends dark, sultry style with the architectural details of an old Cancún house. The cocktail menu far outshines the food here: the signature drink…
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The City

The largest nightclub in Latin America still manages to fill up every Friday night. Frequently hosting world-famous DJs and musicians, this massive place offers wild nightlife, whether you’re dancing on top of the c…
Cocktail Bar in Cancun Centro

Nomads Cocina & Barra

Showing off with an artsy vibe where geometric tiles meet concrete and brick, Nomads draws in Cancún’s young 'in crowd' with creative cocktails and innovative Mexican cuisine. The indoor area allows friends to sit d…
Bar in Cancun Centro

Marakame Café

An excellent open-air breakfast and lunch spot by day, and a popular bar with live music by night. The bartenders, or mixologists if you will, prepare martinis and mango margaritas, and they do mimosas for Saturday …
Club in Cancun Centro

Grand Mambocafé

The large floor at this happening club is the perfect place to practice those Latin dance steps you've been working on. Live groups play Cuban salsa and other tropical styles.
Bar in Cancun Centro

Las de Guanatos

This indoor-outdoor space has earned fame over the years for its massive one-liter micheladas, a Mexican drink made with beer, lime juice, sauces and more, usually rimmed with sweet-and-spicy chili powder. For a mid…
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Bar del Mar

One of Cancún’s only beach bars open to the public. With just a few tables on the terrace and on the sand, Bar del Mar serves snacks, beers and cocktails on its affordable menu. Especially good here are the tuna tos…
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One of Cancún’s classic dance clubs. The setting is a five-level, black-walled faux cave with a two-level dance floor and what seems like zillions of laser beams and strobes. The predominant beats are Latin, house, …
Pub in Cancun Centro

Black Pub

Imitating the vibe of a stylish British pub, this bar attracts everyone from local university students to 50-somethings. It’s the live late-night bands playing classic Mexican and American rock songs that have the c…
Club in Zona Hotelera


At Palazzo, theme nights like 'Electric Party Wednesdays' and 'Red District Saturdays' give a sense of what to expect. The excitement is spread over different mezzanine levels and a massive central chandelier watche…