Must-see nightlife in Central Pacific Coast

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    Cervecería Tres Islas

    The oldest and best of Mazatlán's three microbreweries, this award-winning, friendly neighborhood bar room serves four core beers, including a hoppy IPA,…

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    La Fresona

    Get your groove on at this popular on-the-beach bar where DJs spin funky electronic music or live salsa acts take the stage. Even during the quieter…

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    Hostal Olas Altas

    At the center of Manzanillo's music, arts and surf scene, this hostel's beach bar hosts live bands on Saturday nights. The occasional surf tourney or art…

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    CC Slaughters

    Arrive after midnight in order to share sweat with attractive strangers on the dance floor to the pulsating beats of house and techno. If you come earlier…

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    La Bruja

    Come morning, regulars and visitors turn up, and Alison serves them excellent Oaxacan coffee from a local roastery (free refills), along with a frequently…

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    Tótem Cafetería de Barrio

    Tótem is hard to pin down. It's an airy cafe with a rooftop garden, an eclectic menu of breakfast dishes and light nibbles, and a particular passion for…

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    Taza Negra

    This friendly neighborhood cafe has your back if you like to kick-start the day with a good strong cup of joe. Chiapas-grown beans are roasted onsite and…

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    Onda Brewing

    Open only on weekend nights during season, this friendly microbrewery doubles as the village nightlife hot spot. There are five brews to choose from;…

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    Cafe Zihuatanejo

    This tiny cafe has been in the family since 1952. The different types of coffee are all grown on their finca (farm) some three hours' drive from Zihua;…

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    If you prefer salsa and cumbia to reggaeton or techno, this should be your go-to option on the Acapulco strip. The popular club looks out over the ocean…

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    Still the best nightclub in town, Palladium attracts a stylish crowd in their 30s and offers fabulous bay views from floor-to-ceiling windows. An…

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    There is much to love about this bar, from the bartenders' knowledge of mezcal and their signature cocktails (mezcaltinis, mazcalinas, mojitos infused…

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    A.M. Bar

    DJs here will have you shaking your booty to cumbia (dance music originating from Colombia) tunes (especially after a few mezcals) in this casual bar with…

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    La Noche

    This pre-club venue is well loved for its convivial atmosphere, buff bartenders and terrific go-go, pole and silk dancers. The soundtrack is resolutely…

  • Bar Frida

    Named for the artist who is on a first-name basis with the world, Frida is a cozy and sociable cantina featuring enticing drink specials. It's a good spot…

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    Fiesta Land

    The ostentatious white castle on Punta Camarón at the south end of the Zona Dorada is the undisputed epicenter of Mazatlán’s nightlife. Inside its walls…

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    Bar Los Flamingos

    The clifftop bar of Hotel Los Flamingos is old-school impeccable and the best sundowner spot in Acapulco, thanks to its famed menu of signature cocktails,…

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    Belly up to the bar at this friendly neighborhood mezcal joint where you can sip smoky raicilla (tequila-like distilled agave drink), viscous pulque (low…

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    Jarro Beach

    Beach bar by day, disco by night, this is one of the few spots in Barra where you'll find late-night action with danceable DJ sets usually consisting of…

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    Bier Garten

    This friendly back yard, strewn with picnic tables and cushions for lounging on, is a must for beer connoisseurs. Owner Brian sources over 100 – from the…