Quintana Roo drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Tulum


Mojitos sweetened with fresh-pressed cane sugar are the main attraction at this popular Cuban bar, with fun music acts in the rear garden. Most nights the crowd spills into the street, while inside cane is pressed o…
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…
Top Choice Bar in Playa del Carmen

Dirty Martini Lounge

The Dirty Martini Lounge doesn't have a foam machine, there's no mechanical bull and there's minimal nudity – a refreshing change for crazy Playa. The decor is something you'd find in the American West, with comfy c…
Top Choice Bar in Isla Mujeres

La Tablita

For a little local flavor, spend a lazy afternoon over cold drinks and free snacks in this atmospheric, fan-cooled Caribbean house. The jukebox selection of Spanish-language tracks is muy buena.
Club in Zona Hotelera

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 Isla Holbox


This stylish evening hangout sits in a garden of palm trees, hanging lanterns and candlelight on the eastern edge of Holbox town. You can indulge in an eclectic menu of tapas and cocktails that incorporates local an…
Bar in Akumal

La Buena Vida

A popular beachside restaurant-bar with sand floors, swings and a drink menu with gimmicky cocktail names such as 'The Viagra', which offers you 'a stiff one'. The restaurant (mains M$85 to M$240) is very good here …
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 Isla Cozumel

Freedom in Paradise

As much a viewing point as it is a great place for a chilled beer, Freedom in Paradise is a family-run endeavor that's been around for decades. The mellow palapa couldn't be a nicer spot to enjoy the vista. Across t…
Bar in Isla Cozumel

El Fish

For the classic Cozumel botana bar experience (free snacks come to the table each time you order a new round), hit this fan-cooled establishment for a cold beer, tasty grub and a few laughs with the crowd of locals …