Southern Baja drinking and nightlife

Bar in La Paz

Harker Board

Head upstairs to the terrace for sweeping views over the bay and a cerveza (beer). The local Baja Brewery beer is on tap, and there are 17 more bottled varieties. Pizza is also available. This great place doubles as…
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 patr…
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 a …
Brewery in San José del Cabo

Baja Brewing Co

A pub-style environment offering local microbrews. Sample 4oz measures of eight different beers in a flight to find your favorite. Popular choices include the Raspberry Lager and the put-hairs-on-your-chest Peyote P…
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 Hagar's own-label tequila.
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


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


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


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).