Nightlife in Cancun
There are basically two kinds of scenes: Clubs, party hearty and dance the night away, and Bars/Restaurants. Bar hopping among the big hotels lobbies is also popular as many feature nightclubs or live music.
BULEVAR KUKULCAN KM. 10.3. PHONE: 998 883 2180
The only nightclub built over the lagoon so the architecture blends with the natural surroundings. Crazy nightlife action with live music.
CLUB OVER 30
NEXT TO MARINA PUNTA DEL ESTE, ON KM 10.3 IN THE HOTEL ZONE
With the motto is your age group, your music, your drinks and your fun. The Club offers a variety of rock and pop with no cover and a gorgeous spot right on the lagoon.
FORUM BY THE ESEA, BULEVAR KUKULKAN, KM. 9.5. PHONE: 998-883-5061
Part salsa, part techno, part crazy fused/anything goes where dancing on the table, the bar, and the stage is part of the allure. Expect extravagant theme shows with streamers and balloons dropped from the ceiling. The place holds about 3,000 so it’s an oversized experience. Cover charge.
BULEVAR KUKULKAN, KM 9.5. PHONE: 998 848 8380
One of Cancun’s largest nightclubs rumored to attract celebrities such as Eminem and 50 Cent (full VIP area on third floor) with electronic music, a pool, wave machine and a Terrace Bar serving food and drink all day (and night!) long. Cover charge.
BULLDOG CAFEKUKULCAN BOULEVARD KM 8. PHONE: 998 848 9850
Like live music, laser and light shows? Then head here where renowned members from Guns n’Roses, AC/DC, Motley Crue, U2, and more have frequented.
BULEVAR KUKULKAN, KM. 9.5. PHONE: 998 883 3333
Known for its high energy dance floor, incredible light system and throngs of 20-somethings. Cover charge.
DADY ROCK BAR AND GRILL
BULEVAR KUKULKAN, KM. 9.5. PHONE: 998 883 1626
A combination of live bands, dj’s, open bar, buffet and dancing make this Dady O sibling just as fun as it is older brother. Cover charge.
DOS EQUIS XX TERRACE BAR
BULEVAR KUKULCAN KM. 9 NEXT TO DADY ‘O. PHONE: 998 883 3333
A Caribbean style bar with palms, palapas, and hammocks, with a variety of levels offering all kinds of entertainment: performances, dancers, live bands and more.
BOULEVARD. KUKULKAN, KM 6.5. PHONE: 998 849 7199
Dance the night away at this official Spring Break locale where daiquiris and tequila rule.
BOULEVARD KUKULCAN KM 3.5. PHONE: 998 849 7588
The London-style bus outside this trendy nightclub is your first clue to expect something out of the ordinary. Inside, you’ll find a European atmosphere, superb sound system, light shows, several bars, a multilevel dance floor and an adjoining bar called Tequila Boom’ that’s a little less hype featuring chill out music with rap and hip hop.
TULIPANES 26. PHONE: 998 884 2437
A jazz club that also features mouth watering Caribbean food.
BOULEVARD KUKULCAN KM. 9.5. PHONE: 998 883 1092
A beloved restaurant by day, crazy party at night, known for the Cancun Wet T-shirt contest plus various other risque games. One of the original club scenes in Cancun that is still going strong.
Bars & Restaurants
CARLOS AND CHARLIE’S
FORUM BY THE SEA, BLVD KUKULCAN KM. 8.5. PHONE: 998 883 4468
More bar than party (meaning no techno-lights) this fun Mexican eatery features games, competitions and more after dark.
MARRIOTT CASA MAGNA HOTEL, BLVD. KUKULCAN KM. 14.5. PHONE: 998 881 2043
Sport bar with pool tables, live DJ and every Karaoke Saturday nights.
BULEVAR KUKULCAN KM. 9, IN FRONT OF THE CITY NIGHTCLUB. PHONE: 998 883 2145
A casual walk-up bar in a prime location to survey the club action with …what else? A cold Corona.
YAXCHILAN AVENUE. PHONE: 998 887 5433
Sports bar and internet cafe popular among locals.
LOS CUATRO ELEMENTOS
YAXCHILAN. PHONE: 998 892 4555
Enjoy trove, ballads and Spanish rock at this jazzy, interactive bar known as The Four Elements.
BULEVAR KUKULCAN KM. 8.5 BY THE NICHUPTE LAGOON. PHONE: 998 883 3716
A contemporary outdoor bar with a pool lounge, two terraces (one on the second level) and awesome views
BULEVAR KUKULCAN KM. 9.5 IN FRONT OF PLAZA FORUM BY THE SEA
Enjoy rap, rock, Latin, and pop at this loud but fun open bar