Cancun Bars and Night Clubs
El Azucar - Bands from Cuba and the Dominican Republic play salsa, meringue and other dance music at this lively nightclub. Monday-Saturday 9 pm-3 am. US$8. Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9 (in the Camino Real Cancun Resort), Cancun. Phone 848-7000.
Batacha Tropical - Great salsa and "Veracruzano" bands make this club a favorite with locals. Nightlife Tuesday-Sunday 7:30 pm-4 am. US$5. Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5 (in Hotel Mision Miramar), Cancun. Phone 883-1755.
Coco Bongo - The newest hot spot for tropical disco dancing. This place is quickly becoming a favorite. A tiered bowl shaped arena with a hanging stage, live salsa bands, video screens that drop from the ceiling to play classic hits, bubbles, streamers, balloons, and a crazy dressed like "The Mask" pouring tequila down any throat within his reach. . Nightlife Monday-Saturday 10 pm-5 am. US$13 admission, US$26 for open-bar privileges. Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5 (in Forum by the Sea mall), Cancun. Phone 883-0592. http://www.cocobongo.com.mx.
La Boom - Imagine a clubby English pub that's enormous and loud with television screens broadcasting pictures of its dancing clientele. Which is to say that, aside from the decor, this place isn't at all like an English pub, but it draws a crowd just the same. Nightlife Monday-Saturday 7 pm-4 am. US$9. Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 3.5, Cancun. Phone 849-7590.
Dady'O - Mexico’s most popular club is known for endless nights of dancing, great parties and meeting many new friends. Its innovative architecture, famous DJ’s, three dimensional laser show, CO2 cooling and stunning action packed shows and theme parties are what have made this club an international hot spot for years. Open from10 p.m.till…? 7 days a week. US$13. Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5 (in Forum by the Sea mall), Cancun. Phone 883-3313. http://www.dadyo.net.
Karamba - This bar's ads tells the story: "The gay place in town, where the boys are." Tuesday-Sunday 10 pm-4:30 am. US$18 cover on Nightlife Friday and Saturday. Ave. Tulum 9, Ciudad Cancun, Cancun. Phone 884-0032.
Picante - A gay and lesbian club with free tequila drinks Nightlife Thursday. Daily 9 pm-2 am. US$11. Ave. Tulum 20 (next to Plaza Galerias), Ciudad Cancun, Nightlife Cancun.
Bulldog Cafe - A great laser light show with live music and an excellent view of the stage. This place is as hot as the bikini girls often seen partying in the shelf/pool. Capacity for 2000, with private party rooms (the VIP lounge has a jacuzzi). The Bulldog Cafe has presented shows by Guns n´Roses, AC/DC, Radio Head, Mana, Molotov, Naughty by Nature, Paulina Rubio and Shakira amongst many others. Located at the Krystal Hotel.
Carlos 'n Charlies - If you have been to any of the Carlos 'n' Charlies in Mexico, you know what they are all about. If not, picture loud music, wet T shirt contests, and lots of drinking. Capacity of about 1000 (standing room) and fun games. Phone: 883-0846 Located at Km 5.5.
Dady Rock Bar - Cancun’s wildest bar. Go on…Get your crazy on! Live bands, awesome DJ’s, & MC’s, contests and prizes make this spot the ultimate party experience. Theme parties and great entertainment guarantee a night to remember. Wanna party? No problem! Open from 6 p.m.till…? 7 days a week. Located in Party Central at Km 9.5.
Hard Rock Cafe - Crowded and popular, live rock music. If you have been to a Hard Rock Cafe before, you know what to expect . . . if not, click the link to learn more. Plaza Lagunas Mall.
Pat O'Brians - Three bars and variety of music (jazz, country, rock, piano). Flamingo Plaza.
El Alebrije - At La Isla entertainment center.
Azucar - Fiesta atmosphere with live Caribbean music. Camino Real Hotel.
Batach - Live tropical music, Caribbean setting. Miramar Mision Hotel.
Caliente - Sports book and elegant restaurant/bar. Fiesta Americana Cancun.
Cancun Queen - Cruise the lagoon aboard an authentic Mississippi paddleboat. Live music, dancing, and dinner. Morning cruises as well. Tel. 85-2288.
Caribbean Carnival - Swashbuckling themed party cruise with costumes, buffet, and open bar. This is the original booze cruise. Check with Fat Tuesdays for departure time and book it when you do. It is more than just another cruise, so have them tell you about the wet T shirt contest on the island, the buffet, and more.
Cassis - Live jazz music at the Hyatt Cancun Caribe.
Christine - Cancun's premier club, featuring an enormous dance floor. Krystal Hotel.
El Mexicano - Restaurant/bar with spectacular beach view and romantic music.
Fat Tuesday - Funky restaurant with beach party atmosphere.
Liquid - Popular club with rock 'n roll, high tech lighting.
Mango Tango - Caribbean floorshow featuring live music and dance.
O Ultra Lounge - Elegance and chic surroundings make this ultra sexy lounge the perfect place to enjoy your evening and mingle between friends. A live DJ sets the tone with sultry sounds and great European influenced house blends, Chill Out, and deep house. The drinks and lounge menu offers an impressive selection of Exotic Martinis, Signature Cocktails, Bellini’s, Champagne and Premium Liquor. Savor delectable infusion-type appetizers and desserts artfully crafted into the most tantalizing delights. Essential to the “lounge” experience is the ambient music, tasty cocktails and most importantly the art of conversation. Open Thursday - Saturday 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Planet Hollywood - One of Cancun's newest and hottest nightclubs. Flamingo Plaza.
Senor Frogs - A restaurant by day and nightclub by evening. This place is almost always crowded with a famous sawdust dance floor and plastic yard glasses to fill with spirits. Known for fun contests, live bands and Karaoke. Located at Km 10.
Solarium - Great bar with live jazz music. Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Sports World Cafe - Sports book, dining/ bar with big screen, all sports, off-track betting.
Tequila Boom - Video bar playing mostly hip hop and rap. Good place to grab a few drinks and chill out.
The City - A capacity for over 4,000 with a beach party (brings capacity up to 15,000) during the day and three floors of wicked good fun (VIP lounge on the 3rd floor). This place was made to be the next generation of disco with a first rate laser light show, CO2, bubble, fog, balloon and serpentine machines, movable dance floors and dance shows.
Up and Down - "Up" is a cozy restaurant; "Down" is an ultramodern disco for 2,000 with spectacular special effects. Kukulcan Blvd.
Winners Sports Bar - (By Dady Rock) The ultimate American-themed Sports bar, this is the place to cheer for your favorite team. Plasma Televisions, giant screen, six live satellite signals, billiards, darts and more! The spot for a good ol' pint of beer, wholesome American grub, good company and a comfortable place to watch your favorite sports game. Open daily from 4 p.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Cancun Men's Clubs
BlackJack Cancun - Black Jack since 1997 has been the “benchmark” for adult entertainment in Cancun. Located in Plaza 21, its dance floor, club layout and exotic dancers from all over the world provide continuous live entertainment from 2:00 pm until 6:00 am.
VIP - is the place to meet world class beauties. An intimate place, with private booths, laser and state of the art lighting effects. Plaza 21 Cancun.
Katunga - Katunga is a nice club and you will find a quite a few gems here. Two nice elevated dance floors with excellent lighting. One of the better interior decorations in Plaza 21
Millenium - Plaza 21