The night itself seems to be strolling around lively 5th Avenue, drinking coffee al fresco, dining on an exotic dish accompanied by an excellent beer, tequila, or wine, savoring a cocktail in a lounge, and later on, jumping and dancing on a club's dance floor or on the sand ...If starry nights were invented in the Caribbean, the way to spend them was created in Playa del Carmen.
You will find the original style of Playa everywhere: in your hotel room, in the food, in the stores its nightclubs and bars could not be the exception. Here are the most avant-garde, minimalist trends, rustic and Mexican styles, all the way to the latest in the hit parade, even retro. No one gets bored in Playa.
The veteran and original Blue Parrot is a good starting point.Ride a swing at the bar by the beach while listening to 70's, 80's, and 90's hits, reggae classics, and other Caribbean rhythms. Very close by, at Deseo, relax on a king-size mattress under the stars listening to the finest selection of trance and lounge music in an alternative, chic ambience.
Nightlife can continue at Mambo Cafe, a classic Playa del Carmen nightclub. It has the best live bands around plus salsa, hip-hop, and rap in a high-energy atmosphere.If your clubbing trends more towards alternative, your night can continue at Santanera, with its baroque decoration and half-lit lounge upstairs. If you look after-hours, many places on the beach will still be open and make cool places to receive the new day.
If you want to dance the night away to the latest hits, then this is the place to go. This large club can hold up to 1200 people and has a huge bar in the center, so you'll never go thirsty while you're dancing. Along with the fantastic DJs they also have spectacular shows and the atmosphere is sizzling hot!
The Blue Parrot is a landmark in Playa. Whether by day or by night, swings by the bar welcome you to a beach oasis where palm trees, tanned bodies, and delicious drinks move to the rhythm of reggae and the most popular 70's, 80's, and 90's hits.
This charming bar is an extension of Lateral restaurant, hidden amidst tropical trees and modern outdoor lights on Calle Corazon. It's the perfect spot to start off an evening of Playa del Carmen nightlife, serving exquisite cocktails and a wide variety of drinks. The live music by great local artists will definitely put you in the mood for a memorable night.
At CocoBongo, the best in technology and show production can be found on high resolution big screens, impressive acrobatics, excellent impersonations of celebrities, the best DJs and an all-night open bar that'll keep you cool while you dance the night away. Together, all the elements create a true classic each time you visit Playa del Carmen. Enjoy the fabulous experience of Cancun's counterpart, where we're sure you'll be not only dancing but living it up.
With an impressive oceanfront location, this club offers two different settings and entertainment provided by performers and world famous DJs. There is a dance floor right on the beach with techno music that's open until the early hours of the morning, and there is also a huge open-air thatched-roof palapa where renowned local DJs mix hip hop and Latin music.
Deseo is one of the coolest bars.It is an open-air, second-floor lounge. You have to see it for yourself: big mattresses among flowing curtains, old-time silent movies projected on the wall, and cadence lounge music chosen by a popular DJ. It's worth the price for the unsurpassable ambience.
Pass by this retro style bar and you'll instantly be drawn into the lively atmosphere, where outstanding DJ's mix, scratch and cut an incredible blend of funk, house and hip hop. Sip on an exotic cocktail and watch the beautiful people go by.
Fusion is a modern oceanfront hotel that is famous for its bar, where they have incredible dance performances and groups. Spend a romantic evening at the cozy candlelit tables or dance barefoot on beach to salsa, rock, or bossa nova music, played by the band. Enjoy an array of tropical cocktails and the warm evening breeze.
The service at "La Azotea" is really what sets this stylish place apart. Not only will you love this restaurant and bar for the Spanish specialties with a Mexican twist, but the lively atmosphere, characteristic of Playa del Carmen, also really makes the difference. Here, you can relax with a cocktail or your favorite drink while enjoying the sunset and the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and Cozumel. La Azotea Lounge Bar is a place to indulge. You must try their creative "Tacos Tinaco", made of thinly sliced fresh jicama, in place of tortillas, that are then stuffed with crunchy shrimp; without a doubt they're a real taste sensation!
Los Danzantes is one of the newest clubs in Playa del Carmen. It features an open-air terrace overlooking the ocean and has a great atmosphere. You can enjoy an array of mescals from different parts of Mexico, as well as an extensive list of other drinks and cocktails. DJs entertain the crowd with their dance music mixes.
Located on 12th Street, Mezcalinna is a very popular local bar. Renowned for the excellent DJs who play here and the great vibe, it is attracts a younger crowd. Along with the vibrant atmosphere, another of the main attractions of "La Mezca" is the excellent selection of Mescal served here.
This establishment has three separate areas that are all decorated in an attractive Asian style, complete with huge Hindu statues. If you're in the mood to dance then head to the ground floor and the mezzanine, where there are DJs mixing the latest pop and techno tunes. There is an open-air terrace on the top floor with a cozy lounge area and a DJ, where you can enjoy a drink and chill out for a while. This is by far one of the trendiest bars, and it has become very popular with the locals and tourists.
Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen's nightclub district, Kartabar is an excellent option for dining or just for an exotic cocktail with friends. From your vantage point at your table, you'll get an excellent up close and personal look at Playa's nightlife. Don't forget to stop by in the day, when the restaurant serves delicious Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine.
You'll feel the cosmic vibration at the entrance to OM. This lounge bar reflects house sounds on a large Indonesian mirror right after midnight, something you've got to see. It specializes in fruit-juice cocktails.
Reina Roja is a modern hotel with a very original concept and daring decor featuring life-size mannequins. The lobby bar is lit completely by red lights, which helps set the mood, and there is also a pool on the rooftop terrace, known to have some of the best pool parties in town. The bar serves an exciting selection of drinks and cocktails, the DJs are awesome, and the view over Playa del Carmen really is something special!
The Roof Garden at the Reina Roja Hotel offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. The Roof Garden seamlessly blends modern features, great services and memorable sensations, making it the ideal place to relax while you enjoy spectacular views of Playa del Carmen. This area has a stylish pool, an excellent range of music provided by DJs, exotic cocktails, and plenty of beautiful people.
La Santanera is an eclectic establishment that defies the norms with its laid-back "anything goes" atmosphere. The club features an incredible sound system, a distinctive Mexican essence, and a D.J who seamlessly mixes a blend of retro salsa, cumbia, and merengue rhythms driving the ultra cool crowd wild! There is also an air conditioned chill out area, and an upstairs terrace perfect for people watching.
The Tequila Barrel is located on 5th Avenue, in Playa del Carmen. Along with the great selection of drinks, including over 70 different kinds of tequila, there is also a hot dance contest where daring participants can win free shots of tequila. It's a really lively place, popular with tourists, and has authentic Mexican decor with comfortable furnishings where you can relax and enjoy the show! The bar opens at 11:00 a.m. with their renowned "Happy Hour".