La Vela Latina: Drinks - great, food-ok.
Seemed to me to be the best night hangout. Lively bartenders, good prices and a nice location on the beach. They also have food, bar stuff, nothing fancy or pricey. During American football season, they show games on a big tv. Watched the last 2 minutes of the Packers crushing the Bears here, on the beach. It was 85 here, about 25 degrees in Green Bay.
Disco Tutti Frutti: Disco Samara style
This is as disco as it gets in Samara. Not the most luxurious place but it does have several tables, booths and a decent-sized dance floor. They play a good mix of reggaeton, salsa, reggae etc. Located on the beach. This is the place to be on Saturday night and the place gets packed after Las Olas closes around 1:30 am and is open until after 4 am ish. The crowd is fairly mixed.
It seems that they were charging cover to get it but we (girls, of course) asked if we could go in with out paying and they happily obliged.
Dress Code: Beach bar = doesnt really matter.
Las Olas Bar and Cabinas: Las Olas daytime and night time fun
Las Olas is a family owned and operated restaraunt and bar on the north end of Samara. It is a great time. During the day it is a great place to surf and snorkel. In the evening enjoy a drink, some great Mexican food and a bunch of locals.
Dress Code: You're at the beach!!!!
Bar Las Olas: Mellow bar vibe
This is the bar next to the backpacker resort on the water and is right on the beach. It has a bar, pool tables, music and dancing and a food stand that serves casados, fries and nachos. This place usually has people hanging out here all day and night for a more mellow vibe until 1:30 am when people still partying tend to head to Tutti Fruttis just down the beach.
If you are getting to this spot, via the beach I dont recommend you go alone. The police station is right at the beach entrance but the short walk to the bar is dark and not too many people around. Play it safe and go with a few other people.
Dress Code: Very mellow.
La Goldola: Samara's late night spot
La Gondola is a fun bar with an Italian feel. There is a pool and ping pong table as well as a dart board