Nightclubs and bars in Playa del Carmen

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  • Hangover Bar Playa: Karaoke with friends and locals

    by walexander81 Written Jul 17, 2011

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    Please is special because they have really good music, and in between when people are brave enough, there is karaoke. For bar snacks food is really good. They have carne asada tacos and wings among other things.

    This is a bar that is on the way down to Mamitas Beach Club, and it's mostly locals that go there. But if you want to mingle with the culture, it is the place to go! They have some beer that is mixed with a tomato like juice that is just great. I swear it cures your hangover and gets you back into partying mode! This is something important when visiting a place such as playa, where the party never stops!

    Dress Code: Casual.

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    La Bodeguita del Medio: Cuban fun

    by trvlrtom Updated Apr 21, 2010

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    This popular spot offers up Cuban music, dance, food and drink in a lively atmosphere. As you enter you'll come to the old style wood bar lined with ready to make mojitos, the wall behind the bar lined with bottles of Cuban rum (unavailable in the US). The walls of the bar are covered with signatures of previous tourists and visitors, adding to the light hearted, if somewhat contrived, atmosphere. At night the Cuban music comes in, with free salsa lessons on certain nights (sorry, I forget which night we were there for that). We went here three times, and always found a good mix of tourists and some locals, everyone here for fun.

    While it is a part of a chain, it's a small Mexican chain. A welcome relief from better known US places that are so popular in tourist destinations.

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    La Santanera: Awesome club !!

    by rafgys Written May 19, 2007

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    This is more like the locals nightclub... great house music, every day till 6 or 7 in the morning.
    The best day is usually on Wednesday, they have a 2 x 1 promotion all night long ... and it gets seriously packed! Love this place!!

    If you're not really into house music ... upstairs is more like lounge sort of music, more romantic and quiet.

    Dress Code: Casual ...

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    Bali: Cool bar !!

    by rafgys Written May 19, 2007

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    It’s supposed to be one of the best nightclubs in town, and sure it is! The decoration is amazing... like if you were in Indonesia (I guess, I've never been there though!). Music is great and on high season, it's always packed.

    Dress Code: Trendy ...

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    Kartabar Lounge: Nice way to begin the night!

    by rafgys Written May 19, 2007

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    It's a lovely lounge on the heart of Playa's nightlife! You can have great Mediterranean food, smoke hookah pipes, have great drinks... The atmosphere is great!

    They open every day till 3 AM...

    Dress Code: Casual ... but sort of trendy.

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    Captain Tequila: Loud latin rhythms

    by susu77 Written Jan 15, 2007

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    Every night live nice,hot Cuban music and free drinks for ladies until 1am. Free entry and cool looking place. Just dont understand why the music HAD TO BE SO LOUD! That is the reason why we visited this club twice only. I totally recommend this place if you dont mind almost loosing your hearing..

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    La Taberna: Locals and biljards

    by susu77 Written Jan 15, 2007

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    We went several times to this big bar on 10th avenue. There is two biljardtables and you will most likely get to play against locals. Every time we were the only tourists of the bar what I found fun.
    On weekdays La Taberna had a happy hour all night long - very cheap drinks!
    There is also a long line of computers with internet access. The menu looked also very appealing and economical but we never ate there.

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    el capitan tuttix: a pirate bar

    by assoifer Written Dec 13, 2006

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    this was the late night spot for me and my friend.we went almost every night. this party place
    really rocks. a bar build like a big pirate boat can really influence your behavior and bring the pirate out of you. everybody there is dancing and sweating, drinking tequila and takes a break on the beach or having a bite at the taco stand outside for more energy and go back inside for more partying.

    we felt like we were back in our college years, trust me it feels good sometimes.

    don't go every night or you'll need some vacation eslewhere to rest from that place.it happened to me ...

    lot's of europeans hang in playa del carmen and for those who likes italian woman trust me. they are easy to spot they are the only girls wearing high heels in the sand. that what we found out and it's true. viva italia.

    great beach bar...

    Dress Code: from quicksilver to dolce gabbana the only thing you need is a party mood.

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    Perico's & CongoBongo: Refined Partying

    by ScubaCat Updated May 21, 2006

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    While partying in Playa Del Carmen can be a blast, close to your hotel (don't have to stubble so far) & has a more relaxed atmosphere than Cancun. You should try the wild side in Cancun. Go ahead & make a night of it, since the trip into Cancun is 45 minutes. Forget the cab, for that length of ride to & from can run you $60+, rent that limo & your own personal driver for $100.00 bucks for the night. Your driver will take care of your every want & need from driving you all over town to making sure you have the best table in the club. We had Winnie take us to Perico's first for our dining experience. Of course dinner is not the only item Perico's serves up, there's flaming drinks, tequila congo lines & dancing with the wait staff. The resturant itself is a work of art. Please don't just sit at the table, but wander around..the pictures that follow show you what you might find around the corner or in your bathroom. From there Winnie took us to Congo Bongo. Man, that was a happening place with Zorro flying through the air, beetlejuice & other unique characters performing their acts. If you like loud music, dancing your feet off & having tequila poured down your throat while dancing on the bar, then this is your kind of place! We had a blast, so much so that I don't have any pictures. CongoBongo stays open into the wee hours of the morning, but alas the couple we were with wanted to go get Hurricane's. So off we went to Pat O'Brien's. After being there for a couple of hours with 2 drunk gentlemen, us wives decided it was time to take the fellows home. Unfortunately we didn't make it home in the 45 minutes it takes to return. Winnie had to stop by the side of the road a couple of times to let the boys let go of their dinner. But it was such a memorable night, it's funny to look back at on, especially the tale of the drunk hubby who kept wondering when the road would quit weveing back & forth.

    Dress Code: Since you'll be going into Cancun, they tend to dress up a bit more than Playa Del Carmen. I recommened slacks for the guys & sundress or at the minimum nice shorts for the girls. Some women go way out & have the dresses, heels & full makeup.

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    La Jarrita: Before the heavy party!

    by caribe_utopico Written May 1, 2005

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    Cheaper than other places on Quinta Avenida. These are the same owners of La Jarra.

    Great place to make up some time until the real party begins.

    Try the Miami Vice drink, althought they can make anything you ask for! the bartender is cool to chat with also and he can tell you about other places to go according to your likes.

    Dress Code: Absolutely none!

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    La Jarra: Live rock band

    by caribe_utopico Written May 1, 2005

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    Medusa performs Thursdays thru Sundays.

    Great if you like that 90's rock groups like Guns & Roses, Bon Jovi or other latin-american rock groups from the 90s like Maná.

    At some points you will think that the real band is playing. They are good! The show starts around 23:30. Be there around 23:00 in order to get a good place.

    Dress Code: None

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    Carlos and Charlies, Senor Frogs: Nice to get away from the Resort

    by duder1976 Written Mar 5, 2005

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    We were tired of drinking and hanging out at the same old hotel bars at the Riu Tequila so we hailed a cab for $4USD and headed downtown PDC. First stop was Carlos N' Charlies. This place has absolutely wonderful staff that are always up-beat and interactive with the patrons. Beers are cold and the music is good. Lots of entertainment watching guests and staff make fools of themselves. I rate this Bar 5 Beers up out of 5.
    Second we hit Senor Frogs as we had heard so much about it. We sat towards the back and looked out onto the ocean near the Fairy Terminal. Lots of people and stuff going on. Took a bit of time to get a bevy (beverage) but hey, who cares we are on vacation. If you sit closer to the front I think you run the risk of being yanked on stage or made to do things you normally wouldn't do. i,e drink a copius amount of tequila then belt out a tune on stage! I rate this Bar 4 Beers up out of 5. They have a great little souvenir shop which has nicely decorated my bar at home in Muskoka, Ontario. Cheers!

    Dress Code: Just don't come naked. Well, ladies might be allowed!

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    Club Serenata: Away from the usual...

    by s_odyssey Written Jan 23, 2005

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    Just above the 5th avenida on the left and on the same street as the Blue Parrot, my friends and I discovered a little secret besides a lil pizza stand.

    Its a fantastic mix of latin and europeans surrounded by art, chandeliers, funky bathrooms and really good music. The atmosphere is A-1 and the crowd is interesting. So after your walk on the beach under the moon, or after an appero drink elsewhere or even a late dinner -- Go try this place out. You will not be dissapointed.

    There is no hiphop or R&B so if that is the type of music you are looking for, stick to Capitan Tutix and the Blue Parrot.

    There is a covered area downstairs that looks like any other club but the secret is upstairs, so go -- get on the terrasse and order a drink and ENJOY.

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    Moon: Open air

    by whitneyone Written Sep 25, 2004

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    Most of the new chic europen style places are going in on the north end of Playa. Moon is an exception. It's the last thing on the south end, and the newest night club. If you're into techno on a roof top,, this could be your place. Very cool.

    Dress Code: This was the best dressed bunch of folks I've seen in Playa. Of course that simply means, there were no cut offs and flip flops. The Crowd was really young and good looking for the most part.

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  • We weren't looking for...

    by DellyM Written Sep 3, 2002

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    We weren't looking for nightlife, ours consisted of eating a late dinner with a couple of drinks then back to our room to watch TV. We did have one very late night which we spent in the company of a very interesting restaurant owner, but that's another story! If you're looking for late night shopping and nightclubs then I would say that Playa del Carmen or Cancun would be a better choice of location.

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    Dec 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    if you want to know a very SPECIAL bar/restaurant go to LOTUS ROUGE in 35 with 2. it s a very artistic place where you can go with your children, they have live band the saturday night and i love it!

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