Nightlife in Cancun: Going out, bars, clubs, eating and drinking

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Cancun’s night scene is famous worldwide. Visitors from all around the world come to experience the many festivals, bars, clubs, restaurants, parties and shows the city has to offer. Two of the most famous night time establishments in Cancun are The City and Coco Bongo.

The City nightclub is not only the biggest club in Cancun, but all of Latin America. The establishment hosts great live shows that include the best DJ’s, rock bands, singers as well as acrobats. It has three floors with a total of nine bars that can keep up demands for a crowd of 5000. State of the art video and audio equipment, throughout the club, makes sure everyone gets to see the show.

Coco Bongo, also known for its nightly spectacular shows, is a close favorite. Acrobatic, circus acts or professional dancers put on great shows while the best DJ’s in town play a mix of hip hop, pop, trance, dance and greatest hits from the 70s and 80s. Every now and then the club will throw foam parties with balloons and confetti explosions.

Another renowned popular club, with some of the best shows and wild nights, is Dady’O. There are open bar promos, 80’s and 90’s themed nights, bikini contests while pop, techno and dance hits play all night long. The club especially attracts a young crowd with its events, like spring break T-shirt contests, or the search for the best male body.

Also known for its lively gay and lesbian scene, Cancun has a number of venues, like the Backstage Theatre-Cabaret featuring drag shows, strippers, musicals and fashion shows. Other establishments include Picante and Karamba.

For a great tropical feel, Grand Mambo Café with its friendly staff and wonderful décor is one of the best places to dance to the rhythms of salsa, cumbia, meringue and more.

Some of the best bars in town include the local favorite Las de Guanatos, the small but fun loving Congo Bar, the renowned classic Hard Rock Café, the multi-leveld Pancho & Willy's Karaoke Cantina and the family friendly Senor Frog’s.

Cancun’s restaurants serve a wide array of gourmet cuisines, such as Mexican, Argentinean, American, French, Italian, Japanese and many more. Some famous dining establishments include Alfredo Di Roma, Bandoneon, Benazuza, Bovino's Churrascaría, La Casa de las Margaritas, Outback Steakhouse among numerous others.