Pre-Party Nightlife in Playa del Carmen

Pre-Party

  • Diablito Cha Cha Cha
  • Diablito Cha Cha Cha
  • Diablito Cha Cha Cha
  • Diablito Cha Cha Cha
  • Diablito Cha Cha Cha
  • Diablito Cha Cha Cha
  • Diablito Cha Cha Cha

Diablito Cha Cha Cha

Located on one of the busiest corners for bars in Playa, Diablito Cha Cha Cha is an incredible people watching spot in the thick of everything. Hang out on the edges of the space in their lounge seating for the best people watching, or venture inside to their large bar and chat with a really interesting mix of international people. They make great drinks, but service is sometimes a little slow depending on the day, so just order more if you don’t want to wait! The music is always great, boasting an electronic lounge-style mix, and if you are hungry don’t miss out on sampling from their incredible Asian menu, which includes really interesting sushi (read more about the restaurant here). The bottom line? If you are looking for a chill place to start your night with some great people watching, Diablito Cha Cha Cha is the place to go.

Address Corner of Calle 12 Norte and 1st Ave
Website diablitochachacha.com
Phone (984) 803-3695
Hours Sun-Wed: 7:00pm - 2:00 am Thu-Sat: 7:00 pm - 3:00
  • Zenzi
  • Zenzi
  • Zenzi
  • Zenzi
  • Zenzi
  • Zenzi

Zenzi

Another great place located right on the sand in Playa, Zenzi offers a very cool and laid-back experience, plus the whole sand, stars and sea vibe. With an oversized bar anchoring the space, along with plenty of tables and lounges in the sand, the live music featured every night definitely adds to the experience. The drinks are good and the super-friendly staff makes it comfortable to stay and hang out for as long as you wish. If you want to start the night socializing with an interesting international crowd and keep your toes in the sand, you should definitely come to Zenzi.

Address Calle 10 Norte and the beach
Website zenzi-playa.com
Phone (984) 803-5738
Hours Mon-Sun: 8:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Caguameria de Esquina
  • Caguameria de Esquina
  • Caguameria de Esquina
  • Caguameria de Esquina
  • Caguameria de Esquina
  • Caguameria de Esquina
  • Caguameria de Esquina

Caguameria de Esquina

Caguameria de Esquina is a very cool gastro cantina located on a corner a block just off Playa’s famed 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida). Caguameria is well worth the walk and gives visitors a chance to venture off the beaten path. Consisting of two levels (it’s a secret, but we always prefer the second level - just leave us room!), it is smallish but loaded with its very own style. Think industrial chic and loungey, with low key music that serves more as background noise and is never too loud. The name comes from the large format beers they serve, which are always served up very cold. Caguameria de Esquina has a really inventive drink menu, some tap beers and a decent selection of craft beer as well. They also have a really interesting food menu, with a variety of cool, trendy takes on some Mexican classics, as well as a few international dishes mixed in. If you want a relaxed informal start to your night with some fun food and great beer in a smaller setting, definitely don’t miss Caquameria. Insider Tip: Check out the really fun appetizers and also sample some heavier fare like the lobster sandwiches, awesome burgers and pizzas.

Address 1st Ave with Calle 20 Norte
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Phone (984) 803-0892
Hours Mon-Sun: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Bodeguita del Medio
  • Bodeguita del Medio
  • Bodeguita del Medio
  • Bodeguita del Medio
  • Bodeguita del Medio
  • Bodeguita del Medio

Bodeguita del Medio

Bodeguita is Playa’s great Cuban treasure. Tucked into an oddly shaped triangle plot at the intersection of two sidewalks, there is a bar inside where you can hang out and watch the action on the dance floor and the live salsa bands (which are really incredible). If they don’t get you dancing or at least tapping your toes, you might be dead! There is also a patio here, so you can enjoy the music while hanging in relaxed style at a table. Of course, Bodeguita del Medio serves fantastic mojitos (which is all you really need here) and they also serve typical Cuban food if you are feeling peckish. Bodeguita is always packed with people, the dance floor is always full and the music is always fantastic. If you want a little Cuban in your night, definitely start here.

Address Corner of 5th Ave with Calle 34 Norte
Website labodeguitadelmedio.com.mx
Phone (984) 803-3950
Hours Mon-Sun: 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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