22 recommended bars, cantinas, wine and sports bars, pubs
Most of our 22 recommended Mazatlan bars are long-established businesses, and the newer ones have proven themselves with their rapid popularity.
Many of our most popular bars have Happy Hours -- some of which start remarkably early in the day!
Our best top rated bars are increasingly offering a wide range of unusual gourmet micro-brewery beers, vintage wines and imported premium spirits. Lots of these recommended Mazatlan bars also offer full menus of delicious bar-food, which can often be paid for by credit card.
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Bar Belmar | Barra al Mar (B.A.M.) | Candela Caribbean Restaurant Bar
Dugout Sports Bar | Edgars Bar & Cantina | El Alburs Sport Bar & Music
Epokaz Antro BAR | Friends Diner | Habanero's Wine Bar | La Coronela Beer Grill
La Esquina 84 Gastro Bar | Minnesota Cafe Sports Bar | Mulligan's Sports Bar
Pepe Toro Club (LGBTQ friendly) | Puerto Viejo | RossoNero Wine Bar
Santanna Kichen Bar | Sildavia Bistro Bar | Skyroom Bar Best Western
The Last Drop | Vitrolas (LGBTQ friendly)
A number of these recommended Mazatlan bars offer free WiFi -- a big plus for Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Semana Santa visitors, cruise ship passengers and spring breakers who want to send smart phone photos and video to friends back home to show them in real-time all the fun they are missing.
That real-time can be almost any time of day. Popular Mazatlan bars often open early -- again, we're talking about those early happy hours! -- and also often stay open rather late, serving as the lubricant of the nightlife of the port.
Bar Belmar Recommended Mazatlan Bar 2018
Information and reviews of the best bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico on the Malecon
Telephone 669 985 1113
Olas Altas 166 / On the Malecon at Olas Altas Beach
Want a traditional Mazatlan bar? Want to cocktail on the Malecon? Look no further: the Bar Belmar in the Belmar Hotel right on Olas Altas beach!
Video of the Bar Belmar in Mazatlán
Old school and atmospheric -- the hotel has been long thought to be haunted -- the Bar Belmar offers a very wide selection of beers and fine spirits. Open late most nights, and consistently well reviewed.
Information and reviews of popular beach bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Golden Zone
Telephone 669 913 0748
Playa Gaviotas 204 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
Barra al Mar is one of the best beach bars in Mazatlan. Located on Playa Gaviotas 204 in the Golden Zone behind Señor Frogs -- right on the beach -- this is what sunset drinking is all about!
This popular two story beachfront palapa provides magnificent panoramic Sea of Cortez views, refreshing ocean breezes and music most afternoons, either professional DJs or live bands and solo performers. Air conditioned indoor seating is also available.
With the same ownershp as Mazatlan's top rated Alawa and La Puntilla, you can count on the B.A.M. menu of delicious bar food with a ceviche / seafood spin and, of course, plenty of beer including 25 peso Pacifico every day all day!
If you're into tipsy volleyball, Barra al Mar conveniently provides a perfectly serviceable beach volleyball court for your pleasure...
Open from 11am until 11pm daily, Barra al Mar accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards as well as cash.
Information and reviews of the popular restaurant-bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Centro Historico
Telephone 669 910 3957
Ninos Heroes 96 at Mariano Escobedo / Centro Historico
Candela is a hip Caribbean Restaurant / Bar located in the heart of the Centro Historico.
Imagine great afro-pop Caribbean sounds and an eclectic menu of tasty bar food. That's what Candela delivers.
So get your Salsa, Trip Hop, Jungle Boogie, Drum & Bass Electrofunk groove on and head over to Candela. You don't have to leave early: this Mazatlan bar stays open until 3am.
Information and reviews of the best sports bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Golden Zone
Telephone 669 914 0205
Avenida Playa Gaviotas 556 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
The Dugout Sports Bar in Mazatlan is a fun sports bar across the street from Dairy Queen in the Golden Zone - Zona Dorada.
The Dugout sports bar in Mazatlan has lots of big TV screens and icy cold beer!
Decorated in classic sports bar fashion with posters and photographs of sporting events, the Dugout sports bar has friendly service and a menu of traditional bar food including excellent burger baskets. This is a very popular Mazatlan sports bar to watch the NCAA basketball tournament coverage in March.
For those who just can't tear themselves away from the internet, the Dugout Sports Bar provides free WiFi.
Information and reviews of the best Cantinas in Centro Mazatlan
Telephone 669 982 7218
Corner of Aquiles Serdan and Mariano Escobedo / Centro
Edgars Bar & Cantina in Mazatlan offers a taste of Old Mazatlan Mexico.
Edgars has been a popular mainstay in The Pearl of The Pacific since 1949, and at times it seems that the clock stopped there in the 1950s. Some afternoons old men sing karaoke beneath vintage photographs in this Mazatlan bar, and giant shrimp are brought to your table in buckets.
Located near the central food market in the Centro Historico, Edgars Bar in Mazatlan mostly attracts business people and some tourists and visitors.
Around mid-afternoon Edgars serves a Botana -- an appetizer -- free. Some days the Botana is a meat stew with rice and refried beans and tacos; sometimes it is marlin stew; or a Mexican version of meatball soup; or a shrimp soup; or it might be a Mexican salad with seafood mixed in.
One of the most traditional of Mazatlan Bar / Cantinas, Edgars' walls are covered with historic photos of Mazatlan and -- according to the sign on the door -- women are welcome!
Edgar's is open from about 9am until midnight, daily.
Information and reviews of top rated Mazatlan Mexico sports bars in Centro
Telephone 669 910 0208
Carnaval 1502 / Corner of Carnaval and Angel Flores / Centro
El Alburs Sport Bar & Music is one of Mazatlan's newer sports bars. Located in Centro at Carnaval and Angel Flores, El Alburs is Mexican-owned, has a primarily Mexican clientèle, and is more likely than some to show soccer, or USA / Canadian events with commentary in Spanish.
Possible language barriers aside, this popular bar is very friendly, and they certainly have lots of large screen TVs!
El Alburs Sport Bar also features popular Karaoke nights and, on occasion, live music. Open daily.
Information and reviews of the best Mazatlan Bars in the Centro Historico
Telephone 669 910 1833
Angel Flores 602 / Centro Historico
Epokaz Antro Bar in the Mazatlan Centro Historico is a true blast from the past.
Decorated with graffiti -- cartoon style paintings of rock stars, a life-sized statue of Elvis to greet you and Spider Man is hanging from the ceiling -- this popular Centro Historico bar spins the clock back several decades, as does the music they play, which is largely from the 70's and 80's.
Sometimes referred to as a disco-bar, Epokaz is sure to bring back memories!
Information and reviews of the best Mazatlan sports bars in the Golden Zone
Telephone 669 913 6066
300 Laguna / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
Friends Diner -- formerly Saloon Sports Bar -- is one of Mazatlan's most highly recommended and best loved Mazatlan sports bars.
Fiercely air conditioned and located in the Heart of the Golden Zone - Zona Dorada, Friends Diner is a favorite meeting place for Mazatlecos and tourists year round.
Friends Diner is filled with sports memorabilia, historical photos, animal trophies, skin rugs and, most importantly, lots of LCD and Plasma HDTV's and an HD big-screen projector.
This very north-of-the-border-style recommended Mazatlan sports bar offers a menu of fresh home-style cooking including grilled BBQ ribs, chili Dogs, Philly Cheese Steak, homemade chili, Reuben sandwiches, chicken and shrimp burgers, and their well-loved hamburgers -- especially the unusual Moose Burger.
Just add perfectly toasted sesame seed buns and outstanding french fries and you've got a winning combo -- perfect sports bar bar food!
Friends Diner has four satellite channels and cable TV programming that provides NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLB, stone-crazy soccer from around the world, golf, PPV events and pretty much any other top rated sporting event you'll be looking for!
A favorite among recommended Mazatlan sports bars, Friends Diner provides free WiFi and free long-distance calling within Mexico and to the United States and Canada.
Information about recommended wine bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Centro Historico
Telephone 669 136 0660
Constitución and Benito Juarez 629 / Centro Historico
Habanero's Wine Bar in Mazatlan is located in the Centro Historico within the elegant Topolo Mexican Restaurant, and is a world unto itself.
From the crimson walls and high open-beamed ceiling to the smell of flowers when you enter the door; from to the fireplace and the sound of the fountain mingled with the songs of birds in the garden -- and by evening the intimate romantic lighting -- Habanero's Wine Bar takes you on a sensual journey.
Habanero's Wine Bar offers a wide selection top rated wine from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Italy, Spain, France, and the United States. This Centro Historico wine bar carries Casa Madero which comes from the oldest winery in Mexico located in Parras, Caohuila State in northern Mexico.
Habanero's also offers a wide selection of premium Mexican Tequilas, both popular and exotic Mexican cervezas, and a broad selection of fine spirits.
Or enjoy a Mojito made with fresh mint from the Habanero's Wine Bar garden!
Habanero's Wine Bar is one of the most atmospheric and sophisticated of our recommended Mazatlan bars, and is consistently well reviewed.
Information about the best sports bars in the Mazatlan Mexico Golden Zone and Centro Historico
• Avenida Camarón Sábalo at Rafael Buelna / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
• Constitución 622 / Plaza Machado / Centro Historico
La Coronela Beer & Grill in Mazatlan is a popular sports bar that serves tasty bar food in both their Golden Zone and Centro Historico locations: the first on Avenida Camaron Sabalo at the intersection with Rafael Buelna and the second housed within the former Ta Café facing the Plaza Machado in the Centro Historico.
Both La Coronela locations often feature reggae music.
Information about recommended bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Centro Historico
Telephone 669 154 5628
Constitución 81 / Centro Historico
La Esquina 84 serves great drinks and offers a menu of exotic bar food -- much of it with an international spin -- just off the Plaza Machado in the Centro Historico. Modern and relaxing, La Esquina is a popular choice for dinner or after-dinner drinks and desserts.
Open Tuesday through Thursday 5pm - 1am; Friday and Saturday 5pm - 2am; Sunday 5pm - 12am.
Best recommended Sports Bars in Mazatlan Mexico / Reviews and information
Telephone 669 914 0201
Camarón Sábalo 1942 in the Solamar Inn / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
The always-popular Minnesota Cafe and Sports Bar is a very American sports bar located in the Mazatlan Golden Zone that features great televised sports from around the world; a menu of good bar-food fare; free WiFi; is fiercely air conditioned; and has a great pool table and cold cheap beer -- often 2x1!
Popular Sports Bars in Nuevo Mazatlan / Reviews and information
Telephone 669 913 5092
Avenida La Marina 5091 / just east of El Cid / Nuevo Mazatlan
At most sports bars you can watch sports on television, at Mulligan's Sports Bar you can do a lot more!
Located within the Pacific Food Truck Park & Golf in Nuevo Mazatlan, this popular sports bar is just yards from batting cages and a driving range.
The bar - restaurant is open when Pacific Food Truck Park & Golf is open, so you can drink and dine there every day from 9am - 10pm. The menu is well-done traditional bar food like burgers, fries, wings, nachos and buckets of icy cold beer.
Mulligan's Sports Bar does all sorts of special promotions revolving around major sporting events like boxing matches and championship games. This Mazatlan bar has secure parking and is experienced at hosting events that combine all the fun parts of the golf center.
Information about recommended gay / LGBTQ friendly Mazatlan bars
Telephone 669 914 4176
Avenida de las Garzas 18 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
The Pepe Toro Club was founded in 1992 to serve the gay community in Mazatlan and those LGBTQ people who visit the Pearl of The Pacific.
The Pepe Toro Club is one of only two recommended Mazatlan bars -- the other being Vitrolas, which has the same owners -- that explicitly advertise themselves as gay-friendly on their websites.
The Pepe Toro Club is located in the Mazatlan Golden Zone, and has been a top rated mainstay of the gay scene in Mazatlan since it opened, and is one of the most popular bars in Mazatlan during Carnival!
Additional information about this recommended and well reviewed gay bar can be found at their website, pepetoro.com
Video history of the Pepe Toro Club in Mazatlán
Information about recommended Mazatlan bars on the Malecon at Olas Altas Beach
Telephone 669 982 8226
Olas Altas 25 at Sixto Osuna / On the Malecon at Olas Altas Beach
Puerto Viejo in Mazatlan is a popular bar / restaurant located right on the Malecon at Olas Altas beach.
The Puerto Viejo oceanview bar / restaurant has outdoor seating, and is one of the most recommended bars in Mazatlan among resident gringos, who gather there for happy hour and sunset.
The Puerto Viejo nachos sencillos are a delicious bargain menu item, and the inexpensive comida corrida (a fixed-price daily special) often features delicious fresh seafood like tuna ceviche.
Information about recommended wine bars at Marina Mazatlan in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Telephone 669 668 1882
Avenida Marina Mazatlan 2212 / Plaza Bahia Marina / Marina Mazatlan
RossoNero Wine Bar in Mazatlan is a sumptuous upscale wine bar located right on the marina.
Sophisticated, contemporary and flat-out sexy, RossoNero offers premium wines and tasty food created by Chef Francisco Espinoza from a menu that includes paninis, mouth watering gourmet deep-dish pizza, complex salads and other delicious munchables.
Video of the Rosso Nero Wine Bar at Marina Mazatlán
With respect to the delicious food, more often than not it is the fine wine and premium spirits that drive people to visit RossoNero, and owner Enrique Espinoza does not disappoint, offering a wide range of top rated wines and imported spirits from around the world. RossoNero also serves an international selection of popular and exotic premium beers.
Not inexpensive, but well worth it!
Information and reviews of top rated bars in the Mazatlan Centro Historico
Telephone 669 994 3396
Ninos Heroes 1500 / Centro Historico
Located in the Centro Historico, Santanna Kitchen Bar is a sophisticated take on the concept of a jazz bar / music space fueled by exquisite cocktails, exotic beers and -- soon -- fine wines.
Chef Julian Portugal and owner Jorge Figueroa have successfully combined top rated spirits and mixology with a delicious menu -- can you say Octopus Zarandeado? -- and the thrill of nightlife with live music.
Whether its "Gin & Sax" or the pulsing rhythms of a noted DJ, Santanna Kitchen Bar delivers!
Santanna Kitchen Bar is open 5pm until Midnight, daily, and accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards and reservations.
Information and reviews of the best bars at Marina Mazatlan in Sinaloa, Mexico
Telephone 669 913 5252
Avenida Paseo Isla Mazatlán 2219 / Marina Mazatlan
Sleek, sexy and modern, the Sildavia Bistro Bar at Marina Mazatlan is a treat for all the senses.
This popular Marina Mazatlan bar is reallt a bistro, and has a substantial menu that features sophisticated Mexican bar-food mixed with lighter international fare like classic salads and appetizers.
The Sildavia Bistro Bar is open Monday - Saturday from 5pm to 2am, 1pm - 8pm on Sunday, and accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards and reservations.
Information and reviews of the best bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico on the Malecon at Olas Altas
Olas Altas 79 / Centro Historico on the Malecon at Olas Altas Beach
For those who like a top rated ocean view bar, nothing in Mazatlan approaches the Skyroom Bar.
Located on the 11th floor and roof of the historic Posada Freeman Best Western on the Malecon in the Centro Historico at Olas Altas Beach, the Skyroom Bar in Mazatlan offers breathtaking 360 panoramic views of Mazatlan.
Even the ride up is exciting: the hotel was built in 1944 and the fantastic industrial-era mechanisms of the elevator are clearly visible as you walk up a few stairs to the bar.
Another short staircase leads to the roof and its beautiful small pool, tables, and a delightful sea breeze 365 days a year.
Video from the roof of the Posada Freeman
Best Western Skyroom Bar in Mazatlán
For reasons unclear, the Skyroom Bar in Mazatlan is rarely crowded, nor is the beautiful roof top terrace. A truly serene place to have a drink and watch the sunset!
Information about recommended sports bar - restaurants at Playa Bruja, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Telephone 669 121 0410
Avenida Sabalo Cerritos 3500 / Playa Bruja / Nuevo Mazatlan
The Last Drop in Mazatlan is a popular sports bar located at the northern tip of Cerritos.
The Last Drop has not only televisions, but pool tables, and serves a nice range of delicious bar food including excellent pizza, Mexican BBQ, ribs and seafood.
The hamburgers are something special (their sign is topped with a giant hamburger sculpture): many believe that The Last Drop serves the best bar burger in Mazatlan.
Some menu items are a bit different: ever have a Poblano Burger? Homemade tequila? You should consider ordering both -- they go well together!
Owners Isaac and Patty are gracious hosts and The Last Drop is a consistently well reviewed and top rated favorite among our recommended Mazatlan sports bars.
Information and reviews of the best gay / LGBTQ friendly bars in the Mazatlan Centro Historico
Telephone 669 985 2221
Heriberto Frias 1608 / Centro Historico
Vitrolas is a popular bar in the Centro Historico with a helpful staff and a substantial ex-pat and tourist clientèle.
Vitrolas is one of only two recommended Mazatlan bars -- the other being the Pepe Toro Club -- that explicitly advertise on their websites as being gay-friendly and devoted to serving the LGBTQ community.
Located in the Centro Historico, Vitrolas is the epicenter of the gay bar scene in Centro during Carnaval -- and they also serve top rated pizza!
Additional information about this recommended and well reviewed gay bar can be found at their website, vitrolasbar.com