6 Best Hip Hop Bars & Clubs In Cancún, Mexico

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There is perhaps no better place in Mexico to party than in Cancun. Its pristine, white-sand beaches, stunning, clear blue waters, and balmy temperatures already make for the ideal party atmosphere. It also features plenty of budget hotels and vacation rentals to accommodate visitors from anywhere. Cancun is also home to a plethora of bars and clubs to take that buzz a notch or two higher. It is, after all, the party capital of Mexico for a good reason.

At night, all bars and clubs in Cancun come alive with rocking tunes, colourful lights, and enough drinks to leave you wondering what happened the next morning. With such a vast number of bars and clubs to choose from in Cancun, and only so many days in a vacation there, it is essential that you choose the ones that will ensure you make the most of your night out. Read on to find out the best hip hop bars and clubs in Cancun, Mexico, which will definitely appeal to your inner party animal!

1. La Vaquita Cancun

Boulevard Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Mexico - panoramio (41)
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La Vaquita (The Little Cow) is one of the newest clubs to grace the streets of Cancun. It stands out from the rest with its unique cow-themed decor and laid back vibes. You can pay just the cover charge and buy individual drinks later, or go for the open bar option, depending on your mood that night. Once you are inside, you will be greeted by a medley of hip hop, R&B, and Latin music. La Vaquita also features go-go dancers to spice up your night. At La Vaquita, be ready for a chill yet lively night of dancing and drinking.

La Vaquita Cancun

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

Website: La Vaquita Cancun

Opening hours: 9:30pm - 4am (daily)

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2. Mandala Cancun

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

For those interested in a classier evening experience, Mandala is the club for you. The whole club is like one big VIP room, with its upscale Indian-inspired decor that makes you feel like an exclusive guest. Mandala features a mix of musical genres, from electronic to hip hop, and from reggaeton to pop. There’s music for everyone, but even if it’s not exactly your taste, you have to admit that it’ll get your feet moving. Mandala is a pretty popular spot, with theme nights that inject some excitement to heighten the party fever. To start the week on the right footing, Mandala throws an upbeat Carnival party with a wet t-shirt contest on Mondays. On Thursdays, the theme is Spring Break: Gone Wild, and on Saturdays, it is Mandala Moments! Be sure to visit one of these nights to make the most of your party experience.

Mandala Cancun

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Mandala Cancun

Opening hours: 10:30am - 6pm (daily)

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3. The City Cancun

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

As the biggest nightclub in Cancun, The City is aptly named — it can hold up to 5,000 guests, with nine bars over three stories to cater to them all. This is a place you should definitely check out when you’re looking for some exhilarating things to do at night. When you are inside dancing with thousands of other party-goers, it almost does feel like you are in a whole new city altogether.

The City is normally only open on Fridays unless there are special events. However, this one night at The City is spectacular. With famous guests to entertain the stadium-like nightclub, incredible light shows to hype up the crowds, and a fantastic sound system, the energy here is off the charts. On top of that, the DJ is amazing, and the drink service is fantastic. If you are going to Cancun, there’s no way you can avoid a night in The City. It’s one of the most talked-about clubs in Cancun, and for a good reason, too.

The City Cancun

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

Website: The City Cancun

Opening hours: Fri: 10pm - 6am (Closed Sat-Thurs)

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4. Dady'O

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The exterior of Dady’O may surprise you, and its large rock facade is but a sample of what is waiting for you inside. Partygoers make their way through the club entrance, which resembles an underground tunnel that opens out into a large cave. The unique architecture of this club makes it worth visiting alone, but the atmosphere within makes the experience even more sensational. They skillfully combine the latest light and sound systems with CO2 special effects and captivating music to create a magical ambience that is sure to make your experience at this club a special one.

Though Dady’O is one of the older clubs in Cancun, it remains ultra-popular, with established DJs, celebrities and bands, laser shows, bikini contests, themed parties, and special effects to make your night here one of the craziest. There are also themed parties to make every night slightly different, making sure that you never get bored if you choose to visit more than once. Dady’O plays a variety of musical styles, with an emphasis on techno and house music.


Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Dady’O

Opening hours: Thu & Sat: 10:30pm - 3:30pm (Closed Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun)

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5. Congo Bar

Congo Bar en Cancún
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Compared to the rest, Congo Bar may seem smaller, but don’t let its size fool you — this bar is a favourite with the crowds. Still, with two sides open to the street, you can take a peek inside before deciding whether it’s the best bar for your night on the town. For those looking for a bar on the cheaper end that will still provide a legendary clubbing experience, Congo Bar is the place for you. It is also the perfect place to kick off your night as it opens earlier than other places.

Instead of the usual party boats, spend a night partying at Congo Bar involving confetti, balloons, go-go dancers, and a charismatic host. The atmosphere is lively and upbeat, with good music, attentive staff and plenty of eye candy. Whenever you feel the music spurring you to dance, go for it! There’s no traditional dance floor, so everyone has a blast wherever they can find space.

Congo Bar

Address: Punta Nizuc - Cancun 210, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

Opening hours: 8pm - 4am (daily)

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6. Coco Bongo

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Coco Bongo is perhaps Cancun’s most famous joints, and for a good reason. This is a nightclub where it seems like anything and everything can happen. They feature a variety of specialised performances, from Beetlejuice to Michael Jackson impersonators. There are also trapeze acts, conga lines, and live bands. Bartenders and waiters also take to the stage to show off their singing and dancing skills, so there is never a dull moment at Coco Bongo. On top of that, there is confetti, balloons, soap bubbles, streamers, foam cannons, and lasers every night. With no traditional dance floor, people get their groove on right where they are, so it may not be for those seeking a typical nightclub experience. For those interested in a night of endless entertainment, however, Coco Bongo is just the nightclub for you. Remember to wear comfortable shoes so you can last the night and enjoy the performances!

Coco Bongo

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Coco Bongo

Opening hours: 10:30pm - 3:30am (daily)

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Good drinks, good music, good vibes

If you want a vacation to remember, Cancun is the destination for you. There are a plethora of places to eat and things to buy. The nightlife of this Mexican city can also be compared to the famed city of Las Vegas with its bars and clubs with the craziest atmospheres and most energetic crowds. Though as with every other night out, make sure to keep your valuables safe at all times, even when you are having fun on the dancefloor. Make use of this list to choose the nightclub to bring your night to the next level, or even to plan how club-hop your night away.

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