Mazatlan Bar Guide - A guide to the 24 best recommended bars in Mazatlan Mexico. Includes reviews of sports and wine bars, cantinas, pubs, gay bars and happy hours in the Centro Historico, Golden Zone, Nuevo Mazatlan and on the Malecon.
Our city is home to many bars, wine bars, cantinas, sports bars, pubs and saloons.
Most of our 24 recommended Mazatlan bars are long-established businesses, and the newer ones have proven themselves with their rapid popularity.
Many of our bars have Happy Hours -- some of which start remarkably early in the day! -- and our best bars are increasingly offering unusual gourmet micro-brewery beers, vintage wines and imported premium spirits.
A number offer free WiFi -- a big plus for Americans, Canadians, Europeans 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.
Bar Belmar Recommended Mazatlan Bar 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 coctail on the Malecon? Look no further: the Bar Belmar in the Belmar Hotel right on Olas Altas beach!
Video of the Bar Belmar in Mazatlan
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.
Heriberto Frías 1305 / On the Plaza Machado / Centro Historico
Café Pacifico bar in Mazatlan is located on the Plaza Machado in the Centro Historico.
This long-time Plaza Machado favorite has undergone a total remodeling. A real tradition among Mazatlan bars with a lovely dark interior and great selection of wine and spirits, the new look includes new music, mostly 60's, 70's and 80's pop. Now decorated with large televisions showing retro music videos, the new Café Pacifico / Vintage Retro Bar promises fun at all hours. There is a DJ booth and -- on special nights -- a live DJ.
The menu is styled Sinaloa Fusion, and food is available after 5pm. Like some of the other of our recommended Mazatlan bars, Café Pacifico / Vintage Retro Bar also has a free pool (table)!
Cantina Tertulia Recommended Mazatlan Cantina Information about recommended cantinas in the Mazatlan Mexico Centro Historico
Belasario Dominguez 1414 / Centro Historico
Cantina Tertulia in Mazatlan -- technically, La Tertulia Cantina Museo Taurino -- is one of the Centro Historico's most interesting Mazatlan bars, and is consistently well reviewed.
Housed in a classic Centro Historico building at the corner of Constitución and Belisario, Cantina Tertulia is a bullfight-extravaganza, with bull heads hanging above tables in the main room. The walls are covered with posters and photos of bullfights. Bulls are, simply, everywhere.
But this bar is far more than "bullfight-themed". Rene Tirado runs the Cantina Tertulia and he -- as well as many other members of the staff -- have bull fighting experience and love to share stories with interested customers.
The upstairs of this eclectic bar leads to a narrow outdoor balcony that wraps around the building and provides a perfect perch for people watching in the Centro Historico.
Drinks at the Cantina Tertulia bar are very inexpensive, with beer under 1 USD and outstanding mixed drinks similarly value-priced!
Alone among our recommended Mazatlan cantinas, bars and pubs, Cantina Tertulia thrives without a telephone: imagine that?
Belasario Dominguez 1414 / Centro Historico
Christy's Marina Sport's Bar Recommended Sports Bar Information and reviews of the best sports bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Golden Zone
Telephone 669 913 0121
Marina Mazatlan / Nuevo Mazatlan
Christy's Marina Sport's Bar in Mazatlan is a new modern sports bar and restaurant with a lot going for it. Located at Marina Mazatlan in the former location of Sr. Peppers, this establishment offers a vast number of large-screen TVs, several dozen different beef and chicken burgers, luxurious decor, and excellent beef, seafood, pasta and Mexican dishes.
Conciously more upscale than most sports bars, Christy's is not at all expensive and, as would be expected, their selection of beverages is extensive -- including hundreds of bottles of wine from many countries all around the world!
Christy's can be reserved for private wine tastings, parties or business meetings.
Christy's Marina Sport's Bar offers both indoor and patio seating and is open everyday except Tuesday. Secure parking is available.
Telephone 669 913 0121
Marina Mazatlan / Nuevo Mazatlan
Dugout Sports Bar Recommended Mazatlan Sports Bar 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.
Decorated in classic sports bar fashion with posters and photographs of sporting events, the Dugout sports bar has friendly service, excellent burger baskets, and is a popular Mazatlan sports bar to watch the NCAA basketball tournament coverage in March. The Dugout sports bar in Mazatlan has lots of big TV screens and icy cold beer!
For those who just can't tear themselves away from the internet, the Dugout Sports Bar provides free WiFi.
Edgars Bar & Cantina Recommended Mazatlan Bar Information and reviews of the best Mazatlan Mexico Cantinas in Centro
Telephone 669 982 7218
Corner of Aquiles Serdan and Escobedo / Centro
Edgars Bar & Cantina in Mazatlan offers a taste of Old Mazatlan Mexico.
Edgars has been a mainstay in The Pearl of The Pacific since 1949, and at times it seems that the clock stopped there in the 1950s. 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 The Pearl of The Pacific and -- according to the sign on the door -- women are welcome!
Edgar's is open from about 9am until midnight, daily.
Epokaz Antro BAR Recommended Mazatlan Bar 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 hanging from the ceiling, this 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!
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, this bar is Mexican-owned, has a primarily Mexican clientčle, and is more likely than some to show soccer, or USA / Canadian events with commentary in Spanish.
The bar is, however, very friendly, and they certainly have lots of large screen TVs!
El Alburs Sport Bar also features Karaoke nights and, on occasion, live music -- and is open daily.
Habanero's Wine Bar Recommended Mazatlan Wine Bar 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 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, and also offers a wide selection of top shelf premium Mexican Tequilas, all your favorite 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.
La Coronela Beer & Grill Recommended Mazatlan Sports Bar 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. La Coronela often features reggae music and has two locations: one on Avenida Camarón Sábalo at the intersection with Rafael Buelna in the Golden Zone, and the other housed in the former Ta Café facing the Plaza Machado in the Centro Historico.
La Cortéza Sky Bar Recommended Mazatlan Bar Information and reviews of the best bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico in the Centro Historico
The La Cortéza Sky Bar is located on the roof of the spectacular Hotel Jonathon, right on the Plaza Machado in the Centro Historico.
This super-chic multi-level drinking establishment and lounge is right beside the beautiful rooftop pool, and offers stunning views of the Centro Historico and beyond. The bar has its own menu, and it is also possible to order from the more extensive menu of the hotel's gourmet restaurant, Lauren's.
The La Cortéza Sky Bar accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards and is open daily from 5pm to 2am.
La Santera Funk & Flavor Recommended Mazatlan Bar Information and reviews of the best bars in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico in the Centro Historico
If you want a party-hard bar in the Mazatlan Centro historico, La Santera Funk & Flavor is one of the best choices you can make.
Located on Olas Altas overlooking the Malecon and the ocean, La Santera presents all sorts of live and DJ music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights -- and stays open until 4am. If you want to experience hard salsa dance forget the gringo pretenders and drop by La Santera!
Video of Rhythm Elison at La Santera Funk & Flavor
La Santera is also a restaurant with a substantial menu of cajun dishes like blackened catfish, gumbo, seafood chowder and Jambalaya.
The La Santera Funk & Flavor takes reservations, accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards and is open Thursday thru Saturday from evening until the wee hours of the morning...
Camarón Sábalo 1942 in the Solamar Inn / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
The 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; good bar-food fare; free WiFi; is fiercely air conditioned; and has a great pool table and cold cheap beer -- often 2x1!
Mulligan's Sports Bar Recommended Mazatlan Sport Bar Best recommended Sports Bars in Mazatlan Mexico / Reviews and information
Telephone 669 180 0928
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 Golf Center in Nuevo Mazatlan, this bar is just yards from batting cages and a driving range.
The bar - restaurant is open when Pacific Golf Center is open, so you can drink and dine there every day from 11am - 2am. 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. The bar has secure parking and is experienced at hosting events that combine all the fun parts of the golf center.
Pepe Toro Club Recommended Mazatlan Bar Information about recommended gay-friendly Mazatlan bars
Telephone 669 914 4176
Avenida de las Garzas 18 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
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 in Mazatlan
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 high-line wines and imported spirits from around the world. RossoNero also serves an international selection of premium beers.
Not inexpensive, but well worth it!
Saloon Sports Bar Recommended Mazatlan Sports Bar Information and reviews of the best Mazatlan sports bars in the Golden Zone
Telephone 669 668 7599
Camarón Sábalo 1000 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
The Saloon Sports Bar in Mazatlan is one of The Pearl of The Pacific's most highly recommended and best loved Mazatlan sports bars. Air conditioned and located in the Heart of the Golden Zone - Zona Dorada, The Saloon is a favorite meeting place for Mazatlecos and tourists year round.
The Saloon Sports Bar 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 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 bar food!
The Saloon Sports Bar has four satellite channels and cable TV programming that provides NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLB, Futbol, Golf, PPV events and pretty much any other sporting event you'll be looking for!
A favorite among recommended Mazatlan sports bars, they provide free WiFi and free long-distance calling within Mexico and to the United States and Canada.
Sildavia Bistro Bar Recommended Mazatlan Bar Information and reviews of the best bars at Marina Mazatlan in Sinaloa, Mexico
Sleek, sexy and modern, the Sildavia Bistro Bar at Marina Mazatlan is a treat for all the senses.
This bar really is 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.
Skyroom Bar at Posada Freeman Recommended Mazatlan Bars 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 bar with a great view, nothing in Mazatlan approaches the Skyroom Bar.
Located on the 11th floor 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 The Pearl of The Pacific.
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's Skyroom Bar
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!
Tarros Company Recommended Mazatlan Bar Information and reviews of the best Mazatlan bars in the Golden Zone
Telephone 669 913 4028
Camarón Sábalo 300 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
Tarros Company is a lively bar and grill located on Camaron Sabalo in the Golden Zone.
Largely drawing a younger crowd, Tarros offers a wide selection of beers, other beverages and tasty bar food like buffalo wings; onion rings; jalapeno poppers; fish and chips and, of course, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Tarros Company is open from 1pm til 2 am daily.
The Last Drop Recommended Mazatlan Sports Bar Information about recommended sports bars at Playa Bruja, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Telephone 669 121 0410
Avenida Sabalo Cerritos 3500 / Cerritos at Playa Bruja / Nuevo Mazatlan
The Last Drop in Mazatlan is a 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 favorite among recommended Mazatlan sports bars.
Yoopers Sports Bar & Grill Recommended Mazatlan Sports Bar Information and reviews of the best Mazatlan sports bars in the Golden Zone
Telephone 669 668 2247
Las Garzas 13 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada
Yoopers sports bar in Mazatlan is one of the best loved bars in the Golden Zone - Zona Dorada. Fiercely air conditioned and chock full of sports memorabilia and eight big screen televisions, Yoopers is a terrific place to get blasted and watch the game!
Yoopers offers a wide selection of sports broadcasts including, regular NFL games; Monday Night Football, hockey, baseball and much more! They have special events on holidays such as Thanksgiving, St. Paddys Day, and the cross-cultural worldwide holiday, Super Bowl Sunday.
The bar menu is extensive and includes Homemade Wisconsin Brats, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Chili Dogs, Philly Cheese Steak, hot dogs, Tex-Mex tacos, delicious sliders and their signature Moose Burgers -- including the gargantuan 4-decker Syooper Moose Burger.
The long dark wooden bar at Yoopers has an extremely wide selection of beers and spirits including exotic imports like Remy Martin and J.W. Black Label. They also have a spacious patio for drinking and dining.
Important Note: Happy Hour is all day every day...
Video of Yoopers Sports Bar in Mazatlan
Yoopers is open from 2pm until 11pm Wednesday - Friday; from 11am to 11pm Saturday and Sunday, and the kitchen is open whenever the bar is. Yoopers does take-out. Cash only.
Vitrolas Recommended Mazatlan Bar Information and reviews of the best gay-friendly bars in the Mazatlan Centro Historico