10 Great Places to Grab a Drink in The Riviera Maya

Are you exploring the Riviera Maya and craving a refreshing drink to beat the heat? Look no further! From beachside bars to cozy cantinas, we’ve rounded up the top 10 places to grab a drink in the Quinana Roo and Riviera Maya area. 

It was almost impossible to narrow it down to just ten places (there are so many great choices for food and drink in Quintana Roo!) but we hope there’s a little something for everyone in the list, and that you find a spot to sit and admire the beautiful nature and culture of Mexico:

The Dirty Martini

This popular bar in Playa del Carmen offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and delicious martinis to match. With live music and a sophisticated atmosphere, The Dirty Martini is the perfect spot for a night out on the town.


C. 10 Nte., Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., MX


Mulle Once

This beachside bar in Puerto Morelos offers a laid-back atmosphere and unbeatable ocean views. Sip on a cold beer while watching the waves crash against the shore for a truly relaxing experience.


SM 1 Mz2, Rafael E. Melgar, Zona Hotelera Nte, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R.

La Buena Vida


La Buena Vida bar is a hidden gem tucked away in the charming town of Akumal, Mexico. With its beautiful beachfront location and chill atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a drink with friends. Whether you’re looking for a casual afternoon drink or a night out, La Buena Vida is a must-visit spot in the Riviera Maya. Don’t forget to catch the stunning sunsets while sipping on your drink and enjoy the ocean breeze.

North Beach Road, North Lote 35, 77710 Akumal, Q.R., MX


Alux Restaurant & Lounge

Housed in a stunning natural cave, Alux Restaurant & Lounge offers a unique drinking experience. Sip on a cocktail while surrounded by natural rock formations and twinkling lights for an unforgettable night out. 


Av Benito Juárez Mz 217 Lt2, Ejidal, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R, MX

El Oasis

With locations in Tulum, Playa and Cancun, El Oasis is a laid-back spot to grab a cold beer and relax with friends. Their casual atmosphere and friendly staff make it a must-visit for anyone exploring the area.


Avenida Yaxchilán, SM 17 L 2, 77505, Cancún Q.R., MX

La Cueva del Chango

This jungle-themed restaurant and bar in Playa del Carmen offers a unique setting to enjoy a drink. Sip on a margarita while surrounded by lush greenery and whimsical decor for a truly magical experience. 


Calle 38 Nte. Mz. 4-Lote 3, Zazil-ha, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mx

Carlos n’ Charlie’s Beach Club

Carlos’n Charlie’s in Cancun is a lively and upbeat restaurant and bar that’s perfect for those looking to have a good time. With a fun atmosphere, delicious food, and signature cocktails, this spot is a go-to for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy live music, dance the night away, or simply kick back and relax with a cold drink in hand. With its prime location in the heart of the Hotel Zone, Carlos’n Charlie’s is a must-visit for anyone looking to have a memorable night out in Cancun.

Forum By The Sea, Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 8.5 Local 10 y 10 C, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Club de la Cervesa

Club de la Cerveza is a paradise for craft beer lovers in Playa del Carmen. The bar features an impressive selection of local and international craft beers, ranging from hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, all served in a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. The bar also hosts regular beer tastings and events, making it the perfect place to expand your knowledge and taste buds when it comes to craft beer. The knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to offer recommendations and help you discover your new favorite brew. 
5ta Avenida casi esquina 38 norte, Edificio MIMOSA, Local 7 C, Lote 5, Colonia Xaman-Ha, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hunter Bar

Hunter Bar in Cancun is a unique and rustic bar that’s perfect for those looking for a different kind of drinking experience. The bar has a hunting lodge-inspired decor, complete with animal trophies, wood paneling, and cozy seating areas. The bar offers a good selection of drinks, including beer, cocktails, and whiskey, as well as tasty bar bites to pair with your drink of choice. Hunter Bar is also known for its friendly and attentive staff who are always ready to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. If you’re looking for a laid-back and offbeat atmosphere, Hunter Bar is definitely worth checking out in Cancun.
Alcatraces 45, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

So there you have it, the top 10 places to grab a drink in the Riviera Maya and Quinana Roo area including some choices in Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Cancun and Akumal. Cheers to a great trip, or a forever stay in Mexico.

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