The Best Riviera Maya Cocktail Bars

No matter what mood you’re in, there are Riviera Maya cocktail bars for you. There are lively clubs, spectacular beach bars, chill lounges and much more.

No matter what mood you’re in, there are Riviera Maya cocktail bars for you. There are lively clubs, spectacular beach bars, chill lounges and much more. During your stay at the adults only, all inclusive Royal Hideaway Playacar and the all inclusive Barceló Maya Grand Resort – comprised of the Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Tropical and the AAA Four-Diamond, all suite Barceló Maya Palace - spend some time checking out Riviera Maya cocktail bars and Riviera Maya nightlife. Cheers!

Axiote, Cocina De Mexico

Address: Calle 34 norte #128, Municipio de Solidaridad, Col.Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: Located on 34th between bustling 5th Avenue and 10th Ave., Axiote is a classy-but-casual restaurant in the gastropub style, with great Mexican fusion cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. Perfect for a chilled out La Quinta Avenida Playa del Carmen cocktail bar experience!

What To Order: Axiote’s bar is well-stocked — the menu boasts more than 80 different mezcals. Ask your bartender to mix up a coctel mezcal and enjoy.

Bar Allegria

Address: Lote Hotelero No. 6, Desarrollo 77710 Playacar , Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: Royal Hideaway Playacar’s Bar Allegria offers guests a delightfully laid-back setting. This is a place where you can forget your cares, sip a drink with a friend or loved one and enjoy some of Playa del Carmen’s best live music. Go ahead and dance if the spirit moves you!

What To Order: You can’t go wrong with Bar Allegria’s perfectly prepared Margarita. Salt on the rim, por favor!

Dirty Martini Lounge

Address: Calle 10 Nte, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: Dirty Martini Lounge is one of those places that locals love as much as visitors. It’s lively (but not too lively), which is always filled with friendly faces. It’s also got nice outdoor seating if you want to sit back, relax and watch the world go by as you enjoy your cocktail.

What To Order: Your clue is in the name of the lounge! Dirty Martini Lounge specializes in – you guessed it – dirty martinis. Good to know: on Tuesdays, the lounge offers two-for-one martinis. Double the fun!

Sundowner Yacht Club

Address: Plaza Coba, Av. Aviación Playacar Fase 2, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: One of the classiest Riviera Maya cocktail bars, Sundowner Yacht Club is sleek and stylish, brought to you by the team behind such hot spots as NYC’s The Manhattan Cricket Club. The raw bar is highly recommended, as are the expertly mixed cocktails.

What To Order: The Sundowner is a perfectly tropical cocktail, comprised of a winning blend of Cazadores Tequila, passionfruit, strawberry and curacao. Yum!

Nau Cocina

Address: 15 Avenida Nte LB, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: Nau Cocina is renowned as one of Playa del Carmen’s best seafood restaurants. But it’s also worth visiting for its cocktails – especially of the gin variety! Nau’s bar stocks a wide variety of gins from all over the world, and the mixologists here know how to use them in both classic and surprising ways.

What To Order: The Mojito Gin & Tonic is a delightful mix of these two beloved cocktails. Trust us, you’re going to love it.


Address: Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: A true beachside cocktail bar, Fusion is an all-day destination with a unique concept: food, massages, sun beds, paddleboarding – and cocktails, of course! Kick back and enjoy live music and a late-night fire show that will really get the party started.

What To Order: The Pina Colada here is the perfect accompaniment to the Caribbean Sea views you’ll enjoy while enjoying Fusion.

La Buena Vida

Address: North Beach Road Lt 35, 77710 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: La Buena Vida translates to “the good life” in English. And that’s what you get when you pay a visit to this hidden gem. Located beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal, this spot delivers panoramic views, a festive atmosphere and plenty of the area’s best musicians performing live. And if you want to get above it all, climb to the top of one of La Buena Vida’s elevated “crow’s nests” – the views are even better up there!

What To Order: The Mexican Martini at La Buena Vida is an inspired blend of Tequila 1800 and Grand Marnier infused with lime juice. You may never go back to a regular martini again …


Address: Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juárez Km. 266,3 Xpuha Q, 77750 Riviera Maya, Q.R., Mexico

The Vibe: Giving guests a very warm welcome, the stylish Puebla is located in the Barceló Maya Colonial’s spacious lobby. Here, you’ll be able to relax and meet your fellow Barceló Maya guests, while enjoying the classic sounds of a mariachi group.

What To Order: Try a Paloma! It’s one of Mexico’s most beloved cocktails, blending tequila, fresh-squeezed grapefruit and tequila, served on the rocks with a wedge of lime. Delicious.

No matter which of these Riviera Maya cocktail bars you end up experiencing, you’re sure to find a welcoming and fun environment.