5 of the most unique resort bars in Mexico

Mexico is known for world-class beaches, breathtaking resorts and, of course, exciting tropical cocktails! What’s more, Mexico is also home to some of the most unique resort bars in the tropics where you can sample these famous flavours. Whether you’re looking for the memorable venue for a night out with friends or a unique resort bar to showcase on Instagram, we’ve put together a list of interesting resort bars to check out on your next Mexican vacation.

From a glamorous speakeasy hidden behind a bookcase to the only microbrewery at an all inclusive resort, these one-of-a-kind watering holes provide the perfect settings for enjoying an ice-cold cerveza or an authentic margarita.

Groups of people sitting at the bar and on comfortable couches at The Library. Photo: @laurenvirginiaa
Step back in time at a hidden speakeasy

Party like it’s the Roaring 20’s at The Library, an adults only speakeasy at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun in Riviera Maya. To enter, uncover a secret entrance disgusted as a bookcase which will lead you to the speakeasy. Inspired by the Prohibition Era, this hidden gem boasts an elegant atmosphere with impeccable décor and live jazz performances. Choose from an extensive menu of expertly crafted cocktails, ranging from classic concoctions to top-secret recipes such as the Al Capone which offers a modern twist on a chocolate Martini.

Trendy bar area with string lights, beer taps and a rectangular table with chairs.
Sip on a cerveza at the only microbrewery at an all inclusive resort

As the only all inclusive resort to have an on-site microbrewery, Tres Cervezas, Hyatt Ziva Cancun offers craft beer lovers a one-of-a-kind experience. Tres Cervezas is an upscale craft brewery with a sports bar vibe that specializes in artisanal beers expertly crafted by an on-site Brewmaster. With three taps that rotate monthly, you can order your go-to brew or get a flight to sample a selection of flavours. For the ultimate combination, pair your pint with a pound of wings tossed in unique flavors such as hibiscus and Sriracha.

Open-air terrace with tables and chairs overlooking the ocean.
Spot humpback whales during happy hour

Sandos Finisterra's Whale Watchers Bar offers trendy settings where you can enjoy exceptional views paired with your drink of choice. Open only in the evenings, this resort hotspot has an open-air ocean view terrace where you can bask in the sunset glow while toasting to an unforgettable vacation in paradise. Plus, during the winter season it’s the perfect spot to marvel at humpback whales in the distance. For an unbeatable viewing experience, ask your bartender if you can borrow a pair of binoculars stored at the bar.

Level 18 Rooftop Lounge and Bar area with a rooftop pool, cabanas and high top tables.
Toast to unrivalled ocean views at a rooftop lounge

Royalton Suites Cancun Resort and Spa’s Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge takes resort bars to the next level, in more ways than one. Located 18 stories above the Cancun strip, this stylish adults only hotspot is one of Cancun’s hottest nightlife venues. While lounging in a lavish poolside cabana, you can sip margaritas made with authentic Mexican tequila and toast to incredible 360° coastal views. While all Royalton guests receive complimentary access to Level 18, when you upgrade to Diamond Club™ you also benefit from an elevated experience with complimentary dining and premium drinks!

Tiny wooden bar with swing chairs located on the beach.
Hang out by the beach at a picturesque tiki bar

Located on sparkling white-sand shores just steps from the Caribbean Sea, Jack’s Shack at Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen is ultimate beach bar. This tiny tiki-themed bar boasts a laid back vibe, removed from the hustle and bustle of trendy venues and crowded clubs. In lieu of ordinary bar stools, this seaside establishment is surrounded by wooden swings where you can hang out – literally – while sipping frozen daiquiris to beat the heat and enjoying stunning ocean views.

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