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I’m always on the hunt for the best cheap bars in any city, and Playa del Carmen is no different.

This town is super touristy (like most beach towns are) and there’s nothing worse than wasting money and time on totally inadequate or overpriced drinks.

That’s why I drank my way through the city (just for you guys of course) and created this list of the best cheap bars in Playa del Carmen.


happy hour at one of the best cheap bars in Playa del Carmen


7 Best Cheap Bars in Playa del Carmen

Ready to get drunk in the sun? Check out my fav top spots for cheap drinks in Playa del Carmen!


1. La Camelia’s

Location: 5th Ave. Between Calle 12 and 14
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I can’t speak for their food because I didn’t try it, but La Camelia’s happy hour was amazing.

From 11am to 6pm every day, you can get two mixed drinks for 90 pesos / 4.75 usd. Not bad for one of the most touristy places in town!

The list of cocktails has over 20 options on happy hour, and the mojitos were delicious. I’ve also seen this sign out at various different hours of the evening, so I think their happy hour times are pretty flexible… walk by and take a look!


2. La Pechita

Location: 5th Ave Between Calle 34 and Calle 38
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La Pechita is one of the best cheap bars in Playa del Carmen because they offer a good deal on mojitos and beers all the time, no happy hour needed.

The price for 2 mojitos is 140 pesos / 7.35 usd, or you can check out the beer deal which is 2 for 60 pesos / 3 usd. This place is on the more relaxed end of 5th Avenue and the tables spill out onto the street, perfect for people watching.


Mannes Bar in Playa del Carmen


3. Manne’s Biergarten

Location: Calle 4 Between Avenida 10 and 15
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Ok, this place was such a great find, and probably my favorite of the cheap bars in Playa del Carmen.

The delicious blended margaritas and other mixed drinks are only 60 pesos each / 3 usd each, and 1 liter margs are only 120 pesos / 6 usd! That’s a great deal considering on 5th avenue they usually cost way more.

Manne’s is one of the best cheap bars in Playa del Carmen because it’s totally chill, the waiter we had was friendly and nice, and this is the permanent price… no need to hit them up for happy hour because you’ll get the same great deal no matter how late it is.

Also, did I mention the tequila shots are only 25 pesos / 1 usd each? Dangerous…


4. Tropical

Location: 5th Ave. between Calle 8 and Calle 10
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This restaurant often has a sign out front advertising 2 cocktails for 100 pesos / 5 usd total.

I noticed it at such random times that I stopped to ask, and the waiter told me they just put it out when it’s not crowded, and pull it in when it’s busy.

So, definitely walk by and take a look, and you may just be able to snag this deal. The restaurant spills out onto 5th Ave. and has a great location.


rooftop pool in Playa del Carmen


5. Palm at the Playa Rooftop Pool

Location: Calle 8 between 5th Avenue and 10th Avenue
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The Palm at the Playa has FREE DRINKS for ladies on Friday night between 8 pm and 11p m. Did I mention it’s also a gorgeous rooftop pool with a view of the ocean?

During the days, you can also get pretty good deals because it’s a 300 peso / 15 usd entrance fee on Mon – Wed (and 500 / $26 on Thurs – Sun) but that all goes towards food and drink at the bar and restaurant.

If you’re sick of the sandy beaches, this is one of the best cheap bars in Playa del Carmen to visit and get free drinks on Friday night! (Although it’s not as cheap, you can also book this rooftop bar crawl through Playa on Airbnb that finishes at an infinity pool as well.)


craft beer in Playa del Carmen


6. Club de la Cerveza

Location: 5th Avenue between Calle 34 and Calle 38
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I love craft beer, so I just have to include this one. The drinks aren’t that cheap (around 50 to 90 pesos / 2.50 to 4.50 usd per beer) but they do have a meal of three fried chicken tacos for 45 pesos / 2.50 usd which is a crazy good deal.

They also have a huge selection of different craft beers from Mexico and around the world and an awesome ambiance. If you’re looking for craft beer in Playa del Carmen (or cheap tacos) this is definitely the place.


La Verbena Playa del Carmen


7. La Verbena

Location: Calle 34 between 5th and 10th Ave.
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Another ladies night!

La Verbona makes the list of best cheap bars in Playa del Carmen because they have free drinks for women from 8 pm to 10 pm on Wednesday nights.

In addition to this  enticing offer, La Verbona also has an awesome ambiance with a jungle like atmosphere. Greenery hangs from the ceiling and nice lighting make this place romantic an relaxed.

Finally, it’s right by the Club de La Cerveza so hit this up first, save a few bucks, then splurge on some Mexican craft beer to finish the night.

Enjoy your night out, and I hope this list of the best cheap bars in Playa del Carmen helps you stick to your budget.

If you’re still looking for more cheap bars in the city, here’s another list of Ladies Nights in Playa del Carmen that you also shouldn’t miss.


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Then, check out the top food, nature, and cultural experiences in Playa del Carmen to round out your itinerary (or, book a best of Mexico tour with Intrepid to finish your travel planning in once click!).


This article is part of the Playful Playa series. Read the rest below:

Don’t Miss These 4 Unique Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

The Best Cheap Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Why Playa Esmeralda is the Best Beach in Playa del Carmen

Boat Cruise from Playa del Carmen: Catamaya Sailing Review

The Complete Guide to Playa del Carmen Coworking Spaces

Cost of Living in Playa del Carmen: My One Month Budget

Then, explore the Mexico Series for more insider tips on what to see, do, eat, drink, and discover in the Riviera Maya and beyond.


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