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Our Top Happy Hours & Inside Scoop on Tamarindo Nightlife in 2022    

One of our favorite times of the day in Costa Rica is Sunset hour! Almost every day offers an epic display of gorgeous colors. Depending on the season you may see the sky on fire or shades of purples or a classic sun descending into the ocean. Everyone heads out during this time to catch the golden hour and enjoy some cocktails. So let’s see what Tamarindo nightlife has to offer.

Tamarindo offers a variety of happy hours from the beach to the rooftops. Here are a few of our favorite Tamarindo happy hours:



Happy hour 4pm to 6pm. Located on the beach next to Nougis on the south side is Chiringuitos. Situated on the beach with blue tables and wood chairs this restaurant offers happy hour on beers and $4 well drinks. You must try a chili guaro shot here (ask the server what these are)! The food is pretty good too – great burgers, mussels, ceviche, and more.



Happy Hour 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Located north of Chiringuitos is one of the first restaurants in Tamarindo. With Adirondack chairs and tables on the beach, this is a great place to lounge and watch the passers-by. You need to get here early as tables fill up quickly. Happy hour offers discounts on beer and wine.


Volcano Brewing Company

Happy Hour – 4pm to 7pm. Located at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp at the beginning of Tamarindo is Volcano Brewing Company that is located outside on the beach. They offer happy hours with 2×1 on selected craft beers and 2×1 on all frozen cocktails everyday from 4-7 pm. They also have a variety of food from nachos the size of you’re a$$ to sushi. Plus they normally have live music performed!




Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm. This is one of the best restaurants for ambiance, food, and amazing happy hour. They offer 2×1 on selected drinks such as martinis, long island ice tea, mojitos, and more! They have amazing appetizers and entrees too! They are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Red Door

An international restaurant located on the beach shortly before Pangas restaurant. With the gorgeous ambiance of hanging lights, Balinese décor, and outdoor dining this is a must! Dinner is delicious and they offer a special for happy hour each day. From Sangria to Margaritas to Martinis and more. Check out their Facebook page to see which day is serving up what!  



Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm. With epic views, this one won’t disappoint! Located up on the hill the Wyndham offers a restaurant and patio seating that overlooks the Tamarindo Bay. Sit back and watch the surfers below as the sun sets across the horizon. Thursday ladies’ night.




Happy Hour All Day Everyday! Located on the beach this outdoor restaurant offers 2×1 on selected drinks like margaritas, sangria, well drinks, and more all day!



Happy Hour 11am to 6pm. 2×1 Margaritas! They are delicious and the restaurant offers an amazing menu of steaks, seafood and more. (Not located on the beach)


Wild Panda

Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm. $2 National Beers, $3 Glass of wine and 2×1 cocktail specials like their famous watermelon vodkas! Located in the first food court in Tamarindo Wild Panda offers local dishes such as casados, chifrio, and more. The drinks are delicious and you can people watch as it is located on one of the main streets in Tamarindo.


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Sharkys & The Alley

The American sports bar of Tamarindo! Here you can watch almost any sports game, fight, etc. They offer happy hour on drinks and wings and have a full menu as well. Popular nights are Sunday for beer pong tournaments and they occasionally have special events. 



Reggae resto-bar that offers great food and drinks. Start at their happy hour and move into the night with live music and djs. Closes at curfew which varies depending on the government. Once they close everyone continues to party on the street and beach. Check out the Maia & Big Z Duo for some live music here on Wednesday for ladies’ night.


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Located up the road from Sharkys is Rumors. During the day it functions as a restaurant and as the sun sets it turns into a hotspot for those looking to mingle, listen to music (live and DJ), and dance. You will find more electronic music here and funky beats.


La Oveja Negra (currently closed)

Across from one of the main grocery stores in town (Vindi) is a long-time Tamarindo hostel that has a bar and hang-out area. There are usually live music playing, djs, and/or surf videos on the projector.


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Open Friday to Sunday from 6pm to 10pm. This is Tamarindo’s only gay bar that is fun for everyone! Enjoy drag shows, fun drinks, and outdoor ambiance. You will dance all night long. 


Everything changes so you never know with Tamarindo nightlife but these are our favorite spots. Most likely, the party never stops and there are secret locations to private parties, events, and more. Ask around and we are sure you will find the inside scoop and more! Enjoy!!



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