Needing a break from all the tequila and mezcal offerings in Playa Del Carmen? Bookmark this list of the best places to enjoy a beer or glass of wine in PDC.
There are so many restaurants and bars in Playa Del Carmen that it can sometimes feel overwhelming when trying to figure out where to go to have the best experience. Let us help you as we’ve taken the time to try out many and are happy to share our favorite wine bars and places to grab an adult beverage in Playa Del Carmen.
Off The Vine
Calle 40 y Avenida 5
Off the Vine is one of Playa Del Carmen’s favorite wine bars with their original location located on lively 5thAvenue. Their wine list is very accessible no matter your budget with bottles starting at 200 pesos ($10US). The service is friendly and relaxed while still being timely.
If you need a break from the heat, they offer tables indoors with air conditioning but also have tables outside to enjoy the fresh breeze and watch the streams of people strolling down Fifth Avenue. Another perk of sitting outside is the rotation of local performers that stop by to play a set. There are many talented musicians in Playa Del Carmen and Off The Vine is a favorite spot from violinists and guitarists.
Pair your favorite bottle of wine with one of their Instagram worthy platters of mixed cheeses and deli meats for the perfect evening, for a date night, or with friends!
Staying in the Playacar area and don’t feel like making your way into the center every night? Off The Vine just opened a second location on the highway right outside. The Playacar location offers a variety of appetizers and main course offerings just like the original location.
Wine O’ Clock
Avenida Constituyentes y Avenida 90, Ejidal
Looking for live music while you enjoy a glass or bottle of wine? Wine O’Clock is your place! They offer live music every Monday through Saturday after 8:00 at their primary location in the Ejidal neighborhood.
They recently opened a pocket-size second location in the Colonia Hollywood neighborhood in the center of PDC located on Calle 22 between Avenida 25 and 30. This delightful wine bar specializes in Mexican and French wines.
If you call Playa Del Carmen home, we recommend joining their wine club which includes free wine tastings and discounts on bottles of wine on Fridays plus other perks. Service is superb with knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff making this wine bar a favorite in Playa Del Carmen. As it is so popular, it is recommended to make reservations when visiting either location.
Colectivo Mexicano Cervecero
Avenue 5 entre Calle 40 y 42
Located across the street from Off the Vine on 5th Avenue, Colectivo Mexicano Cervecero is a convenient prequel to a wine night at Off the Vine. They offer 8 craft beers on draft that are all served ice cold, if you are a beer geek, we highly recommend CMC. The staff is happy to offer recommendations based on your beer preferences and after ordering 3 beers we were offered a complimentary glass to keep as a souvenir.
Overserved yourself and need a snack or even a full meal? Our recommendation is the burger, served with delicious shoestring cut French fries. The food and beer accompanied by live music on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays make this a favorite to go visit with a group of friends for a relaxed evening together.
Chela De Playa
Avenida 38 entre Avenida 5 y La Playa
Interested in locally crafted beer? Chela De Playa is where to go in Playa Del Carmen. Nestled right off 5thAvenue the ambiance at this quaint cerveceria is unmatched. The outdoor seating area is located under a massive banyan tree that offers shade for guests who come before sunset. There is also a small cenote onsite with tables overlooking it. Chela De Playa offers their beers in pints and in tasting portions so you can try a sample before committing. Their staff is well trained and offer fast service even on their busiest nights. Their beer offerings include a Kolsch which is our favorite as its light and the perfect complement to the hot Playa afternoons. They also make an American Pale Ale, White IPA with citrus notes, and for those who prefer a heavier beer a porter.
They also offer snacks if you need to slow your buzz down, tacos, and burgers. Want a nightcap that isn’t beer? They also have a fully staffed bar. This Playa Del Carmen favorite has something for everyone in your group. They also have happy hour until 5:00!
Calle 26 entre Avenida 5 y 10
This intimate wine and cocktail bar is perfect for date night or for a fun evening with friends. The staff are patient and take time to break down every dish and wine choice, making your night a memorable experience. They know how to walk the fine line of being available when you need them but not overbearing so you can enjoy your company at the table.
Come for happy hour and stay for their creative dinner offerings. Common happy hour specials include 2X1 Aperol spritz from 5-8:00 and 30% off bottles of wine. Other can’t miss items on the menu include their homemade limoncello and ice creams. Caruso’s has a well-balanced wine list specializing in Italian wines and is a must-visit while staying in Playa Del Carmen.
Support your Playa Community
Before you enjoy an evening out at one of Playa Del Carmen’s best wine bars or grab an ice-cold beer at our favorite beer venues, have you considered how you can impact the local community? As tourists and travelers, you can make a huge impact in Playa Del Carmen and it won’t cost you much. Did you know that high school is not free in Mexico? A lot of travelers see the poverty around them and want to help but aren’t sure of the best way.
The Keeping Kids in School Project is a nonprofit organization based in Playa Del Carmen that thinks education is a human right. Many families in Mexico struggle to find the extra money to pay for schooling, supplies, and uniforms. There are many ways you can help including donating your time or spending $2 per day to sponsor a student.
Click here to see the different ways you can support the community and impact local teens lives.