6 Best Playa del Carmen Brewery and Wine Bars

Needing a break from all the tequila and mezcal offerings while you’re in Mexico? Bookmark this list of the KKIS’s Playa del Carmen brewery and bar recommendations to enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine. ... Continue Reading »
By: The KKIS Project  
on: August 10, 2023


Needing a break from all the tequila and mezcal offerings while you’re in Mexico? Bookmark this list of the KKIS’s Playa del Carmen brewery recommendations to enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine.

Best Playa Del Carmen Brewery and Wine Bars

There are so many restaurants and bars that offer cocktails and drinks, but if you’re looking for a place where they take their wine list and cerveza more seriously, then we’ve got your back. Recent times have seen the growth of specialist wine bars and craft beer bars in Playa del Carmen

Let us help you as we’ve taken the time to try out many and are happy to share our 6 favorite Playa Del Carmen brewery and wine bars.

Off The Vine

Calle 40 y Avenida 5

Off the Vine is wine store in Playa Del Carmen where you can also drink it too! Their original location is situated on lively Fifth Avenue. Their wine list is very accessible no matter your budget with bottles starting at 300 pesos ($15US). 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 the town and Off The Vine is a favorite spot from violinists and guitarists to play as you sip!

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.

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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! As well as wine tastings and a delicious food menu, 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 with expats and locals.

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 Brewery Playa Del Carmen.

The staff is happy to offer recommendations based on your beer preferences and after ordering 3 craft beers, we couldn’t pick a favorite!

If you’ve overserved yourself and need a snack or even a full meal, you can also grab a bite here too. Our recommendation is the burger, served with delicious shoestring cut French fries.

The great food and local brewery 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.

Remember – the Playa del Carmen drinking age is 18, not 21 like it is in the US!playa del carmen brewery

Chela De Playa

Avenida 38 entre Avenida 5 y La Playa

Interested in locally crafted beer? Chela De Playa is a Playa Del Carmen brewery to check out!

Nestled right on Fifth Avenue, 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 craft beer bar has something for everyone in your group. They also have happy hour each day!

Club De Cerveza Playa Del Carmen

Avenue 5 entre Calle 34 y 38

Looking for craft beer in Playa del Carmen? Or an IPA that comes from a remote region of the globe? Check our Club de la Cerveza on 5th Avenue.

This bar is jam packed with different beers and lagers from all over the world, with so many options on the menu, you’ll need more than a night to get through them all! Plus, the intimate table settings make it great for a catch up with friends, or for people watching along la Quinta.

To line your stomach, they also offer some great bar snacks too. Their German sausage is highly rated and they also have some of the crunchiest onion rings in town!

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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 2×1 on Aperol Spritz 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 the best wine bars or grab an ice-cold beer at our favorite Playa del Carmen brewery, 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 the lives of the youth of Playa del Carmen.


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