What was it really like? We arrived a bit early, but we didn't want to eat upstairs in the restaurant. After making our way through the main bar with all its Sammy Hagar memorabilia ("Oh, right... I DO remember THAT guy..."), we ate downstairs near the bar while being serenaded by a small band of three musicians. The music made having a conversation difficult, but I had to admit the singer was pretty talented. We were also amused by the bridal party who were out celebrating what appeared to be impending nuptials. However, the best thing of all here was the pizza. Very yummy stuff, let me tell you. It was served fairly quickly---much faster than the food upstairs---and was a reasonable price.
As the night wore on, the crowd grew larger. Getting a drink at the bar underneath a myriad of hanging bras became a bigger production. We squeezed forward to dance to cover songs in a small area in front of some tables before the BIG live band was scheduled to came on stage. We snapped a couple of pictures of some men who were so BIG themselves that we SWORE they had to be professional football players from the United States. It was all in good fun, but I started to get claustrophobic. Maybe I'm getting too old for certain types of entertainment...
Bottom line? If you want a big crowd, Cabo Wabo promises to give you one. Sammy Hagar supposedly plays occasionally on his bar's stage, and you never know if he'll show up to "wow" you. I personally liked the pizza the best, but I was glad we were able to see this bar. Stop by for a drink. Why not? You're a tourist. Embrace this fact and have a Corona.
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March 10, 2002
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From journal the rose world
January 7, 2003
It is said that Sammy frequents his establishment and can show up at the club at any time and perform. We, however, weren't that lucky to catch a glimpse of him. Our Sammy Hagar sighting was merely on the television screens scattered throughout the restaurant constantly playing his music videos.
Sammy loves Cabo so much that he wrote a song about it "Cabo Wabo" which can be found on the Van Halen CD "OU812" (a quick excerpt "Lands End, you have to see it, ain't no picture ever say it right, no. Walkin' the streets doin' that ole cabo wabo, place comes to life every night").
Whether you visit the restaurant during the day or the club until the wee hours of the morning, make the Cabo Wabo a destination on your itinerary before you leave Cabo San Lucas.
From journal A Sleepy Town South of the Border
January 29, 2003
From journal Crazy in Cabo