Tamarindo has an increible live music scene, all you need to know is where to look! Whether you like acoustic, flamanco, salsa, regae, or full ensembles, you’ll find something that you love. Here is 9 bar/restaraunts with killer live music, and which days of the week you’ll find it.
Pangas Beach Club: Pangas is one of the nicest dinner spots in town, so don’t be afraid to don some fancier attire. Generally on weekneds is when they bring in live music, of a wide variety of genres.
Dragonfly Bar and Grill: Every Saturday from 7-9pm, Dragonfly plays live music, from vocalasts to full ensembles to special guests musicians. If you’re curious what’s playing tonight, check out their website (hyperlink above).
El Coconut: Live performances at this sleek, beautifully decorated restaraunt occur every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Think Latin lounge, saxaphone, soul, and vocalists.
Crazy Monkey: Friday nights, Crazy Monkey is the only place to be. On one side, live salsa and dance music plays, with Latin dancing on an open dance floor. If you’re looking for regaetone, head to the other side for a more club atmosphere and a DJ. Bonus: open bar from 9 to 11 on Fridays!
The Monkey-LaLa: Located in the Hotel Pasatiempo, their restaraunt, covered with a gorgeous thatched roof, is a favorite live music and open-mic spot in Tamarindo. Live music happens at 7:30-9:30 every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The stage is open, so anyone can hop on stage and perform with the musicians.
El Vaquero: This brewpub, also connected to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp and Volcano Brewing, has live music every Saturday and Sunday night. Outdoor seating and a great view of surfers, bring your whole family for great food and beer.
Vulcano Restaraunt: At this cool restaraunt, you can find great local musicians of every type. Said to have some of the best craft beer in Costa Rica, make sure to grab one as you enjoy some incredible tunes.
Pacifico Bar: Pacifico, the most famous dance club in Tamarindo, has live reggae bands every Thursday, and often live music other nights of the week too. For great dancing and a Carribean vibe, check this one out.