Congo Bar
Bars & ClubsDance Clubs & Discos
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
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Best Terrace Bar in Cancun! Congo Bar has it all, a great atmosphere, open bar, dancers, great service and much more. Come visit us!
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NATALIE N
Pembroke Dock, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
They pulled us in from the street with the offer of all you can drink and entry for 35 dollars each, so we paid the 70 dollars and in we went, we got to the bar and ordered our 1st drink and stood by a table within 5 mins a waiter approached my partner and without us asking he told us to wait there he wanted to get us another drink...we just thought it was part of the service, back he came with 2 vodkas and a can of redbull, he opened the can and poured the drink and handed it to us then demanded that we pay him 10 dollars, when we questioned why he said these drinks aren't included in the package and carried on demanding the money, my partner refused and told him to take the drinks back as we didnt actually order them anyway. The waiter went and got the manager and she told us to pay the money or get out ! We couldn't believe it as we had been in there for 5 mins, we asked for a refund which she said no, my partner continued to tell her our side of the story and off she went for a few minutes, she then came back and shook my partners hand and told him there was no more problems and that we could stay! So we went to the bar again and ordered another drink, the staff were blatantly ignoring us and when we did finally manage to get a drink it wasnt what we ordered and it was undrinkable, disgusting, they did it on purpose so By this point we were feeling very uncomfortable and no longer safe so we just left, this all happened within a time frame of 10 mins into our night at this club, they obviously do it alot as it was so well planned out, I would never go here again and would never advise anyone to go here.
Written January 8, 2020
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Jose B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Nice place, but they literally rob you in your face. Every time I went to get a drink it was a new price and the staff were un polite. Really bad because you expect to have a nice time but they just take your money and try to confuse you so they earn more. Took me 30 minutes to get my change. Would not go back. Rather go to the club in front.
Written June 26, 2021
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Lexi Tala
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is the BEST bar to partyy at ! The best energy, the best music- a mix of everything. They threw around floaties, flashing lights. It was definitely packed so make sure you have a table so you can stand on the sides of the DJS booths...
Written March 9, 2022
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Gina R
Chicago, IL52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I went here on a go city pass for the open bar. So it was a little annoying that I had to go across the street to get a slip to redeem my pass and come back to get my bracelets. Just all the people I had to ask to direct me was too much. I almost left but I’m glad I gave it another go. Once I got my bracelets I felt a little out of place cause let’s face it.. it’s a club but they were all ages there. I came for the free drinks and music. Music was awesome!! They had the guy at the MC hyping up the crowd they did a good job. I wish I would of asked if I can upgrade my bracelets to premium open car. I definitely would of payed extra!! The regular open bar was all well drinks and Dos XX beer. Hey it was free and it was super small and a sweaty mess but if you have the go city pass take advantage of it.
Written August 24, 2022
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EKS81384
Seattle, WA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was recently in Cancun, Mexico a few weeks ago, with my parents. One evening we went out for a drink at the Congo Bar right across the street from the Coco Bongo (a popular dance club in Cancun). We got there and ordered drinks, right before the waiter brough them my dad got up to go to the restroom, I followed. My dad left the restroom and immediatly after the bathroom attendant threw a small package containing a white substance into the stall, where I was sitting. He leaned over the top and asked me to get out of the stall, he immediatly picked up the package and ran out of the bathroom to get security. The security ran up to me and started yelling, they set me up to make it look like I was doing drugs in the stall. I was in the bathroom alone at the time and the bathroom attendant didn't know I was with my family. I am 22 years old and they thought I was there with my friends. The immediatly asked me for money or told me I am going to jail. However, as soon as they saw my parents get up and interfere, the bar manager shook my dad's hand and asked us to leave. I would like to WARN everyone about the shady people at this bar, these people would do anything to make an extra dollar. DO NOT GO TO THE CONGO BAR IN CANCUN!
Written October 29, 2006
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edubz1982
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Visited this location while doing the Cuncrawl on the night of August 1st.

It was my first night of a 6 day vacation and it started off bad when I went into the bathroom.. There was 5 men in the bathroom one was wearing all black.. He worked security and he pulled a gun out at me.. I was forced into the bathroom stall after they locked the door and they took all the cash in my wallet.. Thank god it was only $52 but I'm sure it happens to many tourist..

This is my 3rd time in Cancun and first time this happens .. Do not waste your time at this club .. Had I carried all my vacation money with me, my entire stay would have been devastating.. I'm lucky to be alive and don't visit this place because it can happen to you..
Written August 15, 2016
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Springley
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015
I went to Congo with my wife and friends after years of not parting in cancun, the night started alright , we got open bar and got to the club nice and early to get a good spot , after a few hours of fun and drinking the people that had a table I front of us left and not long after came a waiter that goes by the name of arly came and very risky and snapping his fingers order us (my wife ,me and 2 friends )to leave the spot that we had been ocuping all night , so he can seat a group of VIP costumers and after we refuted saying that wehad been all night there we threaten with calling security and have us thrown out of the club just because we didn't want to leave our spot . I asked politely to talk to the manager since I'm
A local and have been living in the Mayan riviera for the best part of 20 years he just keep saying that he didn't give a f u ck and had no time for cheap people. So I hope I can reach out to other party goers and you can avoid this sorts of people and this worth of place
Written March 10, 2015
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T055
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013
Was down in Cancun for 2 weeks recently from Canada. Spent 4 out of 14 nights at Congo and brought several different people each time. The first 2 times were fun, but the 3rd time, I was refused service from the bartender upon arrival unless I gave them a tip (which I usually do after a couple drinks). Already mad, I pulled out 200 pesos (just under 20 usd) and asked for 100 back, leaving him a 100 pesos tip. The bartender looked at me, ripped the 200 pesos bill out of my hand and said no, no change. I was furious. I returned a 4th night since I liked the place and would just use a different bartender that night. 30 minutes in, I went to pull something out of pocket and 120 usd and my bank card fell out of my pocket. As I immediately turned around to get it, I saw a Congo bouncer pocket it. He didn't see me catch him. After confronting him, he was hesitant giving me back my ATM card as be thought it was a credit card. After 10 minutes I got him to give it back, but refused to give my money back. Pretending he had no clue what money I was talking about. After this, he decided to toss me and our group out stating were causing a problem. All I wanted was my stolen money back. Will never return. 2 back to back bad experiences, I will not recommend this place to anyone. Been going for years since they opened. Never again.
Written April 16, 2013
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Missy K
Denver1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
We have been to the Congo several times and after our last visit there we will never return. One of the Congo staff made a penis with the long balloon the bar had given out. We were having fun with the balloon and happened to tap the manager on shoulder while passing by. He began to yell loudly at us and threaten to kick us out. We were so stunned at how angry he was that we were speechless! He then grabbed my balloon and popped it right in my face, I asked around and found out he was the manager. Paco I believe was his name, he gave us the evil eye the rest of the evening. The cost to get in was reasonable but the drinks were horrible and left us with a stomach ache rather than a buzz!
Written February 12, 2013
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CopperBoyBJCM
Mandan, ND169 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A group of us visit the Congo annually. It's always been a fun bar to hang out, people watch, and have drinks. However, our most recent trip was shocking. The margaritas were so bad we couldn't drink them. After walking around with the balloons given out by the bar, we were told to stop waving them! An angry male staff member (Paco) then popped our balloons while basically scolding us! What? After 10 years, we won't step foot in the Congo again! With so many club options in Cancun, go anywhere else to save yourself from this bar's rude manager and bad drinks.
Written January 30, 2013
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