The best-known mega-club in Rosarito  is Papas and Beer (Eucalipto 400 at Coronado, tel. 661/612-0444, www.papasandbeer.com ), a huge entertainment center and nightclub covering about 4,600 square meters of sand with multiple bars, dance areas, and beach volleyball; the low cover charge keeps it packed on warm summer nights, but it’s empty in winter. Papas and Beer celebrated its 27th anniversary in 2010. It has satellite locations in Ensenada  and La Paz .
The open-bar policy at Iggy’s, next to the Rosarito Beach Hotel , for the price of the cover (negotiable), can seem like a deal, but the drinks are often watered down. You can overcome that problem by working with the same bartender and tipping well.
The crowds seem to pass by Señor Frog’s located on Boulevard Juárez and head straight for the beachside clubs.
Rene’s Sports Bar (Km. 28, Mexico 1, tel. 661/612-1061), next to Paraíso Ortiz at the south end of town, has pool tables and TVs for watching the game.
Aside from spring break, the best-known event in Rosarito is the Rosarito–Ensenada 50-Mile Bicycle Ride, which takes places twice a year, in April and September, and attracts thousands of cyclists. For more information, contact Bicycling West in San Diego (U.S. tel. 619/424-6084, www.rosaritoensenada.com ).
Even if you can’t beat the course record of 2 hours and 13 minutes, you’ll still have a great time.