Gay Puerto Vallarta Nightlife
Most of the gay spots are on the level ground where the Rio Cuale (Cuale River) empties into Vallarta's Bandaras Bay. This area, a zone often called South Side or Zona Romantica over last few years, could just as well be called homo heights.
There is a decided shift away from the straight night spots that so dominate the malecon just north of the city center. South of the city center is where gay men and women are found everywhere. And so are their watering holes, clubs and bars.
Vallarta's primary club or disco scene, gay or straight, is pretty late in the evening. Don't plan on much happening at these clubs until well past midnight.
Earlier in the evening the happy hour circuit usually starts off at various places where the crowd gathers to watch the sunset.
Before the late night action gets going, the places to be are the smaller bars along or near Lazaro Cardenas Street, and also Olas Altas Street.
Olas Altas Street, a wonderful side-walk café strewn strip of land where the mountains are closest to the beach, is where everyone walks. Olas Altas has become something reminiscent of a Paris back street, lined with sidewalk cafés, but located in the tropics here in gay Puerto Vallarta. Along Olas Altas Street are several gay bars. All are the kind of places where you'll see activity earlier in the evening.
Starting at 10pm the disco clubs get going and they peak sometimes very late, often past 2 in the morning.
Rodolfo Gomez 157, at Olas Altas Street, Puerto Vallarta
Enjoy all night happy hour prices in this tiny hidden gay bar just off of Olas Altas.
Morelos 101, Plaza Rio, Centro
Antropology offers a non-stop show of male strippers for your viewing pleasure.
Olas Altas 439, Zona Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta
Tel. (322) 222-5235
This lesbian owned, very gay friendly martini bar serves up stiff drinks daily in the middle of Zona Romantica.
Rooftop of the Blue Chairs Resort, Play Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta
Tel. (322) 222-5040
Blue Chairs Resort has a lively rooftop bar complete with gay entertainment nightly. Watch the sunset at this Vallarta gay resort.
Lazaro Cardenas #254, corner Ignacio L. Vallarta, Zona Romantica
This nightclub has been a hit since they opened their doors (Dec 2011).
Venustiano Carranza #212, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Tel. 322 107 2181
Night Club featuring electronic music
Crow's Nest Bar
Pulpito 154 at Olas Altas, overlooking Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta
The Crow´s Nest Bar is located on the rooftop of the Swedes Restaurant and offers great views down Olas Altas.
Francisco I. Madero #388, Col. Emiliano Zapata
Tel. 044 322 135 0336
Diva´s Bar is located slightly off the beaten path in Old Town. Classified as a neighborhood bar, it is much more than that.
Lazaro Cardenas 308, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
This swanky pizza lounge features great small size dishes, excellent drinks and music, combined with great service.
Insurgentes # 301, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
This bar has moved one block south of it's original location on Insurgentes, and is popular with both the Gringo and Mexican locals.
Pulpito #142, two doors in from Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Tel. (322) 223-5753
Garbo is a chic little piano and jazz bar located a half of a block off of the famous Olas Altas on Pulpito, just steps from the Abbey Hotel.
Francisca Rodriguez 168, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
Tel. (322) 222-4793
Gay owned, Gay staffed, for Gay & Lesbian guests. There is no discrimination at Hotel Mercurio, so your straight friends are welcome too.
La Cueva Cantina
Olas Altas #414 - 2nd floor, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Mexican gay cantina open Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm-2am. Videos, pool table, and daily drink specials.
La Margarita Bar
Lazaro Cardenas #257, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Latino Music...Latino Drinks...Latino Bar!
Lazaro Cardenas 257, 2 doors from I. L. Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta
Tel. (322) 222-3364
A sophisticated and intimate Martini Lounge located in the heart of the famous Lazaro Cardenas Strip.
Venustiano Carranza 239, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
Tel. (322) 222-7802
Look for the giant rainbow flag (and I do mean GIANT) adorning the front of this bar, located across the street from the old Senor Frogs in Zona Romantica.
Lazaro Cardenas #315, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
This gay cantina addition to the Lazaro Cardenas strip is located directly across the street from Wet Dreams.
Avenida Mexico #27, Riviera Nayarit, Bucerias, Nayarit
Bucerias first and only LGBT bar!
Ignacio L. Vallarta #237, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
Tel. (322) 222-8147
Pacos Ranch is the late night spot to be in the gay club scene of PV.
Lazaro Cardenas 361, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
Tel. 044 322 125-9532
Reinas Bar (Queens in Spanish), eminates the royal motif in every inch of this very gay bar.
Ignacio L. Vallarta #130 local 1, Plaza Riviera Molino, Col. Emiliano Zapata
Mixed dance club
Olas Altas 510, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Tel. (322) 223-3182
Sama martini lounge, located next door to the Palm on Olas Altas offers both indoor air conditioned seating and a sidewalk lounge.
Steve's Sports Bar
Basilio Badillo 286, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
Just got to see a game on TV? Where to see it? Probably your best bet is Steve's Sports Bar, a welcoming place with all the links to the world's sport scene.
Olas Altas #508, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
When looking for a great show, look no further than The Palm.
Pilitas 174, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
Open daily, the Vallarta Cora is the place to go to indulge yourself in all your wet naughty pleasures.
Lázaro Cárdenas #312, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
This Men Only gentlemen´s club offers shower shows every hour.
Evening Tours and Groups
Organized gay group events in the evening or late at night.
Boana Hot Springs
Come enjoy the beauty of nature, in a charming ambiance lit only by candles. Experience the feeling of natural hot water...For Men Only.
Get to know Gay Vallarta's nightlife with this new gay tour by two well known bi-lingual hot gay tour guides.
Vallarta Eats Food Tours
Vallarta Eats food tours won't take you to the usual tourist restaurants. You'll visit the places that locals love and sample some of the most delicious, authentic Mexican food Puerto Vallarta has to offer.