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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.

Clubs and Discos
Evening Tours
Hotel Pool Bar
Martini Bars
Neighborhood Bars
Play Zona
Sports Bars
Strip Clubs

Kooky Karaoke Bar

Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Casual, Drag Shows, Karaoke, Bar Food, Air Conditioned

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Sing your heart out! A place to hang out with friends and sing! Great drinks, friendly ambiance and all the songs available just ask for your song. **Open following all protocol.**

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Clubs and Discos

Clubs and Discos where late night partiers love to go.

CC Slaughters PV

Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly, 30 somethings, Dancing, Drag Shows, Martinis, Younger, Air Conditioned, Credit Cards

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This nightclub has been a hit since they opened their doors (Dec 2011). **Open following all protocol.**

Paco's Ranch

Gay Staff, 30 somethings, Dancing, Drag Shows, Karaoke, Older, Younger, Bar Food

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Pacos Ranch is the late night spot to be in the gay club scene of PV.
**Open following all protocol.**


An upscale gay night club in the heart of the Romantic Zone

Industry Nighclub

A club to dance the night away.

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Evening Tours

Organized gay group events in the evening or late at night.

Art Walk

Mixed Clientele

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Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city´s art scene is Puerto Vallarta´s ArtWalk. The participating galleries in Centro Historico offer works by important national and international artists.

Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping

"Join the Party Tour and Meet New Friends on Gay Bar Hopping Tour. No Line No Wait No Cover"

Vallarta Eats Food Tours

Join Vallarta Eats Food Tours as they skip the usual tourist restaurants and head for the best off-the-beaten-path eateries in Vallarta. Eat with locals as they fill your plates with fresh, mouthwatering fare from the real Mexico. Let them treat you to a little taste of culture and a whole lot of fun. Come hungry!

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Hotel Pool Bar

Intimate poolside gay bars.

Amaria Villas

Straight Friendly, 30 somethings, Older, Younger, Outside Seating, Dinner, Lunch, Smoking Area

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Nestled in the mountains along the Rio Cuale. This gorgeous jungle oasis caters to those that seek a unique and custom-tailored experience that also embraces the local culture and traditions.

Blue Chairs Rooftop Bar

Gay Staff, Straight Friendly, Beachfront, Ocean View, Dancing, Drag Shows, Karaoke, Live Comedy, Martinis, Strip Tease Shows, Air Conditioned, Credit Cards

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Rooftop bar at the beachfront hotel Blue Chairs. Enjoy live entertainment daily. **Open following all protocol.**

Hotel Mercurio

Gay Staff, 30 somethings, Older, Outside Seating

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Gay owned, Gay staffed, for Gay & Lesbian guests. There is no discrimination at Hotel Mercurio. Bar open to the public after 3pm. Enjoy their new menu at the bar. **Open following all protocol.**

Pool Club @ Casa Cupula

Outside Seating

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The only clothing optional Pool Club in PV! Open every day 12-7pm, Food and drinks service. **Open following all protocol.**

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Casual elegance.

Blondies PV

Gay Staff, Straight Friendly, Casual, Ocean View, Outside Seating

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Enjoy chill music and signature drinks in a dynamic space with a cool breezes and an ocean view. Serving premium cocktails and frozen drinks from their SLUSHBAR and in the open air loft above. ** Open following all protocol.**

Jax Lounge, Whisky Kitchen

Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly, Casual, Ocean View, Martinis, Italian, Pizza, Live Music, Outside Seating, Credit Cards, Dinner, Smoking Area

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Featuring full dinner menu and happy hour everyday.

La Noche

Gay Staff, 30 somethings, Drag Shows, Older, Younger, Outside Seating

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A three level entertainment complex featuring an amazing 2 level rooftop garden bar with views of the city and surrounding mountains. On the main floor there is always a party going on with DJ Mike playing the best music, go go boys and shows. Smoking and nonsmoking areas available.

One Six One

Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly, Martinis, Air Conditioned, Outside Seating, Credit Cards, Smoking Area

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An upscale environment with a 'living room lounge' ambience, live DJ'd house music, craft cocktails, an outside patio and a rooftop. Open for service.

The Top Sky Bar

An amazing lounge with ocean view in a spacious setting.

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Martini Bars

Some of gay Vallarta's bars specialize in great conversation and mixed drinks.


Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Martinis, Older, Outside Seating

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This gay owned martini bar serves up stiff drinks daily in the middle of Zona Romantica. **Open following all protocol.**

The Corner

Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly, Casual, Martinis, Air Conditioned, Credit Cards

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A brand new bar offering martinis and signature cocktails. Come for great drinks and sexy bartenders.


A chic little piano and jazz bar located a half block off of the famous Olas Altas on Pulpito.

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Neighborhood Bars

Some places that have that neighborhood place. Cantinas.


Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly

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Welcome to Anonimo, a place for everyone! Multiple floors, balconies, patios and bars. Open for business following all protocol.

Chachalaca Bar

Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly, Casual, Sports Bar, Bar Food, Outside Seating

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Just a 2 minute walk from Los Muertos pier and 5 minutes from Los Muertos Beach! **Open following all protocol.**

Divas Bar

Mixed Clientele, Drag Shows

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A small bar where everybody is welcome.

Elixir Mixology Bar

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A unique sensory experience in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. Created and operated by Lesbians women.


Gay Staff, Casual, 30 somethings, Older, Bar Food, Outside Seating

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This bar is popular with both the Gringo and Mexican locals. **Open following all protocol.**

Los Otros Blondies

Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly, Casual, Martinis

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"Our second Blondies location." **Open following all protocol.**


Gay Staff, 30 somethings, Older

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Reinas Bar (Queens in Spanish), eminates the royal motif in every inch of this very gay bar. Open for service following protocol.

Cantina La Margarita

A mix of Latin, American and Canadians. Music is top 40 old and current artists. Friendly hot staff in a great location in the center of the main strip of bars.

El Desmadre

A place to relax and be yourself.

La Catrina Cantina

La Catrina Cantina is a Mexican Cabaret showcasing local artists and Spanish music including singers, dancers, and Drag Queens. Music genres range from Mariachi, Ranchera, Cumbia, Salsa, to Mexican Folk music.

Los Amigos

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.

Luna Lounge

Bucerias first and only LGBT bar!

Mr. Flamingo

Tiki Bar on the happening corner. Great music and drinks from 2pm - 3am

View Resto & Deck

Restaurant - Bar. Ideal to spend a wonderful time with family and or friends. As well as to continue the party while enjoying our big variety of food selections and drinks.

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Play Zona

places for sexual play

Spartacus Sauna for Men

Gay Staff, Straight Friendly, 30 somethings, Older, Younger, Outside Seating

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Puerto Vallarta's #1 Bathhouse For Men! The largest 4 story gay spa sauna. ** Open following all protocol.**

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Show Calendar


Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, 30 somethings, Drag Shows, Live Comedy, Live Theater, Martinis, Live Music

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Act II Entertainment provides full on entertainment. Live music, musicals, comedy shows and drag shows in one of the three rooms they have; Main Stages, Red Room and Encore Piano Bar.


Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly, Casual, Gourmet, Dancing, Drag Shows, Karaoke, Live Comedy, Live Theater, Martinis, Bar Food, Comfort food, International, Mexican, Air Conditioned, Live Music, Outside Seating, Dinner

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Cabaret, Piano Bar & Cafe Puerto Vallarta, owned by Tracy Parks, takes its name from the charming and elegant setting along the Rio Cuale that divides old town from centro in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Streaming Live

Mixed Clientele, Straight Friendly

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Enjoy some of PV’s favorite artists as they go live from their social media’s.

The Butterfly Cabaret

Straight Friendly, Beachfront, Drag Shows, Live Comedy, Air Conditioned

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The Blue Chairs brings international entertainment to their Butterfly Cabaret next the their main lobby.

The Palm Cabaret & Bar

Gay Staff, Mixed Clientele, 30 somethings, Drag Shows, Live Comedy, Live Theater, Older, Live Music

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The Palm newly renovated, intimate cabaret, seeks out only the best in cabaret entertainment and features artists from Mexico and America's continent.

La Gata

A coffe bar with great entertainment in theatre, comedy, live music and so much more.

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Sports Bars

Gay friendly sports bars with all the satellite hookups to get that important game.

All Access Sports Bar

A local sports bar with all the USA favorite snacks and food.

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Strip Clubs

Male oriented stripper clubs.


Gay Staff, 30 somethings, Older, Strip Tease Shows

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Antropology offers a non-stop show of male strippers for your viewing pleasure. **Open following all protocol.**

69 Stripclup

Pure lust strip clup.

Pervert PV

With a new twist and style of men entertainment in Puerto Vallarta’s gay boyhood.

Wet Dreams

This Men Only gentlemen´s club offers shower shows every hour.

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