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 DiscosGo back to top
Clubs and Discos where late night partiers love to go.
This nightclub has been a hit since they opened their doors (Dec 2011).Read more
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.Read more
Pacos Ranch is the late night spot to be in the gay club scene of PV. **Open following all protocol.**Read more
Evening ToursGo back to top
Organized gay group events in the evening or late at night.
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.Read more
Offering walking adventures in the greater Puerto Vallarta area where every step is an invitation to discover the genuine essence of Mexico.Read more
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!
Hotel Pool BarGo back to top
Intimate poolside gay bars.
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.Read more
Rooftop bar at the beachfront hotel Blue Chairs. Enjoy live entertainment daily. **Open following all protocol.**Read more
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.
LoungesGo back to top
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.**Read more
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.Read more
Martini BarsGo back to top
Some of gay Vallarta's bars specialize in great conversation and mixed drinks.
This gay owned martini bar serves up stiff drinks daily in the middle of Zona Romantica.Read more
Neighborhood BarsGo back to top
Some places that have that neighborhood place. Cantinas.
Come on in and play your favorite videos... our customers control the music here, so whatever you like you can play! Our cozy neighborhood atmosphere makes everyone feel welcome... it has been said that if you don't make a new friend here, you're an asshole. We have a full bar and great beer selections; there truly is something for everyone at Anonimo!Read more
Just a 2 minute walk from Los Muertos pier and 5 minutes from Los Muertos Beach! **Open following all protocol.**Read more
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.
Play ZonaGo back to top
places for sexual play
Puerto Vallarta's #1 Bathhouse For Men! The largest 4 story gay spa sauna.Read more
ShowsGo back to top
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.Read more
The Blue Chairs brings international entertainment to their Butterfly Cabaret next the their main lobby.Read more
The Palm newly renovated, intimate cabaret, seeks out only the best in cabaret entertainment and features artists from Mexico and America's continent.Read more
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.
Sports BarsGo back to top
Gay friendly sports bars with all the satellite hookups to get that important game.