Puerto Vallarta offers a wide range of nightlife for the GLBT traveler, from small dives to large nightclubs, and from trendy to bear, you won’t be left out in Puerto Vallarta. There are over 20 gay bars and nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, this is just a small list to get you started. But if you really want to do the ultimate gay bar hopping, check out Mexico’s only Gay Bar Hopping Tour, Puerto Vallarta.
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ANONIMO: This good-time cantina is a friendly place to stop for a Corona or evening cocktail. It’s small and a bit hard-to-find, but when you get there, keep your eye out for drag shows and some seriously sexy bartenders. (Corner of Rodolfo Gomez and Olas Altas)
CC SLAUGHTERS: This nightclub has already become a Puerto Vallarta gay institution. Billing itself as the “premier club in Puerto Vallarta,” this gay venue is an off-shoot of the Portland, OR. club. There’s a martini lounge on one side and a wild dance club on the other. (Lazaro Cardenas 254)
DIVAS: Divas is a popular bar lounge with the locals and a great choice for the early crowd as it’s a first-stop bar on the weekends before hitting the gay nightclubs. (Franacisco I. Madero 388)
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GARBO: Garbo is a chic little piano and jazz bar located a half of a block off of the famous Olas Altas on Pulpito, and just steps from Los Muertos Beach. (Pulpito #142)
PACO’S RANCH: Don’t let the humble name fool you, this is a big ol’ discotheque, akin to something in Ibiza. The music is loud, the lights pulsating, and the dancing doesn’t stop until 3 a.m. It’s not the most sophisticated place in the world, but after a few rounds of tequila shots, you’ll be dancing to “Y.M.C.A.” with everyone else. Great drag shows, too. (Vallarta 237)