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Nightlife Guide for Puerto Vallarta

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Party, dance and glam-it-up in Puerto Vallarta — my recommendations will help to keep you up all night!

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  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • LGBT

8 Places

4 City Tips

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8 Places

Hilo

Bars & Clubs

Strana

Bars & Clubs

Mandala Puerto Vallarta

Dance Clubs & Discos

Punto V

Restaurants

Zoo Bar

Dance Clubs & Discos

Cc Slaughters

Bars & Clubs

Club Paco Paco

Bars & Clubs

Senor Frog's

Bars & Clubs

Fernanda C's City Tips

  • 11pm is the perfect time to head out and explore the nightlife scene in full swing.
  • Typically the starting point for any night out is the famous Malecon (boardwalk). This is where some of the best bars and clubs are located.
  • Drinking alcohol in the street is prohibited — best not to start your night off by facing the police.
  • Before 11pm, walk along the Malecon and simply soak up the buzz. Then, when the clock strikes 11pm, head to your preferred party spot.
  • Hilo
    Bars & Clubs
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Located across from the boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta, in the very heart of the city, the great party atmosphere inside Hilo can be felt from the street. Here, electronic music is always blasting across its two floors, and the dance floor is always packed.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Tequila lover? Look for the Tequila Lady and get ready for a shot Vallarta-style!
    • If you don't have a table, order drinks straight from the bar. There's one on each level.
    • Always ask for prices before ordering, and how much the service charge is.
    • Don't forget to leave a tip.
    • Sandals/flipflops are prohibited as part of the dress code here.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    • Dance the night away 13/05/2014
    • Great location, sketchy staff 16/04/2013
    • Hilo
    Address:
    588 Paseo Diaz Ordaz
    Malecon Strip
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 5361
  • Strana
    Bars & Clubs
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Strana is one of the most popular clubs in Puerto Vallarta due to its stylish ambiance and exclusive VIP service. Come here to rub shoulders with everyone who's anyone in town, and get set for a classy night.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Explore the roof terrace to admire the starry skies, and maybe catch one of their audiovisual shows.
    • Want to dress to impress? This is the place for you. Dress Code here is strict: No sandals, shorts, or sleeveless shirts.
    • I recommend arriving early if you do not like to wait; or make a reservation in advance.
    • My recommendation is to order a bottle of spirits and enjoy the night with a table. Try and reserve a table near the dance floor, you will love it!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 81 Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta
    • Avoid 17/01/2019
    • Te gusta la fiesta? /Do you like to party? 19/11/2018
    • Strana
    Address:
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio 2125
    Col Zona Holtera
    Puerto Vallarta 48333
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 779 7079
    Hours:
    Thu - Sat
    9:00 PM - 6:00 AM
    Other:
  • Mandala Puerto Vallarta
    Dance Clubs & Discos
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    Fernanda C Says:

    With a great atmosphere and very good selection of music, Mandala has much to offer for a memorable night out. Its oriental-style decor — a mix of mystery and glamor — will transport you to the East, and you'll be in good company here as the crowd is always set on having a great time.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Check drink prices before ordering and avoid paying by Credit Card.
    • Being a semi-open space, you can admire the exterior from the comfort of your booth .
    • Try to adhere to the dress code. No shorts, no sandals.
    • The open-air bar closes at 3am.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 81 Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta
    • VIP BACH NITE 10/04/2019
    • Clubbing in PV 04/04/2019
    • Mandala Puerto Vallarta
    Address:
    Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    2247437
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$1
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
    Other:
  • Punto V
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Stylish Punto V is a restaurant by day and open-air sky bar by night. It's a great place to lounge, linger over a cocktail or two, and maybe take in some live music. The prices are good value too!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Check their social media channels for details about upcoming live music shows.
    • Open 9pm to 5am.
    • Try to follow the right dress code. No shorts, no sandals.
    • Check if there is a cover charge; it depends on the season.
    • Bear in mind that there's a long wait time for food, so order some guacamole and chips or some appetizers and simply relax until your main meal arrives.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • The stole my money, be careful! 19/03/2016
    • Great Music, Great Place, Good Food!! 11/06/2015
    • Punto V
    Address:
    Paseo Diaz Ordaz #786
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Zoo Bar
    Dance Clubs & Discos
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Get wild at Zoo and dance it out all night in a cage! This club, located right on the Malecon, invites you to really let loose and become part of the animal family for one night only (at least!).

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The dress code is not strict. You can wear shorts and sandals.
    • The music varies from house to reggae to pop and much more. Great for those who enjoy all styles.
    • Check out their social media channels for the latest promotions.
    • You will not be disappointed if you order a margarita!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 81 Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta
    • Great Club 30/05/2019
    • Relax with an adult beverage 04/05/2019
    • Zoo Bar
    Address:
    Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz # 630
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 113 0355
    Other:
  • Cc Slaughters
    Bars & Clubs
    Fernanda C Says:

    Located in the heart of Lazaro Cardenas street's gay circuit, Cc Slaughters is one of the most famous gay places in Vallarta. With a great mix of locals and tourists, if you like fantastic music and a stylish LGBT environment, then this venue is for you.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • There are eight other good bars to explore within two-four blocks of here.
    • It has a separate martini bar/lounge for those who want something quieter or want to rest for a moment.
    • You will love the go-go dancers!
    • Prices are good-value considering this is one of the classier LGBT establishments.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 81 Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta
    • Pop in the front, Heart Pounding in the back! 05/06/2019
    • Excellent happy hour and good location 06/05/2019
    • Cc Slaughters
    Address:
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas 254
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
  • Club Paco Paco
    Bars & Clubs
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    Fernanda C Says:

    An icon of the gay nightlife scene for almost 15 years, Club Paco Paco has a great atmosphere, fun nightly drag shows, and is a safe bet for a good night out, even if if it isn't your usual scene.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Happy hour is everyday from 10pm-12am, plus there are daily drinks specials.
    • The party really gets going after midnight.
    • Don`t miss the drag shows, every night at 9pm. Excellently produced and very funny!
    • No special dress code here — but avoid sandals if you want to protect your feet from lots of high heels!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 81 Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta
    • The locals have it 19/03/2019
    • Drag, dance and desires!!!! 10/02/2019
    • Club Paco Paco
    Address:
    Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 278
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 1899
  • Senor Frog's
    Bars & Clubs
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Like all Señor Frogs, the variety of fun activities here — from foam parties to tequila challenges — mean it's almost impossible not to enjoy yourself. Plus, the personal attention you get from the moment you walk through the door makes you feel immediately at home among friends.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Tequila lover? Look out for the Tequila Woman and get ready for a shot "Vallarta style"!
    • It is has a restaurant and a souvenir shop so you can dine and browse for gifts while you're here.
    • Check online for special events and drinks promotions during your stay.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    • Awesome place! 28/03/2017
    • more than drinks 27/09/2016
    • Senor Frog's
    Address:
    Venustiano Carranza 218
    Puerto Vallarta 48260
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 5177
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Other:
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