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popular vallarta nightlife and karaoke bar - photo thanks to la Regadera
La Regadera - Puerto Vallarta karaoke bar, cantina and downtown dance club

The drinking age in Mexico is 18, though a number of places don't card carefully. The bars and cantinas serve alcohol until 2am while dance clubs will go on until 4am-6am, or even later. The Puerto Vallarta nightlife party scene in the discos and nightclubs in general has a late start, coming to life around 10-11pm to midnight or even later and going into the wee hours, and of course weekends are the most popular time to go out, drink, have fun, find some romance, or just dance the night away at your favorite Puerto Vallarta night club. It would be perhaps be difficult to find a boring nightlife location in Puerto Vallarta, especially during the extremely lively high season tourism months of November to April. 

Nightlife travel tips: I strongly advise you to check prices before ordering, always keep an accurate account of your tab, and count your change. Better to pay when served, as opposed to keeping a tab. Please note too that it's customary in Mexico for the client to ask for the bill in restaurants and bars. Here are more Puerto Vallarta travel tips and vacation advice.

Some of the clubs such as Mandala, La Santa, Strana, and Zoo have a cover charge entrance fee ranging from 100-400 pesos ($9-$33, more or less), usually on the weekends and sometimes the cover charge includes an open national bar. And yes I'd say that the Vallarta downtown area, along with other tourist locations in this beach town, are safe to walk around and enjoy, day and night. 

Handsome party goers at the new La Santa nightclub and disco
now one of the top places to party in town.
Located at 2468 Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio, at the corner of Avenue Fluvial Vallarta.
Check out La Santa Pto Vallarta more information and photos

senor frogs one of the puerto vallarta best restaurant night clubs
Senor Frogs restaurant and bar, one of the best places to party downtown
Photo above is from their old location at 518 Morelos street, they're now
over at their new location along the downtown Malecon at 786 Paseo Diaz Ordaz 

 Players Sports Bar at 138 Rodolfo Gomez. Local phone: 222-1800
New hangout on the South Side, opened in early 2016, with sidewalk and inside seating,
several TVs and reasonable drink prices

During Ladies Night at the new Abolengo Bar,
located at 2468 Francisco Medina Ascencio in the upscale Plaza Altamar.
Check out Abolengo Vallarta for more info


Friendly group at downtown Bar Morelos, restaurant, mezcaleria and antro with traditional drinks & a variety of mezcal cocktails


old Puerto Vallarta nightlife at downtown's best clubs antros La Vaquita, Zoo, and Mandala (right to left)
before the 2011 Malecon renovations

Downtown restaurant La Dolce Vita during Christmas-New Year holidays
Often with live light jazz music 11pm-2am, Weds and Fri only

the Palm - Vallarta nightlife and entertanment  
The Palm cabaret-bar, 508 Olas Altas street, has been Vallarta's original and longest running showplace
venue since 1999. Shows almost every evening. Box office open, 10am-10pm


Party Lounge rooftop club bar across from Hidalgo Park downtown
at 993 Avenida Mexico, upstairs

Wings Army bar, upstairs on Paseo Diaz Ordaz, and next to Paradise Burger restaurant

puerto vallarta sports bar casa blakes - photo thanks to mike and sue blake
Blakes' restaurant and bar in Plaza Las Glorias
Good food. Mon-Tues, 4pm-Midnight; Weds-Sun, Noon-1am.
Tel: 293-2397

J&B the best salsa club rated #62 on TripAdvisor among some 180+ Puerto Vallarta attractions
Caribbean-Latin based music: cha cha, cumbia, merengue, salsa and samba, with live bands on
Friday and Saturday nights. J&B is noted for live salsa dancing.

Kokopelli salsa dance club - Picture thanks to dennis
One of Puerto Vallarta's livelier nightlife spots, Kokopelli bar and Caribbean dance club (now closed) with live music

picture thanks to puerto vallarta Barra Bar
Happy party-goers at Puerto Vallarta Barra Bar (same owners as the old Disco Rockie)
located in the upscale Peninsula Plaza in the Hotel Zone

Clown entertaining the crowds Sunday nights at the Malecon Los Arcos amphitheater

night clubs Mandala, the Zoo and the new La Vaquita
Vallarta night clubs Mandala, the Zoo, and the new bar La Vaquita during Christmas week
along the old Malecon before the 2011 renovations

photo thanks to Xtine nightclub
Handsome partygoers at one of Puerto Vallarta's newer nightlife spots, Xtine (formerly Hyde and Christine Club)
located on the Ave. de las Garzas next to the Krystal Hotel. Thurs-Sun, 10pm-8am

Sea Monkey seaside bar & restaurant
Especially popular for the $1 margaritas, inexpensive beer and people watching
It also has six or eight palapas out on Los Muertos beach
Same owners as the Cheeky Monkey bar in downtown Vallarta

Andale restaurant & bar straight nightlife on the South Side for over 30 years

andale bar puerto vallarta mexico
Andale bar

Bar Oceano, Vallarta's oldest Mexican cantina,
upstairs at 565 Paseo Diaz Ordaz along the Vallarta New Malecon in February 2012
Daily, 10am-2am. Tel: 222-0959

nacho daddy restaurant and puerto vallarta sports bar
Sports bar and restaurant Nacho Daddy in the Zona Romantica or Old Town

puerto vallarta que pasa neighborhood bar - photo thanks to Que Pasa
Que Pasa, a Puerto Vallarta neighborhood gringo bar on the South Side since 2004
  625 Aquiles Serdan street at Cardenas. Telephone: 223-4006

club liberty puerto vallarta karaoke bar mexico
Club Liberty, a popular karaoke bar downtown on Morelos street, next door to La Regadera

puerto vallarta Disco Rockie - thanks to D.R. for the photo
The colorful new Disco Rockie nightclub opened in November 2011 (closed 2015) in the Plaza Peninsula
2485 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Locals B-18 and B-19.

Sapphire Beach Club on the South Side along Los Muertos beach at #1 Calle Malecon.
Michel Pascal Ferrari also owns the fine Olas Altas restaurant-trattoria Michel.
Located at the One Beach Street Vallarta condos near the Blue Chairs of the gay beach,
Sapphire serves a variety of meat, fish and seafood dishes, 9am-6pm

Local musicians at the Puerto Vallarta downtown Mexican restaurant El Arrayan
located at 344 Allende street.
Voted "Best Mexican" cuisine in Puerto Vallarta for five years in a row 2005-2010

Cuates y Cuetes restaurant-bar on Los Muertos beach at the pier in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
when celebrating their 16th anniversary.
Cuates has good live musicians playing
jazz light rock reggae or salsa in the evenings from the happy hour sunset until around 11pm.


Monkey business! - out promoting the Puerto Vallarta nightclub Zoo on the Malecon downtown in January


The upscale and posh Strana dance club in August 2016 - photo thanks to Xavo


Photo thanks to La Vaquita and Bar Morelos
Fun downtown nightspot antro La Vaquita along the Malecon in 2016


At Captain Don's bar with Jack Bramy and Crista Rogers in July 2017. Picture thanks to Capitan Don's which is
located near the Buenaventura Hotel and one block from the beach


picture thanks to the party lounge puerto vallarta mexico
the Puerto Vallarta Party Lounge bar (now closed) on Avenida Mexico for over 12 years


Roo - puerto vallarta club bar on downtown malecon
Vallarta club Roo (formerly Glam) - Opened in Oct 2010 and Closed in early 2015

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