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Fun times at the hip and trendy Strana discotheque in the Hotel Zone in 2016

Nightlife travel tips: I suggest that you check prices before ordering drinks, try to keep reliable track of your tab as some waiters-clubs may try to overcharge, and always count your change when paying the bill. I'd considered it safer to pay when served, as opposed to keeping a running tab. Note that it's customary for the client in Mexico to ask for the bill in bars and restaurants; tipping at 15%-20% is standard. Here are more Puerto Vallarta travel ideas and tips.

Some of the upscale clubs have a cover charge that may range from 100-400 pesos (approx $9-$36), often on weekends and sometimes this cover includes an open national bar. Ask before paying. And yes I will say that 
the Vallarta downtown area, along with the other tourist locations in this vacation resort town are safe to walk around in and enjoy, night and day. Taxis are always available, there are over 1,000 in town and they're cheap too.

The drinking age in Vallarta and throughout the Republic of Mexico is 18, though a number of establishments in this holiday resort city don't card carefully. The bars, lounges, restaurants and cantinas are permitted to serve alcohol until 2am; night clubs and other special late-night entertainment venues can stay open and serve until 4am-6am or so. The nightlife party scene in the bars and discos generally has a rather late start, coming to life around 10pm-11pm or even later and going into the early morning hours, and as to be expected the weekends are the most popular time to go out and tip a few. 

It would be difficult to find a boring nightlife location in Puerto Vallarta, especially during the 'high season' winter months of November to April which include the most popular times of year: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years week, and of course, college spring break. 

Picture above from March 2017 thanks to Bar Morelos (see more photos & info)
which is located just off the downtown Malecon boardwalk at 589 Morelos street and Aldama

puerto vallarta nightlife at Roo club downtown
Christmas time downtown at the Puerto Vallarta club and discotheque Roo (now closed)

photo thanks to senor frogs in downtown vallarta
Don't have a boyfriend? No tienes novio?
Frog's advice: Don't worry, get drunk!


  Tipping a few in Old Town Vallarta at Players Bar and Grill
located at 138 Rodolfo Gomez street


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the J&B dancing club at 2043 Blvd. Francisco Ascencio in the
northern Hotel Zone, with the best salsa dancing and lessons in town

chappy sports bar in the puerto vallarta marina
Popular Chappy's Sports Bar, daily 10am-Midnight in Marina Vallarta
They have 15-20 tables outside and four or five televisions on with sports
plus the inside seating and viewing area.
Ancla and Malecon at the Condominium Club de Tenis Puesta Sol, local #1, Tel: 209-0837
Or check out
Champions sports bar at the Hotel Marriott Casa Magna also in the Marina

nacho daddy restaurant bar puerto vallarta mexico
Good times at Nacho Daddy on the South Side
Restaurant, nightclub and sports bar often with live music and dancing


popular Vallarta sports bar Steves on a Sunday afternoon
Steve's Sports Bar in the Romantic Zone at 286 Basilio Badillo,
with lots of conversation, simple food, drinks, board games and sports on the 8-10 television sets,
is one of the most popular in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.


Imágenes de Bar Oceano Tropical - Fotografías de Restaurante
This photo of Bar Oceano Tropical and the sunset is courtesy of TripAdvisor

irish pub with music, since 2011
Murphy's Irish Pub along the downtown Malecon at 484 Morelos street, upstairs.
Murphy's sports bar with food opened in January 2011 and often has live music on Thurs, Fri and Sat.
Located across from the Lighthouse, and downstairs from the long-standing Viejo Vallarta restaurant


Some of the live music at Captain Don's with Da Crew, Saturday 8pm-11pm
At this sports bar you can watch NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL, boxing, golf, Mexican soccer and NASCAR


puerto vallarta hyde night club mexico
Puerto Vallarta nightlife at the Xtine Garden, formerly Hyde (and previously the famed Christine Club)
Avenida de las Garzas next door to the Krystal Hotel-Resort, Tel: 221-3510, 221-2473
Open Thurs-Sat nights only

puerto vallarta club graffit
Club Grafiti in el Centro at 310 Libertad at Matamoros, Weds-Sun (now closed, alas);
Was a dance club for the 18 and under crowd for live music, dancing and conversation

harry's bar - photo thanks to Vanessa
 Harry's Bar pub in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Closed as of winter 2013)
at 328 Lazaro Cardenas in the Zona Romantica, Phone: 222-4024.
British pub-restaurant. Pool table, wifi, music and an open air second level.
Run by a young British ex-patriate; Good reviews.

under the palapas at Sea Monkey bar on Los Muertos
Puerto Vallarta beach bar and restaurant Sea Monkey in Old Town on Los Muertos, 8:30am-10:30pm
Popular for the one dollar margaritas, cheap beer, and the great Puerto Vallarta sunsets

Karaoke bar Canta y No Llores (Sing and Don't Cry)
in Commercial Villa Vallarta, Local I-8, Phone: 222-3344 and Daily, 3pm-2am
down the street from Casa Blake's restaurant sports bar

la vaquita - the little cow - Vallarta christmas new years week 2010-2011
Puerto Vallarta Vaquita bar along the downtown Malecon boardwalk
during popular Christmas and New Years holidays.
Located at 620 Paseo Diaz Ordaz, Cell: 044-322-149-1836

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