PUERTO VALLARTA Gay Bars & Clubs 2020

The Gay bars and clubs of Puerto Vallarta are all located within the Zona Romantico. Most of the bars are concentrated within 3 neighbourhoods, Olas Altas, Lazaro Gardens and the Rio Cuale.

Wet Dreams

Private Dancer? – Wet Dreams is home to some of the hottest boys who will dance for you – all for a fee of course!

Gay Happy Hour Puerto Vallarta

Many of the hotels such as the Mercurio and Blue Chairs host popular post-beach happy hours from 5pm.

Our guide to gay bars in Puerto Vallarta.

Olas Altas is just 1 block from the gay beaches of Los Muertos. People arrive at the gay beaches from 11am and head to the hotel happy hours after 5pm.  Start at Garbo on Calle Pulpito, a lively Piano bar with great music and a nice mix of locals and tourists.  Nearby, Blondies, a two story recent addition to the gay bar scene is close to the gay massage parlours. The smoothie bar downstairs is great for a post-beach cocktail while upstairs has a more relaxed lounge-vibe.  Just around the corner you will find, Sama Lounge, our favourite place for pre-dinner drinks. The bar is a mix of kitsch and classy decor with friendly waiters and is great for people watching from the terrace.

Anonimo which has a famous happy hour from 4pm to 7pm, hosts  very popular Karaoke nights and has very friendly bar staff.

Further down from Olas Altas you will find the main gay neighbourhood, on Lazaro Cardenas. This strip is home to some of the busiest and best known bars in Puerto Vallarta.

At the crossroads of Highway 200 and Cardenas you will find the 4 busiest clubs in town.  CC Slaughters is where the boys like to go to dance once the bars close.  On the opposite corner you will find Paco’s Ranch, the successor to the infamous Club Paco. Paco’s is a mix of tourists and locals thanks to its cheap drink prices, camp shows, and large dance floor.

Further along you will find Margaritas, a stylish bar with a more “circuit-feel.”  Next-door, Puerto Vallarta’s flagship gay bar, La Noche, gets busy from 11pm onwards. The bar is laid out over 3 floors and hosts some of the best entertainment on the strip.  Sexy Go Go Boys perform nightly with special shows at weekends.

If you haven’t hooked up with a hot tourist or sexy local then it might be worth paying a visit to the Spartacus Spa. This 4 story gay spa and sauna is clean and modern with private rooms, a cruising area, large rooftop terrace, and pool. It is at its busiest from 4pm to 8pm, post beach and pre dinner!

Finally, no visit to Lazaro Cardenas would be complete without a trip to Wet Dreams. The bar describes itself as a “gentlemen’s club.” The dancers are hot and the behaviour is anything but gentlemanly! Still it’s great fun and well worth a visit, but not for the shy!

A two minute walk further north of the River Cuale will bring you to Antropology, a gay male stripper bar  with more than 20+ strippers performing nightly shows from 9pm to 4am.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

Casa Cupula,    Almar Resort,    Hotel Mercurio,    Piñata PV.


Browse the bars below, or filter them by type.



Anonimo is a great little bar and a place to meet locals and visitors in Puerto Vallarta with great happy hour and karaoke.


Antropology was the only strip bar in town for years and even with competition it is still going strong in Puerto Vallarta.


A popular lesbian owned bar on the main street of the romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta,
Backstage gay bar Puerto Vallarta


This small but fun cocktail bar in the heart of the romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta, with charming outdoor terrace.
Bar Frida

Bar Frida

Bar Frida is the best known bears bar, chasers and admirers in Puerto Vallarta, - Warm & Welcoming
Blondies PV

Blondies PV

Blondies bar is a good stop off point on your way back from the beach in Puerto Vallarta
CC Slaughters

CC Slaughters PV

CC Slaughters PV is a fun nightclub style bar in the gay area in Puerto Vallarta. Gets busy later on in the evening!
fiesta bar

Fiesta Bar

Fiesta Bar, Puerto Vallarta is located next to La Noche bar, Fiesta Bar is a friendly local Mexican bar


This piano bar is popular with everyone the sort of place you can take your straight friends in Puerto Vallarta.
La Cueva Cantina

La Cueva Cantina

La Cueva Cantina meaning the cave is a popular bear’s bar located on the second floor of a corner spot in Puerto Vallarta.
La Margarita

La Margarita

Located right next door to the famous La Noche bar, La Margarita Bar is one of the nee bars in Puerto Vallarta. Trendy & Fun.
La Noche

La Noche

La Noche is one of the best bars in Puerto Vallarta, and is a must visit when in town and famous for its hot GoGos.
Los Amigos

Los Amigos

Sawdust on the floor a packed pool table cold beer, what more could you ask for at Los Amigos, Puerto Vallarta
Luna Azul

Luna Azul

Luna Azul (blue moon) is a nice friendly bar popular with all ages in PVR and home to several bear events.

Mr. Flamingo

Mr. Flamingo is a tiki bar where you can have lots of fun; just about everyone stops off here for a drink
Pacos Ranch

Pacos Ranch

Pacos Ranch bar is very popular with local boys as well as tourists and is well known for its drag shows held nightly


We think there must be a Queens’s bar in every country and Puerto Vallarta is no different
Wet Dreams Puerto Vallarta

Wet Dreams

Wet Dreams is a men only bar with regular all male nude shower shows, in Puerto Vallarta.

Map of Puerto Vallarta Gay Bars

Most of the gay bars in Puerto Vallarta are located close to all the hotels and the beach, just a short 5 minute walk away.


Recommended Hotels in Puerto Vallarta,

The best place to stay in Puerto Vallarta is in the Romantic District or old town, close to the gay bars and clubs. Hotels here tend to be small and simple, but offer clean rooms with great access to the beaches and amenities nearby.

Casa Cupula, 5 Star
Gay Boutique Hotel

Casa Cupula

World-class service at Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel, The rooms & suites offer contemporary décor, air conditioning, laptop safe, flat TV with DVD player. minibar, & coffee maker, free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

Almar Resort, 5 Star
Luxury LGBT Beach Front

Almar Resort

The adult-only Almar Resort Luxury All Suites & Spa is located next to the gay beach, each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV, free toiletries & free WiFi. Private parking is available free of charge.

Hotel Mercurio, 3 Star
Gay friendly

The Mercurio is in Vallarta’s main gay neighborhood, surrounded by bars and restaurants. The city’s gay beach is just a 5 minute walk away. All of the air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a safe.

Piñata PV Gay Hotel
Right in the gay zone

Pinata PV

Piñata PV Hotel is minutes from the beach. Featuring free WiFi, Pool & Hot Tub open 24 hrs, Every room has Air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. Located in the gay neighborhood close to the gay bars and night clubs.

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