Puerto Vallarta Nightlife
Puerto Vallarta is like the prom queen who never ages. In other words, when the stars come out at night, she shines. There is always something going on here, whether it's a dance club featuring salsa music, a DJ-spinning club or simply walking along the malecon and taking in the action from a bench outside. The greatest concentration of nonstop night action is downtown, making it easy to bar-hop. Check www.pvscene.com for an update. Most resorts also feature buffet dinners, fiesta nights and live entertainment and your hotel's concierge can no doubt point you in the right direction.
Morales 696, Col Centro, 322-222-1022
A sand-floored, rooftop Sky Bar with glittery panoramic views, hip music and lots of high tables to order cocktails and sushi.
Guadalupe Sancez, 740, 322-222-3229
A plush spot within the sophisticated Cafe des Artistes, ideal for after-dinner drinks, signature martinis and live jazz and blues.
Morelos 771, 322-223-3052
A hip place for locals and tourists with an open-air rooftop bar, several oversized beds for lounging and a large dance floor.
Paseo Diaz Ordaz, 630; 322-222 4945
Pretty much what it sounds like: a dj, a dance floor, a perpetual party.
No Name Bar & Grill
Morelos 460, 322-223-2508
The place for sports enthusiasts who can't miss a game, no matter how late.
in the Krystal Vallarta hotel, 322-224-2020
A dance club pumping with energy, disco music and hip hop.
Calle Proa, 322-221-0505
A multi-level dance bar, pool salon, video arcade/bowling alley with frequent live entertainment and theme nights.
Vallarta 217, 322-223-2404
A popular bar/club with bands ranging from blues to reggae.
Disco Club Paco Paco
Ignaciou L Vallarta 278
A combination dance club and rooftop bar with a primarily gay clientele.
Morelos 460 at Mina, 322-223-5567
A three floor dance club in a cavernous Romanesque space.
Paseo Diaz Ordax, 322-222-5361
A loud techno-club that celebrates Mexican history with huge statues of Mexican revolutionary heroes. Gotta see to believe.
J and B Salsa Club
Av Francisco Medina Ascencio, 322-224-4616
Latin music rules at this dance club where live bands are part of the action.
La Bodeguita del Medio
Paseo Diaz Ordaz 858, 322-223-1585
Live Cuban music with killer mojitos and terrific views of the bay.
between Madero and Cardenas
A live music club playing a mix of blues, rock and reggae.
Venustiano Carranza # 218 Emiliano Zapata, 322-222-5171
"The" place to experience at least once if you're young. Basically a loud, large place known for its attractive waiters and stage contests.
Morelos 737, 322-222-0306
An Asian-inspired club, complete with comfy banquettes, Zen gardens and flowing ponds with a variety of spaces to drink in the view as well as their famous cucumber martini.
El Faro Lighthouse Bar
Royal Pacific Yacht Club, 322-221-0541
Twilight never looked so good atop this circular lounge where jazz live or recorded makes for beautiful background music.
Pulpito 142; 322-223-5723
A cozy piano bar with a welcoming vibe and amazing martinis.
Cardenas 254, 322-223-2205
At least one night in Mexico should be spent here listening to mariachi singers belt out the classics; impromptu singing encouraged.
On the beach at the Westin Regina Resort; 322-221-0252
Miami meets Mexico at this hip lounge where the music pulsates and the people-watching is part of the fun.
Mina 207 at Juarez, 322-205-7906
A romantic bar serving specialty cocktails and liquor-laden coffees.
Rhythm of the Night
Cruise to Caletas; depart from Terminal Maritima on Vallarta Adventures
Dine under the stars at John Huston's former home complete with Tiki torches and drummers dressed in native costume. A do-not-miss experience which features indigenous dancers and a buffet dinner.