Extend those fun in the sun hours well into the wee hours of the night with Puerto Vallarta's vivacious bar and club scene. Mexican culture is all about living life to the fullest so they no doubt no how to party. If you're by the beach to relax, Puerto Vallarta has that too, with no shortage of intimate bars for laid back conversations.
Head To These Puerto Vallarta Bars For The Best Nightlife Experience
1. Devil's Bar
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Devil's Bar is right on a prime corner of El Malecon so you can enjoy your cocktail and the fresh ocean air at the same time. It's a great sports bar if you're away from home during the big game, and the perfect place to relax and make new friends. The staff is extremely friendly and the bartender will mix you whatever you want. Because of its location, it's also a great place to hang back from the crowds and watch festivities on El Malecon like parades for Mexican Independence Day or Dia de Muertos.
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Are you ready to get the party started? Because at Mandala you'll be dancing all night long. The scene is relaxed and friendly, not what you'll find at clubs in Hollywood. Everyone just wants to have a good time! It's a great place to go with friends and they play a variety of music including Spanish language and popular American songs. Get a table and prepared to be treated like royalty. The staff is extremely attentive and will keep your drinks flowing and your cigarettes lit.
3. Zoo Bar
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This place is crazy and memorable for sure. Climb the ladder to get on the back platform where they sometimes spray you with foam. They even have a wet t-shirt contest on Tuesdays! Don't be afraid to check it out during the day time too. The food is great and you're right on El Malecon for easy people watching. With the fun decor, your kids will love it too. Just be sure not to leave without taking a picture with the giant gorilla in the entrance.
4. Bar La Playa
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If you want great cocktails, visit Bar La Playa. With fresh ingredients and unusual combinations, you won't be disappointed. Beer and wine is also served, but do yourself a favor and try a fancy mixed drink instead. The craft cocktails are made to order without a bottled mix in sight. Happy hour is 3-5 but stay until 6 if you like more of a crowd. It's the perfect place to start the night before hitting the town!
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Of course this old time establishment earned a place on the list. At Andale, there's never a dull moment. It's popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a great bar and entertainment. It's also a perfect place to dance and meet new people. They even have a donkey at night. This place has it all! It's loud and can get packed shoulder to shoulder, but the best part is that you can dance on the bar.
6. El Barracuda
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You could spend the whole day here. In fact, you should! El Barracuda features al fresco drinking and dining with your feet literally in the sand. You'll have an unobstructed beach view and a front row seat for a live band. The vibe is warm and friendly, and this place is definitely a local favorite. Even though we're talking about the bar scene, you have to try the seafood. The watermelon margarita is also a fan favorite.
7. Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge
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After all the crazy partying, Twisted Palms is a nice place to unwind. The upstairs lounge is open and airy but still has a cozy, warm feeling. The owner, Allan, from Vancouver is hospitable and welcoming and makes a mean martini. They play old movies on the wall and offer 55 peso martinis on Mondays. Sit down, relax, and have a conversation with friends in a place where you can actually hear them!
This article was written by Lauren Gaw.