Located on the South side of the Cuale River, ROXY’s has live Reggae, Jazz, Blues and Rock and Roll! On the next block, SENOR FROGS has special “contests” on certain nights. EL TORITO sports bar offers ladie’s nights on Fridays and Saturdays: all you can drink National drinks as well as special sports events and great ribs!
Along the Malecon, there are several nightclubs like HILO a couple blocks down from the ZOO bar. The ZOO BAR where the stuffed animals are NOT in the cages but the patrons are…opens late and goes until dawn. CARLOS O’BRIANS is probably the oldest party place around and hasn’t lost any popularity! Restaurants/discos or let’s face it, “meeting places” where you shout at each other to talk are part of the lure of Puerto Vallarta and the two best are Carlos O’Brians and Andale’s just down from Casa Anita. A Hot Spot is typical of why people rave about PVEE and come back time and time again. Hormone accelerators I call ’em. Many have cover charges but MEX-DEV management frequently has “no cover” passes for the “in places” which we bonus to purchasers of tours. These are limited and hard to get.
A few blocks up from the Malecon, on Morelos St. you can also find a variety of bars which cater more to the locals. La CANTINA has typical Mexican music and is a favorite with the locals. Just a few blocks down, you can find the more chic DE SANTOS with dancing on the main floor and an outdoor lounge on the top floor for a quieter atmosphere. La REGADERA offers Karaoke.
The old CITY DUMP which changed to X.O.’s then DIVA is now PACO PACO, a gay night club. The best gay night club is Mañana with great music and a Hacienda outdoor atmosphere.
The Los MUERTOS area on OLAS ALTAS street has adopted boulevards and “street seating” which have made this the “centro nocturna” now, much to the chagrin of the cheap HOTELS that dot the surroundings. A neat spot along this strip is ANDALES which offers 80’s and 90’s music. A better one is the ROXY. It’s on Av. Vallarta just south of the southbound bridge near the MARIACHI LOCO – also a fun place and definitely Mexican in flavour.