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The crowd at this gay club is a mix of students and older locals...
Ranked as Acapulco’s most popular gay club at research time, thanks to the diversity of its patrons (folks of all economic bakgrounds, gay or straight are welcome here), and its up to the second soundsystem rocking a...
For those who dare to get medieval, Tom’s provides the props, with heraldic shields and candelabras highlighting a decidedly decadent decor and a notorious dark room that must be crossed to reach the bathroom...
Typical sights and sounds at this retro bar include bare-chested bartenders, bar-top dancing and festive music ranging from 1980s pop to hip-shaking cumbias (dance music from Colombia)...
This gracious gay bar in a beautifully restored building is romantically lit and, overall, more button-down than mesh muscle shirt. It’s also a popular spot for karaoke and it does a decent pizza. Not at all scene-y.
This packed disco cuts across class lines, with both cowboys and businessmen dancing against a Day-Glo cityscape. Stick around past midnight Friday to Sunday for shows featuring lip-synching, cross-dressing performers.
The city's longest-running gay club is open only to men and has shows on Friday and Saturday. Various drinks offers keep things busy – at the time of research, M$250 gave you all-you-can-drink on Saturdays.
Unique and wonderfully grungy, a 'good time' is had by ex/current darks (goths), punks and hipsters – gay and buga (straight). Expect to hear Midnight Oil, The Pixies, Morrissey, disco and '80s Mexican rock.
La Purísima is esentially two bars in one: dance the night away in a rip-roaring, garish disco downstairs, or head upstairs for mezcal, pulque and ironically bad/great music that hipsters like
A venerable standby, this nightclub offers a mixed bag of entertainment throughout the week, from gogo-boy dancers to drag-queen shows and various theme parties. Admission ranges from free to M$100.
The main room in this large house stages drag shows, go-go dancers and the like, while DJs in smaller rooms spin electronica and pop tunes till the sun comes up.
Popular with thirty-somethings, this Zona Rosa bear den has a slightly more sophisticated air than many of the bars lining the raucous gay strip on nearby Amberes.
Reinas karaoke bar and nightclub is a rough-around-the-edges but popular bar serving a mostly gay clientele on Avenida Costera. Admission is free.
This gay dance club proudly features foreign strippers from such far-flung places as Australia and Brazil, and it stages weekend drag queen shows.
This colorful club attracts a fun-loving, mostly gay crowd. It's a friendly, inclusive place with live shows on Friday and Saturday nights.
This entertaining excursion is a good introduction to Vallarta's GLBT nightlife.
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