Top-quality bars in Puerto Vallarta, the seaside town on the coast of Jalisco, can be hard to find. Many of the places popular among the party-goers that frequent this vacation favorite, are actually overpriced and overcrowded. We list the top bars in Puerto Vallarta for real value and vibes.
La Ingrata is ideally located in the center of Puerto Vallarta, just off the malecón. Stop by for drinks before moving elsewhere, or spend your whole night here. Popular among the locals, the crowd here is as varied as the vibe. Spread over three floors, the ground floor often has live music from local bands, the first floor has seating and pool tables, and the top floor is a half-covered, half-uncovered terrace.
Mariano Abasolo 169, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, +52 322 222 2682
Bathed in a red-tinged light, Club Roxy is an awesome dive bar with a live rock music venue that hosts local live music daily. Beware that talking may prove tricky in this loud environment however, and the party doesn’t really get going until midnight.
A trendy cocktail bar, Bar La Playa eschews standard drink glasses in favor of the popular cocktails-in mason-jars vibe that has taken off recently in bars the world over. It’s clear to see that presentation is king at this Vallarta hot-spot, but taste doesn’t suffer as a result. The entire menu is dominated by incredibly well-made, freshly flavored, delicious cocktails, including classics such as mojitos and refreshing house special, La Playa.
Taking the trend for microbreweries and artisan beers by the horns, Los Muertos Brewing is the perfect place for beer fans in Puerto Vallarta to get their fix in a home-away-from-home environment. Located right in the heart of the Old Town, Los Muertos offers an impressive range of beer on tap and bottled. Take a break from the Coronas and branch out of your comfort zone in this friendly restaurant-bar