The pre-game. It’s a important element to any epic evening out. However in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s high occasion vacation spot, the pre-game is it’s personal full-fledged fiesta that you could’t miss.
PV Nightlife’s pre-game gurus have explored each nook and cranny of our stunning metropolis to carry you the very best locations to munch, sip, and groove when the evening remains to be younger.
Mexican occasion tradition runs deep in Puerto Vallarta, which means the nightlight doesn’t get going till after 11pm.
Certain, you might empty out that costly mini bar in your lodge or cease at OXXO or Kiosko comfort retailer to seize some bottles and pre-game in your lodge room, however that’s not dwelling the Puerto Vallarta occasion dream to the fullest.
Our record of the very best pre-game spots in Puerto Vallarta has you coated it doesn’t matter what you’re searching for: superior eating places, gay-friendly cocktail bars, hip lounges, nice completely happy hours and extra.
Prepare, as a result of any seasoned night-lifer is aware of that the pre-game is simply as essential as the sport itself!
DINNER AND DRINKS
Get the mojo flowing for the evening forward with 2×1 Mojitos at Joe Jack’s Fish Shack every single day of the week with their 7-hour Glad Hour operating from 12pm to 7pm every day.
One of the vital well-liked eating places for locals and vacationers alike, this can be a excellent spot for an off-the-cuff dinner and drinks earlier than a killer evening out in Puerto Vallarta.
The can’t-miss dish? Seize one in all their well-known bacon cheeseburgers for some sure-fire hangover prevention for the subsequent day.
Location: Basilio Badillo 212
Hours: 12pm to 11pm every day
Don Chava Taqueria Cantina
Don Chava Taqueria Cantina in Previous City Puerto Vallarta is a enjoyable, relaxed hangout for good buddies, good meals and good drinks—good for pre-game or post-game motion.
Tacos, tequila, and beer are the specialties, with large screens to catch a recreation earlier than heading out.
Seize a pair tacos pastor and one in all their unbelievable specialty Margaritas… we love the Picante Margarita with Don Julio Blanco, serrano chile, and agave in addition to the Mezcal Margarita with Mezcal Union, Cointreau and Persian lime juice.
Location: Lazaro Cardenas 288
Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 5:30pm to 1am
Bonito Kitchen is our super-secret, off-the-beaten-track scorching spot for wickedly good cocktails and the very best Asian fusion meals in Puerto Vallarta.
Bonito Kitchen is subtly situated within the Gaviotas neighborhood much less that one kilometer away from the nightclubs of the Puerto Vallarta Resort Zone.
A cool, informal house bringing Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese flavors to Vallarta, Bonito additionally mixes a few of the greatest cocktails on the town.
In the event you love basic cocktails with a twist, that is your jam.
Location: De Los Tules 325, Jardines de Las Gaviotas
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 5pm to 10:30pm, Saturday, 1pm to 10:30pm
Alquimista Cocktail Room
This cool house seems like an city speakeasy with steampunk styling, and it’s received a vintage-hipster playlist to set the ambiance.
Alquimista Cocktail Room focuses on taking these Vegas-style Rat Pack basic cocktails and updating them with contemporary, native components, bringing a contemporary Mexican twist to basic mixology.
An ideal pre-game location for Nuevo Vallarta, the kitchen has a fantastic little menu of appetizers and mains that includes contemporary Banderas Bay seafood and different up to date Mexican dishes.
Location: Tepic 1480, Nuevo Vallarta
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 2pm to 2am
La Federal Cocina Tradicional
A hotspot within the hip Marina Vallarta district, La Federal is a stylish tackle the normal Mexican cantina.
An amazing menu of up to date Mexican conventional dishes will get you prepared for a protracted evening of Vallarta partying.
Get your digital camera prepared, as a result of La Federal’s cocktails are famously Insta-worthy.
Your drink might come served with something from a standard Mezcal presentation to a small botanical backyard—the presentation is all the time a spectacle to behold.
Location: Paseo de la Marina 121
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 12pm to midnight, Thursday to Saturday, 12pm to 2am
Signature Lounge and Skybar at Residences
Positioned at Pinnacle Resorts in Previous City, take your selection of areas and resolve for your self which is the very best Glad Hour in Puerto Vallarta: both the gorgeous Signature Lounge Foyer Bar or the highest flooring at SkyBar at Residences.
Each supply unbelievable sundown views and each function the locals’ favourite Glad Hour—all cocktails, beers, top-shelf alcohol and wine at 2×1!
Location: Pulpito 180 and 182
Glad Hour: 530pm to 730pm or 6pm to 8pm relying on the season
Los Muertos Brewing Firm
The primary craft brewery in Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Brewing Firm has been turning out good beers and good instances for over 7 years.
This Puerto Vallarta brewpub includes a every day Cerveza Glad Hour from 4pm to 6pm with all their craft beers discounted to simply 35 pesos: Mexican Rubia (a light-bodied ale), El JefeWiezen (summer season wheat beer), Anillo de Fuego (spicy wheat ale), Revenge (excessive hops IPA), and the native favourite, Agave Maria (American type amber).
Additional bonus? Los Muertos Brewing Firm fires up a few of the greatest pizza on the town at tremendous reasonably priced costs, making this a pre-game winner.
Location: Lazaro Cardenas 302
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 12am
Monzón Brewing Co.
One other superior brewpub in Puerto Vallarta, Monzón Brewing Co. actually has a mission to “prevent from boring beer,” and it stays true to its phrase with a few of the most artistic craft brewing in Mexico.
With a brilliant laid-back ambiance, pleasant workers, and a menu of reasonably priced eats, this can be a excellent spot to start out an evening out in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Location: Venustiano Carranza 239
Hours: Day by day from 11am to 10pm
Pre-gaming at Abolengo will make heading to the membership go as easily as tequila and lime.
This hip, open-air cocktail lounge is situated subsequent door to one of many greatest nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, La Santa.
Costume to impress as a result of that is the place the gorgeous folks collect earlier than hitting the membership till daybreak.
Location: Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio 2468
Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 6pm to 2am
Seize dinner in La Madelena, one in all Puerto Vallarta’s coolest eating places conveniently situated subsequent to 2 of the hottest nightclubs, Strana and The Black Room.
Not solely does this up to date steakhouse function indoor and outside seating and the biggest tv display in Puerto Vallarta for catching a recreation nevertheless it has a floor-to-ceiling wall of Tequila accessed by high-wire “Tequila Angels.”
If tequila isn’t your type, ask in regards to the nightly cocktail choice, hand-mixed at tableside from the touring bar cart.
Location: Francisco Medina Ascencio 2025
Hours: Day by day from 1pm to 2am
Bar La Playa
This tiny hidden gem simply steps away from Los Muertos Seaside is likely one of the greatest spots on the town for customized cocktails.
Wonderful mixologist and proprietor/bartender Alex takes basic cocktails like Moscow Mules and Previous Fashioneds and places a contemporary twist on them.
With an superior and ever-changing assortment of tequila, mezcal, and raicilla recipes served up with artistic aptitude, each drink that comes out of Bar La Playa is actually Instagram-worthy.
Make sure that to hit Alex up for his late-night ideas and hidden secrets and techniques… he’s a Vallarta nightlife knowledgeable!
Location: Lázaro Cárdenas 179
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 12am
Pregaming on a finances, Sea Monkey has you coated with a few of the most cost-effective drinks on the town, every day 2×1 specials, buckets of beer, and a incredible ocean view.
Even higher, its location close to Bar M and Mandala make it simple to hop to the golf equipment. This the final word in peso-friendly pre-clubbing in Puerto Vallarta.
Location: Aquiles Serdan 174
Hours: 10am to 930pm every day
Cerveceria Chapultepec Vallarta
First opened in Guadalajara in 2015, Cerveceria Chapultepec has opened a number of areas all through Mexico and has now introduced this wonderful pre-game location to Puerto Vallarta.
Its big menu of Baja-California impressed delicacies, American favorites, cocktails, beers and extra can all be had for… await it… JUST 19 PESOS EACH. That’s proper. The whole lot on the menu is nineteen pesos.
That will help you with the mathematics, that’s about $1 USD. You possibly can’t beat that for finances pre-gaming! By the best way, simply because the costs are nice doesn’t imply the room isn’t stuffed with a vigorous (and horny) crowd; everybody loves the low costs and the good ambiance right here!
Location: Blvd. Nuevo Vallarta 280 A (and shortly to open in Marina Vallarta)
Hours: 1pm to 2am every day
Get together on, Get together Sensible
Regardless of the way you pregame in Puerto Vallarta, earlier than going out to take pleasure in an incredible evening of clubbing in the most effective cities on the planet for partying, guarantee that a part of your pre-game routine is planning for a secure evening forward.
Make a “evening out guidelines” earlier than you head out: a completely charged telephone with Uber able to go, small payments for taxis, and each a bank card and money (bank cards usually are not as extensively accepted in Puerto Vallarta as elsewhere).
Don’t neglect to put in writing down the tackle of your lodging in case of cocktail forgetfulness.
The PV classics on our record of the very best pre-game spots in Puerto Vallarta are good for lounging, grooving, indulging, and assembly that particular somebody to take to the membership.
Don’t know which spot to hit first? Contact PV Nightlife right this moment and we’ll allow you to set up a pre-game pub crawl to your complete crew that concludes at a VIP desk all your individual.