The pre-game. It’s a essential part to any epic night time 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 lovely metropolis to carry you the most effective locations to munch, sip, and groove when the night time remains to be younger.
Mexican occasion tradition runs deep in Puerto Vallarta, that means the nightlight doesn’t get going till after 11pm.
Certain, you possibly can empty out that costly mini bar in your resort or cease at OXXO or Kiosko comfort retailer to seize some bottles and pre-game in your resort room, however that’s not dwelling the Puerto Vallarta occasion dream to the fullest.
Our listing of the most effective pre-game spots in Puerto Vallarta has you lined it doesn’t matter what you’re in search of: superior eating places, gay-friendly cocktail bars, hip lounges, nice glad 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 night time forward with 2×1 Mojitos at Joe Jack’s Fish Shack day by day of the week with their 7-hour Comfortable Hour working from 12pm to 7pm every day.
One of the crucial in style eating places for locals and vacationers alike, it is a good spot for an off-the-cuff dinner and drinks earlier than a killer night time out in Puerto Vallarta.
The can’t-miss dish? Seize one among 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Don Chava Taqueria Cantina in Outdated City Puerto Vallarta is a enjoyable, relaxed hangout for good mates, good meals and good drinks—excellent for pre-game or post-game motion.
Tacos, tequila, and beer are the specialties, with massive screens to catch a recreation earlier than heading out.
Seize a pair tacos pastor and one among their unimaginable 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 sizzling spot for wickedly good cocktails and the most effective Asian fusion meals in Puerto Vallarta.
Bonito Kitchen is subtly positioned 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 number of the greatest cocktails on the town.
In the event you love traditional 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 appears 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 traditional cocktails and updating them with contemporary, native components, bringing a contemporary Mexican twist to traditional mixology.
An ideal pre-game location for Nuevo Vallarta, the kitchen has an important 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 standard Mexican cantina.
An excellent menu of up to date Mexican conventional dishes will get you prepared for an extended night time of Vallarta partying.
Get your digicam prepared, as a result of La Federal’s cocktails are famously Insta-worthy.
Your drink could come served with something from a conventional 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
Situated at Pinnacle Resorts in Outdated City, take your selection of places and determine for your self which is the most effective Comfortable Hour in Puerto Vallarta: both the gorgeous Signature Lounge Foyer Bar or the highest ground at SkyBar at Residences.
Each supply unimaginable sundown views and each characteristic the locals’ favourite Comfortable Hour—all cocktails, beers, top-shelf alcohol and wine at 2×1!
Location: Pulpito 180 and 182
Comfortable 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 encompasses a every day Cerveza Comfortable Hour from 4pm to 6pm with all their craft beers discounted to simply 35 pesos: Mexican Rubia (a light-bodied ale), El JefeWiezen (summer time wheat beer), Anillo de Fuego (spicy wheat ale), Revenge (excessive hops IPA), and the native favourite, Agave Maria (American model amber).
Further bonus? Los Muertos Brewing Firm fires up a number 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 number of the most inventive craft brewing in Mexico.
With a brilliant laid-back ambiance, pleasant workers, and a menu of reasonably priced eats, it is a good 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 positioned subsequent door to one of many greatest nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, La Santa.
Gown 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 among Puerto Vallarta’s coolest eating places conveniently positioned subsequent to 2 of the hottest nightclubs, Strana and The Black Room.
Not solely does this up to date steakhouse characteristic indoor and out of doors seating and the biggest tv display in Puerto Vallarta for catching a recreation but it surely has a floor-to-ceiling wall of Tequila accessed by high-wire “Tequila Angels.”
If tequila isn’t your model, ask concerning 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 without doubt one of the greatest spots on the town for customized cocktails.
Wonderful mixologist and proprietor/bartender Alex takes traditional cocktails like Moscow Mules and Outdated Fashioneds and places a contemporary twist on them.
With an superior and ever-changing assortment of tequila, mezcal, and raicilla recipes served up with inventive aptitude, each drink that comes out of Bar La Playa is actually Instagram-worthy.
Ensure that to hit Alex up for his late-night suggestions and hidden secrets and techniques… he’s a Vallarta nightlife professional!
Location: Lázaro Cárdenas 179
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 12am
Pregaming on a finances, Sea Monkey has you lined with a number of the least expensive drinks on the town, every day 2×1 specials, buckets of beer, and a implausible 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 places all through Mexico and has now introduced this superb 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… watch for it… JUST 19 PESOS EACH. That’s proper. Every part 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 crammed with a energetic (and attractive) 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
Social gathering on, Social gathering Good
Regardless of the way you pregame in Puerto Vallarta, earlier than going out to get pleasure from an incredible night time of clubbing in top-of-the-line cities on the planet for partying, make it possible for a part of your pre-game routine is planning for a secure night time forward.
Make a “night time out guidelines” earlier than you head out: a totally charged cellphone with Uber able to go, small payments for taxis, and each a bank card and money (bank cards are usually not as broadly accepted in Puerto Vallarta as in different places).
Don’t overlook to write down down the tackle of your lodging in case of cocktail forgetfulness.
The PV classics on our listing of the most effective pre-game spots in Puerto Vallarta are excellent 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 assist you arrange a pre-game pub crawl on your entire crew that concludes at a VIP desk all your individual.