FAQ: GAY BAR TOUR AND CABARET DINNER SHOW
We have spent years developing a solid reputation that our tour is worth every cent (see tripadvisor). Here are just a few of the reasons bar-hopping with us is better than going alone:
• Group Fun is always more fun! We have singles, couples, groups celebrating special events, first timers, repeat visitors and even locals who know how much fun our tour is. We bring the group fun to you especially when you haven’t had time to meet anyone.
• We’re connected! We also own GAYPV Magazine so our tour has invitations to private men’s parties which are not open to the public. Our tour includes many events you would not find on your own. We also know the bar schedules, when the go go’s starts, what drag queens are performing the night of your tour, etc.
• You can’t know what you don’t know. We know weeks in advance about new bar openings or closings, special schedules of entertainers who are in town, and special events coming to the city – so we can assist your vacation planning and make sure your tour includes those special events when you are in PV. We get daily updates on bar hours, drink specials and special entertainment so you don’t have to bother trying to figure it all out. We develop a schedule that meets and greets celebrities, porn stars, and drag entertainers who are in town and that you could not meet on your own. We have them join us on the tour or we visit the place where they are hosting their event. Rocco Steele, Topher Dimaggio (text him to join you while you are in town and see if he responds lol), Seth Fornea, Andrew Christian, Miss Richfield 1981, Miss Conception, and Coco Peru are just a few of the hundreds who have joined us on our tours over the years.
• VIP seating when available. We get VIP seating in bars where they have it. Some exceptions may apply during special events and peak weeks.
• No Waiting on Drinks. How long have you waited on a drink in a bar on a busy night? We pre-order your drinks so upon your arrival at the bar your drink is ready.
• No Waiting on your bill, change or tip money. How long have you spent on a night out waiting on the bill, change, or credit card slip at a busy bar? When is the last time you walked out of a bar without paying? We’ve even taken care of server tips so you don’t have to fumble looking for change. All we ask is you show your appreciation to your local tour host with a thank-you tip at the end of the night.
Vallarta’s gay scene changes daily. We know where and when to go! Our tours receive rave reviews from guys of all ages whether they are travelling alone, with their partner/ spouse, or in a group. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pending marriages and yes, even divorces in VIP style. Nothing says fun and value more than our repeat guests who know Puerto Vallarta well but choose to play with us every time they visit.
VIP TOP-SHELF: for those who drink Red Bull straight or add it to any drink, wine, premium tequilas and cocktails made with top shelf brands (Don Julio, Tito’s, Grey Goose, Beefeater, Ketel One Vodka, Bombay Sapphire, Don Julio Repasado, Herradura Repasado, 1800, Crown Royal, Jack Daniels, Chevas Regal, Buchanans, J.W. Black, Disaronno, Grand Marnier, Drambuie, Sambuca, Frangelico).
NATIONAL PACKAGE: for those who drink specialty tequilas, margaritas and cocktails using house brands (Absolut, Cazadores, Tanqueray, Don Julio Blanco, Jose Cuervo Especial, Jose Cuervo Tradicional, El Jimador, Centenario, Cazadores, Captain Morgan, Bacardi Limon, Bacardi Añejo and Blanco, Havana Club 3 Años, Malibú, Torres 10, Canadian Mist, Jim Beam, J&B, Ballantines, Dewars, J.W. Red, Baileys, Kahlúa, Midori Melon, Campari, Southern Comfort).
BEER ONLY -or- NO ALCOHOL PACKAGE: for our fun guests who do not drink alcohol or who do drink beer. We have just as much fun drinking bottled water, juices, sodas or beer.
THE MEAL OPTION adds a delicious 3 course gourmet meal and 2 drinks to your classic bar hopping tour.
Certain imported brands, Speciality cocktails martinis, drinks adding red bull, and premium tequilas may require a surcharge.
Your classic bar hop ticket includes:
- 1 drink at each of 4 venues (based on your alcohol package choice); ($100-500 peso value)
- a delicious 3 course gourmet meal plus 2 drinks at the restaurant; ($400- $450 peso value)
- VIP seating where available; (priceless)
- special entertainment and discounts on private dances at select strip clubs;(100 peso value)
- photos and a video summary of the fun tour. Please advise us if you are not ok with the public use of these fotos and videos for Gay Bar Hopping promotion.
- all gratuities for the bartenders/servers at every venue.(100-200 peso value and up)
- All the fun you’ll have meeting new friends from all over the world is priceless! Why go out alone? Join us for the most of your night out in Puerto Vallarta.
The Classic Bar Hop with meal includes 2 drinks at dinner and 4 bar hops afterward with 1 drink each. That is 6 drinks total. As always No Lines No Wait! Please bring extra money for our tour guides, strippers or show performers who will giving our group special entertainment during the evening. They basically work for tips.
Our meeting point for classic bar hop with meal is 8:30 pm
Studs Bar #283 Basilio Badillo 2nd floor in the Romantic Zone unless notified otherwise
Meet at Therapy Vallarta #283 Basilio Badillo. However, sometimes we may have guests taking the dinner option on the day of your tour. We invite you to come early to meet them and you are not required to eat or drink.
Yes, this is a guided walking tour. This way you learn the lay of the land, and you will know how to get from bar to bar. As we walk, we provide more information about restaurants, stores, galleries, and the gay scene in Puerto Vallarta. The tour may include 10-15 mins of continuous walking in a non handicap accessible environment. This may include stairways, uneven sidewalks and cobblestone streets of Vallarta’s old town. Therefore, we suggest comfortable walking shoes and to pay attention where you are walking. If you require any special arrangements to meet us at the bars, we would be happy to arrange transportation for you. You agree to hold the tour operator harmless in the event of any accident.
The dress code is very casual with shorts and a casual shirt (t-shirt or tank top is totally fine with comfortable walking shoes or sandals.
The gay bar tour is primarily for gay men and visits bars where the clientele is mostly gay men. We normally visit 1 men only, strip club. We can make arrangements to split mixed groups or visit other bars if you do not want to visit men only venues. We welcome everyone on our tours and encourage you to contact us for custom needs or any questions regarding men only venues.
We tailor each tour to the desires of each group. If you are curious and want to check out the great gay bars here in PV, please contact us for a private guided tour. We also provide destination tours for mixed groups such as weddings, birthdays, engagements, etc., on a pre-reserved basis with a minimum required to operate. Your complete satisfaction is our main concern.
The legal drinking age is 18 years in Mexico. Please make sure you bring ID.
We have a non-alcoholic tour option. You don’t have to drink to have the best time of your life on our tour! You can’t help but enjoy yourself in a fun group so don’t be shy – just be ready to make friends! You don’t have to drink alcohol at every stop if you can’t handle 6 drinks.
Tips for the bartenders at all venues are included in the ticket price! Tips for your tour guide(s) and/or strippers and special entertainers are not included, so you’ll want to bring that. They are going to give us something 300 pesos as a great tip for our guides. Standard gratuity is 15% to 20% of the retail price of the tour.
Yes we do. If you are not looking for a group experience, we also provide a more private exclusive environment for any of our tours. We also can include a caBARet show on our schedule in season. Please send us an e-mail with the date, number of people, what the celebration is for and if you have any special requests as to the types of venues you like. We will make your special event an unforgettable experience.
Absolutely. There are a taxis or Uber available right outside the bars where we end the tour. We always recommend that you take a taxi back to your hotel instead of walking more than 1 or 2 blocks. We will assist you by walking you to a taxi and tell them where you’re going, ask how much it will cost and get their taxi number for your peace of mind.
Get ready to have the most fun you’ve ever had on a tour!
- Be prepared to HAVE FUN and MEET NEW FRIENDS! The gay bars in PV are lively. We ask you to get ready to have the best fun of your life. ;
- Please show up on time, wear comfortable clothes (casual, and shorts are fine). We recommend wearing regular shoes (no flip flops) for better foot protection;
- bring extra cash to tip your bar hopping tour guides and strippers. In the tourism industry, standard gratuity is 15% to 20% of the retail price of the tour so we suggest 300 pesos per person would be great tip;
- We also ask that you be responsible for your valuables if you choose to take advantage of your discount on private entertainment while we visit strip clubs;
- We do request your email, permission to take and use your photos for our publicity, like us on Instagram and trip advisor Please advise us if the public use of these photos are NOT allowed for our promotion, invite your friends and appreciate your comments on the survey after the tour;
- Finally you agree to hold Gay Bar Hopping harmless in the event of any accident, loss, damage, incarceration or injury during or after the tour. You accept full responsibility for your behavior, well being, and health for the entire evening.
You are going to miss out on the most fun ever! Bar Tour Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE if you cancel in writing less than 48 hours before the tour. No shows are not refunded.
If the required number of people to operate the tour is not met, we will provide an alternative tour date or provide a full refund.
Your Cabaret Dinner Show ticket includes:
- 1 Preferred seat show ticket when available; otherwise general show seating ($450-550 peso value)
- a delicious 3 course gourmet meal plus 2 national drinks at the restaurant; ($450- $550 peso value)
- 2 Top Shelf drinks afterward on the bar visits, 1 at each of the 2 bars we visit
- VIP access to avoid the lines at the clubs at the cabaret, restaurant and all bars; (priceless)
- photos with the cabaret performer and a video summary of the fun tour. Please advise us if you are not ok with the public use of these fotos and videos for Gay Bar Hopping promotion.
- all gratuities for the bartenders/servers at every venue.(100-200 peso value and up)
- Total value of ticket is 850-1400 pesos not including the fun we have in our group and you meet new friends from all over the world. Why go out alone? Join us for the most of your night out in Puerto Vallarta.
Please meet directly at the cabaret venue at least 15-30 minutes prior to show time to maintain your preferred seat. Late arrivals may lose preferred seating. The schedule for this tour will be 7 pm cabaret show, a delicious dinner at 8:30/9pm, then 2 bar hops afterward with the tour ending approximately 11:30/12am.
Please meet at 8pm at Studs Bar #283 Basilio Badillo 2nd floor. The schedule for the evening is 8pm dinner, the 9:30 pm show and 2 bar hops afterward ending approximately 1 am.
The cabaret tour is a great option for mixed groups. However we normally visit 2 gay bars after the show often including 1 men only strip club. We can split the group to meet everyone’s needs. Everyone is welcome, including straight people and women. Please contact us for special needs regarding men only venues on the tour.
You are going to miss out on the most fun ever! All cabaret show tickets are NON REFUNDABLE at Purchase. No shows are not refunded.
If the required number of people to operate the tour is not met, we will provide an alternative date or a full refund.