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NightlifePuerto Vallarta Nightlife
There's really only one drag about it - with so much going on to satisfy every age, taste and persuasion, it's hard to decide where to start!

After dinner at one of about a thousand restaurants offering an astounding diversity of cuisines - many with live music - you can do pretty much whatever you feel like well into the wee hours. Catch a flick in English, score big at a state-of-the-art bowling alley, or shake your booty all night long. Loads of bars, discos, gentlemen's clubs, pool halls, sports bars and hard rock venues keep you hopping. And several salsa/meringue clubs give free dance lessons where you make new friends while warming up for rhythm-filled nights ahead.

Kicking back more your thing? Do it with a tall cool one on the beach soothed by easy-listening Latin-based sounds. Acknowledge your bohemian side at intimate Spanish-style piano bars where spontaneous performances are the norm. Or just do what lovers have done for eons, stroll hand in hand under a star-filled sky, your senses massaged by the primal pounding of the Pacific.

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Vallarta Yacht Club Jazz Concert Series
Richard Williams

On Monday November 14, 2011 the first concert of the 2011-2012 season will take place at the Vallarta Yacht Club. This year's series will feature the Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars, which consists of three internationally known musicians, Bryan Savage, Chas Eller and Tom Lilienthal.

Don Julio Unveils World’s First Anejo Claro
Susie Albin-Najera

Tequila Don Julio, Mexico’s most popular ultra-premium tequila, is celebrating Mexican Independence Day by introducing a new addition to its portfolio – the world’s first Anejo Claro, Tequila Don Julio 70.

Blanca Blue's Monthly Wine Pairing Events
Michelle Dumaine

Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa, on the southern shores of Puerto Vallarta, pairs its monthly dinner events at Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge with perfect notes of flavor featuring wines from Mexico’s flourishing Monte Xanic winery.

8th Annual International Margarita Challenge to be Bigger and Better in 2011
Bill Bell

The 8th Annual International Margarita Challenge will once again be held at the fabulous Pina Colada Restaurant in Rincon de Guayabitos on Wednesday, February 2nd. Funds garnered from the event provide much needed support to the local food bank and the Emiliano Zapata School in Guayabitos.

Hangar Rocks in Riviera Nayarit!

Thursdays mean rock in Riviera Nayarit. Marina Riviera Nayarit has announced that during December, the rock band Hangar will be playing at a spectacular stage that allows viewers to enjoy the beauty of our destination during the evening hours at the Taikai sky bar of the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Yacht Club.

Mexico's Tequila Refines Its Act
Joe Ray

In central Mexico where tequila is produced, there is an odd mix of timeless inspiring beauty and more recent modernization. Rolling fields are filled with the blue-green spiked leaves of the agave plant, against a backdrop of western movie-worthy buttes and canyons.

Playboy to Open Casino in Mexico

Playboy said its 7.5 million dollars casino in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun would open this weekend.

Two Stunning Villas, Two Tasteful Nights of Wine Tasting
Patrick Harrison

Leading premium wine supplier Sea Coast Wines and high-end villa rentals Casa Valerie, are pairing fine wines with delectable hors d’oeuvres created by celebrated Puerto Vallarta Chef Seth Cloutman, within two stunning Villas to produce two very different, but equally memorable, evenings.

Washington State Bans Alcoholic Energy Drinks
Curt Woodward

Retailers have a week to clear millions of dollars worth of alcoholic energy drinks from their shelves after state regulators banned them Wednesday, citing the hospitalization of nine dangerously drunk college students last month.

Four Loko is a New Drink - and a Disturbing One at That
Ed Schwartz

Four Loko, which hit the market a few years ago, tastes like soda, but it hits like a hammer, thanks to its 11% alcohol level. It also contains lot of sugar, caffeine, and two energy supplements that are causing the worst kind of drunkenness, especially among teen age kids.

This Thanksgiving Holiday Catch the Fever... Vallarta Fever 4!

From Wednesday, November 24th through Sunday, November 28th, 2010, Club Mañana and Club Papi present Vallarta Fever 4 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Vallarta Fever attracts thousands of sexy men from all over the world making this Thanksgiving weekend an adventure in paradise.

The Popular Charity BINGO Returns in Support of Pasitos de Luz
Patrick Harrison

Come and have some fun this high-season while supporting a local worthy cause as the popular Charity Bingo returns! Beginning on October 5th, Nacho Daddy, in partnership with La Bodega de Nina and PVRPV, will be sponsoring Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz every other Tuesday at 6 pm.

Beer Bank Brings Micro-Brews to Puerto Vallarta
Kathleen Dobek

Micro-brew aficinados, your day has come! Beer Bank, a recently opened cervecería in Puerto Vallarta, is selling over ninety-five different beers, including those from micro-breweries in Baja California and other great beer brewing countries.

Have a Ball with PVRPV's Bowling League
Tim Longpré

Due to the popularity of the PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Summer Bowling League, organizers have started a new league that begins on October 6, 2010 and ends on April 20, 2011. Like the Summer League, the cost per person will be only $115 pesos per week, which includes your games and rental shoes.

Club Mañana Nominated For Best Gay Bar
Peter Deep

Logo TV Network's TripOut gay travel site has announced its 2nd Annual Gay Travel Awards nominees and - drum roll, please - Club Mañana is nominated for Best Gay Bar in the World. The competition is fierce, there are five other great venues also nominated - so vote for Mañana TODAY!

Mayahuel, the Goddess of Tequila, Dwells at Casa Magna Marriott, Puerto Vallarta
Kathleen Dobek

For six years, some of the finest tequila distilled in Mexico has been bottled exclusively for the Casa Magna Marriott Resort in Puerto Vallarta. Sold only at Casa Magna, this tequila is a sublime experience for lovers of the distilled spirit of blue agave.

Live Reggae by The Rasta Vibrations Every Sunday Night at Uncle Bubba's Back Porch

Looking for some summer fun? Stop by Uncle Bubba's Back Porch on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, where every Sunday night from 8-10 pm you can enjoy great food and a Reggae Good Time with The Rasta Vibrations, a popular group of authentic Jamaican reggae musicians.

Mexicali Craft Brewer Gets Barrels of Raves
Peter Rowe

Cucapa, a microbrewery in Mexicali, is one of the leaders in Mexico's craft beer revolution. However, Cucapá is much easier to find in San Diego than in Mexicali.

SETAC Fundraiser at Trattoria Michel Features Live Music
Josef Kandoll

When Vallartan resident Ed Thomas was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, he might have turned in his keys and closed his post office box. Instead, he chose to realize a personal dream. On May 22, a fundraiser will help support his efforts.

Crown Casino Opens in Puerto Vallarta
David Olvera

Join Dany and Andrea as they visit one of Puerto Vallarta newest attractions, Crown Casino and Bar. Crown Casino is located in Plaza Caracol and offers slot machines, full action sports book, weekly raffles, and their newest Virtual Poker Table.

Spotlight On Vallarta: Hilo Celebrates 7 Years in Vallarta
SF Productions

Spotlight on Vallarta hits the Malecón for Hilo's 7th anniversary party. Of all the late night bars in Puerto Vallarta, Hilo has been drawing the crowds with DJs playing a combination of Hip Hop, House and Electronic dance tunes for the past 7 years.

Daiquiri Dick's Daiquiri Mix Off Results
Laura Gelezunas

The results are in for Daiquiri Dick's 1st Annual Daiquiri Mix Off! In the Professional Division, Leonel Vargas of the Concursante del Buenaventurea Grand Hotel & Spa, took first place with his Passion Fruit Daiquiri. In the Amateur Division, Cesar Carrillo won with his Gondo Nectar Daiquiri.

Gipsy Rumba with Latcho and Andrea

For the next few weeks, Puerto Vallarta's favorite Blonde Gypsies, Latcho and Andrea, will be busy delighting Banderas Bay audiences with their gypsy-flamenco style of music, with Latcho on guitar and Andrea accompanying him with guitar and castanets, at restaurants and clubs around the bay.

Does Andale Restaurant and Bar Know How to Party or What?
David Olvera

On February 26th Andale's Restaurant and bar celebrated their 30th anniversary in Puerto Vallarta with a giant street party. The whole city was invited, so Olas Altas street was shut down to accommodate a full stage and seating in the street for the thousands of spectators on hand.

Mexico City's Annual Sex Expo Bigger than Ever
Diego Cevallos

For an entrance fee of 17 dollars, visitors to this year’s sex expo in the Mexican capital will be offered a range of products and entertainment options, including a zoo in which barely-clothed men and women pose as animals.

A Trio of 'Bandas' in Sayulita Plaza
Ed Schwartz

We went down to the Sayulita Plaza a couple of nights ago, where several 'bandas' were going at it. One banda playing is very exciting. Two bandas playing at the same time are a bit disturbing. But three bandas playing at the same time is mind blowing - and not just metaphorically.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Los Bambinos
Polly G. Vicars

Those of you who have never seen a Bambinos show and those of us who never miss one, have another chance to see them perform, along with that incredible duet, Sweet Talk, at 8 pm on Monday, March 1, 2010 at Viva Bar on Calle Olas Altas #508.

Kim Kuzma Returns to Bite Me! Beach Club
Grant Hunermund

Every night's a party when Kim Kuzma comes to Puerto Vallarta. The sexy girl next door with the big voice who belts out everything from R&B standards to her own beat-driven dance tunes will be returning to bite me! beach club every Monday and Saturday from March 1 to April 3 at 6 pm.

Pancho Villa Beach Club Reopens
SF Productions

Pancho Villa Beach Club, one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite beachfront watering spots for locals and tourists for the past several years, recently celebrated their reopening after a fire and floods caused extensive damage to the building last month.

Wine Express Even Drinks It For You
Ed Schwartz

I am amazed at the proliferation of wine websites. And, because I am considered a wine writer by some and a wine buyer by others, I get several emails a day. No samples, but a lot of words. I have mixed feeling about all this virtual stuff. But, one can teach an old dog new tricks.

Two Sayulitans Win Honors in the World of Tequila
Ed Schwartz

Sayulitans sure know their Tequila! Mark Alberto Holt's SFT Tequila Bar is rated one of the 'Top Tequila Bars in Mexico and Beyond' by and Gabbi Villarrubia's informative and entertaining website has just been voted one of the 'Top 10 Tequila Websites' by

The Dirty Bitches: From My Point Of View
Frank Sekercak

The fabulous 'Dirty Bitches' - Angelica, Jaqueline, Diva and Marlen - are performing their hilarious and entertaining drag queen show every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday night at 8:30 pm at Club Mañana's new Skybar, located at Basilio Badillo #284 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Escape to the Dance Floor
Sam Rodriguez

Find your true love or the adventure of your lifetime on Sunday, February 14th, at the Hotel Krystal in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. As part of the three-day Love Hot Party 2010, the ever-popular DJ Escape will be spinning high energy dance mixes from 4 pm to 1 am.

Tom Coster Concert at Vallarta Yacht Club
Mary Mack

American keyboardist, composer and recording artist Tom Coster will be performing at the Vallarta Yacht Club on January 25, February 22, March 29 and April 19, 2010. Some of Coster's best known compositions include 'Europa', 'Flor D'Luna' and 'Dance, Sister, Dance' performed by Carlos Santana.

Wine Tasting to be an Olympic Event
Ed Schwartz

Scoff, if you wish, but if two Yoga experts in Los Angeles (of course) have their way, Yoga soon will be an Olympic event. If so, I think we should start right now to agitate for wine as well. More people drink wine than do Yoga, so what is fair, is fair.

Cherry Seven Beach Club Opens in Vallarta
Mark de Leon

On Friday, January 15, 2010, the new Cherry Seven Beach Club & Lounge celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The disco is decorated with a very unique blend of furnishings and architecture that lends to its uniqueness, when contrasted with its location.

Updating the Cohiba
Nick Foulkes

There are now more than a dozen different sizes of Cohibas, ranging from the anorexic Panetela to the chunky Siglo VI. What accounts for Cohiba's reputation is the quality of the tobacco harvested from the five best plantations in the Vuelta Abajo area and the extra fermentation of the filler leaves, which provide a cigar's flavor.

Bourbon Versus Vodka: Bourbon Hurts More the Next Day, Performance is the Same
Damaris J. Rohsenow, Ph.D.

A new study has found that while drinking a lot of bourbon can cause a worse hangover than drinking a lot of vodka, impairment in people's next-day task performance is about the same for both beverages.

Puerto Vallarta Beach Restaurants - bite me! beach club
"...yummy food, great drinks and a touch of attitude"

Since April 2009 bite me! beach club, the new kid on the block, has been serving up yummy food, great drinks and a touch of attitude to the delight of many guests. Conveniently located on the most popular beach in Puerto Vallarta, Playa Los Muertos, bite me! beach club is open to all and we enjoy our diverse clientele.

Hangover Cures
Jen Janzen

You’re thirsty and you’re irritable. Everything in the room is too bright and every sound is magnified to an uncomfortable intensity. Your muscles feel weak and wobbly. You’re not sick - at least not in the traditional sense. You’re just in the depths of hangover misery and in need of some hangover cures.

Celebrate the Holidays with Vallarta Adventures

With Christmas and New Year's just a few weeks away, Vallarta Adventures is offering a bounty of adventures and special online discounts to brighten-up visitor’s holiday vacations in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta Film Festival December 2-6
Alex Gomez

Don't miss the 6th Annual Vallarta Film Festival! Scheduled to take place December 2nd-6th at Cinemark Theater in Plaza Caracol, the 2009 PV Film Fest will feature five consecutive days of full-length films and documentaries from Hollywood and around the world.

10 Hangover Myths Debunked
Family Health Guide

Almost everyone you know seems to have a sure fire theory about how to have a big night out and still avoid the dreaded hangover. Some just don’t add up while others can leave you feeling even worse.

An Evening with Hans King at Abbey Hotel
Ed Thomas

Physic medium and spiritual teacher Hans King will be speaking at the Abbey Hotel, Pulpito 138 & Olas Altas on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 pm.

Become A Champagne Connoisseur
Gregory Cartier

From bachelor parties to new year's eve blowouts, many of you distinguished lads must overcome a major challenge and choose the right bubbly to bring to the party. And if you were thinking of showing up with beer, think again; special occasions call for bubbly, and that's the end of the discussion.

Jazz & Blues Night at the Polo Club
Bill Bell

Thursday Night is Jazz & Blues Night at the Polo Club in San Pancho, Nayarit. From 6:30 to 8:30 every Thursday Night, you can hear one of the best new bands on the Coast playing Originals, Jazz standards, French standards and Blues, in one of the Banderas Bay area's most magical settings.

How To Hold Your Liquor
Howcast Videos

Knowing how to hold your liquor can mean the difference between a great night and a disastrous affair.

10 Top Drinking Vacations
Ryan McKee

This is not a list of "party destinations." This is not a list for the uneducated drinker who doesn’t care which bourbon is being poured or which red wine is the house. And this is not a list where the traveler's only goal is to get hammered, grind ass on the dance floor and wake up to someone they don’t recognize.

Drink Of The Week: Trash Margarita
Ryan McKee

A little history with your buzz... Arizona State University is known as a top party school because of the students’ ability to survive temperatures that climb into the 120s. Extreme temperature survival constitutes a party school? Then why isn’t University of Alaska a hot spot?

Soused of the Border
Ed Schwartz

I knew this wasn’t going to be an easy task and it wasn’t. I had some basic directions, but it was at night and I was in a new town and might get lost. The thought kept coming back to me — what will I do when I get there? Will I blow it and come back empty handed?

Beautify Puerto Vallarta! BINGO for Bougainvillea – Week 1

If you missed the first of the 3 BINGO for Bougainvillea games at Bite me! Beach Club last Friday night, be sure to mark your calendars now for the October 16th & 23rd games, when we'll continue in our efforts to support the Botanical Gardens' campaign to beautify our city.

Halloween Spooktacular for Make-a-Wish
Grant Hunermund

Continuing in the spirit of giving that was so evident over the summer months at the weekly Bingo for Beans and Babies games, Bite me! Beach Club will host 'Spooktacular,' a Halloween costume party in support of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Puerto Vallarta, on October 31st.

Drinks Your Father Drank
Matt Griffin

Let’s assume your father is American and is currently between the ages of 55 and 65, which means that he was of legal drinking age somewhere between 1962 and 1972 - the cocktail party era. Now, your dad probably got his fill of Coca-Cola, Tang and Kool-Aid, but once it was time to hit the bars, his real drinking culture began.

New and Hot in Sayulita - the SFT Tequila Bar Serving Up Tequilas with Love and Knowledge

This charming town has lots going for its natives and tourists - lovely weather, a great surfing beach, excellent restaurants and shops and no high rise hotels that can hurt the laid-back ambience of this unique place. What was lacking, according to local restaurateur Mark Alberto Holt, was a world-class tequila bar.

Finally - A High End Vodka Taste Off
Ed Schwartz

This wasn’t easy — especially for a wine writer — I decided to do a taste off of 10 well known vodkas. I slightly chilled all of the bottles and tested each brand blind so as not to be swayed by the bottle, the name, or its advertising.

Mexico's Luxury Tequilas
James Raiswell

Tequila’s popularity has soared since the turn of the century, so much so that it became the spirit that saw the greatest increase in its production volume in the U.S. in 2006. That’s not bad for a drink that was traditionally swilled by Mexican farmers and peasants.

Mexico's Velas Resorts Celebrates Day of the Dead-Themed Cocktails
E MediaWire

In celebration of Mexico's Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd, Velas Resorts is brewing festive concoctions in honor of this special holiday.

The Best of Vallarta Just Got Better!
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