Our talented pirates on the Marigalante Pirate ship will make sure you enjoy some great music on board. But, for those of you who want to listen to live music everyday of your vacation, here are some places in Puerto Vallarta where you can enjoy live music.
Found just two blocks off the beach in the Romantic Zone of Vallarta, Nacho Daddy´s is a hybrid ´Mex-Tex´ restaurant, sports bar and live music venue. One of its greatest attractions is arguably the live blues music hosted every Friday. You can enjoy a live band most evenings here from 8.30pm onwards and other events include karaoke and ´Happy Hour Trivia´.
Address: Basilio Badillo 287, Colonia – Emiliano Zapata.
Patio de mi Casa
Patio de mi Casa is a great option for those who favor the smooth sounds of jazz and blues music. The place itself has a Mediterranean feel with stone walls, leafy plants and open areas under the night sky. You can catch a jam session mid-week on Tuesdays or enjoy the live bands hosted on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm.
Address: Guerrero 311, Colonia – Centro.
The Jazz Foundation
As its name advises, this is a spot for Jazz music. A space set on the first floor, looking out from an open balcony onto the Malecón and the ocean beyond. There is a live jam session every Wednesday and various talented musicians playing through the weekends, bringing you genres such as jazz, blues, funk and reggae.
Address: Calle Allende 116, Colonia – Centro.
El solar is a cool little bar that finds itself away from the busyness of the center, right on the beach. Everything about this setup is relaxed, from the barefoot bartenders and wooden slat floors to the loungers placed outside on the sand, just meters from the water. El Solar hosts live music on Wednesday and Saturday nights as well as DJ´s on Fridays. The live bands can range from solo acoustic through to reggae and funk.
Address: Paraguay 1294, Colonia – 5 de Diciembre.
Club Roxy is rock and blues music under a pool of red light. This alternative option is located in downtown just a couple of blocks away from the Rio Cuale bridge. The music starts at 10pm and goes on until the early hours making this a perfect choice for nightbirds. There are often tribute bands playing the music of classic international rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Soda Stereo.
Address: Ignacio L. Vallarta 217, Colonia – San Esteban.
La Bodeguita del Medio
La Bodeguita is a Cuban themed salsa bar whose colorful rhythms flood out onto the Malecón to tempt in passersby. Once inside, you are greeted with the striking backdrop of concrete walls covered in graffiti style scribbles and relics dotted around paying tribute to the motherland Cuba. La Bodeguita boasts a live Cuban band to dance to, best enjoyed on the weekends.
Address: Paseo Díaz Ordaz 858, Colonia – Centro.