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Acapulco Nightlife

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Music: Pop, Rock
Bar La Crisis is up the steps between the Señor Frogs store and the Martí Sporting Goods store on the Costera, close to the Diana traffic circle. As such, it's part of the action in the Condesa. La Crisis is a little tricky to find, and it is small. It’s a great place to go on the weekends, when there is a DJ playing loud rock. The drinks are reasonably priced, and the lights are low. Expect it to be...more»
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Music: Pop, House
Like its Mexico City precursor, Nisha Acapulco is an architectural wonder as well as a beautiful space in which to relax and have cocktails. It is a fitting addition to La Isla, Acapulco's most elegant shopping and dining area. The atmosphere is elegant and in excellent taste. The lounge is...more»
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Cover ♂/♀: $300 MXN / $0
Music: Electronic, House, Pop, Rock, Techno
Premiering in 2008, “Pure Aca Diamante” (officially it's “Pure Night” or just "Pure") is a very upscale discotheque on the main road through the Diamond Zone of Acapulco, across from the Fairmont Acapulco Princess Hotel. Officially, its capacity is 2,500, but in a short time it has proved capable of...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
Señor Frog’s is a chain of rowdy and entertaining restaurant bars located in several Mexican resort cities, owned and operated by the Anderson Group (of Carlos 'n' Charlie's fame). Whether it’s a restaurant or a bar, this a good place to get stumbling drunk with a group of amigos in...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
A classy piano bar in the Mandara complex tailored to an older and slightly more sophisticated crowd. Fine wines, delicious cocktails and entrees served. Beautiful views and a refined ambiance make Siboney a club that should not be missed. The Rafael Coronel Martini Bar, named after the well-known Mexican artist,...more»
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Music: Pop, Reggaetón, Rock
Paradise is a restaurant-bar in the open air just a few steps from Condesa Beach, on the bay side of the Costera Alemán, next door to the bungee tower. Many clubbers begin their evening at Paradise, with its sexy view of the bay. By day, the kitchen can serve up...more»
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Music: Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Techno
Classico del Mar refers to itself as a "deck and disco boutique." Fair enough. Deck, because of the large rooftop deck where patrons can lounge about while admiring the spectacular panorama of Acapulco bay over a bottle of Dom Perignon. Boutique, because Classico del Mar goes above and beyond with...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
An “alebrije” is a small animal figure made in the tradition of the indigenous people of Mexico, usually out of clay, and brightly painted. In 1998, after a great success in Mexico City, the nightclub named “El Alebrije” came to being in Acapulco. It has become an icon of the...more»
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Music: Banda, Cumbia, Mergenue, Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Salsa, Techno
Club Dubai is a group of upscale nightclubs, with branches in Cancún, Playa de Carmen, Mexico City and Acapulco. The Acapulco club opened in 2009 in the space formerly used by Salon Q, on the Costera Alemán in Costa Azul, just steps away from Oceanic 2000 and Starbucks. Though the...more»
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Cover ♂/♀: $200 with open bar
Zoom lays claim to being the best gay discotheque (or DJ Club) in Acapulco, attracting gays, bisexuals and some straight couples. The club offers three different venues: an area for pop music and dancing, a lounge area for conversation, and an area devoted to electronic music. The bar is open...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Mergenue, Salsa
If you are among those who prefer tropical beats or enjoy dancing to a good salsa or cumbia, Ninas is the perfect place. Ninas is a tropical dance club but there's more than that just dancing on offer. Each night you'll find something a little different, either a show or...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Mergenue, Salsa
Mojito opened on July 13, 2007 with a gala evening featuring Niurka Marcos (Cuban-born actress and singer), as well as Andrés García. This comfortable and lively dance club overflows with the flavor and tradition of old Havana. It's a refreshing change from its many Condesa zone neighbors. The venue can...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
Formerly "Carlos 'n' Charlie's" on the Costera Alemán, this flagship of the Anderson Group pulled up stakes and moved to La Isla in Acapulco Diamante in the fall of 2008. After less than a year of drifting as "El Squid Roe" (another in the Anderson Group's stable of trademarks), management...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Mergenue, Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Salsa, Techno
Moons is part of the group that operates Demas Factory and Pink. It is a gay bar with pop music for dancing, strippers, and shows. It opens late and stays open until morning. On Fridays, the beer is 2 for 1. No cover. ...more»
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Cover ♂/♀: $350 / $250
Music: Pop, Rock, Techno, House
Palladium is without a doubt the most famous club in Acapulco. This is the place if you like your discos big, loud, and lively. Perched on a mountainside in Las Brisas, Palladium has an intense view of the Golden Zone and Acapulco Bay which is nothing short of spectacular at...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Salsa
Baby Lobster is an open-air bar in the Condesa with direct beach access and a great vibe. It boasts a great view of the bay. Baby Lobster Bar gets going earlier than most bars and so it's a great place to start off the evening. There is usually no cover...more»
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Music: Pop, Trova
The Barcelona Bar, known by its nickname "BCN" (the airport code for Barcelona), is a lively nightspot on Cristóbal Colón, the main avenue in Costa Azul, just a couple of blocks from the Costera. It opens every day from 1 pm to 1 am, and serves wonderful wines, cold draft...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
Bar La Esquina opened in 2008 in Plaza Las Pergolas, an upscale shopping mall on the Carretera Escénica, just past the Naval Base. The place is elegantly appointed, air-conditioned, and set up for watching sporting events with the latest in wide-screen technology. When there are no sporting events or special...more»
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Music: Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Techno
GuGu is a nightclub in the Plaza de Pérgolas center on the Carretera Escénica, just past the Naval Base. Deck by GuGu is an open-air party atmosphere, specializing in Sunset Parties. The club itself opens at 11 from Thursday through Saturday. Music is fairly traditional pop-rock with some electronic thrown...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
As the name suggests, La Cantada Bar is a place where you can go and take a turn at singing if you wish. Opened in 2007, La Cantada Bar has quickly become Acapulco’s favorite “canta bar” – an upscale version of karaoke. The furnishings are comfortable, upholstered chairs and sofas....more»
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Music: Cumbia, Reggaetón, Rock, Salsa, Techno
Mandara, formerly Enigma, is Palladium only less so. It's also a bit smaller, but the rest is basically the same. Steep cover, open bar, nice view of the bay, techno and house, young trendy crowd. It's located almost next door to Palladium. One advantage is that one of Acapulco's main...more»
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Music: Electronic, House, Pop, Rock, Techno
Privado is the one place to go if you want to keep partying until the wee-small hours of the morning, as they don’t start until 4 am and really start to crank around 6. Then they keep going until noon or later. There is a dance floor and lots of...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
Tequi Sol Bar, is a tiny bar with a large, glass front, found on the Costera just west of the traffic circle at the Convention Center. Some tourists have named it "the fish bowl” with the large glass wall looking out onto the avenue. Tequisol is popular with tourists, especially...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Mergenue, Salsa
Yuca is located underneath the main pyramid at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. It's a long haul if you're not in staying in the area, but it's worth it. The club has a great feel, a tasteful pre-Columbian décor. Yuca plays fantastic Salsa music and presents some very good live acts...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
Zydeco Bar offers a fun, new concept in Acapulco entertainment that brings together historic New Orleans and the carnaval fun of Mardi Gras. In the afternoons patrons can enjoy a genuine Cajun meal, which mixes French, Spanish and Italian influences. Established in 1973, Zydeco has spread franchises to Querétaro, Mexico...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Mergenue, Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Salsa, Techno
Baby’O, a relatively small club, with room for about 250 guests has been around for more than thirty years, and bears the stamp of the classic and classy discotheque of the 1980’s. Baby’O is perhaps Acapulco’s most exclusive and most famous discotheque. Here the guest can rub elbows with many...more»
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Music: Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Techno
An after hours club located one door down from Acapulco's favorite strip club, Tabares. A short walk for the strippers getting off work a 5 am. Indeed, Ka'os has a reputation for being the club where the straight-laced can see the seamier side of Acapulco up close. At Ka'os you...more»
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Music: Pop, Techno
Many travelers say that Demas Factory is Acapulco's most active and welcoming gay bar. It is found just off the Costera on a private alleyway behind Acapulco Charlie's in the Condesa area of the Costera. Demas attracts the tourist and local alike, with strippers and lots of energy on the...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Pop, Rock, Techno
The objective of Picante is to be, as its name implies, Acapulco's hot and spicy gay bar. Many of Mexico's best dancers make a point to come to Picante whenever they're in town. The crowd spans almost all age groups. The place is always busy and loud - both with music and lively conversation. It is behind and near Acapulco Charlie's. ...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock
The Clover Kingdom Irish Pub is located on the Costera Miguel Alemán, just a few steps away from the entrance to the Baby-O nightclub. It occupies the spot that used to be the Bar Libido. As the name suggests, the Clover Kingdom is truly an authentic place to enjoy the...more»
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Music: Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Techno
The Ibiza Lounge (right next door to Disco Beach and operated by the same owners) is a popular local hangout, especially for couples (gay and straight). It is a little bit more secluded than most of its neighbors in the Condesa. The lights are low, and there is a choice...more»
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Music: Electronic, Hip Hop, House, Pop, Reggaetón, Techno
Next is Acapulco’s most recent after-hours club. With a small disco with an elegant bar upstairs and a small lounge downstairs, Next offers a good alternative for those who can't stop partying at 6:00 am. Located in Club Deportivo slightly off the Costera, it may not be obvious but it...more»
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Music: Banda, Cumbia, Mergenue, Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Salsa
Barbarroja (a play on words invoking the myth of Red Beard the Pirate) is a popular Acapulco bar located in the Condesa that really attracts a lot of tourists. It is recognizable for two main reasons. It gets started very early in the evening and from the outside looks like...more»
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Music: Banda, Pop, Rock
Cabaretito Beach Acapulco is one of several “Cabaretitos” throughout Mexico that cater to gays. Here you can dance, see the show, celebrate your birthday or use any other excuse for a party. In fact, you don’t need an excuse. Cabaretito Beach celebrates diversity. In little time it has come to...more»
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Music: Pop, Reggaetón, Rock, Salsa, Techno
Located right in the middle of Condesa Beach on the Costera, Disco Beach is a Spring Break tradition. It's the bar where you're most likely to witness a spontaneous wet t-shirt contest or some triple-kissing. Friday gets super rowdy because Friday is none other than foam night. The best choice...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Pop, Retro, Rock, Salsa
If you need to see a sporting event on the television and enjoy a few drinks, Mangos is a great place to be. One of Acapulco’s most famous and fun hangouts, Mangos always has a great atmosphere. It is the sort of place where one can unwind to the sounds...more»
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Music: Cumbia, Mergenue, Salsa
Copacabana is a Latin dance club located along the Costera on Playa Hornos specializing in live música tropical and all varieties of Latin rhythms. Copacabana is a less audacious version of Nina's or Mojito, catering to locals into salsa, cumbia, meringue and assorted other hip swiveling sounds. It's open air and right on the beach. ...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock, Salsa
For fans of retro music and for those recapturing days of youth, B & B is the place to go. They specialize in music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The environment is inviting, with a huge dance floor, which is usually filled. For those wanting smoother sounds and slow dancing, the upstairs portion of this club is the place to go, where slow songs from the 60’s are the order of the day. This club can hold about 800...more»
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Music: Pop, Rock, Techno
Prince is a late-night or even after hours hangout, mainly for gay men. Many regulars go earlier just for the drinks and music. On busier evenings the management puts on shows. Occasionally there will be a special promotion for "Ladies' Night." The local reputation of Prince is that it’s a place where a gay guy can someone to hook up with, and, with little effort, his drug of choice. Just off the Costera, across from the Emporio Hotel and west...more»
Music: Pop, Rock
One of the liveliest and most festive clubs in Acapulco’s nocturnal scene is Club Circulos. The place is very modern, with minimalist décor and comfortable surroundings, with dim light and sofas and day beds that create the atmosphere of a modern lounge. The music -- often from a live cover...more»
Music: Pop, Retro, Rock
Fever tells you to "relive the fever of the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's" with them. The club was started as a concept that Acapulco lacked: a place where notalgia was permitted, and young and not-so-young could enjoy nightlife under the same roof. Fever adds in a mix of current popular...more»
Music: Pop, Techno
Pink is part of the same group as Demas and Moons, and like them, is a gay bar. It is just off the Costera Alemán in Club Deportivo. Pink advertises that it is the only "fully electronic" nightclub in Acapulco, featuring techno, house, and other heavy rhythm electronic music. For...more»
Music: Pop, Rock
Just off the Costera Alemán on Lomas del Mar, Relax is a club well known for its loud and energetic music and rhythms you can feel as much as hear. Relax puts on live shows on weekends during high season and holiday times, usually strippers or transvestites. Locals enjoy this...more»
Music: Pop, Rock
The Sirrush Cocktail Lounge and Bar is on the Costera in the Condesa, across the street from the Hotel Calinda. Management calls it a bar in a "New Generation” style. During the day it is a light and fresh bar and lounge for visiting with friends or business colleagues over...more»
The One Dollar Bar used to be a popular hangout in Acapulco's Golden Zone, above Condesa Beach. It was a sad day when it closed. The good news is that it's been resurrected as Thai Bar. The location is great, and the layout is perfect for mixing – both drinks...more»
Cover ♂/♀: $10 USD / $20 USD
Music: Cumbia, Mergenue, Pop, Rock, Salsa
Zucca is an Acapulco disco located on the Las Brisas hillside overlooking the bay, roughly across Scenic Highway from Palladium. Zucca is a smallish disco that plays retro music and caters to crowd that's a little older, a little less fast, and maybe a little better off then the Palladium crowd. Zucca is a good place to go in high-season, but in low season it can be a bit on the empty side even on a Friday night. It's a...more»
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