Best Places for Drinks in Puerto Vallarta

One of the most common questions we get is in regards to where to grab drinks in town and where the best margaritas can be found in Puerto Vallarta. We have taste tested now for three years and have compiled a list of our favorite places for drinks around town and a few additional details about each place! Salud!

Swell Beach Bar

Swell has a happy hour from 6-8 every day in low season where you can sip on two for one drinks all evening. Their drinks tend to be pretty strong and delicious. Swell is located right on the beach so perfect for those warm afternoons to chill in the shade. They also have great food too! (sometimes I dream about the turkey cranberry sandwich.)

Address: Amapas 182, Zona Romántica

La Bodeguita

La Bodeguita has is a Cuban restaurant and bar located right along the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta. They make a mean (and delicious) mojito and are blaring cuban music all night. This is a great spot to catch live music and some very talented dancers too.

Address: Paseo Díaz Ordaz 858, Centro

Devil's Bar

Devil's does it all! All of their drinks are excellent. We typically go for the paloma (similar to a grapefruit margarita) or a michelada. This is our absolute favorite spot to catch a sunset as it is located right along the Malecon. The bartenders are also super friendly and personable!

Address: Malecon II, Local 39, Centro

Panchos Takos

Pancho Takos has some of the best (and biggest) margaritas in Puerto Vallarta! They are reasonably priced and just about 2 will be good for the night :) Grab food while you're there too---Greg LOVES the al pastor at this place. It gets super crowded so plan to get there around 6:00pm if you're like us and don't enjoy waiting!

Address: Basilio Badillo 162, Zona Romántica

El Mole de Jovita

Also one of our favorite places to eat, Mole de Jovita puts love and passion into every drink they make. If you are looking for great food AND a drink, Mole is the spot! They also have live music several nights a week and it's in a great spot right on Basilio!

Address: Basilio Badillo 220, Zona Romántica

Joe Jacks Fish Shack

2 for 1 mojitos everyday from 2pm-5pm. What more do we need to say!? This is a really nice, modern, cool place to hang and their mojitos are delicious!

Address: Basilio Badillo 212, Zona Romántica

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There you have it! Our favorite places to grab drinks in Puerto Vallarta! Shoot us an email at if you have any questions about the places mentioned above or any other questions about Puerto Vallarta!

Until next time, Have Less. Do More. Be More.

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