Nightclubs and bars in Acapulco

  • Samie really didn't drink the beer in his hand
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  • Beer drinking games with local girls!
    Beer drinking games with local girls!
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  • Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! (D-Rich & Topacio)
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  • Disco Beach: Best times on the main costera

    by AcaPheb Written Sep 20, 2007

    Disco Beach isn't just a bar for me to go out at when I am in Acapulco. It is a HUGE part of my Acapulco experience, each and every time I go there. I try to imagine a time when I will outgrow this place, but I can't even envision it! Some of the staff has been working there as long as I have been going to Acapulco. (almost 19 yrs) I feel more at home here than almost anywhere on earth. My friends that work here treat me like gold when I am in town. They make me feel like it was just yesterday when I was there last. There can be 5 people there, or 500, and I still have the best time ever. To me, its like the tv show Cheers, but instead of being in an enclosed bar on the east coast of the US, I am in an open air bar, on the beach in Acapulco, with as good of view of the bay that you can get on the costera.

    Dress Code: The dress code is very flexible. Many vacationers choose to come very casual, and they will feel right at home. However, some people from Mexico City choose to dress up a bit more. And of course, there are always people trying to impress everyone. But no matter how you choose to dress, no one will think twice about it here.

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    No Pre-Funking Needed!

    by toddakiyama Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    *If you plan to head out to the local bars/clubs or nightclubs, no pre-funking in your hotel room is needed.

    *You can enjoy the many happy hour specials the restaurants offer throughout town.

    *You may even meet some locals while pre-funking like we did, and you can tag-along with them to some of the more happening clubs that particular night.

    *The locals know which nights have specials at certain venues and where the most happening scenes are

    Peanut, D-Rich, K-B & Zipper

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    Paradise Bar: A cool bar where locals and travelers converge

    by toddakiyama Updated Jul 22, 2007

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    *More PICTURES to SEE below the main picture, CLICK TAB

    *Paradise Bar was a great bar that both locals and travelers came to

    *The beers, shots and mixed drinks were reasonably priced

    *The bar staff was constantly providing all sorts of fun entertainment

    *We met a lot of Mexican Girls who were fun to dance and socialize with

    *We also met girls from other countries south of Mexico

    Dress Code: *Casual Casual Casual!

    Peanut getting a shot while in the dancecongo line Samie really didn't drink the beer in his hand Friendly local girls!  (Zipper &  D-Rich) Beer drinking games with local girls! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! (D-Rich & Topacio)

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    Carlos'n Charlie's: Taquiza & Barra Libre!!!

    by rafgys Written Apr 12, 2007

    It´s a big bar on a second floor... pretty cool view of the "Costera", and the most promoted thing: on tuesday evening (from 3 to 9 PM) ... open bar for "tacos", beer and house drinks!

    The cost is quite cheap, around 10 or 15 USD ... and the atmosphere is great! Lot of fun!!

    Dress Code: Casual, it´s just a bar... flip-flops, sneakers or anything fit just fine!!

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    Main street: Hanging out

    by vilip Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    Just go to the main street in Central Acapulco, where most of the hotels are. There's you'll find night clubs, good bars, places to stay and watch people walking by and specially good places to eat Mexican cuisine.
    Also Acapulco is a cultural city, you may check if there are any Events happening in the time you go:

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  • Crowne Plaza: Party under the Stars

    by song4joy2 Written Mar 14, 2005

    How does a live band, playing a mix of salsa, rock, with a little ballad thrown in for romance sound? The stage and large dance floor are in the front of the lobby of the Crowne Plaza. Look up, look way up, past the numerous floors of the hotel and there's the stars! It's magical, it's fun and it's very romantic.

    Dress Code: The dress is casual to semi-dressy here. No airs with this crowd. Ages range from 20's to 60's due to the mix of music. Just wait five minutes and it changes from rock to romantic waltz. I loved it and so did the packed crowd.

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    Lots of bars and discos

    by ephobius Updated Oct 14, 2004

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    Lots of bars, discos and restaurants. Many places where to choose from. If you need a name, go to El Alebrije discotheque. Cover about 10 dollars (2000), free some weekdays.

    Dress Code: Casual. No shorts (as almost in every nightclub).

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  • FREE WORLDS NIGHTCLUB!: a painful experience

    by soul_twins Written Aug 4, 2003

    when you think of Acapulco, the first thing that comes to your mind is fun, sun, drinking and clubbing.
    there might be some downfalls to that plan though if you decide to take on your club vibe at the FREE WORLDS nightclub located amongst all the happening nightclubs along the beaches of Acapulco. The bouncers there are friendly enough to escort you out if the owner has a problem with any of your relatives, then graciously 4 or 5 of them will single handedly beat the shiet out of you in the back alley (the bloodstains are a lovely contrast to the color of your shirt), rob you, dump you in a pool of water and then without extra charge, wait till your on your feet again and call the cops to arrest you and your friends with a bullshiet story about how you were causing havoc.

    if anyone has had any similar incident at the location mentioned above we urge you to contact us so that this injustice act wont go unpunished, since when should we have to pay for the careless actions caused by our relatives. Since when just because you own a nightclub, you seem to be able to get away with practically murder and then not even get questioned about it!

    Dress Code: do not have relatives who have slept with the owners girlfriend.

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    I don't remember exactly where...

    by rossandkelli Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I don't remember exactly where it was but it was on the main street with all the's a bar shaped as a ship...very cool and lots of fun.

    We also went to see a Mexican show and ate authentic mexican food...sure isn't Taco Bell!

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    Most of the clubs are...

    by Elena03 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Most of the clubs are pricey!!! About 40 dollars to get in but the good thing is that you get free drinks all night (u must give a tip though). Some are exclusive to get in as got to now one of the preppy kids from Mexico City to get in since most of them frequent these clubs......I had no problem getting in since the person that I was traveling with had cousins who were on of these preppies......well enjoy the nightlife!! Just remember that you will have to do some heavy spending.

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    Acapulco is full of discos and...

    by flyingpig Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Acapulco is full of discos and just checking for the place with the longest line is often a good indication of where to go. Contrary to more quiet resorts like Huatulco, Acapulco is a clubbers' paradise. The atmosphere differs a lot whether you are in the low or high season.

    El Alebrije is a large place that gets split in two during the quiet days to avoid a feeling of emptiness. The decorum is rather simple but tables and sofas installed on stairs around the main dance floor make it a good spot for people watching, a little like Salamandra in Mexico City. The music is a dynamic mix of Latin tunes, Mexican pop and techno. Recommended - but beware, the dress code is strict - wear tennis or jogging shoes and you'll spend the night outside! More painful, a barra libre entry ticket seem to cost around Pesos 400 (from the little I can remember :)

    Baby'O has got a very catchy decoration both in the outside and inside (I call it the Flintstones look, you'll see why) but the place is more quiet than El Alebrije, thus more suitable for a good chat with friends than dancing until total collapse or being bounced out at the early hours of the morning.

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  • There is not just one spot -...

    by barbaraq Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There is not just one spot - you have to check them all out. It's the only way!
    There are a lot of great nightclubs here. There is one that has a unique show with female impersonators. It's fantastic, it's fun.

    Dress Code: Most nightclubs give you an opportunity to dress up - why would you want to go dressed in what you wear during the day?

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  • In Acapulco, every night is...

    by daBertl Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    In Acapulco, every night is Saturday night. Luring young party-seekers from D.F., the town transforms at night into one continuous strip of partying with the best clubs clustering on th beach side near the CICI. Most clubs thump from 11 PM to dawn and charge over 100 Pesos cover, which usually includes open bar. It's always easier and cheaper for ladies to get in, and many clubs offer no cover and open bar to girls weeknights.

    The probably most famous spots are PALLADIUM, ANDROMEDAS, BARBARROJA and BABY ' O.
    If you stay for a weekend and wanna have party - you got it. Open bar and dancing crowds. It's easy to meet people and most local people are totally friendly, especially to Europeans.

    Dress Code: For the clubs you better dress abit up - no shorts, no beach sandals, no sneakers, etc. For ladies, the less the better and you get free drinks and whatever else you want.

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    Because Zucca is known for...

    by Pinoy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Because Zucca is known for being the first club with a view, laser show and also popular with locals, we thought this would be perfect for our last dance. Unfortunately, the place has been reserved for private party. While Palladium is big with celebrities (also it is Mexican Independence Day), our chance of getting in should be slim. Upfront the line was long and some discogoers began to frustrate from getting picked by the ''selection committee''. Some even made up stories to discourage you, so you would leave and the competition would narrow down. They spoke to the wrong guy, because living in New York City where many trendy places that hard to get in, is always a challenge for me to wait. The trick is don't make yourself looking desperate. Engage in conversation with your friends and pretend you are ignoring the ''selection committee''. And you need to dress up appropriately or uniquely. Then you have better chances of getting in. Fifteen minutes of waiting is not long enough. In fact, I have broken the record of 30-minute waiting.
    The ultimate in sound, lights and atmosphere as described by many, Palladium is the largest club in town and with a spectacular bay view. It is big with celebrities and beautiful Mexicans.

    Dress Code: ).

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  • Disco Beach, Andromeda,...

    by pilita Written Aug 24, 2002

    Disco Beach, Andromeda, Paladium, etc.
    All you drink is included in the cost of your entrance. And some nights are lady's free. So you actually don't spend a single peso.
    Disco Beach is a disco ON THE BEACH, at night you can see the black sky and stars and listen to the waves on the sea and feel the breeze from the ocean. LOTS OF FUN.
    BUt what makes of Acapulco THE place to go, is its friendly people. It's the perfect place to match up with someone.

    Dress Code: Anyway you want if you're blond and good looking. OTher wise you have to look 'nice'

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