5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen

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  • a pic of the street at night
    a pic of the street at night
    by LiamJackson10
  • Tequila Barrel (2005)
    Tequila Barrel (2005)
    by Kaspian
  • Night life
    Night life
    by RJ1967
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    Full Street: 5th Ave - Playa del Carmen

    by LiamJackson10 Written Aug 26, 2010

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    a pic of the street at night

    5th Ave is the main shopping street in this area. Its around 3km long. There are alot of bars and food places down there is makes it lively. Its good for shopping on a night time as the shops are open late but the street comes to life with street dancers, musical people and painters etc. It comes very colour and alot more lively than in the day time. Worth a stroll around in the day and in the night as it becomes a different place.

    Dress Code: What ever you want to wear there is no dress code.

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    • Music
    • Food and Dining

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    Tequila Barrel: Tequila Barrel

    by Kaspian Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    Tequila Barrel (2005)

    The Tequila Barrel is my favourite drinking spot whenever I'm in downtown Playa. It's the best spot to sit and drink and just watch the world go by down 5th Avenue. This is where you should go to chat and have a few with friends before you go out to the Blue Parrot or the Captain's. The seats are wood, teak, and leather--a very comfy atmosphere to kick back in.
    There's a vast array of beers, mixed drinks, and a whole wall of different tequilas to choose from. The margaritas come in massive glasses.
    The waiters/waitress are very quick to deliver the first round of drinks to your table but can be slow as molasses after that (you may even have a hard time getting their attention.) Slow service is the bar's biggest drawback.
    Apparently there is a modest Tex-Mex menu at the Tequila Barrel, but I've never seen anybody eating there--just drinking.
    Sometimes there's a live Spanish, blues, or reggae band playing here, but they generally wrap up early in the night (before 10:00 p.m.).
    However, "location, location, location," that's what the Tequila Barrel is really all about. It sits right at the heart of Playa--people watchers, this is the place for you.

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    • Beer Tasting

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    Shops, bars, and music: PDC at night

    by RJ1967 Written Dec 29, 2002

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    Night life

    Playa del Carmen is alive at night. You can walk the pedestrian only 5th Ave. until well after midnight. You can enjoy the many restaurants, bars and retail shops. People watching is super, too.

    Dress Code: Casual beachwear is acceptable everywhere.

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    Bars on 5th: Swing

    by kyoub Written Jul 30, 2004

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    Swinging Bar

    You can swing the night away at many of the bars in town, while listening to regae, rock, jazz, blues, or local music..

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    5th Ave. in Playa del Carmen...

    by guybert Written Sep 12, 2002

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    5th Ave. in Playa del Carmen is the place to go for a good meal in any of the many retaurants or to drop into any of the many bars for some drinks or dancing.

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