FAQ: GAY BAR HOPPING

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WHY SHOULD I BAR-HOP? I HAVE BEEN TO VALLARTA BEFORE AND CAN GO TO BARS ON MY OWN.

We have spent years developing a solid reputation that our tour is worth every cent (see tripadvisor). Here are just a few of the reasons bar-hopping with us is better:

Group Fun is always more fun! We have singles, couples, groups celebrating special events, first timers, repeat visitors and even locals who know how much fun our tour is. We bring the group fun to you especially when you haven't had time to meet anyone.

We're connected! We also own GAYPV Magazine so our tour has invitations to private men's parties which are not open to the public. Our tour includes many events you would not find on your own. We also know the bar schedules, when the go go's starts, what drag queens are performing the night of your tour, etc.

You can't know what you don't know. We know weeks in advance about new bar openings or closings, schedules of entertainers who are in town, and special events coming to the city - so we can assist your vacation planning and make sure your tour includes that event. We get daily updates on bar hours, drink specials and special entertainment so you don't have to bother trying to figure it all out. We develop a schedule that meets and greets celebrities, porn stars, and drag entertainers who are in town and that you probably wouldn't meet on your own. We have them join us on the tour or we visit the place where they are hosting their event. Topher Dimaggio (text him to join you while you are in town and see if he responds lol), Seth Fornea, Andrew Christian, Miss Richfield 1981, Miss Conception, and Coco Peru are just a few of the hundreds who have joined us on our tours over the years.

No Cover VIP club access and VIP seating. No other tour in town can walk right into the dance club when the line is down the street any day when it is busy (New Years, Semana Santa, Latin Fever, El Grito, Atlantis Cruise Day, a typical Friday or Saturday night). We get the VIP seating in bars where they have it. Most tours include all cover charges..some exceptions may apply on special events.

No Waiting on Drinks. How long have you waited on a drink in a bar on a busy night? We pre-order your drinks so when you arrive to the bar, your drink is ready.

No Waiting on your bill, change or tip money. How long have you spent on a night out waiting on the bill, change, or credit card slip at a busy bar? When is the last time you walked out of a bar without paying? We've even taken care of server tips so you don't have to fumble looking for change. All we ask is you show your appreciation to your local tour host with a thank-you tip at the end of the night.

• We provide a great gay map that includes value and discounts to many gay businesses that you might visit when in town.

Vallarta's gay scene changes daily. We know where and when to go! Our tours receive rave reviews from guys of all ages whether they are travelling alone, with their partner/ spouse, or in a group. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pending marriages and yes, even divorces in VIP style. Nothing says fun and value more than our repeat guests who know Puerto Vallarta well but choose to play with us every time they visit.

WHAT ARE THE DRINK PACKAGES AND OPTIONS ON THE CLASSIC BAR HOP?

VIP TOP-SHELF: for those who drink Red Bull straight, wine, premium tequilas and cocktails made with top shelf brands (Don Julio, Grey Goose, Beefeater, Ketel One Vodka, Bombay Sapphire, Don Julio Repasado, Herradura Repasado, 1800, Crown Royal, Jack Daniels, Chevas Regal, Buchanans, J.W. Black, Disaronno, Grand Marnier, Drambuie, Sambuca, Frangelico).

NATIONAL PACKAGE: for those who drink specialty tequilas, margaritas and cocktails using house brands (Absolut, Cazadores, Tanqueray, Don Julio Blanco, Jose Cuervo Especial, Jose Cuervo Tradicional, El Jimador, Centenario, Cazadores, Captain Morgan, Bacardi Limon, Bacardi Añejo and Blanco, Havana Club 3 Años, Malibú, Torres 10, Canadian Mist, Jim Beam, J&B, Ballantines, Dewars, J.W. Red, Baileys, Kahlúa, Midori Melon, Campari, Southern Comfort).

BEER ONLY -or- NO ALCOHOL PACKAGE: for our fun guests who do not drink alcohol or who do drink beer. We have just as much fun drinking bottled water, juices, sodas or beer.

THE MEAL OPTION adds a delicious 3 course gourmet meal and 2 drinks to your classic bar hopping tour.

Certain imported brands, all martinis, drinks adding red bull, and premium tequilas may require a surcharge.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CLASSIC BAR HOP WITH DINNER TICKET PRICE?

Your classic bar hop ticket includes:

  • 1 drink at each of 5 venues (based on your alcohol package choice); ($100-500 peso value)
  • a delicious 3 course gourmet meal plus 2 drinks at the restaurant; ($400- $450 peso value)
  • all cover at each venue; ($150 pesos and up)
  • VIP access to avoid the lines at the clubs; (priceless)
  • special entertainment and discounts on private dances at select strip clubs;(100 peso value)
  • photos and a video summary of the fun tour. Please advise us if you are not ok with the public use of these fotos and videos for Gay Bar Hopping promotion.
  • a customized map with exclusive discounts to local businesses available only to Gay Bar Hoppers; and
  • all gratuities for the bartenders/servers at every venue.(100-200 peso value and up)
  • Total value of ticket is 850-1400 pesos not including the fun we have in our group and you meet new friends from all over the world. Why go out alone? Join us for the most of your night out in Puerto Vallarta.

The Classic Bar Hop with meal visits the restaurant with 2 drinks and 5 bar hops afterward with 1 drink each. That is 7 drinks total. As always No Cover No Lines No Wait! Please bring extra money for our tour guides and strippers who will giving our group special entertainment during the evening. They basically work for tips.

WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET FOR THE CLASSIC BAR HOP with Meal Option?

Our meeting point for classic bar hop with meal is 8pm

  • Fusion Gourmet (Pilitas 156 - at the corner of Pilitas and Amapas) unless notified otherwise

 

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WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET FOR THE CLASSIC BAR HOP without Meals?

Our meeting point for classic bar hop without meal varies. You will be notified of the meeting point prior to the tour.

IS THIS A WALKING TOUR?

Yes, this is a guided walking tour. This way you get to learn the lay of the land, and you will know how to get from bar to bar. As we walk, we provide more information about restaurants, stores, galleries, and the gay scene in Puerto Vallarta. The tour may include 15 to 20 min of continuous walking in a physically demanding environment. This may include steep stairways, uneven sidewalks and cobblestone streets of Vallarta’s old town. Therefore, we suggest comfortable walking shoes and to pay attention where you are walking.

ARE THERE PHYSICAL RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS?

The tour is a walking tour that may include 15 to 20 min of continuous walking in a physically demanding environment. This may include steep stairways, uneven sidewalks and cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta’s old town. If you require any special arrangements to meet us at the bars, we would be happy to arrange transportation for you. You agree to hold the tour operator harmless in the event of any accident.

IS THIS TOUR FOR GAY MEN ONLY? CAN STRAIGHT PEOPLE OR WOMEN COME?

Our Classic bar hop tour visits men only venues so the Classic Bar Hop is normally for men only. If you have a lady in your group for the classic bar hopping tour, please notify us prior to booking. We can make special arrangements for private ladies groups for the classic Bar Hopping Tour. You will always be treated with respect, and we make sure you are comfortable at all times.

WHAT IS THE LEGAL DRINKING AGE IN MEXICO?

18 years old and we will require ID.

WHAT IF I DRINK VERY LITTLE OR NO ALCOHOL?

We have a non-alcoholic tour option. You don't have to drink to have the best time of your life on our tour! You can’t help but enjoy yourself in a fun group so don’t be shy – just be ready to make friends! You don’t have to drink alcohol at every stop if you can’t handle 6 or 7 drinks.

ARE TIPS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

The bartender tips for all the venues are included except tips for the tour guides and strippers are not included. We ask you to please take care of our Bar-hopping tour guides and the strippers in the strip clubs by bringing some extra cash to tip them. They are going to give us something special. This is part of the gay bar hopping experience. In the tourism industry the standard gratuity is 15% to 20% of the retail price of the tour.

DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE TOURS, BACHELOR PARTIES OR OTHER CELEBRATIONS?

Yes we do. If you are not looking for a group experience, we also provide a more private exclusive environment for any of our tours. We also can include a caBARet show on our schedule in season. Please send us an e-mail with the date, number of people, what the celebration is for and if you have any special requests as to the types of venues you like. We will make your special event an unforgettable experience.

WILL I FIND A TAXI AFTER THE TOUR IS OVER?

Yes! There are a taxi sites outside the clubs where we end the tour. We always recommend that you take a taxi back to your hotel instead of walking. We will assist you by walking you to a taxi and tell them where you’re going, ask how much it will cost and get their taxi number for your peace of mind.

WHAT DO WE REQUEST FROM YOU?

Get ready to have the most fun you've ever had on a tour!

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN and MEET NEW FRIENDS!;
  • Please show up on time, wear comfortable clothes (casual, and shorts are fine). We recommend wearing regular shoes (no flip flops) for better foot protection;
  • bring extra cash to tip your bar hopping tour guides and strippers. In the tourism industry, standard gratuity is 15% to 20% of the retail price of the tour so we suggest 200 pesos per person would be great tip;
  • We also ask that you be responsible for your valuables if you choose to take advantage of your discount on private entertainment while we visit strip clubs;
  • We do request your email, permission to take and use your photos for our publicity, like us on face book and trip advisor Please advise us if the public use of these photos are NOT allowed for our promotion, invite your friends and appreciate your comments on the survey after the tour;
  • Finally you agree to hold Gay Bar Hopping harmless in the event of any accident, loss, damage, incarceration or injury during or after the tour. You accept full responsibility for your behavior, well being, and health for the entire evening.

WHAT IF I CANCEL OR DO NOT SHOW UP?

You are going to miss out on the most fun ever! All tickets are NON REFUNDABLE if you cancel in writing less than 48 hours before the tour. However you can attend the exact tour up to 12 months later or TRANSFER the ticket to another person for your scheduled date. No shows are not refunded.

IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR LOCALS AND NATIONALS?

Yes, we have a special price for those who live in Puerto Vallarta and our national guests on a space available basis. Please contact us for the date you wish to join us and we will do our best to include you our our fun!

WHAT IF THE TOUR DOES NOT OPERATE

If the required number of people to operate the tour is not met, you can attend a similar tour any date within 12 mos or receive a refund less any paypal or booking fees.