Get Ready For The New Puerto Vallarta Gay Bar La Catrina Cantina.
The bar will be located on the 2nd floor above Kooky Karaoke Lazaro Cardenas 315-B across from Wet Dreams in Puerto Vallarta’s gay zone. The space is currently being remodeled and expects to be open by late April, Wednesday through Sunday from 8pm to 2am. Visit La Catrina Cantina’s facebook page here.
GAYPV magazine met the owner Puerto Vallarta local resident Juan Alvarado who owns PV Boat Club and asked him about the vision for La Catrina Cantina.
Juan replied: With the pandemic further compounding the already difficult situation many local performers faced with finding work and most of the cabarets in town featuring English speaking talent, I was inspired to create a space offering a more authentic taste of Mexico giving local talent, from singers to drag queens, a stage to perform on showcasing Spanish music. The bar will also include inhouse food service with Northern Mexican tacos not normally found in Vallarta taco stands.
Tell us about the live entertainment to be offered the cantina.
The live entertainment will also be broken up with Salsa and Cumbia dancing in order to fill the void of Latin dancing in most present bars and clubs. We will be offering an open mic night on Wednesdays for local talent to promote their shows as well as Salsa Night on Thursdays including free Salsa lessons for beginners at 8pm and intermediate at 9pm followed by Salsa entertainers and dancing. • Alberto Cuevas (El Diamante) will be the Master of Ceremonies most nights offering his powerful Mariachi talent to create that authentic Mexican cantina experience. • The bar will also include inhouse food service with Northern Mexican tacos not normally found in Vallarta taco stands.
The décor of the bar is very unique. Tell us about it.
The bar is meant to give a modern spin on Mexican culture by creating a warehouse loft feel contrasted with Mexican graffiti, highlighting Day of the Dead Catrinas and folk art. The art was also created by local Mexican artists.
Who are you hoping to attract with the concept of La Catrina?
While locals are the target audience, we hope to attract tourists who want an authentic feel of being in Mexico and not just another bar in their home town. One thing is for sure, this will be a Cantina like no other in PV!
Juan congratulations and we are looking forward to visiting La Catrina Cantina soon. Check back to GAYPV Magazine for the specific opening date and social media details for the bar.