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Tijuana Gay Bars and Clubs

This is a current listing of the most popular cruise bars and dance clubs in Tijuana. Be sure to see the map for locations: Tijuana Map

BARS and NIGHTCLUBS

PLAZA SANTA CECILIA is located in downtown Tijuana between 1st Street and Avenida Revolución and 2nd & Constitución. Ave. This plaza is easy to find because the famous Arch is at the end on Av. Revolución while the other famous arch (Mc Donald’s) is at the other end on Constitución. Revolución is Tijuana’s main tourist spot full of souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, and night clubs. The following bars are within Plaza Santa Cecilia. They open daily at 10:00 a.m. and remain open until at least 2:00 a.m., and even later on Fridays and Saturdays.

El Ranchero is TJs most popular men’s bar for cruising. It has a ground floor and upper level. The upper level gets the busiest. Clientele consists of men of all ages and all economic backgrounds from both sides of the border. Some hustlers work it as well.

Hawaii is a few doors to the right from El Ranchero as you look at the front door. It is most popular for its nightly male stripper shows.

Villa Garcia is just to the right from Hawaii and under the same ownership as El Ranchero. It usually doesn’t get very busy, but often has drag shows on a small stage. Bar D.F. is several doors to the left of El Ranchero. Clientele mainly consists of older locals and younger macho types who hustle them.

Cosmos / El Taurino.  Tijuana and is located just one block from Plaza Sta Cecilia at the corner of Articulo 1-2-3 (First street) and Constitucion.  Mixed bar gay and straight.  The strip shows often split the crowd evenly between gay men and straight women.

Premier is a strip club with all male dancers. This club is on Ave Revolucion, just down hill from the arch, located next to Motel Alaska. Club Premier

Club 45 Opened June 2011, located on Ave. Revolución between 1st & 2nd. First floor location of the old Closet Bar. Mixed crowd, drag shows. Opens in the late afternoon and shows start at 9:00 p.m.

DANCE CLUBS

Zky Blue is a spacious two-story, upscale dance club located in downtown Tijuana on Avenida Madero between 1st and 2nd (Juarez) Street, just one block east of Ave. Revolución. The building sits back from the street due to its front parking lot. Clientele primarily consists of middle-class twinks and middle-age men, middle-class on up, from both sides of the border.

Colibri is similar in atmosphere and clientele to Zky, only it is not as large. It is located at the corner of 2nd & Revolución. The entrance consists of a stairway accessible from Ave. Revolución. The sign on the corner has a humming bird.

Club 41 is known to have go-go dancers in cages and has a separate dance area between the entrance and bar. Club 41 is located between Colibri and Cameleon and attracts primarily the same crowd.

Cameleon is next to Club 41 as you head toward the arch. Younger dance crowd much like you will find in Colibri or Club 41.

Club Fusion (Extasis and Cahuamamamas) was once two separate clubs until the owner of both”fused” the two together. In Spring 2011, a wall was put up splitting Fusion from the old Extasis making Excess. Excess is primarily about strippers and had long dark areas with private rooms. Fusion remains open with drag shows and karaoke. Fusion has a smaller dark area as well. 

LESBIAN BARS

Yadira’s is located on Ave. Madero between 7th & 8th. It includes a number of pool tables and draws some straight clientele. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Flame Bar is now under a new name and is a karaoke bar.  The status for being gay friendly is not known.  Location is Av Madero #158, across the street from Zky Blue on Ave.  Formerly called Bobby Bar, a smaller meeting place mostly for men. 
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>Tijuana gay bars update

>This is a current listing of the most popular cruise bars and dance clubs in Tijuana. Be sure to see the map for locations: Tijuana Map

BARS and NIGHTCLUBS

PLAZA SANTA CECILIA is located in downtown Tijuana between 1st Street and Avenida Revolución and 2nd & Constitución. Ave. This plaza is easy to find because the famous Arch is at the end on Av. Revolución while the other famous arch (Mc Donald’s) is at the other end on Constitución. Revolución is Tijuana’s main tourist spot full of souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, and night clubs. The following bars are within Plaza Santa Cecilia. They open daily at 10:00 a.m. and remain open until at least 2:00 a.m., and even later on Fridays and Saturdays.

> El Ranchero is Tj’s most popular men’s bar for cruising. It has a ground floor and upper level. The upper level gets the busiest. Clientele consists of men of all ages and all economic backgrounds from both sides of the border. Some hustlers work it as well.

> Hawaii is a few doors to the right from El Ranchero as you look at the front door. It is most popular for its nightly male stripper shows.

> Villa Garcia is just to the right from Hawaii and under the same ownership as El Ranchero. It usually doesn’t get very busy, but often has drag shows on a small stage. Bar D.F. is several doors to the left of El Ranchero. Clientele mainly consists of older locals and younger macho types who hustle them.

> Cosmos – formerly El Taurino.  Tijuana and is located just one block from Plaza Sta Cecilia at the corner of Articulo 1-2-3 (First street) and Constitucion.  Mixed bar gay and straight.  The strip shows often split the crowd evenly between gay men and straight women.

> Premier is a strip club with all male dancers. This club is on Ave Revolucion, just down hill from the arch, located next to Motel Alaska. Club Premier

DANCE CLUBS

> Zky Blue is a spacious two-story, upscale dance club located in downtown Tijuana on Avenida Madero between 1st and 2nd (Juarez) Street, just one block east of Ave. Revolución. The building sits back from the street due to its front parking lot. Clientele primarily consists of middle-class twinks and middle-age men, middle-class on up, from both sides of the border.

> Colibri is similar in atmosphere and clientele to Zky, only it is not as large. It is located at the corner of 2nd & Revolución. The entrance consists of a stairway accessible from Ave. Revolución. The sign on the corner has a humming bird.

> Club 41 is known to have go-go dancers in cages and has a separate dance area between the entrance and bar. Club 41 is located between Colibri and Cameleon and attracts primarily the same crowd.

> Cameleon is next to Club 41 as you head toward the arch. Younger dance crowd much like you will find in Colibri or Club 41.

> Club Fusion (Extasis & Cahuamamamas) is approximately one block west of the San Ysidro border crossing on Calle Larroque just west of Av de la Amistad. This area is called Plaza Viva Tijuana and is where the Mc Donald’s is located just inside Tijuana at the pedestrian gate. If you cross the border on foot through the turnstiles, keep walking until you see the large “Tourist Information” booth slightly to your right, where you will then make a sharp right turn and walk to the next set of turnstiles. After passing through those turnstiles, keep walking across the street at the crosswalk, and continue in the same direction along the sidewalk for about a half a block to the entrance to the club. Club Fusion was once two separate clubs (Extasis and Cahuamamamas) until the owner of both “fused” the two together. The club is spacious, upscale, and includes male stripper shows and long, narrow dark rooms. Clientele primarily consists of twinks and middle-age men, middle-class on up, from both sides of the border.

LESBIAN BARS

> Yadira’s is located on Ave. Madero between 7th & 8th. It includes a number of pool tables and draws some straight clientele. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

> Flame Bar is directly across the street from Zky Blue on Ave. Madero between 1st and 2nd, formerly called Bobby Bar.

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Tijuana’s new dance bar Club41 has it’s grand opening today.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Located downtown on Avenida Revolución between 1st & 2nd.
Club 41 MySpace Profile
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Day after report (Thursday, August 27, 2009):

BMG arrived for the grand opening at about 9:00 p.m. and the doors weren’t open to the public yet due to some technical delay. All of the waiters were standing outside on the sidewalk. Manager and co-owner Jesús “El Puré” Rodriguez, who used to own and manage the former Terrazas 9 lgbt dance bar on 6th was out directing everything amongst the waiters, photographer, and search lights.

About a half hour later the ribbon-cutting ceremony to the stairway that leads up to the second story establishment got under way. By then the place had about 200 patrons, and about another 100 trickled in within the next hour. Except for a 5-minute power outage during the first hour, everything seemed to go smooth the rest of the evening.

The majority of patrons consisted of middle and upper-class twinkadonnas. The rest were mostly middle-age men.

On the corner of 2nd & Revolucion is the gay dance bar Colibri, also know as Camaleon. The owner opened up another gay dance bar right next to it called Freedom, which later closed down. Club41 now occupies that space. It is nicely decorated and upscale. It has a somewhat small stage that also serves as a dance floor when the three hot male strippers that were entertaining from it last night are not using it.

The live dj-choreographed dance music and videos on big flat screen TVs that go along with it consists of mostly techno/house mixes–instrumentals, and English and Spanish vocals.

The club has a full bar. A cubeta (bucket) of 30 bottles of beer costs $180 pesos ($14 dollars U.S.). Those of us who had a grand opening VIP pass got our first beer free.

Like Colibri, the place is probably going to be more of a gathering place for friends and couples rather than a cruise bar.

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