>This is a current listing of the most popular cruise bars and dance clubs in Tijuana.
MENS BARS & NIGHTCLUBS
PLAZA SANTA CECILIA (map below) 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 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.
The following clubs open at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays:
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. It is particularly popular among other things for its long, spacious dark room. Clientele primarily consists of middle-class twinks and middle-age men, middle-class on up, from both sides of the border.
Directly across the street from Zky Blue is El Rincon de Bobi, or just Bobi’s a smaller men’s cruise bar with a small dance floor.
Colibri is similar in atmosphere and clientele to Sky, only it is not as large and does not have a dark room. It is located at the corner of 2nd & Revolución. The entrance consists of a stairway accessible from Ave. Revolución. This club is also called Cameleon
Club Fusion (map below) 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 Cahuamamama’s) 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.
El Closet Bar is located on Ave. Revolución between 1st & 2nd. Clientele and staff are mostly lesbian, but includes some gay men, and drag shows for entertainment. Opens at 8:00 p.m.
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.