Bar Frida’s unique t-shirts are here and bartender Filipe took a moment to model one for us! You’ll be able to take one home on your next visit to Bar Frida for 150 pesos (the shirt, not Filipe). This year’s design was hand picked by owners Tom and Luis, who will also be celebrating 11 years of serving the coldest beer and best margaritas in town. Come enjoy great food, dancers and a variety of live entertainment on June 1, 2012 at 9pm. If you’ve never attended an anniversary party, you’re in for a great night. If you’re one of the hundreds who are here each year for this event, we thank you and look forward to seeing you!
Come out and join the gang at Bar Frida for Loteria, a game much like bingo but with pictures instead of numbers. Improve your Spanish along the way and meet new people! Lots of fun with your emcee David, infamous for his ‘Gay Bingo Nights’ for many years in Vallarta! You’ll surely win a FABULOUS PRIZE including gift certificates and other assundries from local merchants! Great fun starting May 5, 2016!
Tom and Luis and the entire staff at Bar Frida have just finished putting the last touches on the Christmas decorations at the bar. Friends, family and lots of new faces are rolling into town each day to escape the cold or to just relax with the friendly staff and customers at Bar Frida. Join the fun!
As part of a full weekend of activities for the Vaqueros de Jalisco, Bar Frida is preparing to welcome all of the attendees starting at 7pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at a special night of cowboy fun! In its 3rd year, this event draws attendees from all over Mexico for parties and events organized with them in mind. Click on the schedule to the right to see the full weekend schedule.
In June, 2011, Bar Frida turns 10 years old! One of the ways Fridas is celebrating is by offering a tshirt that reflects four of the favorite designs of the last 10 years. The shirts have arrived and can be purchased at the bar for 150 pesos. Get yours before they sell out and help Bar Frida celebrate 10 wonderful years serving Puerto Vallarta as the area’s only authentic Mexican gay cantina! Watch for the anniversary party in June, 2011!
Following up on last year’s successful Macho Vaquero weekend, the local group Vaqueros Jalisco will be in Vallarta for the long Revolution Day weekend, November 12 to 14, 2010. Kicking off the events on Friday, November 12 will be Bar Frida’s Cowboy Welcome Party where all the visiting cowboys will receive a free shot of Frida’s now famous tequila and a free hot dog. Frida’s kitchen will serve a full menu as well.
In addition to the opening night at Frida’s, events will be held at No Borders Bar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14. For more information see No Borders facebook page here.
WELCOME to FRIDA’S! JALISCO VAQUEROS!
– Eartha Kitt
“There is no one like him!”
– Sordid Lives writer/director Del Shores
Puerto Vallarta, mEXICO, October 24, 2010: Mingo Mexico Productions announces the Puerto Vallarta debut of Mark Alan Smith, singing live at Paco’s Ranch, in a three-night engagement during the US Thanksgiving week: November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night.
Mark’s LIVE vocal impressions (there is no lip sync in this show) of Cher, Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Judy Garland, Liza Manelli, Patsy Cline, Carol Channing, Louis Armstrong and many others leave his standing-room-only audiences begging for more. His stage presence and vocal range make this performer a must see!
For more than 20 years, Mark Alan Smith has traveled the US and other parts of the world selling out theatres, nightclubs and showrooms. He has performed with some of the greatest entertainers of our time including the legendary Eartha Kitt, Tiffany, The Weather Girls, Martha Wash, Thelma Houston and Sir Elton John, to name a few. A documentary about Mark, From a Jack to a Queen, directed by Erik Hayes, ran in short film festivals in 2003, winning an “Audience Favorite Award”.
Performances will be at the all-new Paco’s Ranch (Ignacio L. Vallarta 237 next to Club Roxy) in Vallarta’s old town/southside on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night. Tickets for VIP seating near the stage are 150 pesos. General admission tickets are 100 pesos. VIP tickets are encouraged for guaranteed seating. Groups of 6 or more qualify for discounted seating.
Tickets may be purchased at Bar Frida, Hotel Mercurio, VES Offices and online at www.MarkAlanSmith.eventbrite.com (note: there is no extra service fee online).
Opening Night, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 is a special show to benefit VES, Vallarta Enfrenta el Sida, A.C. Proceeds from this performance will help VES continue their HIV education and outreach work in the Vallarta area.
Mark’s show is best suited for adults and, on most nights, contains adult humor. The solo performance is approx 90 minutes with no intermission. Cocktail service is available before and during the show. Doors open at 7:30pm. Showtime is 8pm. For more information call Mingo Mexico Productions at (322)168 9950 or in the USA at (405)240 6675. Or visit www.MarkAlanSmith.Eventbrite.com.
Each year they get better. The Costumes! The prizes! The good times! Come on out and help us do it again this Halloween! A special group performance is in store from the staff and some regulars….don’t miss it!
Here’s the lineup for the upcoming movie nights at Bar Frida:
Sep 08 Sordid Lives
Sep 15 No movie. Independence day
Sep 22 To Wong Foo…Julie Newmar
Oct 06 Brokeback Mountain
Oct 13: Transamerica
October 20th: Mambo Italiano
October 27th: Chicago
November 3rd: Billie Elliot
Free Popcorn! Cheap Drinks (15 pesos beer!) and a great cause! A 25 pesos donation is suggested per person to benefit VES, Vallarta En Frenta Sida. VES staff members will be on hand with information and little gifts for everyone.
Many of us have laughed at the American remake of this film titled Birdcage with Robin William and Nathan Lane. But, the original french version is always heralded as much funnier. Come see for yourself. English subtitles for this one.
On Tuesday, August 24, many of Vallarta’s gay bars sent representatives to Paco’s Ranch for SETAC’S “Manager’s Show”. At this event, employees from each bar did numbers in drag to help raise money for the many programs at Vallarta’s GLBT community center. Participating from Frida’s this year was bartender Mario. He’s the tall one, dressed as Frida Kahlo, below. His performance was a show-stopper. Simply terrific. (note: Mario and his gang are professional dancers since childhood, can ya tell?)
Free Popcorn! Cheap drinks. Cold Beer! A 25 peso suggested donation benefits VES. Don’t miss it! This week with more speakers– improved sound. Last week we raised over 2300 pesos for VES! GOOD JOB!
Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to – years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig… but then left with all her songs.
Starting Wednesday Aug 18, join us each Wednesday Night at 8:30 pm for Movie Night at Fridas. Apropriately, this week, we will watch the movie FRIDA with Salma Hayek. Free popcorn! 15 pesos beer.
25 pesos donation requested to benefit VES.
Watch the trailer: Frida on Zuguide.com.
Longtime bartender, David, one of Vallarta’s most handsome men, will be celebrating his birthday on Sunday, July 25 and we’ll be throwing a little party for him. Stop by and help us make him feel special! 🙂
Our Anniversary Party at Bar Frida this year was a lot of fun! We had a full mariachi band, Mario and Miguel performing traditional folklorico dances, Cassandra and lots of surprises! What a great night! Thank you for being a part of our family! See you soon! (see gallery below) If you have photos from this event that you’d like to see here send them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar Frida will hold the second annual Easter Bonnet Contest on Sunday, April 4, 2010! (for photos from the event go to the gallery!)
Customers/Contestants are asked wear a bonnet of their choosing. Be as creative as you want to be! If it won’t fit under the low ceilings downstairs, you can enter through the rear and head straight for the balcony for a cool margarita! Tom says, “If you’ve got a nice basket, bring that too!”
Go simple and pretty or dramatic and splashy! There are great supply stores within a block or two of Fridas where you can make yourself as pretty as, well, a new hat. Get there early! 9pm starts the contestant parade with judges awarding prizes to the best through the night. How eggszzzciting!
With barely any standing room left on Wednesday night, a 10 piece Mariachi band ascended the back stairwell to greet the crowd waiting. The crowd sang and danced for an hour. Beautiful! Then, bartender Mario and dance partner Christian performed two classic folkloric dances that brought down the house! To finish the night it seemed everyone wanted to take it off for Tom! What a great night!
Tom called it the “best party ever!”. It was!