You won’t want to miss what has become one of Bar Frida’s biggest nights: owner Tom Finley’s Birthday Party! This year, we’ll gather on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at 8pm or so. Don’t miss the food, live performances and special surprises in store! You never know what the night will bring….
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!
Frida’s, which has always been a popular hangout for bears visiting Vallarta, would like to extend a warm welcome to all the bears visiting for Beef Dip 2010 which runs for a week beginning January 24. With our drink specials, great food and friendly atmosphere you’ll be in great hands. Have a great time in Vallarta!
Help us celebrate Luis’ birthday on Jan. 18th at 8pm at Bar Frida! Special surprises in store! Don’t miss it! (click on the cake for a special treat)
On New Year’s Eve 2009, we find ourselves grateful to our customers for their loyalty and friendship. Here’s to a fantastic 2010 for one and all! Thank you to each of you for making Bar Frida a special place for us all.
from Paul Crist of Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C.
Many, many THANKS to Tom, Luis, and everyone who donated toys! The Posada at the CAPASITS HIV clinic was yesterday, and it was filled with smiling, laughing, young faces because Christmas came early for a lot of kids living in families affected by HIV and AIDS! Tom and all at Frida: YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
Check out the photos from the CAPASITS clinic Posada on the Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C. facebook page (and become a fan if you’re not already!) http://www.facebook.com/#/album.php?aid=358495&id=304306885293&ref=mf
Over the years, Frida’s customers have brought much joy to the children of Vallarta through the toy box we set out each holiday season. It is amazing how fast it will fill up. We have very generous customers for sure!
This year, we’ve set aside a special night, Tuesday Dec. 15, for you to bring in toys for the children. If you can’t make it that night, any night prior is fine. The toy box is ready now! Have a wonderful holiday, wherever you may be. We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday if you are here in town.
If you’ve been been to Fridas Bar and Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta you’ve most likely noticed the giant mural that once was the back wall of the original location. It’s been cut down and hauled to the new location a block away. It hangs along the long wall on the first floor, opposite the bar. When it was originally painted in 2002 by artist Jorge Zavala, it took 3 or 4 attempts and many months of work to get it right.
Now nearly 8 years later, Jorge showed up a few days after the new bar opened and delivered a second piece of art to owners Tom and Luis. Like the first work, it was totally by surprise. Tom had not asked Jorge to paint a portrait of Frida, just like he had not asked Jorge to paint the mural on the wall in 2002, but agreed to let him after he asked. It was a good decision. The mural has been a conversation piece and admired over the years by thousands of tourists and locals. It captures the spirit of Frida beautifully and is full of symbolic imagery.
The new work is grabbing lots of attention too and shows how the artist’s work has matured, I think. Many have threatened to steal it as they leave through the exit, where the new portrait hangs just to the right. So many liked it that Tom decided he’d use it for the new tshirts. Now you can take home a piece of Frida as a souvenir. The new shirts are only 150 pesos. Get yours today while they last.
Here model and bartender David shows off the new shirt, front and rear. Enjoy.
Fridas was the site of the first ever Macho Vaqueros Opening Night Festivities on November 12, 2009. We had a great time with the cowboys and they promise to be back next year! Ride em’ cowboys! Visitors were from all over Mexico.
Another great Halloween at Bar Frida in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We saw a wedding, a sexy devil, a giant sucker toting rooster and a super clown that just missed the judging by 10 minutes! It was wall to wall fun. Check out the photos…
Special Surprise Ceremony on October 31st at 11pm. Costume Contest Judging at midnight.
Halloween at Fridas is a Vallarta Tradition. There is something about the spirit of Frida (ask the bartenders about the bar stools that seem to move on their own)mixed with the creativity of the costumed crowd that is always the perfect combination for a great time. Frida’s contest draws a very nice assortment of costumes and this year, the staff will be doing a special “wedding party” event. Watch for surprise guests to arrive thoughtout the night to ‘shake things up’. Wear your favorite costume and join the fun! You might win and you’ll definitely have fun!
Saturday, October 31st at Fridas.
Also this week at Fridas: Check out the new menu additions and the new LATE NIGHT MENU. Frida’s kitchen will be serving until 1am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Till 11:30pm other nights!) Great for the late night munchies! Have you tried Frida’s burgers? The best in town! Our hot wings are becoming legendary too!
Here’s the schedule below. Bar Frida will host the group on the opening night, Thursday, November 12, 2009. Join us!
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Join the friendly crowd at Bar Frida for traditional Mexican food specials by Chef David and complimentary shots of Frida’s famous house tequila at 11pm with El Grito. Don’t miss the fun on Tuesday, September 15 in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day.
The idea was simple. Customers brought in a bag (ok Tom supplied a few of us with great bags!) with various drag items inside. Those who brought a bag drew a number. One by one, we put on whatever was in the bag (with Abner’s assistance) and while it sounds kinda silly….its a guaranteed good time. Try it at your next party! Here are some pics of the drag hags.
If you know Abner, you know there is no replacing him. There is simply not another like him. All the best to he and his hubby to be! We love you!
Among the organizers of the current food drive is long time customer Tim Longpre of www.pvrpv.com and Pam Thompson, liason to the health community in Vallarta. On Tuesday, June 30, please help us by bringing one or more of the following to Bar Frida:
If you prefer to make a cash donation you can do so at: http://www.pvscene.com/?p=4490
Thank you to all of our regular and new friends who came out to celebrate with us on the occasion of our 8th Anniversary. We had a blast! Thanks for 8 wonderful years in Vallarta!
Since 2001, Bar Frida has welcomed tourists from all over the world and developed a long standing list of regular locals (both Mexican and expats from all over) whom we are proud to call our dear friends. The scene starts early, around 1pm, and changes almost hourly as the customers come and go. Newcomers don’t remain strangers very long as on any given night one is likely to meet a cruiseship worker, a business owner from Saskatoon or London or a Vallarta beach vendor taking a well deserved break. All kinds of people find Bar Frida and as owner, Tom Finley often says, “Bar Frida isn’t about the place, its about the people.” Say hello to owners Tom and Luis and let them show you around. They are always happy to meet new visitors!
With special drink prices every day….it’s always happy hour at Fridas. Enjoy 10 peso Pacifo AND Corona bottled beer until 7pm and once you’ve tried the house tequila at Frida’s you’ll never go back to the other stuff! Come in and let us show you why we’re Vallarta’s ONLY Authentic Alternative Mexican Cantina.