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Plaza Santa Cecilia, Tijuana: This pedestrianized street just over the border is packed full of tourists but is also the center of the gay community with a number of gay bars and discos located here. Look for the rainbow flags among the many flags on this street. Photo by Alvee

Cross border clubs and a big party scene

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Tijuana has a vibrant gay scene right in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the border. The pedestrianized Plaza Santa Cecilia has a number of gay bars and many more are just a short walk away.

Most places have a mix of tourists and locals. Big thumping dance clubs, small bars and everything inbetween are available. There are even a couple of bathhouses.

Hustlers are fairly commmon in a number of places so make sure you know what you're getting into. Pickpockets can also be a problem in backrooms or in lap dancing places so keep your wallet and phone safe.

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Bar DF

Several doors to the left of El Ranchero. Clientele mainly consists of older locals and younger macho types who hustle them.
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El Ranchero

The most popular cruise bar in TJ. It has a ground floor and upper level. The upper level gets the busiest and has a great balcony for watching the action on the plaza. Clientele consists of men of all ages and all economic backgrounds from both sides of the border. Some hustlers work it as well. Located in Plaza Santa Cecilia, the diagonal pedestrian walkway between 1st and 2nd streets.
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Hawaii Bar and Grill

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

Bar with nightly drag shows.
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Premier Mens Club

Strippers, table dances. Drag shows. DJ. Not large, but large enough to pack in a crowd. Cover charge.
 (664) 688 0821
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Villa Garcia

Just to the right of 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.
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Discos/Dance Clubs

Club Fusion

Right across the border is this club with 3 different spaces: Extasis: Strippers & Gogos, Club Fusion: Dance Nightclub, Caguas Bar: Karaoke & Dance. Located inside the Plaza Viva Mall (on the north side of the mall facing the US border). Gathering spot for gay entertainment in Tijuana. A modern, festive gay dance club that is very popular with both Mexicans and Americans. Dancing, strippers, drag shows, back rooms. Open Friday & Saturday 8 PM to 3 AM, Sunday 8 PM to 2 AM
 (664) 264 6781
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Colibri Lounge

Disco with varied crowd of locals and foreigners. The entrance consists of a stairway accessible from Ave. Revolución. Open Wed to Sun 8:00 pm - 5:00 am
 (664) 638 1274
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Mike's Disco

Av Revolución 1220 (at Calle 6A) tel 52-664/685-3534. This longtime venue of Tijuana gay nightlife is still a good place to find many Mexicans who like to dance to Spanish and English pop songs and watch excellent drag shows. East side of Avenida Revolucion near 6th Street.
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Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs

Baños de Vapor La Toalla

Lockers, towels, changing room, 2 steam rooms, relaxation room, jacuzzi, snack bar, garden and terrace area with sunbeds, smoking area. Open Tue - Sun 9am to 9pm, closed Mondays.
 (664) 683 6505
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Baños Vica

Steam rooms, cruising, bar with snacks, beers and sodas, dark room, showers, massages. Open daily 6 am to 9:3p pm. Located on Blvd. Diaz Ordáz a half block east (on the right) from the entrance of Mercado de Todos in La Mesa.
 (664) 622 0386
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Community Centres

Centro Comunitario GLBTI

Offers HIV tests, patient referals, condom distribution, free internet, legal advice, psychological support.
 (664) 688 0415
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Sex Shops

Sexy Rosa Boutique Romatica

Sex shop offering a complete line of products for adults. Including condoms, lubricants, Fetish Supplies, Bachelorette Party, Adult Video and more. Also have a XXX film video booth arcade with 30 cabins each offering up to 20 films to choose from. There are also lockers to protect your valuables.
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Permanently closed places

The following venues have been reported as permanently closed but we have listed them here as other less current websites may still be listing them as open. If there is a place in this list that has reopened or one above that has closed, please advise us at

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