Tijuana has a vibrant gay scene right in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the border near San Diego. The Plaza Santa Cecilia has several gay bars and many more are not too far away. Here you’ll find big thumping dance clubs, small bars and everything in between. It is directly underneath an arch on the corner of 1st and Revolución and is known as the gayborhood in Tijuana. If you are up for a visit, then check out our list of Top 10 Gay Friendly Hotels and Sites in Tijuana, Mexico. (In addition, discover the birthplace of the Caesar Salad; the beloved dish found on menus all around the U.S.)
Top 10 Gay Friendly Hotels and Sites in Tijuana, Mexico
This popular destination has a variety of gay friendly hotels and sites that you will find is enjoyable for everyone.
1. Hotel Caesars
This classic hotel was built in the 1930s, and now offers WiFi and private baths. World-famous Caesar’s Salad was born here in 1927. It was created by Cesar Cardini, then chef and owner of Caesar’s Restaurant (the place where it is still prepared to date).
- Address: Av. Revolución 1079, Zona Centro, 22350 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
2. Hotel Ticuán
Known as one of the top gay friendly hotels in Tijuana, this smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a conference center, and massage/treatment rooms. All 87 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs with cable channels. 24-hour room service, minibars, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests. Hotel Ticuán is in Tijuana’s Avenida Revolucion neighborhood, an area with great shopping, restaurants and clubs.
- Address: Hotel Ticuán, Calle 8va. Miguel Hidalgo 8190, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
3. Bigou Bar Club
Gay Club with DJs, drag and stripper shows.
- Address: Av. Revolución 670, Zona Nte., 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
4. Club Fusion Mx
Right across the border from San Diego, this club has 3 different spaces. Extasis has strippers and gogo dancers, erotic shows and darkrooms. Fusiono is a full-on dance nightclub, and Caguas offers karaoke and 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, this is definitely one of the Top 10 Gay Friendly Hotels and Sites in Tijuana, Mexico.
- Address: José María Larroque 398, Empleados Federales, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
5. El Ranchero
El Ranchero is a very popular cruise bar, featuring a ground floor and upper level. The upper level gets the busiest and has a great balcony for watching the action on the plaza. Located in Plaza Santa Cecilia, the diagonal pedestrian walkway between 1st and 2nd streets.
- Address: Plaza Santa Cecilia, C. Primera, Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
6. YeiYei Dance Club
Dance club with pop music, drag shows, gogo boys. Also Yei Yei Café for coffee and food.
- Address: Av. Revolución 750, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
7. D’Luna Cafe
Gay owned coffee shop which is popular with the LGBT community. Espresso drinks, crepes, frappes.
- Address: Calle 8va. Miguel Hidalgo 8391, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
8. Banos La Toalla Tijuana
Your basic bathhouse. Lockers, towels, changing room, 2 steam rooms, relaxation room, jacuzzi, snack bar, garden and terrace area with sunbeds, smoking area.
- Address: José María Pino Suárez 11665, Libertad, 22300 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
9. Gran Cine Latino
Adult cinema with cruising and discreet activity in the seats and in the toilet area. Mixed gay, straight and heteroflexible crowd. Note there are two cinemas with separate entrances. The “family” theater and the adult theater. Look for the small door going to 2nd floor theater, (see the photo, which is easy to miss).
- Address: Calle Emiliano Zapata 8012, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
10. Premier Men’s Club Tijuana
Premier Men’s Club Tijuana is one of the Top 10 Gay Friendly Hotels and Sites in Tijuana. This spot is located in what feels like a fairly safe area, just off the main gay area. There will likely be a greeter or two at the door as you walk in. Once in, you’re directly in front of a very large, double-poled stripping stage. There’s plenty of comfortable seating around, from stools with tables to larger semi-circular booths with tables that can be moved out of the way for lap dances. The wait staff is attentive, mostly English-speaking, and there to facilitate your good time.
- Address: Av. Revolución 601, Zona Nte., Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Other Gay Spots in the Area
If you do plan to visit the Top 10 Gay Friendly Hotels and Sites in Tijuana, Mexico, you should also check out our list of 10 Best Gay-Friendly Tourist Spots in San Diego.